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Exceptional Rudolf Meinl CC For Sale

Postby Lee Stofer » Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:38 am

Today, I'm finishing the cleaning and detail work on an exceptional tuba, a Rudolf Meinl Convention Model 4/4 CC. A one-owner instrument, Paul May, who has recently retired from playing, picked up his new instrument at the factory in Diespeck, Bavaria, West Germany in September 1985. Except for the bronze rotors and back bearing plates, the rest of the instrument is literally rose brass and nickel-silver. It has a nickel-silver bell rim, the most extensive and beautiful bell engraving I've ever seen on a Rudi, solid nickel-silver rotor casings, inner- and outer slide tubes, oversized Alex-style braces, and solid nickel-silver stop arms and small parts. Besides the bell, the valve levers, rotor casing tops and bottom caps are all engraved. I'm smoothing-out a couple of very minor dings in the body, but the instrument has never had a significant dent, and the bell has escaped being dented or creased, just amazing for a nearly 35-year-old instrument. It comes with the original Jacob Winter hard case, Rudolf Meinl M1 mouthpiece and a Tilz M14, both in just excellent condition. With a .768" bore, 18" bell, and standing 37.5" tall, this is a 5/4 instrument that is a little larger than my Conn Donatelli 5/4 CC, although it is lighter in weight. The sound is large and very colorful, quite rich and resonant, very pleasing to my ear when playing it.
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This instrument is the best of the hand-maker's art, made by the master from the finest metals, and will be available later today, as soon as I finish preparing it. The price is $14,000.00. If you are seriously interested in owning one of the very best hand-made professional CC tubas, please feel free to call me at (563) 321-0642 to discuss this.
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Re: Exceptional Rudolf Meinl CC For Sale

Postby cktuba » Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:24 am

I'm sure this will sell quickly. Any chance we could get some pictures before it sells? If I had the money this would already be gone.
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Re: Exceptional Rudolf Meinl CC For Sale

Postby bort » Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:39 am

cktuba wrote:If I had the money this would already be gone.


You, me, and a whole lot of other people. :tuba:

BTW, there was a Rudy Meinl similar to this that sold here about 7-10 years ago. I can't find the post or the photos, might have been deleted during the big cleanout of for sale ads. I believe it was in New Jersey...? It was absolutely stunning!
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Re: Exceptional Rudolf Meinl CC For Sale

Postby BuddyRogersMusic » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:29 pm

These convention models are really special and more than just works of art to look upon. There is usually something unique about each one (duh, unique) and playing them is a joy. If this doesn't sell before DC, first, I'll be surprised, second, I have to play it and compare it to my yellow brass 4/4 that is about five years younger.
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Re: Exceptional Rudolf Meinl CC For Sale

Postby groovlow » Sat Jan 26, 2019 2:30 pm

More pics on site below
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Re: Exceptional Rudolf Meinl CC For Sale

Postby bort » Sat Jan 26, 2019 9:48 pm

Dammit, I love that tuba.

Question -- why did Rudy decide to make a showpiece from what is arguably one of his *less* popular models?

The 3/4 and 5/4 CC models are far more popular and highly regarded. Same for the F tuba models... Maybe there were other convention models in other keys, but this is the 2nd 4/4 CC that I have seen.

Don't get me wrong, this tuba is stunning, and I'm sure it plays as good as it looks. Just curious why a less popular model was chosen to give this level of attention.

Dammit, I love that tuba! :tuba:
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Re: Exceptional Rudolf Meinl CC For Sale

Postby the elephant » Sat Jan 26, 2019 10:49 pm

To try to make it more popular?
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