Octavin – Oktavin?

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  1. LowThudd

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    Never seen anything like this. How common are they? Would love to hear one. With that large rosewood section looks like it could be a tone machine. Then again, if it was they might have continued making them.
     
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    SOTSDO Old King Log Staff Member CE/Moderator

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    I've never seen one of this style horns...

    ...without cracks around tone holes. (They are also made as bass clarinets.) Maybe this guy played it regularly and stored it carefully, but most likely it was a closet queen, has dried out over the years, and needs some repair work.

    If you buy it, make sure that you have return privileges. Oh, and don't plan on playing in a octavin choir any time soon.
     
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    Not able to buy one(not even sure I want to), but I would love to know more about it. I love obscure yet functional antiques, especially musical.

    What is the sound similar to? The ad says soprano sax, but it looks a bit large for that.
     
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    pete Brassica Oleracea Staff Member Administrator

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    From http://www.upstages.com/Anthem - Program-2.pdf

    The most helpful recommendation I found in my brief Googling is to go to http://test.woodwind.org/Search/index.html and search for "octavin." The best quote I can give you is:

    From Ken Shaw @ http://test.woodwind.org/clarinet/BBoard/read.html?f=1&i=149076&t=148886.

    The pricing is a little dated, but the other info's pretty good.
     

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