Wunderlich, based out of Munich Germany, was where Carl Geyer had worked at one point. Manufactured during an era when labor was cheap, and materials were expensive, the craftsmanship on this horn harkens back to the early Kruspes. The bends on the horn often three-dimensional, which is hard to do, especially in the 19th century. This horn is made of all brass, except for nickel casings. These nickel casings are part of why the instrument still has such good compression after at least 75 years of use. The hand-hammered bell has plenty of material and no patches are evident anywhere on the horn, the only modification has been modern minibal linkages on the Bb and stopping valve. The stopping valve allows one to play stopped horn in tune on the Bb side, without having to transpose. Given today's modern horn playing requirements, this is quite a benefit. Very easy and open low range. Truly one of a kind horn.
Compression reads 2.1 across 5 valves (which is really quite good, especially for a horn of this age). Comes with black plastic fixed bell case.
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