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This is a rare and unique Basset Horn by Buffet of a pattern which is much like todays more recent design by Selmer. The instrument plays with a modern Vandoren m'piece, though the tenon has to be reduced both in length and diameter. The instrument is made of cocus wood and has no serial number. Either it pre-dates 1885 or, more likely, was a special order.
This instrument is in superb condition: NO cracks, or damage, with pristine German Silver key work throughout. The instrument is open hole, apart from the index finger of the left hand which is fitted with an overblowing vent for the altissimo register. The range is to low E. The Basset Horn has just been entirely re-padded in Pisoni Premium Deluxe fish skin pads and is sold with our full 1 year warranty. Interestingly the instrument is stamped "Brevette SGDG", therefore it is possible that this Basset Horn was made prior to WW1. This instrument will play perfectly out of the box. A comparable Selmer retails today new for £9700. The custom adapted case is in good condition.