New Amsterdam

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New Amsterdam

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"New Amsterdam" is an Analog Tele-Phonographer made from an old trumpet, with parts from a trombone, alto horn, and at least one other horn.  It's attached to a base made from scrap and salvaged steel, and has been coated with gloss lacquer for durability and shine.

I waited for years to make this piece.  A few years back, I visited NYC.  While I was there, I went to a famous trumpet customization and repair facility, and talked them into selling me their most absurdly destroyed horn they were keeping for parts.  I seriously thought the rear end of the trumpet looked like a truck had run over it.  All I could save was the bell, and even that took a ridiculous amount of time.  But I turned it from a wrinkled mess into a dented amplifier.  It still shows plenty of scars from its previous life.

The rest of the horn is mostly made from the valve body of an old alto horn.  It's mostly decorative.  

This horn will make the sound from your iPhone or iPad louder and richer, using no electricity, wires, plugs, or batteries. The shape of the horn is enough to add 25 decibels or more! But it's not just about volume, it's about quality of sound as well.

This work of art is hand-made, one-of-a-kind, and was created entirely in America with reclaimed materials.

This piece is shown with a stainless dock for iPhone 6, but docks are available for iPhone 6+ or 4-5s. The dock is easily removed (with no tools required!) and can be replaced for future upgrade.

Free shipping within the US. Email me for other shipping options.

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