How Would You Reply To: What’s My Sax Worth?

The most dreaded question I receive: What’s my sax worth? Have you ever been in the situation where someone asks you what their old saxophone—maybe it’s vintage, maybe it’s not—is worth? You don’t want to hurt their feelings, but sometimes the truth isn’t pretty—as is often the case with saxophones …

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A (Presumably) Max Keilwerth-made President

In search of a lovely Max Keilwerth-made President, or other MK tenor Despite having a lovely collection of vintage horns, there are still a few that I have on my bucket list. One I checked off nearly a year ago, when I brought home the museum-quality Olds Super tenor from …

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A Globemaster Luxus By Max Keilwerth

I was in my tech’s shop the other day, and had the chance to unpack a very special horn that was sent to him for repair: a Max Keilwerth-made Globermaster Luxus alto serial, # 56XX. This horn arrived all the way from New York State because the owner was willing …

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An Unusual F. X. Hüller Standard Tenor

What exactly is an F.X. Hüller Standard? I was looking through Flickr at some saxophone pics the other day, and happened across an unusual sight: A tenor saxophone that appears to have been made by F.X. Hüller, yet has some peculiarities that leads one to ask: Is it a stencil? …

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Secondary Characters Present The Hunchback of Notre Dame

My horns getting all prettied up for The Hunchback of Notre Dame For the second time this year I find myself surrounded by a sea of instruments—all my own and that I am responsible for—as I am in the pit orchestra for Secondary Character’s production of The Hunchback of Notre …

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