Gottwalt Lederer Migma
DescriptionADSMANAGER_NAME_FIELD: Kevin Cooney
ADSMANAGER_COUNTRY: United States
Alloy: Gold Brass
Other Details: This is a compensating double horn made by Gottwalt Lederer, one of builders at Migma (Musikinstrumenten Genossenschaft Markneukirchen/Musical Instruments Cooperative Markneukirchen). Migma was founded in 1943 and still produces various instruments in Germany.
I've not found a serial number on the horn, but when I purchased it the instrument shop estimated it was made sometime in the late-50s or early-60s. It features a detachable bell and a stopping valve which works very well at adjusting the tuning when stopped. It comes with the original briefcase-style case.
The valves utilize mechanical linkages which are surprisingly quiet given that mechanical can be clanky. The valve compression feels tight, the horn is responsive and has a focused tone. It is unlacquered gold brass.
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