17 Jun, 2020
Lawson foureir model 804 professional double horn
Serial number: 1406 MC
Material: nickel bronze
Detachable bell with Alexander ring, Kruspe style wrapping
It is a custom-made horn circa early 2000s, the maker Walter Lawson retired in 2006 and passed away in 2007. It is one of his last horns.
The weight of the horn is on the heavier side, but not the heaviest Lawson horn. I purchased in 2015 for $10,000 USD, actively used for 2 years. Then well maintained while not in use.
This horn plays beautifully and evenly throughout all ranges, it has a warm and big sound. The lower register is especially easy to center and very powerful.
Estimate: $6,500 - $7,500