• JW York

    JW York Interestingness …

    by  • July 2, 2010 • JW York

    I am researching all things York saxophone, of course. While doing so, I ran across this simply beautiful bari on SOTW. The prospective owner’s question was, “Is this a York-made York?” My answer was equally simple, “I don’t know.” While letting that stew for awhile, I ran across an almost identical LACQUER bari on...

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    John Swain’s JW York Pages

    by  • June 24, 2010 • JW York

    Mr. Swain died in 2003, but California State University Los Angeles left his website running until 2007, after which it disappeared into the wonderful world of The Internet Wayback Machine. Unfortunately, archive.org is very, very slow in retrieving websites that have been completely deleted — say, about 20 minutes for a page of text...

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    JW York Intro (3rd Draft)

    by  • June 23, 2010 • JW York

    Everyone knows about the major American saxophone companies from the late 19th and early- to mid-/late-20th century: CG Conn Buescher Martin HN White (King) Holton Some folks might also know that these companies made something called “stencils” for other companies that didn’t have their own saxophone lines. They’re called “stencils” because the manufacturer would...

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