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    Conical Bore EA Couturier Euphonium - 1918ish

    I was given a pretty beat up euphonium... it looks cool and I'm a sucker for repairing and restoring, so I can imagining going down a rabbit hole. I found a few websites about these instruments, but didn't see this number (2062) listed. Does anyone have more information or history on Couturier horns?
    Does anyone know if it's worth working on the cracked slide and dented bell?

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    I THINK that horn is designed to be more fully conical, except for the draw-legs on the main tuning slide. There are no slides on the valve tubes as far as I can see. That was an intriguing idea to me, although I would miss not being able to fine-tune the valves.

    I know nothing about its $$ value. To me it would be a "heart-driven" decision.
    Dave Werden (ASCAP)
    Euphonium Soloist, U.S. Coast Guard Band, retired
    Adams E3, Denis Wick 4AL (classic)
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    Nice engraving on that.

    DG
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    1966 Besson 181 highly modified New Standard, early model Wick 4AL
    1918 Hawkes & Son euph 3&1 original
    1917 Conn C/D/Eb mellophone original
    1915 York Bb tenorhorn original, Bach 5GS

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