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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German Saxophones & The Nazi Party

For years now the Internet has been rife with statements, rumours, supposed “facts”, and half-truths about what the German Nationalsozialistische Deutsche Arbeiterpartei’s (Nazi party’s) view on the saxophone was. The majority of things I’ve read indicate that the saxophone was banned in Nazi Germany, yet the Swastika-engraved saxophones produced in …

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Vintage German Catalogue From Jörgensen Musik

A couple of weeks ago I was sent the most amazing treasure trove of vintage sax resources: nearly 400 MB of vintage German catalogue pages containing saxophone listings. As I was pouring through the 381 files that make up this amazing collection of catalogue pages containing (now) vintage saxophones, I …

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