Ultra Rare Antoniophone, 4 Valve Bb Basse

  • 1900.00 £
  • Published date: May 29, 2024
    • Brighton, East Sussex, United Kingdom

Ultra Rare Antoniophone, 4 Valve Bb Basse


⭕ Ultra-rare Antoniophone, 4 valve Bb Basse (euph)


This is a super rare Antoniophone, Basse in Sib, basically equivalent to a modern euphonium. Made by Antoine Courtois circa 1870s to early 1880s. Silver plated brass, the silver plate has significant wear but I used some of that rub-on silverplate solution to even out the color. It is in 19th century high pitch. This was a bit of a mess when I purchased it, it wasnt playable. It received a basic play condition repair, valves and slides were unstuck, major dents removed including a kinked leadpipe. The horn now looks pretty good overall and plays pretty well. It takes me a little while to get used to the original cone-shaped mouthpiece every time I pick it up. I have used this for a few demonstrations and at tuba Xmas. To put it into pristine condition Id recommend very fine dent removal and repair, a complete new silver plate and a valve job. The valves are a bit leaky but it plays ok. About 23 tall overall with a 10 bell. No case, the original Courtois mouthpiece is included.

Phone number ✆ 07624 468192
Brighton, East Sussex




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