How to get rid of an unneeded vintage sax

ID the sax Research The facts Buyers for vintage saxes More facts If I get work done, what then? Case study 1: An Olds Super Anything done will likely get undone Case study 2: A JK stencil sax It’s a buyer’s market How do I dispose of a vintage sax?…

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How I Succumbed To G.A.S…. Again…

Although I have a rather extensive set of vintage tenors, there has been 1 make that I have so far not acquired. For a long time I have been secretly—or perhaps not so secretly—been pining for a J. Keilwerth Toneking or The New King, or one of their stencils. Unlike American stencil…

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A Trio Of Moon Pearls On A Lovely Vintage German Horn

Last night my tenors and I were the subject of an impromptu photo shoot. As I took a look through the shots, I found a few that were quite interesting, and some that were rather artistic. The following one of my D&J-stencilled DeVilliers is among my favourites.    A Dörfler & Jörka…

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A Dörfler & Jörka Information Update

If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you might have noticed that I have devoted a fair amount of space to a relatively uncommon vintage German saxophone manufacturer. Dörfler & Jörka was located in Nauheim, and had strong ties to the Julius Keilwerth company. When I first happened across a…

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Playing My Way Through My Tenors

What’s the point of having a lot of saxophones if you’re not using them? Well that’s exactly the question I asked myself last week. I then made the decision that I would take my Dörfler & Jörka-stencilled De Villiers to my rehearsal with Deception.     Photography by H. Kahlke  © 2009 I’d…

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