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Upper & Lower Stack Keys
Upper & Lower Stack Keys


Upper & Lower Stack Keys
Description: Bb Soprano
Manufacturer: F.&.L. Decart Frères
Model: Lierre (?) Many of their instruments were stamped with this, but it's unclear what this meant
Serial #: ?
Finish: Silver plated

Note the double octave keys on this soprano. Also the range is low B to high Eb.

This horn is quite a mystery. In all the research that I have done on the brand, I have not uncovered any other saxophones, only brass winds—and some very unusual ones at that.

Maybe F.&.L. Decart Frères had their saxophones stencilled by another French manufacturer like Dolnet or Buffett.

The seller stated the horn dated from 1894. I would sure like to know how he came up with that. Nothing that I've seen would lead me to any conclusion about a range, let alone a definite year of production.
Keywords: F.&.L. Decart Frères, French, Antique, Soprano
Date: 28.04.2014 20:26
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Model: Canon EOS 400D DIGITAL
Date created: 07.05.2012 10:04:35
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