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by neurorocker
(2 posts)
9 months ago

CA 1927 Elkhart Horn - Decorator Piece or Diamond in the Rough?

Hi there,

I picked up this Elkhart Inst. Co. LP alto horn, and I'm now trying to sort out whether it would be worth repairing. A long time ago, in Flagstaff, I had the Martin (Elkhart) horn stolen from the back seat of my car that was given to me as a child by my grandfather and I always had a dream of getting another one (or finding the one he gave me again). Even if this isn't the right one, it sure felt good to put a horn back in my hand and find the keys returning to the fingers today.

Thank you for considering. 

Nate
Wash, DC

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  1. by GFC
    (794 posts)

    8 months ago

    Re: CA 1927 Elkhart Horn - Decorator Piece or Diamond in the Rough?

    It's missing its neck octave key and maybe more of the octave mechanism.  It could be a parts horn for someone into restoring old Elkharts.  They have their fans.

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    1. by neurorocker
      (2 posts)

      8 months ago

      Re: CA 1927 Elkhart Horn - Decorator Piece or Diamond in the Rough?

      Thanks very much!

      Nate
      www.nateivey.com

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