The Italian Saxophobia Project

In the central Italian province of Rome, is a town called Fiumicino. There you’ll find the Centro Studi Musicali Torre in Pietra (CSMT). According to their website—that is only in Italian BTW—the CSMT is a non-profit association which was founded in 1989, with the intent of promoting the language arts and music in its various…

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How To Sax Up Your Decor

Last week I managed to get my mirror image Italian tenors—an Orsi-stencilled La Monte and a mystery Gallotone—hung in my foyer. I had the brilliant idea that they would look good on opposite sides of the mirror. Add a 1960s ashtray and a couple of reupholstered chairs that originally came from…

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A Rare La Monte Baritone Sighting On eBay

Now while this might not be earth shattering, this Orsi-made La Monte baritone is a first for me. I had previously not seen anything other than alto and tenor Orsi-stencilled, La Monte saxophones. La Monte had a habit of ordering their saxophones from the Italian instrument manufacturer Orsi. Although we do see the occasional stencil…

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Unique, Vintage Bass Saxophone With The Brand Name “Metro” Up For Auction

There is a very unique bass saxophone for sale at the moment. It is stencil horn, that carries the name Metro.      Source: eBay.com The seller of this unusual looking bass saxophone, describes it like this: This horn is only available to buyers in the U.S. – shipping will be $200…

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