Jenco Harmonia Bb 3 Valve Junior Sousaphone Serial #1472

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Very rare Bb sousaphone in good condition!


This Jenco Harmonia Bb mini sousaphone is in good condition with 55-60% of the lacquered finish remaining. There are several dents and dings throughout the horn in both the body and the tuning slides.  Most notably on the outside body bow. The bell has almost no dents or dings to speak of and is in very good condition! There are a couple of braces that do need to be re-soldered: from under the main tuning slide to the bottom of the body and from the lead pipe to the first valve casing. All of the valves work great and all of the tuning slides are moving except the first valve tuning slide.  The first valve tuning slide is currently stuck. Please see pictures.  The serial number is “1472”. The engraving on the bell reads “Jen-co Harmonia” and “Made in Italy” is engraved on the top of the second valve casing. No mouthpiece, gooseneck or bit are included. No case is included. This is a very rare single Bb mini sousaphone.  It is a very neat novelty instrument and it is basically a baritone wrapped into a sousaphone shape.  This little horn plays great! It has a huge sound with excellent projection.

Additional Information:
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 55-60% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Medium general wear (visible lacquer or surface scratches and/or evidence of dent removal/repair).
Valve Condition: All the valves are in good working condition and all of the tuning slides are loose except for the first valve tuning slide.
Lead Pipe Condition: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
Body Condition: Good to very good.
Outside Body Bow Condition: Medium dent in the outside bow.
The Bell: Almost no dents and no evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bottom Bow: Almost no dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Overall Height from bow to top of the bell Approximately: 40 inches.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 18 1/4 inches.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, gooseneck, or bits are included.
The Case: No Case is included.
Engraving: Jenco Harmonia (on the bell) Made in Italy (on the top of the second valve casing).
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Additional information

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 32 × 30 × 17 in