2 Buffet baris: a cautionary tale for bari buyers

Two different Buffet baris: Both with some serious body image and function issues I’m not even sure how I ended up finding these two sad examples of antique baris, but a couple of days ago I happened across two examples of horns that not only have seen better days, but…

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Meinel & Herold: Vintage German Saxophones

There is a curious little alto on eBay ATM. This Meinel & Herold alto saxophone may be bordering on the antique range of the vintage spectrum. (Meaning that it might be close to 100 years old. It’s hard to say.) This Meinel & Herold alto saxophone is a very, very simple…

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Review Of An A.E. Sax C-Pitched Tenor Sax

Adolphe Edouard Sax C-pitched tenor saxophone Country of origin: France Date of manufacturing: 1907-1928 1 (Likely prior to Selmer’s takeover of the Sax company). Date of Review: 2017 It was in November 2012 that I wrote about a A.E. Sax C-pitched tenor sax that belonged to a fellow who lives…

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Micro-Computed Tomgraphy for antique sax parts

It’s a good bet that many of us have not heard of the medical imaging technique called micro-computed tomography. Although we’re likely familiar with the term CT scan, in micro CT scans the pixel sizes of the cross-sections are in the micrometre range (one millionth of a metre). This allows…

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1920s Music Suggestions Needed

Looking for music suggestions from the sax-happy 1920s I’ve been asked to put on a performance early in the New Year demonstrating some of my vintage saxophone collection. ATM I’m trying to decide which many vintage horns to pick out, and what music to play with them. Call me crazy,…

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