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Here's a Cleve with the Clocktower engraving.

original lacq around 60-65%. Given the usual treatment:

disassembled
chem bathed
dentwork (there wasn't much to do)
hand polished
holes leveled
around 40% new pads
new corks/felts regulating materials as required
rods cleaned and lubed
reassembled
regulated

Great little horns; of the American made second-shelf models the Cleves probably tie with Martin Indianas as the best in terms of tone, action, response, mojo.

Big old-school tone, nice and wide and lush - a bit brighter and more focused than a Conn, but still plenty of complexity to the overtones and these have some really nice 'punch' and edge to 'em.

Comes with a case in fair aesthetic, solid structural shape.

$429 plus ship, Paypal. $409 Paypal F&F or US Postal MO.

Ships from NM. International sales are cool by me.
 

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Time to move this one, folks....$349 + shipping Paypal. This is a sweet playing horn, 'tis.
 

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Time to move this one, folks....$349 + shipping Paypal. This is a sweet playing horn, 'tis.
I love my 50's clocktower - 613? Its huskier than my Yamaha or Conn, and my favorite alto at the moment. I've got a lot more in mine than this deal, which seems like a steal.
 

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Indeed, yes these puppies have a lot of Cojones....my favorite aspect about Cleves.

Bang for their buck, you get a lotta horn for very little.

I usually sell these for $500ish, refurbed - but due to the finish I am willing to move it cheaply.
 

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If this Alto is anything like my Cleveland Tenor, you're giving this away George! My tenor King is so different from my Conn. Playing at a wall, it's so "in your face" by comparison. Love that about my Cleveland!
 

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I'm curious as to what changed between this model and my '70s 613 alto. I'm guessing the later 613 has cheaper build quality, but are the bore or neck different too?
 

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FYI: The "Clock Tower" has never actually housed a clock. It is the "Terminal Tower" building, tallest building in North America outside of NYC from 1930 until 1964. Yes, I'm a proud Clevelander and would love to add this to my King collection, but not right now.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terminal_Tower
Thanks....but hmmmmm...."Terminal Tower", not sure that has quite the marketing ring to it :|.....maybe I will just refer to it as "Tower" from hereon.
 
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