Holton 158 how much?

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Holton 158 how much?

Post by cozzagiorgi » Sun Jul 08, 2018 8:37 am

I might be on a great deal for a holton 158. But I want to be sure before I buy. Condition is great according to the pics.
So... how much would you pay for a holton tr 158?

The seller says its a 158-37. Anyone knows what that might mean?
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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by hyperbolica » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:37 am

$425 is a nice price for that one on ebay, but it may not stay there. I don't think it will go much above $500 because of the condition (dents). A perfect one might fetch $700-800. No idea what the -37 means.
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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by cozzagiorgi » Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:59 am

The one I am looking at is much lower than 425$ and in better condition
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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by greenbean » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:28 pm

Much lower than $425? Buy it. Yup.
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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by mrdeacon » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:43 pm

I think the 37 is the number of the slide tenon. It doesn't mean anything, it's a production number to make sure they match up parts correctly.

On Holtons the only number that pertain to the model designation is the three digits right after the TR.
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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by imsevimse » Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:54 pm

If it has a valve I guess it could go for about $600 in an auction. I would not bid that because I have to add $100 for shipping and another $200 in taxes to get it here. Ebay prices are now insane. It has reached a level it is better to buy a used horn in one of the shops here instead. If the 158 has no valve then i guess the horn is not worth as much.

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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by BGuttman » Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:11 pm

For Tom's benefit: 158 has a valve. The straight version is 156.
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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by imsevimse » Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:56 pm

BGuttman wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:11 pm
For Tom's benefit: 158 has a valve. The straight version is 156.
Thanks!

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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by islander » Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:18 pm

imsevimse wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:56 pm
BGuttman wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:11 pm
For Tom's benefit: 158 has a valve. The straight version is 156.
Thanks!

/Tom
Is that so? I have a Holton 256 which I understand is the screw-bell version of the straight 156 (in fact it says TR156 on the tenon anyway.) It is dual bore .547/.559 with a 9" bell...so a bigger beast than my 158.

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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by hyperbolica » Sun Jul 08, 2018 6:13 pm

islander wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 4:18 pm
imsevimse wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 3:56 pm
BGuttman wrote:
Sun Jul 08, 2018 2:11 pm
For Tom's benefit: 158 has a valve. The straight version is 156.
Thanks!

/Tom
Is that so? I have a Holton 256 which I understand is the screw-bell version of the straight 156 (in fact it says TR156 on the tenon anyway.) It is dual bore .547/.559 with a 9" bell...so a bigger beast than my 158.

Bill
I bought a dual bore 156 (same specs as yours) in about 1988. I understand they changed from single to dual bore at some point.
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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by MoominDave » Mon Jul 09, 2018 4:13 am

I've played a TR159 with dual bore 547/562 and a valve - the TR156 is the straight version. The TR158 is a single bore 547 instrument, right? Or am I forgetting things?
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Re: Holton 158 how much?

Post by davebb » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:52 am

The brass exchange has a 158 listed for $1,295
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