This Jupiter JSH-590 BBb 4 valve silver sousaphone is in fabulous condition with 95% or more of the original silver plating and light player wear across the horn. There are some more noticeable dents on the back of the bell receiver and in the bottom bow. Any other dents in the body or bell are extremely minor. The sousaphone is missing one bell tightening screw. The first valve tuning slide is currently stuck and the rest of the tuning slides are able to be moved. Please see pictures for details. The serial number is “F03721” and the gooseneck receiver reads “JSH-590 Taiwan”. The engraving on the bell reads “Jupiter”. It comes in the original case that is in good used condition. There are two broken latches on the case and some wear to the area where the wheels are. This sousaphone comes with a good used gooseneck and three bits. The knuckles on two of the bits do have some dents, please see pictures. No mouthpiece is included. This Jupiter sousaphone has that iconic Jupiter sound with superb intonation.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is very good.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 95%+ of the silver finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
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. The first valve tuning slide is currently stuck.
Lead Pipe Condition: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
Body Condition: Very good.
Outside Body Bow Condition: Very light ding in the outside bow.
The Bell: Minor dents and dings and minor bell edge damage.
The Bottom Bow: Light dent in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Overall Height from bow to top of the bell Approximately: 54 inches.
Bell Diameter Approximately: 26 inches.
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece is included. There is a good used gooseneck and three bits included. The knuckles on two of the bits show some dents.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches). There are a couple of broken latches. The wheels are broken and not functional.
Engraving: Jupiter (on the bell) JSH-590 Taiwan (on the gooseneck receiver).
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