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Heckelphone #4980

According to Edith Reiter's 2014 book this instrument was completed on 1 November 1981 and originally sold to a buyer in Germany.

Howe & Hurd (2004) describe heckelphone #4980 as a model 36 voll cons. It has a rarely seen black finish.

As of 2021, heckelphone #4980 was reported to be located in Stuttgart, Germany, owned by the Staatstheater Stuttgart.

Further details on the history of heckelphone #4980 remain unclear, but it is not unlikely that the Staatstheater Stuttgart purchased this instrument directly from Heckel.

Heckelphone #4980, explained (in German) and beautifully played by Katrin Stüble (2015):

Many thanks to Werner Schulze of Vienna (Austria) for providing some of the information shown on this page. To provide further details on the history of this instrument, please contact me at heckelphone@gmx.net.