Description

Name: Michael B.
City: Boston
State: MA
Country: USA
Alloy: Yellow Brass
Bell: Detachable
Lacquer: No
Case: Yes
Condition: Good
Other Details: The Alexander 1104 is the version of the 1103 with a double stopping valve. The extra valve can be used to play stopped horn with normal fingerings on either the F or Bb horn.

This particular horn is a really nice player with a powerful, focused sound with lots of core. The leadpipe was advertised to me as a McCracken pipe when it was sold to me, though I think this is probably incorrect based on some of the design features of the pipe. It is, however, almost certainly not original to the horn, and I suspect may be a more recent Alexander pipe (the horn itself was built in the 70s or 80s when Alexander’s used a different design for the leadpipe ferrule). In any case, it plays really nice.

The stopping valve adds some extra weight to the horn, which I think benefits the focus and intonation of the horn. Valves are smooth and have great compression.

There is some evidence of previous repairs on the bell flare and tail as well as some minor dings and pits that are visible in the pictures.
Extras: Alexander Hand strap

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