This Buffet Crampon wood english horn is in very nice shape! It has 90%+ of the original key plating remaining with a good polish. There look to be a couple of small repairs done near the top of the bell on the back side and there is a small crack that goes from the top of the bell down to the tone hole. On each of the pieces someone had previously etched in some letters and numbers. It looks like they were buffed out as well as they could be and you can still see signs that they were there. Please see pictures for details. The serial number on the english horn is “4944”. Engraved on the bell and upper body joint is “Buffet Crampon & Cie A Paris” with a lyre above the engraving and the BC logo below it. One good used bocal is included. It comes in a good used condition case. This english horn plays very well with a beautiful tone!
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in good to very good playing condition.
The Key Plating: 90%+ of the original key plating remains and they have a good polish.
The Body: Wood.
Repairs or damage to the Wood: There looks to be a couple of small repairs done near the top of the bell on the back side and there is a small crack that goes from the top of the bell down to the tone hole.
Condition or damage to the Tenons: Light general wear (standard player and age wear).
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible light surface scratches and/or minor dents and dings).
The Bell: Light general wear (possible light surface scratches and/or minor dents and dings) the bell ring needs to be re-glued.
The Reed: No reed is included but it does come with one bocal.
The Stand: If pictured, not included.
The Case: Good used condition (general wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Buffet Crampon & Cie A Paris (with a lyre above it & BC logo below on the bell and upper body joint).
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