Phase 1 Hohner President Tenor

A Phase 1 Hohner President tenor and what it tells us about the evolution of Max Keilwerth saxophones In early April 2019, I happened across this interesting, and quite rare, Phase 1 Hohner President tenor sax on eBay. Unfortunately the horn sold before I could email any questions to the…

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The Globemaster Luxus’ Elusive Tuning

Last September I wrote about a beautiful Max Keilwerth-made Globemaster Luxus that was sent to my tech by a fellow in New York. Long story short, the owner, Timothy, couldn’t get the sax to play in tune, and previous techs who he had taken it to had not been able…

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A (Presumably) Max Keilwerth-made President

In search of a lovely Max Keilwerth-made President, or other MK tenor Despite having a lovely collection of vintage horns, there are still a few that I have on my bucket list. One I checked off nearly a year ago, when I brought home the museum-quality Olds Super tenor from…

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A Globemaster Luxus By Max Keilwerth

I was in my tech’s shop the other day, and had the chance to unpack a very special horn that was sent to him for repair: a Max Keilwerth-made Globermaster Luxus alto serial, # 56XX. This horn arrived all the way from New York State because the owner was willing…

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Brand new Hohner President Page

I just spent what seems like weeks, but was in fact only a few days, totally redoing the Hohner President page on my website. Since I first wrote the page seven or so years ago, I have spent hours pouring over thousands of Hohner President saxophone images. I’ve seen altos;…

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