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Excelsior P.Principe ebay sold

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/321382622019?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1423.l2649


Not seen one of these - I asked the vendor if it was a cassotto model and he didnt know - I didnt see it til late or Id have been asking him to take the top off....

4 voice, with piccolo.

Ive heard of Peppino Principe who was a great player (maybe still is) but never seen the Principe model - must have been a 1960s from what said. Maybe it was one of his, with his name on it?

Possibly a bargain? £510?
 

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Hi Ed; This one's a real odd ball -- as you know I've been repairing and rebuilding Excelsior models for years now. The grill design is from a early Italian 1960,s model with a MMMH set of reeds installed. I've seen many special order older Excelsior's but this one is a first for me. As far as Excelsior's named after an artist I know only of the 940 models with LMMH reeds always called Magnante Models and in the 70's some Continental models two sets of bassoon reeds -one set regular and one set in tone chamber or LLMH were named Van Damme models.
 

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