A Dörfler & Jörka-Stencilled H. Genet Tenor Up For Auction

This entry is part 22 of 30 in the series Dörfler & Jörka Saxophones

Another D&J tenor popped up on eBay in the last day or so. This particular one is carrying the stencil name H. Genet.

     Source: eBay.com

This particular horn—like all the H. Genet saxophones that I have so far seen—is one of the later horns that D&J produced. The seller is an antiques dealer, and therefore admits to knowing nothing about saxophones in general, and this one in particular:

H. Genet Tenor Saxophone

This Auction is for a H. Genet Tenor Saxophone. Everything shown in the pictures are included in this auction. It’s unknown if this item has all of it’s original accessories or parts. Item is Untested. We are not string experts, so we take as many closeup shots for buyers/collectors to see any blemishes, bridge issues, body issues, chips, cracks and neck issues.

This is a H. Genet Tenor Saxophone. It appears to be nice and clean and well cared for. I was unable to locate any information on the maker. I did not see any points of re-solder. I did see some surface scratches, and scuffs. This may potentially have some minuscule dings, but no major dents were noted. Comes in a Hard Case.

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OK, so I had that wrong. It’s not that they don’t know about saxophones, it’s that they’re not string experts. Hey, I was close. :mrgreen:

In any event, the photos do show a sax that appears to be in decent shape, and is much better looking than many we’ve seen.

        Source: eBay.com

If you interested in finding out more about Dörfler & Jörka saxophones, check out the D&J page on the main portion of my site. BTW, I have recently come across some interesting new information about the brand. I am currently researching some early D&J horns, and once the research is more complete, I will be updating the page again.

The auction for this H. Genet tenor made by Dörfler & Jörka, runs until May 27. At the time of writing there were 3 bids on the horn. The high bid was $3.10. No, that wasn’t a typo.

…this is just my blog. My “real” website is www.bassic-sax.info. If you’re looking for sax info, you should check it out too.There’s lots there!

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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.

One Comment:

  1. Update: Well I’m not really sure what happened with this sax. When the auction ended on May 27 there were 39 bids on this horn, with the winning bid being one of $487.50.

    Seems simple enough, right? Wrong. Because the same seller listed the horn again only a few days later. This time the auction ended on June 6, and this time he got 0 bids, despite him starting out with an opening bid of $0.99. WTF you ask. Well I asked the same question until I noticed something a little peculiar in the shipping charges of the 2nd auction.

    Because I live in Canada, and was logged into my eBay account at the time I looked at this listing, the site calculated my shipping charges. Apparently it would have cost me—are you ready for this—$436.02 to have this tenor shipped to me on the West Coast of British Columbia, from Springfield, IL. 😯

    This piracy is courtesy of UPS Worldwide Saver. What exactly are they saving me? If I had lived in the States, then the charges would only have been $22.50 through USPS Priority Mail.

    If the buyer in the first auction was from outside the USA, I could see why perhaps the deal collapsed, but I am only speculating widely here. In any event. So far this H. Genet tenor has not made a third appearance on eBay. Maybe they sold it locally, or perhaps they’ve decided to hold onto it for a while and list it again a little later.

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