For Alexander's 200th birthday, the company released a new horn model to commemorate the occasion. The product was the Model 200 - a variation on the Model 1103, and the horn community is lucky to have it!
This particular Model 200 is made of lacquered yellow brass and is in good condition. Valve compression is excellent at 0.6 with valves 1, 2, and 3 using string linkage and the change (thumb) valve using mechanical minibal linkage. There is an adjustable Alexander duck foot and standard, non-adjustable pinky hook soldered on for left hand stability and comfort. The bell flare is detachable and has Kranz/garland adorning the edge. There are a good amount of very light dents across the body and bell and some lacquer removed in areas that were repaired, but nothing that would impact performance. The horn comes with a Marcus Bonna MB9 detachable bell horn case.
This horn was used by a Boston Symphony Orchestra horn player both in performance and to win the job - so don't check this one out if you like to blame your horn for your mistakes! ;-) I would also note that it's somewhat rare to get a really great playing Alexander here in Boston, MA due to how Alexander deals with most of their sales exclusively in Germany. For my frustrated Alex-seeking American horn friends out there - I'd give it very high marks on playability. Not to mention that it's already been proven to have a "proper" sound for a major American orchestra...
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No. of valves:
No. of thumb valves:
|F/Bb or Bb/F
Yellow brass, gold brass or nickel silver
|Fully independent Bb and F valve slides
Engraved nickel silver garland on bell flare
Changing valve with string action
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