In the pipeline
These baritone/trebles (Model 16 in the price lists) are about as common as hens' teeth, but they are wonderfully versatile instruments, offering the whole of the treble range, and going right down to the low F, two semitones below the lowest note of a 48k baritone. This one is a spectacularly fine example, with metal ends, unmarked
8-fold bellows, and a pristine set of reeds - an instrument with which a serious player could have a great deal of fun!
Guide price: around £4250
64-key baritone/treble Aeola
A Crane driver's dream! A gorgeous instrument from a top maker, offering a decent range without the size and weight of a really big one. It has clearly led a fairly sheltered life... undamaged, untouched by the bodger's hand, and requiring nothing but routine replacement of pads, valves, bushes, straps etc. It also comes complete with its original hexagonal leather case in lovely condition.
Guide price: around £1650
56-key Crabb Crane Duet
Just how we like to find them... in very shabby condition, but complete and undamaged, with a lovely clean set of reeds. This one will have a new set of 7-fold gold-tooled bellows fitted, along with new pads, valves, bushes and straps. The woodwork will be refinished in French polish, and the ends will get some attention from my ace metal finisher. Finally, it will be retuned to modern concert pitch. I have high hopes that it will prove to be a cracker.
Guide price: around £4500
38-key Jeffries in Bb/F
If one of these instruments interests you, it can be moved to the front of the queue, to be ready for sale in a month or so. For more information, please email me via the Contact page, or call me on 01603 702644