Gessner F Tuba Bookmark and Share

The bulk of the musical talk

Gessner F Tuba

Postby hubert » Thu Nov 29, 2018 8:21 am

Recently I had the chance to buy a rare Gessner F tuba, produced by Friedrich Gessner of Breslau (today Wroclaw in Poland). The instrument must date from the first third of the 20th century. Friedrich Gessner worked in Breslau till 1934.
Height of the instrument is 98 cm, bell 35 cm, weight a little more than 6 kg. The brass is very thin, but (still) of very good quality.
Bore is 20 mm!! Sound is marvellous: big for a German F and with an unexpected good low register. Intonation is fine, very manageable.
The seller had the instrument overhauled by J. Voigt in Markneukirchen and added a 5th valve by Meister A. Eckensberger at Chemnitz.
I love to play it, and the members of my quintet are fond of it :) :)
Hope the link works, so you can enjoy a look at it.
Hubert

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1CtvrSS19A2gVWk7N-PjJDCF6ByPaIWU6
hubert
3 valves
3 valves
 
Posts: 251
Joined: Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:40 am
Location: Netherlands

Re: Gessner F Tuba

Postby bloke » Thu Nov 29, 2018 11:14 am

8)
User avatar
bloke
musician/technician/innovator
musician/technician/innovator
 
Posts: 41746
Joined: Sat May 08, 2004 6:04 pm
Location: western Tennessee


Return to TubeNet

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CadillacFleetwood75, Google [Bot], SousaWarrior9 and 24 guests