*RARE* Vintage PROFESSIONAL Gemeinhardt~Excellent Cond - $3800
Publish Date: 2012-04-13 10:51:13 | Contact:
Sara & John | Place:
Los Angeles, CA |
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A vintage or rare instrument collector\\\'s dream! The Story: Only a handful of this very special model was made by Gemeinhardt in 1985 before being discontinued. This is the Professional Plateau model (Close-holed) of the now popular 3SSB & 33SSB (Open-holed) Professional Flute series from Gemeinhardt in today\\\'s market. The value in this piece is in its RARITY. There are millions of professional, solid silver flutes manufactured, but few in this condition for it\\\'s age & even fewer with this model#~ 2SSB. I am the second owner of this flute and have owned it for the last 10 years. The original owner purchased it from Gemeinhardt in 1985 and played it very seldom. I played it in a Detroit area symphony for 2 seasons and cared for it like a baby. I called gemeinhardt in 2003 (when they were still giving value estimates based on serial number over the phone) to establish the value of the flute for our insurance policy. I was told at that time about the rarity of my purchase and that its value was upwards of $5,000.00. The Flute: The pads are the originals to the best of my knowledge (obviously this flute was played very lightly for it\\\'s age)and as you can see from the photos are in FANTASTIC condition as I meticulously cleaned after every use and used moisture rods on the interior. This flute is in perfect playing condition and the thin-walled K* Series Professional Custom Solid Silver Head lends itself to beautiful responsiveness and clarity of tone! I had this beautiful item appraised today by a certified appraiser via justanswer.com and due to the current economy, the fair market value of this rare flute is currently $4,500.00. The flute will come with case & tuning rod. I\\\'m asking 3800.00 O.B.O! Will consider REASONABLE offers. MANY MORE PHOTOS AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST.I WANT YOU TO BE HAPPY WITH YOUR PURCHASE!! I will accept a return on this flute up to 3 days after the delivery confirmation tells me it has arrived at your doorstep!!! Assemble it, play it, and if you don\\\'t love it~ SEND IT BACK, Insured with DELIVERY CONFIRMATION (as it was sent to you) and I will issue a full refund of your purchase price, assuming the flute has not been harmed or altered in anyway. Flute must be shipped back within 3 business days of arriving to you or this offer is void. FLUTE SPECS:Model: 2SSB*Plateau Model(Closed-holed)*Gizmo Key*Y-arm Key Construction*Off Set G Key*B-footMake: Professional Model~Solid Silver Body, Keys, & B FOOT, White Gold SpringsCosmetic Condition: Excellent. Please study the photos closely as I tried to show in detail any flaws. There are a few small areas of tarnish that may or may not come off with a good polish. There are very light scratches in a few areas of the flute as seen in the photos. NO DINGS or DENTS.Playing Condition: Perfect in all registers at this time.CUSTOM PROFESSIONAL KGg Gemeinhardt K* Head Joint SPECS:*Thin-walled*Tight cork*Solid Silver*Has somewhat more resistance but as a result provides a sound which projects brilliantly.*Extremely responsive in the low register*Plays very soft well particularly in the high registersCosmetic Condition: Please see the photos as I have pointed out in detail any flaws. The head is in Very Good Condition. Plays like new despite small embouchure chips.The FINE PRINT: The flute will be professional cleaned before it is shipped at no additional cost. FREE SHIPPING & INSURANCE within the U.S. Flat rate SHIPPING & Insurance to International buyers $40.00. This item is currently listed on Ebay as well in auction if you\'d like to bid on it instead. Just search \"Gemeinhardt 2SSB\". PAYPAL ONLY..NO ECHECKS~for NON LOCAL BUYERS. I need NO personal information except your paypal email in which to send the invoice for the flute. I am an established seller on Ebay and Paypal and the transaction can be tracked/secured through Paypal, which I appreciate. CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY FOR LOCAL PICKUP. PLEASE EMAIL me if interested.