No, not to buy… My G.A.S. hasn’t gotten the better of me. Just some photos for research, and possibly illustration purposes. (The latter only if you give me permission to use them.)
I’m doing research at the moment on Max Keilwerth—the brother to Julius and Richard Keilwerth—and will be adding a page for him to the main portion of my site. This new page will be the first of 3 that I am writing on the Keilwerth brothers.
I have many, many examples of Max Keilwerth’s last horns, the Hohner President, but only 1 example of a horn he built before then. It was the Mars alto that appeared on the German eBay site earlier this summer.
Early in his career Max Keilwerth worked for Oscar Adler and F.X. Hüller, and was instrumental in the development of F.X. Hüller’s saxophone department. However, after this, and before he began working for Hohner, he worked independently, and designed and built saxophones which carried the name Mars, President (not to be confused with the Hohner President), and ????
Source: bluespeter1 on eBay.de
Max Keilwerth’s saxophones can be distinguished by the Pure Tone Trademark that he stamped on them. This trademarked bell tells you that what you have is a Max Keilwerth saxophone.
Although I have not seen any, apparently there are President saxophones that have this Pure Tone Trademark. I would be most interested in seeing some photos of such saxophones.
So this is a request to all those out there who have a horn with this type of marking: Please get in touch with me. I would really like to see some photos of your saxophone.
I don’t use any photos on my website that people send me, without their permission. So please, don’t worry about your sax appearing online if you don’t want it to.
I am trying to learn as much as I can about Max Keilwerth’s saxophones, and trying to see if I can establish when certain design features appeared on his horns. I am also curious if he ever built anything other than alto and tenor saxophones.
Perhaps you have a sax with this stamp that you know nothing about, in which case we’ll be helping each other out.