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80-S F 3/4 Side Action Concert Tuba 2017-05-24T02:28:44+00:00

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.

Key: F
Bore: .689″ / .710″ 4th / .734″ Rotor
Bell: 16″ Diameter Special Alloy
Valves: Four Pistons, One Rotor
Water Keys: Traditional
Finish: Clear Lacquer
Weight: 20.00

  • 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

Kanstul Factory Warranty

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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.

Jeff Thomas - Principal Trombone, Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra