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Bassic Sax

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Left Side Lower Portion
Description: Bb Tenor
Manufacturer: Dörfler & Jörka
Stencil Name: Ravoy
Serial #: 77XX
Finish: Lacquer
Source: Kjell Lundman

Dörfler & Jörka produced alto and tenor stencil saxophones for many companies that strongly resembled the J. Keilwerths of the day. However, D&J are not Keilwerth stencil saxophones.

This particular saxophone is very interesting for a number of reasons. Firstly, because it is in remarkable good condition. One might be inclined to call it minty. Unfortunately it is missing the round thumb screw for securing the neck in the socket. It also shows evidence of some post repair.

The second, and more important, reason that this horn is so interesting is because it is the earliest confirmed serial # that I have come across. Not only that, the key guards on this instrument are markedly different than on any other D&J horn that I have seen thus far. It is safe to say that at some time between 77XX and 89XX Dörfler & Jörka changed their key guards.

One is left to wonder what else they might have changed. Did they change the bore of the horn? Did they change the neck? These are of course 2 of main differences between D&J horns and their J. Keilwerth cousins that they are patterned after.
Keywords: Dörfler-&-Jörka, Ravoy, Stencil, German, Vintage, Tenor
Date: 13.04.2011 19:37
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