The $50,000 Alexander Uberhorn

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One of my DMA students sent me the link to this eBay auction tonight, for a rare Alexander that can be yours for only $50,000! Check out the link before the auction closes to get in on the action:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ALEXANDER-UNIVERSAL-DOUBLE-FRENCH-HORN-F-B-RARE-UNIQUE_W0QQitemZ110289662905QQcmdZViewItem?hash=item110289662905&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C39%3A1%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C240%3A1318&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

UPDATE: To give you a hint of what the uberhorn (actually, universal horn, my student came up with the uberhorn term) can do, it is an instrument that could be set up as a double horn in basically any two keys from high F to low F and much more! Check out the big photos. It is a rare collectible to be sure but I have to think if this was a really good idea in horn design that more than three would have been made. Hurry, the auction closes today! Only $1,500 for shipping!

UPDATE II: It did not sell!!! ;-(

It would be interesting to try this one out, to see if it is possible to miss notes on it or not.

UPDATE III: It is back! Bid or buy it now for $45,000! See http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=110292856982&ssPageName=ADME:B:WNARL:US:1123

UPDATE IV: No bids again! Maybe it is not worth as much as the owners feel it is.

UPDATE V: I added an image of this instrument from the Horn-U-Copia.net site. All kidding aside, this is an interesting instrument and concept, and as this page remains one of the more frequently visited on the site perhaps there is a market for something of this general type.

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