• Saxophone

    Conn New Wonder Page

    by  • June 5, 2011 • Conn, New Wonder

    I offhandedly mentioned awhile ago that I’m going to try to find the biggest and best pictures of a particular make/model/pitch. Additionally, I wanted to get higher resolution pics, if possible. Hey, when I was building saxpics.com, I had a 15″ CRT monitor and images were considered “big” if they were 800×600. I now...

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    The Rebuild of Selmer, Part 2: 1922 to 1925

    by  • April 24, 2011 • Selmer

    First, allow me to repeat myself: According to the official Selmer website, www.selmer.fr, the first saxophone built by Selmer was a Series 1922, released on December 31, 1921. Now I get to confuse everyone. The first horns that Selmer produced were very likely the Series 1922 (albeit engraved “Serie,” like the current Super Action...

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    The Rebuild of Selmer, Part 1: Before 1922.

    by  • March 28, 2011 • Selmer

    Let me start writing about Selmer saxophones by … not writing about Selmer saxophones. According to the official Selmer website, www.selmer.fr (requires Adobe Flash plug-in), the first saxophone built by Selmer was a Series 1922, released on December 31, 1921. However, if you click the button to look at the picture on the Selmer...

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    Yamaha Home

    by  • July 21, 2010 • Yamaha

    Since 1887, when it began producing reed organs, the Yamaha Corporation in Japan (then Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd.) has grown to become the world’s largest manufacturer of a full line of musical instruments, and a leading producer of audio/visual products, semiconductors and other computer related products, sporting goods, home appliances and furniture, specialty metals,...

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    Selmer Mark VII Information from Frederick Hemke

    by  • July 9, 2010 • Selmer

    Steve Sklar, the gentleman that runs the ClarinetPerfection website and who is one of the Content Experts on the Woodwind Forum (where I’m an admin), posted this the other day. ┬áIt’s interesting stuff for a lot of reasons, but for me, I was unaware that Frederick Hemke was one of the folks that helped...

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    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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