Medusa Brochures Uploaded to Website

A couple of weeks ago I uploaded two new resources to my website. Under the category of B&S’s modern saxes, I scanned a Medusa saxophone brochure, as well as a B&S Medusa dealer prospectus. The two resources add a further layer to what is arguably the most comprehensive B&S informational…

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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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Saxophone Brochures On eBay: WTF?

Although I write about horns on eBay a lot, I have never actually bought one through the online auction site. True be told, since joining as a member in 1998, I have bought a grand total of five, yup count ’em, 5 items through this gigantic auction site. And while…

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Sax Stands: Circa 1930s

Over the past few weeks I have written a number of articles about Martin, Pan American, as well as Cavalier saxophones. These articles were all based on the pages of a Chicago Musical Instrument Company catalogue from 1931. Today I’m going to finish up with that catalogue by looking at…

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Cavalier Saxophones

I must admit that I had never heard of Cavalier saxophones before I looked at this 1931 catalogue from the Chicago Musical Instruments company. Given I have spent the more than 15 years now researching vintage saxophones, I found this odd. So I did some research about the brand, and…

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