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Senator Alto

Serial #: ?
Finish: Lacquer with nickel plated keys


Senator Alto

Serial #: 11255
Finish: Lacquer with nickel plated keys


Senator Tenor

Serial #: 89XX
Finish: Silver plated

 Source: A friend of Bassic Sax

Like the René Dumont and Roxy saxophones stencilled by Dörfler & Jörka, Senator 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, the Senator saxophones tend to pop up more in Europe, and more specifically in Germany. Furthermore, whereas René Dumont and Roxy saxophones appear to have been ordered in only a two-tone finish, Senator saxophones came in a variety of finishes. To date I have catalogued two-tone, lacquer, and silver plated examples of this stencil name. If you’d like to see them, be sure to check out the Senator gallery in Bassic Sax Pix.

An interesting feature that I have seen so far on a couple of examples of Senator horns, are metal key guards, which bear a striking resemblance to the angel wings guards that Keilwerth was using on its Toneking and The New King horns at the time. For example, check out tenor 7XXX, and this tenor of unknown serial #.

Senator was not the only Dörfler & Jörka-made saxophone to have this style of metal guard. Tenor Paragon 763X, as well as this tenor stencilled with the name Original Hopf Classic, serial # 75XX, also had this style key guard.

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