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SOLD: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Mon Jul 22, 2019 8:50 pm

For sale is my wonderful rotary Fafner, MW's 5/4 BBb with 4 valves, an immense sound and surprising efficiency.
This instrument is a complete joy to play, especially if you love the rich Germanic tone tradition as much as I have.

Full details here: https://www.melton-meinl-weston.com/en/ ... bas/195-2/" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank

Included with this instrument is a MW Aluminum case and a Cronkite bag.
All are in excellent condition and located in my home just south of Boston.

$7,500 and worth every single penny.

Here's a pic: https://photos.app.goo.gl/AUN9yRiyLjGVPHkEA" target="_blank" target="_blank" target="_blank

Please PM me with any questions.
-Jim
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby bort » Wed Jul 24, 2019 2:44 am

Nice tuba! Dig the fancy engraving!
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Wed Jul 24, 2019 8:39 pm

Thanks, Bort - come to Boston and check it out! You'll fall in love.
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby bort » Thu Jul 25, 2019 7:23 pm

jimgray wrote:Thanks, Bort - come to Boston and check it out! You'll fall in love.


As luck has it, I am in Boston next week on Monday and Tuesday. :tuba:
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Thu Jul 25, 2019 8:45 pm

Hope you can make it down!

I'll extend you the same comforts I will to all testers:
1) beer
2) pizza
3) zero pressure
4) lots of time with a tuba that will make you completely rethink CC and piston centricity
5) a fun comparator (my remarkable 1965 4v 186 CC, which is currently on hold for a dear friend)

:-)
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby Dan Tuba » Thu Jul 25, 2019 11:37 pm

I had the opportunity to play a Meinl Weston Fafner (Rotary) at two of my previous assignments/units. These are great tubas!!
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Thu Aug 08, 2019 3:57 pm

Hi all-

I've dropped the price on the Fafner by $1,000.
It is now listed at $7,500, (including bag and flight case); very strong value at that price.
I've played several of these, and this one is an exemplary copy.

thanks for looking-
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby bort » Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:45 pm

That's a hell of a deal! :!:
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby Doc » Thu Aug 08, 2019 8:36 pm

This is not a good time to be without $7500. Maybe I can sell some tubas...
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby Heavy_Metal » Thu Aug 08, 2019 11:51 pm

must.....resist.....urge......for......another.........tuba..................... :roll:
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby ckalaher1 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 12:45 am

My wife says we have something called a “mortgage”, so I can’t buy this.

All kidding aside, this is a killer deal.

I don’t know the horn or the seller, in full disclosure.
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby Kory101 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:41 am

Bump for Jim.

He's a top notch guy.

Also bump for the Fafner. I play one everyday and work and have no interest in going back to CC. Hell of a tuba.
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby Doc » Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:47 pm

Jim, can you please torture us with commentary on its wonderful, free-blowing low range, commanding tone, great response, and solid intonation? :cry:
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Fri Aug 09, 2019 6:29 pm

I think you just said it all... :-)

I bought this horn because I wanted to live the Germanic tone experience.
I wanted to sound like Walter Hilgers.
Or a really huge version of Sam Pilafian.
Basically, the bottom end on the classic Empire Brass Gabrielli CD.

Quite a bit comes for “free” w this horn.
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby pakins51 » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:07 pm

If anyone wants a Miraphone 1291 I would be interested in selling to buy this horn!
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby Doc » Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:53 pm

I’d need to unload a B&S Kaiser and a Miraphone 181. Jim, I’m only half joking. I’m thinking about what I could do to pull off this purchase.
All that, plus $8.00, will get you a venti at Starbucks.
Or in my case, a large can of Folgers.
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Mon Aug 12, 2019 1:44 pm

Quick monday bump for the Fafner.

I've had many earnest inquiries, but nothing firm just yet.
This horn remains up for grabs.

As an FYI: $7,500 is my rock bottom price and I am not interested in trades of any sort.
Full disclosure: I am only selling this instrument because I have retired as a tuba player, not owning to any inadequacies in this instrument whatsoever.
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Re: FS: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:15 am

Happy Labor Day weekend all.
This Fafner remains available - please contact me if you are interested.

Thanks-
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Re: ON HOLD: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Thu Sep 19, 2019 11:49 am

Update: the Fafner is on hold. Thanks to all for your interest.
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Re: SOLD: Meinl Weston Fafner

Postby jimgray » Sun Oct 06, 2019 8:39 am

Fafner is sold to a very happy new owner. Good luck, Ben! This horn was made for you.
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