A Tale of 2 Misplaced Tuning Crescents

It was nearly three years ago that I had my vintage curvy overhauled. Ever since I got it back from Claudio Fantinato things have not quite been the same. Why? Because Claudio took out the two tuning crescents that had been in the horn ever since I got it from…

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July 1909 Edition of the Buescher Journal True-Tone

I was looking through some of the vintage musical instrument catalogue pages that were sent to me a few years ago, and I came across this one: it is the July 1909 Edition of the Buescher Journal True-Tone. Unfortunately the scanned pages that I have from this journal are not very…

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Vintage American Saxophones

Two vintage American saxophones get the star treatment Over the last few days I have been quite busy taking photos and keeping both my Machinery and Photoshop skills refreshed. Over the weekend I took bunches of photos of two very interesting horns: one mine, the other belongs to a friend’s…

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The Bassic Sax Jazz Ensemble 2.0

It’s over… After reincarnating my pre-illness Bassic Sax Jazz Ensemble into a brand new trio, and after weeks of prepping for what amounts to a mini Saxophobia, this is what my studio looks like… Yup, it’s pretty much chaos in my studio ATM. I’ve still not cleaned it up. The…

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Long Tones And More Long Tones…

You’ll start to notice a theme here: long tones are a necessity On Tuesday Claudio Fantinato was kind enough to bring my curvy back to me. What a beauty of a horn it is. I really do need to take pictures of it before it begins to tarnish again. This…

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