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WTB G60 prototype

Postby GCB50 » Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:27 am

I know they are far and few between. But if you have one you're willing to part with, or have a lead on one for sale, please let me know!
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Re: WTB G60 prototype

Postby tuben » Sat Nov 12, 2016 11:18 am

One even wonders if more than the (1) prototype exists.
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Re: WTB G60 prototype

Postby the elephant » Sat Nov 12, 2016 1:54 pm

I know of two, one being somewhat less "successful" than the other. I think there may be four of them. The less successful of the two I know about seems to show up for sale regularly, probably because of it being not so great a horn. The other one I know about for sure has been sold on here twice over the years and seems to be a great, little tuba. I keep hearing about what I think are maybe two other ones, but I am never really sure.

They are rare, to say the least.
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Re: WTB G60 prototype

Postby thevillagetuba » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:07 pm

I know of three:

One is stamped "Getzen" and is the only actual Getzen-made one and, I believe, was previously owned by David Fedderly. (Might have made its way to Chicago after that for a time)

The other two are not stamped:

One is in Cleveland and used to be mine. My understanding is that this is the one that was used as the model for the stamped G60.

The third was purchased not that long ago from Dillon and features a wide wrap on the 4th valve tubing.
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Re: WTB G60 prototype

Postby arpthark » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:28 pm

thevillagetuba wrote:I know of three:

One is stamped "Getzen" and is the only actual Getzen-made one and, I believe, was previously owned by David Fedderly. (Might have made its way to Chicago after that for a time)

The other two are not stamped:

One is in Cleveland and used to be mine. My understanding is that this is the one that was used as the model for the stamped G60.

The third was purchased not that long ago from Dillon and features a wide wrap on the 4th valve tubing.


If only one is "Getzen-made," who made the other ones?
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Re: WTB G60 prototype

Postby thevillagetuba » Sat Nov 12, 2016 2:29 pm

arpthark wrote:
If only one is "Getzen-made," who made the other ones?


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Re: WTB G60 prototype

Postby k001k47 » Sun Nov 13, 2016 12:19 am

For a while, I owned that frankenhorn Bob built. It had a couple of wonky notes, but It was a wonderful horn when I figured it out. I sold it to buy a tiny Meinl Weston 182, because it was a better companion - in terms of contrast of breadth of sound - to the Piggy I owned at the time.

FWIW, I'd buy that horn back in a heartbeat if given the opportunity. Also, based on heresay, Fedderly really enjoyed his prototype.
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Re: WTB G60 prototype

Postby Sam Gnagey » Tue Nov 15, 2016 9:30 am

I can make one for you. Contact me if you're interested.
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