Kanstul Model 80-S 3/4 F Side Action Concert Tuba 80-S Lacquer 

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Throaty and powerful!

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.

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.

  • 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 sold separately)

The 1st production F tuba made in the U.S.


Model 80-S 3/4 F Side Action Concert Tuba Specifications:

  • 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 lb.
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