Bassically A Site About All Things Sax

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The DAyton Band Instrument COmpany of Dayton, Ohio, sold its own brand of saxophones under the label of DABICO. All DABICO saxophones were stencils, and a variety of companies supplied the saxophones for them. For example, some DABICO horns were made by Pierret, while others were made by Hammerschmidt. This alto is one of the later.

Besides this being a full pearl model, like my Hüttl De Luxe, note the ornate bow and neck guards, as well as the body to bow, and bell to body connecting rings. Although we don’t know when this sax might have been produced, these ornamentations are what we see in the earlier models of Hammerschmidt saxophones that had the acrylic key guards. In horns with metal key guards, these features—both in Hammerschmidt’s own Klingsor line, and in their stencils—were usually plain.


**Please Note**

Because the of the size of the various vintage saxophone galleries on my site—and the lack of their searchability—I have created a separate area of my site called Bassic Sax Pix. Bassic Sax Pix allows you to find what you’re looking for quickly and easily. I have therefore stopped updating the individual Hammerschmidt and Hammerschmidt Stencil galleries here, and have copied all of the information already contained in these galleries over to the Hammerschmidt galleries at Bassic Sax Pix.

New Hammerschmidt and Hammerschmidt stencil horn images continue to be added regularly to the galleries at Bassic Sax Pix. If you are looking for photos of Hammerschmidt stencil horns, I recommend you jump to the bigger, and more searchable galleries. Fear not however, I will continue to add more stencil names to this list as I find them. They will just link to the new galleries.

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