Bundy vs Bundy

The Venerable Bundy Alto….

I happen to have a couple of exceptionally nice Bundy Altos in stock.

The older one has a 5-digit  serial number of 28465 which may put it prior to WWI.
The new one has a serial number of 408714 which might put it right after the Selmer buyout of Buescher at 1963.

They are very similar horns.

The older one has lacquered brass keywork, the G# fingertouch is offcenter above the other touches in the cluster, the nonremoveable keyguard is different and the engraving is lovely.

The more modern one has nickle-plated keywork, G# fingertouch centered above the cluster, different keyguard (removeable) and a simple engraving.  Eventually the engraving disappeared from the Bundy and was replaced with a decal.

The neck of the older one is slightly longer, with the octave vent a little further from the tenon.  Part of the additional length of the older one comes from its having a ferrule.

Perhaps one of the most regrettable things about the horn is the name.  “Bundy” reminds me of a school marm.  Too bad George Bundy wasn’t named  Max Wunderhorn, or something like that….

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy

Bundy vs Bundy