Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH Markneukirchen (VMI) Update

It was just over a year ago when I announced on this blog that I was undertaking a major new portion on my website: a section dedicated to the Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH Markneukirchen (VMI). VMI is what the VEB that manufactured the B&S, AKA blue label, and Weltklang saxophones morphed …

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Ever Heard Of A Strathmann Non-Stick G# Key?

Unless you’ve read Uwe Ladwig’s book, Saxofone: Ein Kompendium—which requires you be able to read German—or you have read any of the modern B&S pages on my website, there is likely no reason that you would have heard of the Strathmann non-stick G# key. It is arguably one of best, …

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