A beautiful old horn made in 1955 for sale in UK, this has original lacquer and engraving. It has that warm gold color finish that has not darkened much. This horn currently has rather old pads that are kind of functioning but it will benefit from a full setup. The body and neck are in very good condition with no apparent repairs. The lacquer where present is in very good shape, some spots of wear in normal areas.
It’s got the tonal poetry, the subtle super expressive quality that sort of disappears after the very early VI’s; in this case a very broad elastic intimate vocal sound. This one is new here so I am still getting familiar with it. More pics to follow.