Basset-horn in F
Raymund Griesbacher, Austrian, 1751 or 1752–1818 Austrian
Approximate length of air column 110 cm (43 5/16 in.)
Medium or Technique
Boxwood, ivory, brass
Musical Instrument Gallery (Gallery 103D)
In F. Boxwood, varnished dark brown. Ivory rings and mouthpiece (later). Brass bell. Made in eight parts: mouthpiece, barrel, upper bodyjoint, knee (120-degree bend), middle and lower bodyjoints, kasten, and bell. Six fingerholes (the third doubled) and one thumbhole. Eight original square keys Young tyep A) of brass (c, d, e, f, f-sharp, g-sharp, a' and speaker), mounted on rings brass saddles with SATK. Six later keys (b-flat, b, c-sharp', e- flat', f', and g-sharp'), mounted on brass saddles with SATK.