Used Kanstul 1606 Tenor Trombone

Price: $1,700.00
SKU:  ae00-2459^USED 1606
Manufacturer Part #:  USED 1606

This is a very good example of the Kanstul 1606 tenor trombone (serial #42634).  The slide is in very good condition and operates smoothly.  The finish is worn in places with several places on the gooseneck where there is some red rot (see pictures)  Comes with Protec case and two extra leadpipes, but no mouthpiece). 

Below is information provided by the manufacturer:

The great Spike Wallace, former principal trombonist of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, knew what he wanted in a trombone. He wanted a sonorous sound like a large King, but a fast response of a smaller horn. His friend Earl Williams created such instruments for generations. Sadly, those Williams instruments are no longer in production, but after many requests to produce a replica, Zig Kanstul obliged and succeeded.

Our model 1606 features a large throat one-piece bell, which is completely hand hammered and hand spun. Its large bow tuning slide and distinctive curved bracing add to its broad tone. The slide is very light, with nickel outer tubes and crook, and a new set of ferrules for style and lighter weight. Three removable mouthpipes are offered: a replica of the original, and also two replicas of mouthpipes made by the great Burt Herrick, a renowned Los Angeles brass instrument builder and innovator.

LA studio legend Bob Payne (The Simpsons orchestra, and avid collector of Williams trombones!) plays the Model 1606.


Key: Bb
Bore: .500″
Bell: 8″ Diameter
Mouthpipe: Interchangeable
Water Keys: Traditional
Finish: Clear Lacquer

  • Hand Hammered One Piece Lightweight .020″ Yellow Brass
  • Nickel Hand Slide End Crook
  • Curved Hand Brace
  • Distinctive Bell Bracing
  • Three Interchangeable Mouthpipes – S, W6 and H6
  • Additional Mouthpipes Available

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