This Cornet was built in the '20s. Great care had to be taken to preserve the elaborate engraving that covers the entire cornet.
Kimīs grandfather played this trumpet in the John Philip Sousa Band. The rotor on the main slide tube allows the instrument to play in both A and B flat.
Student Line model, one of six trombones Karl changed from lacquer to silver plated.
This civil war era tuba was missing all levers, 1 rotor cap, 1 lever saddle, bell wreath, bow gaurd rest, as well as main tuning slide assembly. The valves were rebuilt. Total lenghth is 52.5", with an 11" bell.
Satin silver BBb sousaphone w/gold wash
Karl takes many steps to ensure that all details of the instrument is functioning properly.
This King Super 20's bell-to- body brace has been weakened by multiple blows to the bell.
This is the weakened brace up close.
Here, Karl is making the rings to be added to the existing brace. This creates two triangles for lateral rigidity.
Braizing of the final ring. Yes, he is free-handing it, just like he first saw Chip O. of Fox Bassoon demonstrate years ago at a NAPBIRT conference.
Karl, looking to affirm proper clearance between added ring and posts for brace. This repair was made in 2007 and the modification has worked very well.
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