Model 80-S F 3/4 Side Action Concert Tuba
The renown design and expert workmanship from Zigmant Kanstul is heralded in this new F tuba – the first production F tuba made in the United States.
Inspired by the classic J.W. York instruments of the early 20th century, this innovative design addresses all the needs from F tuba players looking for an improved instrument: outstanding intonation, even response throughout the entire range of the instrument, and a dependable low C with a natural full resonance not found on other F tubas. LA studio player John Van Houten records extensively with one, as does renowned player and educator Beth Mitchell.
MSRP $12,360 in lacquer finish; inquire for silverplate pricing
Note: mouthpiece and case are additional.
Bore: .689″ / .710″ 4th / .734″ Rotor
Bell: 16″ Diameter Special Alloy
Valves: Four Pistons, One Rotor
Water Keys: Traditional
Finish: Clear Lacquer
- Hand Lapped Monel Pistons
- Bottom Sprung
- Removable Valve Section
- Front Action
- Full Bore 5th Rotary Valve
- Fully Adjustable Thumb Ring and Rotor Paddle
- Perfect Response Low C
- All Slides Easily Accessible
- Case and Mouthpiece Not Included
- Cronkhite Gig Bag Available
The Kanstul F tuba is a new voice in the modern symphony orchestra…it bridges between the bass trombone and tuba sound to fill a void that has long existed in the low brass section. It has the ability to sound absolutely pagan – so throaty and powerful, almost savage at times!
It has a center and definition and core that makes it easy for me as principle (trombone) to find and sit on top of.