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Holton 345 CC (factory original) $7,400

Postby jcameron » Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:41 am

- For Sale: Holton 345 CC tuba - uncut, factory original CC tuba
- Location: Kalamazoo, MI
- Price: $7,400 OBO plus shipping if needed
- Photos: https://photos.app.goo.gl/7RWpiNQ0uNFfB1Tj1" target="_blank" target="_blank
- Condition - This is an older instrument, so the laquer ins't all in place, but mechanically it is in excellent condition.
- Tone - incredible. This is exactly what these horns should sound like. Thick, warm sound with plenty of color, clarity, and projection.
- Pitch: Typical of these horns, with a flat G at the bottom of the staff. With the tuning slide rod, every note can be tuned using "normal" fingerings.
- Response: terrific. The upper register is incredibly easy and responsive. The G below the staff is a bit slippery, but I found it to be fine after a couple of weeks of long tones. Otherwise, the low range is very good.
- Hirsbrunner 5th valve added by David Fedderly in the late 70's
- Main tuning slide rod added by Monty Burch in the mid 80's
- Piston Valves overhauled by Ron Pinc in Chicago sometime in the mid-late 80's.

This is a wonderful 345. The tone is huge, but also clear and colorful. The response is more nimble than most 6/4 tubas, and the low range is relatively easy except for the G below the staff, which is a typical of these instruments and bit wonky, though I found it to be fine after a few weeks of practice. The upper range is very easy and responsive, much better than my PT-6! Intonation is typical, with the G at the bottom of the staff being flat, but with the added tuning slide adjustment rod, all notes can be played in tune with traditional fingerings once slide technique is acquired. I found that I could play it in tune after about a month without any trouble, and used it in the Grand Rapids Symphony without any intonation difficulties.

This horn was purchased in the early-mid 70's by Richard Frazier. David Fedderly purchased it from Richard in 1977. Michael Grose purchased it from David Fedderly in 1981, and Monty Burch bought it in 1988. Monty did a complete overhaul of the horn, including sending the valves to Ron Pinc in Chicago for replating/fitting, and played it in the Grand Rapids Symphony until he retired a few years ago. I bought it from Monty when he retired.

I am selling it because I can't justify having to large CC tubas. I have used it occasionally in orchestra and large brass ensembles, but don't use it enough to justify owning it.

Please send me a PM if interested,

Thanks for your time,
Jacob Cameron
Assistant Professor of Tuba and Eupohnium
Brass Area Chair
Western Michigan University
http://www.wmich.edu/music/
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Re: Holton 345 CC (factory original) $7,400

Postby jcameron » Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:45 pm

Bump for a great horn. I have time to manage selling this right now and want to move it quickly before my schedule goes crazy again. I have a rotary PT-6 that I use as my main CC, and don't use this enough to justify owning it.

Thanks,
Jacob Cameron
Assistant Professor of Tuba and Eupohnium
Brass Area Chair
Western Michigan University
http://www.wmich.edu/music/
http://www.spectrumbrass.com/
http://www.spectrumseminar.com
http://modx.motorcitybrassquintet.com/
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