Front-piston F Tuba ‘California-Symphony’ - TF556 HP

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The California is a large front-piston American style F tuba ideal for playing in orchestra, in brass quintet, or for solo use with a full rich and clear tone and good response across all registers. 

The TF556HP is all hand-made using hand-hammered sheet brass in Wessex own high- grade workshop for a lightweight and really responsive tuba. Every one is carefully individually quality checked and play tested by a professional to ensure it is a pleasure for whoever becomes its eventual owner. 

The California is an F tuba which will be equally suitable for use by a top professional tuba player, or an advanced student.


  • Key: F
  • Size: 6/4
  • Bell: 17" (430mm)
  • Height 35”. ( 890mm)
  • Weight 16.5lbs. 7.5kg
  • Bore, valves 1-3: 0.75” (19mm)
  • Bore 4th valve: 0.79” (20mm)
  • Bore 5th valve: 0.83” (21mm)

    Special Features

    1. Original Wessex design by Chuck Nickles
    2. All handmade and also hand-hammered
    3. In Gold lacquered or triple bright silver-plated finishes
    4. Stainless steel valves
    5. Large bore for easy low register
    6. Nickel leadpipe and slides
    7. Supplied with robust ABS wheeled case and mouthpiece

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      Wessex Warranty

      For your peace of mind

      Unlike most leading brands, Wessex Tubas offers a 3-year warranty against manufacturing defects on all our instruments, and in the unlikely event that you are dissatisfied with your purchase, we offer a full refund and return within 2 weeks.

      You can return any item bought from Wessex Tubas within 14 days of receiving it for a full refund, minus shipping costs. However, please contact us before returning your item so we can provide you with return labels and a collection booking with our dedicated courier to ensure the safe return of your item/s. When returning the item, it must be in its original packaging and in ’as received’ condition. Please note that shipping charges apply to refund upon return of your item and any damage will also result in reduced refund.

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