William Dowd Opus 483, 1984
William Dowd 1984 Taskin French double. Case in birds eye maple with inlay. 61 note FF-f”’ transposing instrument 8’8’4’ buff with keyboard of ebony with bone capped sharps. Birds eye maple with purfling banding in ebony to all case sides. Dowd jacks with delrin plectra. Pristine condition. A rare opportunity to acquire a late Dowd of this calibre. Located in Lake Forest, IL.
Reading from Bill Dowd's shop notes:
" Brilliant instrument--especially surprising considering its veneered decoration. Slightly dark quality: reminds me of a great mezzo-soprano voice."