E-flat Bass Saxhorn – $6,500
A fellow Civil War bandsman in Pennsylvania is selling his E-flat Bass Saxhorn at a GREAT price! This beautifully restored horn is of the Over-The-Shoulder (OTS) type so common among period bands. The seller still played the horn as of last year, and from the photos you can tell that there are no major dents, and that the patina has been buffed.
The E-flat Bass Saxhorn is the foundation instrument of the Civil War brass band, and has the lowest range. In today’s modern bands we replace the bass saxhorn with the tuba.
As with all Civil War period brass, the size and shape of the instrument’s tubing and the thickness and alloy of the metal are quite different from modern horns. To truly recreate the look and sound of the Civil War band 1st Nebraska needs to purchase these kinds of instruments.
Won’t you help us purchase this fine instrument for our band. 1st Nebraska is a 501c3 public charity and donors are eligible for tax deductions. You can donate with PayPal or credit card on our gofundme page https://www.gofundme.com/1stnebraskaband