|Alexander 104 in good condition|
This is a very fine playing horn indeed.
It does feel a little unbalanced in the hands (a tendecy to tip backwards or forwards), but this is the last thing you need to worry about. It's an incredibly secure, notchy horn with a high register to die for; the mid register legato is lovely, and the low register also super. This is the hand-stopping version of the Model 103 - Alexander's famous full double - and so sounds exactly like a 103.
It's in lacquered gold brass with a screw bell. There is some missing lacquer in the usual places, and currently a few dents (which will be removed during preparation, obviously) but these things apart, the horn is in good overall condition as can be seen in the pic.
It comes in a hard, crocodile-effect briefcase-shaped Alexander case, also in good condition.
Very useful to have that double stopping valve, gentlemen...