A couple of months ago, I went to the MIM (Musical Instruments Museum) in Scottsdale (the post’s right here). Well, they had an event on 07/29/2012 where teachers could get in free, provided they listened to a sales pitch regarding taking their kids to the MIM on a field trip. My wife’s a teacher and asked me to tag along, so I did.
We were only there for about 1.5 hours this time. I did, however, bring my wife’s camera and tried to take a few more pics. They did have a few upgrades to their sax collection, too, so that’s a bonus. That gave me a chance to actually see, in person, a Grafton Acrylic Alto. Pictures below with some pithy commentary on some.
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Just testing the camera.
The Russian bassoon. Which is neither Russian, nor a bassoon.
The pink Mark VI. It needs an overhaul.
Mentioned in the previous MIM article. A thumb piano from found objects.
The first Steinway
Oops. Cut off "1836."
Olympic Drum from the 2008 Olympics
From the dance organ
The QRS Play-A-Sax
Equipment used to make a piano roll
Master perforator piano for piano rolls
More piano roll equipment
I mentioned earlier that there was a YAS-23 in the MIM
The Mark VI is a new addition
I liked this. An exploded Steinway.
Close ups of the Grafton
Keyguard in good shape!
Illinois Jacquet's tenor
Benny Goodman's clarinet
Ooops on the focus
Surprisingly, no #2 reeds
Artie Shaw's clarinet
I saw Artie Shaw in concert, long ago
I almost skipped this one, until I caught the name
Cannonball horns aren't US made, tho
Old saxophones moved to a different wall
The animal is called a "Screaming Hairy Armadillo." Seriously.