The Globemaster Luxus’ Elusive Tuning

Last September I wrote about a beautiful Max Keilwerth-made Globemaster Luxus that was sent to my tech by a fellow in New York. Long story short, the owner, Timothy, couldn’t get the sax to play in tune, and previous techs who he had taken it to had not been able…

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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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New Brunswick International Bari Sax: Yup, Its A Max Keilwerth

A couple of days ago I noticed an interesting low Bb bari on eBay. It is stencilled New Brunswick International, and has the serial # 3673. Source: dosbonitas on eBay.com Based on its design features, I could tell immediately that this bari was built by none other than Max Keilwerth.…

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A Max Keilwerth-stencilled Johannes Adler Alto Sax

In the world of vintage German saxophones, there are still lots of mysteries. Here however, is one horn whose pedigree is easy to identify. The Johannes Adler alto sax currently on eBay is an example of a Max Keilwerth horn. Source: mikkoch01 Johannes Adler was a dealer, and bought their…

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