This is a beautiful new E2 euphonium by Adams Musik in the Netherlands. The unusual finish is called "Antique".
The Adams E2 euphonium is a real powerhouse. This weighted euphonium is made of heavier material, is equipped with a heavier valve block and a larger 310 mm bell with soldered rim.
The result is a handcrafted instrument that feels compact, extremely focused, and with a lot of core at the moment you play it. If you are looking for a heavier and focused instrument, the Adams E2 is definitely your instrument.
The Adams euphonium design is unique with its adjustable gap receiver. No matter your mouthpiece and setup, by adjusting the depth your mouthpiece fits, you can fine tune the response and find the sweet spot for your style.
This particular E2 was ordered by a local client who loves it, but it had a couple of minor defects that needed repair: a leak at a ferrule and small dent. We traded him another the same and now this one is nearly ready for prime time again. The posted price has been discounted an extra 10%.
Besides the antique finish, the leadpipe is made from Sterling silver sheet and the entire body is gold brass. The ornate engraving is stunning - it goes all the way around the bell, from tail to flare. Includes a Marcus Bonna fiberglass case and accessories.
If you say, "I'm a bit Steampunk Gangsta'" then the E2 Antique might be your baby.
Bell & finish: Gold brass body, Sterling silver leadpipe, antique finish with high gloss accents, ornate engraving
Bell Diameter: Ø 310 mm (12.2")
Valves: 4 compensating valves (3+1), stainless steel with nylon guides
Bore: 1st, 2nd, 3th valve: 15 mm/ 4th valve: 16 mm
Receiver: Large shank, adjustable gap
Water Trough: Gloss and Antique included
Case: Included (Adams/Marcus Bonna)
Extra: Maintenance kit (micro-fiber cleaning cloth, valve oil, slide grease)