Being a good saxophone caretaker

The concept of being a saxophone caretaker isn’t really outlandish at all Any well-made professional—or even a good, student model saxophone from the early to mid part of the 20th century—when properly cared for, will serve its owners well for hundreds of years. Yes, you read that right, I wrote…

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Vintage Rampone & Cazzani Tenor On eBay

When the new owner of the very vintage Rampone & Cazzani tenor left a comment on my blog yesterday, I checked out the old eBay listing, and then also happened across this old-timer. I thought this sax was interesting enough to include here, because we don’t see many of these old guys…

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Very Vintage Rampone & Cazzani Tenor On eBay

Now here is something you don’t see very often: a vintage Rampone & Cazzani tenor saxophone.     Source: eBay.com The seller describes the tenor like this: Vintage Rampone and Cazzani B flat Tenor Made in Milano Italy known for their hand made horns this was made approximately 100 years ago…

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Two Quite Different Italian Henry Lavelle Saxophones

Over on the Vintage Saxes & Obscure Brands page of the blog, a number of us have been having a discussion about the Henry Lavelle brand of saxophone. (After my initial reply to James’ question, skip down to comment 23 for the rest of the conversation to date.)  Both James and Marilin…

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