Voss

Voss Alto

Serial #: 163XX
Finish: Lacquer with nickel plated keys

 Source: Michael Bloch

Voss Tenor

Serial #: 10XXX
Finish: Lacquer with nickel plated keys

 Source: eBay.com

Voss Tenor

Serial #: 11902
Finish: Lacquer with nickel plated keys

 Source: eBay.com

Voss Tenor

Serial #: ?
Finish: Lacquer with nickel plated keys

 Source: eBay.com

Voss Tenor

Serial #: ?
Finish: Lacquer with nickel plated keys

 Source: eBay.com

Like the René Dumont, Roxy, and Senator saxophones stencilled by Dörfler & Jörka, Voss saxes are one of the more common stencil names we see up for sale on eBay, Craigslist, and other online auction sites. Just the number of these horns for sale alone, tells us that D&J horns are anything but rare.

However, unlike the René Dumont and Roxy stencilled horns that are primarily seen here in North America, and the Senators that we see more commonly in Europe, Voss saxophones show up on both both sides of the pond. As a matter of fact, much like the  René Dumont and Roxy, examples of Voss horns appear so frequently, that I have stopped collecting examples of them for their gallery in Bassic Sax Pix.

Here’s a fun fact about Voss: more Orsi-made Voss stencils appear in Germany than they do in North America. Why is that I wonder? We know that D&J stopped making saxophones in 1965. The Orsi horns appear newer than that. I wonder if Voss concentrated on exports to the North American market when they had their horns made by D&J?

I’d like to find out more about the Voss company. I’ve only read bits here and there, and I’m not sure how much of what I’ve read, if anything, is true. If you know anything definitive about the Voss company, please get in touch with me. Thanks!

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