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Keilwerth Saxophone Genealogy Chart

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Keilwerth Saxophone Genealogy Chart

This Keilwerth saxophone genealogy chart tracks how the Graslitz horns evolved, became the saxophones that were produced in Nauheim, and ultimately how they turned into the modern horns we can buy from the company today. 

JK Models Over the Decades

DecadeModel Levels from the most basic to move advance
1930sModell V *
-Simplest Model
-No MOP or rollers
-Limited range
Modell L
-Simplest Model
-No MOP or rollers
Modell 4
-Simple Model
-With MOP & roller
Modell 3
-Some with front F
-Drawn & rolled tone holes
-MOP key touches
Modell 2
(American Model)
-Like Modell 3 with extra features
- G# triller
-Stronger neck guard
-gold wash bell
Model 1
-Like Modell II, with added features
-MOP rollers
-Fork Eb
-Pant guard
Modell Soloist
-Like Modell 1 but with additional MOP key touches inlaid
1940sKingThe New KingToneking 1Toneking Solo
1950sThe New King
1960sThe New King
-high F only
-Keyed to high F#
Toneking Special
1970sStudentThe New KingTonekingToneking Special
-High F
-High F# for extra $
Toneking SpecialToneking Exclusive
-straight tone hole
SX90Peter Ponzol
-'86-93 with rolled tone holes
-after that called the SX90R
Julius Keilwerth saxophone model names over the decades and what they became.
Note: Not all horns were stamped with their model numbers (Modell), and not all features were available in all voices of horns. This is a broad-strokes chart to show evolution, not necessarily horn-specific features.
*I have found no evidence from any sources that the Modell V exists, yet it clearly does.
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