The SeaWind bari is back!

I just got back from two-day trip to Vancouver Island where I picked up what is likely to be the replacement for my B&S Medusa low A baritone saxophone. As much as love my raunchy-sounding, natural overtone-producing, German-made bari, it no longer fits for the kind of music I play…

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Two New Student Model Tenor Saxophones

A couple of options in the current crop of student model tenor saxophones Yesterday I did something I very seldom do: I play-tested a couple of brand new tenor saxophones. These were not pro models, but rather current student models that are targeted at beginning players. They were so new…

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Phil Dwyer Edition SeaWind Tenor Sax

Phil Dwyer Edition SeaWind Tenor Sax Countries of origin: Parts manufactured in Taiwan; assembled by hand in Canada. Price: $3,399.00 (March 2015) Date of manufacturing: 2014 Date of review: 2015 A few months ago SeaWind saxophones started advertising on the Woodwind Forum. As one of the WF’s admins, as well…

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Stencil Horns: Then & Now

It used to be that what a stencil horn was, was clearly identifiable. Vintage stencil horns: what were they? Very simply put, a stencil saxophone is a horn that was made by one of the major manufacturers for another company or perhaps a music store. The ordering company would then…

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