How Can You Tell A C Melody From A Bb Tenor Sax?

Martin King Vintage Catalogue Pages Buescher Conn Alto-shaped Tenor-shaped Pan American Conclusion It’s happened to quite a few saxophone buyers on eBay: they thought that they were buying a vintage tenor, but when the saxophone arrived, it turned out to be a C melody instead. This raises the question: How…

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A Very Abused Adolphe Sax Saxophone

Having this website allows me to meet some really nice people, who have some very interesting saxophones. Case in point: a fellow named Eric who owns a Adolphe Edouard Sax, tenor saxophone pitched in C. He lives about an hour’s drive from here, in a suburb of Vancouver, so I…

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Is There Really Any Need For A C-Pitched Tenor In Today’s World?

I admit it. I have one. Actually, I have two. What am I talking about? I’m talking about the only instrument of Adolphe Sax’s original orchestral set of saxophones that caught on in a big way: the C melody saxophone—or the C-pitched tenor as it is more accurately called.     …

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