Saxophone Gifts On-Line: Part II

I hope that all of my American readers had a wonderful Thanksgiving with their family and friends yesterday.

With today being Black Friday in the States, I couldn’t let this day go by without pointing out a potential gift that really ought to be avoided for that favourite sax player in your life… Especially if that player ever buys horns on-line, or ships their saxophones through any type of carrier.

I found this little gem on eBay the other night, and just had to share…

Snow Globe


Here is how the seller describes this little treasure

Musical Variations

Music Gifts: Unique Music Snowglobe with Musical Design – ‘Funky Saxophone’

This collectable, elegant and high quality Music Snowglobe would make an ideal gift for music lovers of all ages, and is sure to add a touch of class to any home!

‘…exquisite design with a precision musical movement!’

  • Highly collectable
  • Enchanced by a high quality musical mechanism
  • Rotating central piece
  • Movement activated by manual wind-up
  • Music theme: ‘What a Wonderful World’
  • Finely crafted, sculpted & painted by hand
  • Vibrant colours

The snowglobe’s stylish base incorporates an exquisite and contemporary musical design, while within the dome a beautiful model of a ‘Funky Saxaphone, when activated by the manual wide-up, rotate to the much loved theme: ‘What a Wonderful World’

To enhance the model a simple shake sends a swirl of shimmering glitter cascading over the central model.

-3 Unique functions: Vibrant colours, Music & Movement-

This highly original and attractive musical snowglobe consists of a ceramic base and a glass dome filled with water.


Approx. Dimensions: snowglobe’s height: 145mm, diameter of base: 100mm.

Oh yes indeed, this is one “Funky Saxaphone” [sic] alright… It’s so funky, it looks like it fell off the back of the UPS truck, or perhaps under the wheels of the FedEx plane. WTF??? :scratch:

So please, if you truly love that sax player in your life, don’t give them this gift. If, on the other hand, you would like to perhaps torment them, and have them twisting in worry about that horn they’re waiting for… Then this is indeed the perfect gift to buy. 😈

The auction for this Funky Saxaphone snow globe ends on November 28. The price is GBP 29.99, or about $49.94 US.

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Helen Kahlke is a professional horn player and sax teacher who lives in Abbotsford, British Columbia. She plays soprano, alto, C melody, tenor, baritone, and bass saxophones.


  1. Update: This auction has been extended until December 28th. So, if you would like to buy this goose-shaped sax (Gandalfe’s interpretation) captured in a snow globe, you still can. The price for this train-wreck (my interpretation) is still GBP 29.99.

  2. I never saw the shape of a goose before in this “Funky Saxaphone”. You’ve got a point.

    Mmmm… Maybe you’re right, maybe it’s more an artistic commentary on the sounds emanating from a beginning student’s horn???

    Nah… Still looks like wheels ran right over the middle of a sax to me. Perhaps it’s what a beginning student’s horn looked like after the neighbour snapped, and couldn’t take the sounds emanating from it anymore. :devil2:

  3. The sax in this snowglobe looks like a goose. Are they trying to say something about the sound of a sax? 😈

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