F. Sand & Co Celesta


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Formerly the property of Victor Borge, this unique Sand celeste has an unusual action and is only one of only two Sand celestas of which we know to be in existence. This one has an exceptional design, in that the bars hang vertically and are as large as vibraphone bars, while the other Sand celeste has a normal horizontal bar placement. It appears that Fred Sand designed this celesta with a vertical action in order to avoid the patents that Mustel had on the celesta in the early 1900s. The sound of this celesta is breathtaking: it has a rich, full, and sweet timbre that is perfect for lush chords and recording work.


Dimensions: 48" x 26" x 40"

Condition Used / Vintage

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