Descant Bb/F Alto
L Fixed Bell
Wow – a horn with some real playing history here.
This is this is a Paxman Alto dating from the 1970s or 80s. Mostly unlacquered this Horn has had a long playing career with a professional musician and the very horn in question can be seen played masterfully in the videos below.
It’s the pre 1985 wrap, which was an absolutely groundbreaking design. gold brass, fixed bell. Responsive and beautiful. Large bore.
These horns are still played all over the world in professional orchestras and are becoming a sought-after vintage.
Valve compression is quite reasonable. This horn will definitely reward a trial.