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Antique Musical Instruments/E flat Alto Horn Marked Goumat & Co Paris


Would the Paris location make this horn more authentic than those that you attribute to Jenkins and B and Fuchs?  Quality?  Desirability?

There was no authentic maker called Goumat.  I'm not sure how they got away with putting Paris on them.  I've seen speculation that they shipped them from Czechoslovakia, through France.  But don't know that to be the case.  The closest actual maker in Paris was named Goumas - but he was primarily a woodwind maker.  

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Kenton Scott


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