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Contrabass-list Mon, 1 Dec 1997 Volume 1 : Number 49
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Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 11:06:10 -0700 (MST)
Subject: HECKELPHONE For Sale!
HECKELPHONE For Sale! I have a Heckelphone in new showroom conditioned, it has only been used a few times since it was built in the early 1960's. It has been maintained in controlled humidity storage and tested periodically. It plays it's full range with ease and has no noticable need of repair of any kind. It is made of beautifully red stained maple with silver (plated?) keys. The key system is the same as a full conservatory oboe (one octave lower, like a bass oboe but with a much wider bore). It has two intercangeable bells of different designs and apparent tonalities. It comes complete with 3 bocals, case, case cover, factory supply of repair parts (pads and springs), as well as specific reedmaking tools. I am asking $20,000 (US) which is nearly half of its replacement cost and it is in no way inferior to a factory fresh instrument.
If you are seriously looking for a perfect Heckelphone I encourage you to arrange to visit and inspect this instrument. You will not be disappointed.
Date: Sun, 30 Nov 1997 11:12:45 -0700 (MST)
Subject: BASS OBOE For Sale
Cabart bass oboe (one octave lower than standard concert oboe in the key of C) in excellent condition except for extensive tarnish on the silver plated key work. It is made of Grenadilla wood and comes complete with bocals, case and case cover and I am asking $3,700 (US).
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