Vibraphone for sale - Musser M44 Three Octave Vibraphone - Vintage Portable in Great Condition

Instrument
Vibraphone listing typeFor Sale
Instrument number44615
Vibraphone listed on17 Apr 2016
Price (US Dollars)$1950 + shipping
NameAnne Hopkins
CitySeattle
StateWashington
Postcode / Zip98103

Vibraphone Location: Seattle, WA, USA

Description: Vibraphone for sale - Musser M44 Three Octave Vibraphone - Vintage Portable in Great Condition

Musser M44 Three Octave Vibraphone - Vintage Portable in Great Condition

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Rare vintage Musser M44 vibes (with motor) with Concert Frame, in perfect working order and excellent physical condition. All original, AFAIK. Highly Portable!! This instrument has a great sound and quality in an affordable transportable package for gigging, studying, practicing.

More photos on craigslist: seattle-dot-craigslist-dot-org/see/msg/5542941320.html

This Musser M44 has A=440 tuning, standard on this instrument before 1994, at which point Musser switched to A=442 (that factoid, according to this 2005 parts list: dubdubdub-dot-musser-mallets-dot-com/pdf/parts/M44.pdf ). Paper enclosure discusses tuning.

I bought this set of vibes from Hampshire Music Co (Plaistow, NH) in 1991 and have the original paperwork enclosures. These vibes saw gentle use for a couple years; and thereafter they were well cared for in my pet-free / smoke-free home. The rubber motor belt still looks plenty viable, plus there's a spare belt in perfect condition. Even the dustcover was protected from dust and I left the protective masking tape on the casters.

Sale Includes:
- Musser M44 with silver bars and all original parts, including motor/cord.
- Cover,
- Mallets,
- Spare motor belt,
- Assembly Instructions,
- Product information card with date of purchase and Serial Number,
- Note from the manufacturer.

Serial Number (2 72 88) on underside of the A 440 suggests the build year was 1988.
Frame Serial Number is BE682.

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