Table of (mostly pro) Known Saxophone Manufacturers and Models
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Manufacturer
A little note or manufacturer's fulll name(s)
Country of Origin

Models I Know Of Information, Picture Galleries, Modern Websites, etc.
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A Cabart
France

A Santoni
("Pare" or "Como" may also be stamped)
Italy

Evette & Schaeffer (intermediate) horns stamped "Made in Italy" Saxforum.IT
Adolphe (Adolphe-Edouard) Sax
France
Adolphe Sax
Adolphe (Antoine-Joseph) Sax
France
Adolphe Sax
Akustik (part of VEB - B&S)
Germany
  • Picture
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  • Modern
    Website(s)
Allen Loomis (see also CONN)
USA
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Amati
Czech Republic
Corton Toneking Classic Super
Lignatone Signatone Dave Guardala 501CL
Classic Deluxe
Antoine Courtois
France
Antoine Courtois
Conservatorie
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Arta Guban Timisora
Romania

Luxor
  • Picture
    Galleries
Aulochrome
(Inventor: François Louis)
Belgium
B & S
(VEB Blechblas und Signalinstrumentenfabrik)
Germany
"Blue Label" "Gold Label" Chicago Jazz
Series
Codera Medusa Allora
B&S Dave Guardala
(excludes 501CL)
LA Sax
(Pre-2005)
Series 2000 (intermediate)   Series 2001
See also entry for VEB
Barbier et Fils
France
Besson
France
Bassic-Sax
Boiste; Maurice, Rene & Louis
France
Maurice Boiste
Rotinat Stencils
Boosey & Co.
England
Borgani, Prof. Romeo
Italy
Buescher, Ferdinand August
USA

True-Tone
(The New) Aristocrat
400
Super 400 Alto and Tenor

CA Wunderlich
Germany
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Carl Kruspe
Germany
Bassic-Sax
Cointrau-Marigaux (sometimes read "Contreau")
France
Conn, Colonel Charles Gerard
USA
Wonder Improved
(s/n 1-41xxx; 1888-1910; 1913-1915?)
New Wonder
(s/n 41xxx-263xxx; 1915-1935)
Connqueror 26M/30M
(s/n 263xxx-309xxx; 1935-1943)
New Invention
(s/n 16xxx-23xxx; 1910-1912?)
Artist/Standard ("Naked Lady")
(s/n 263xxx-P Prefix; 1935-1971)
Connstellation 28M
(s/n 330xxx-345xxx; 1948-1952)
Please note that the DJH ("Daniel J. Henkin") Modified horns are Julius Keilwerth stencils.
Pro horn manufacture ceased in 1971.

Couesnon;
Jean Baptiste, Felix and Amedee
France

(Modele) Monopole Armée (Series GNM) Modele SO (Series SO)
Opera (Series HN) National (Series BO) Universel (Series CGO)
Armée (Series BN)
For Msseurs De L'Armée
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Defiant
Unknown
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Dolnet-Lefevre et Pigis
France
"Early Models" Bel Air M70
"Series I" Artist Universal
"Series II" Imperial Jean Cartier
Dörfler & Jörka
Hubert Jörka & Josef Dörfler
Germany
Artist #300 Convair Gebr. Alexander Mainz
Boucet Impala H. Genet
Carl Ludwig De Villiers Some SML Stencils
Clinton Diamond Some Bundy Stencils
Stamped "Made in Germany"
Rene Dumont Hopf Roxy
EA Beaugnier;
Emilien Augustus, Louis-Hippolyte, & Maurice and Robert Siour
France
Special Perfect
Fabrication Artistique
Vitos stamped "Made in France"
Noblets stamped "Made in France"
Some SML Stencils
EA Couturier
USA
Some Lyon & Healy Stencils
Lyon & Healy Perfect Curved
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Edouard & Théodore Robert
France
Luthier Vents
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EO Sylvester
USA (Built by Pierret)
Eppelsheim, Benedikt
Germany
Soprillo
Tubax
Eppelsheim
Ernest Benisch
France
Luthier Vents
Eugen Schuster
Germany
Majestik Aristocrat
Evette & Schaeffer, Buffet-Crampon & Cie.
France
"Early Buffet-Crampon" Buffet-Powell S1 (& S1 Prestige)
"Early Evette-Schaeffer" "SA Series" S2 (Intermediate)
Evette Dynaction S3 (& S3 Prestige)
Apogée System Super Dynaction ("SDA") Olds Opera Stencil
Some Selmer (Paris) Stencils
F. Renoux & Cie.
France
Super Rex Professional
Super Rex Conservatory
Other Models
Luthier Vents
F. Sudre
France
Universel  
Ferdinando Roth
Italy
Bassic-Sax
Feulliet et Fils
France
Holidays.net
FX (Franz Xavier) Hüller and
EMO
(Ernst Modl), ARIGA (Anton Riedl) and Riedl
Germany
Regent
World
World De Luxe
World Super
G. Leblanc
(see also BEAUGNIER, NOBLET and VITO)
France
Le Rationnel
Semi-Rationnel (SRB)
Leblanc System
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Gautrot (see also COUESNON)
France
Gebrüder Mönnig
(part of VEB - B&S)
Germany
Diamant
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Gervex
France
GH Hüller (part of VEB - B&S)
Germany
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Grafton
England
Grassi, Ida Maria
Italy
La Marque
2000
Professional 2000
Wonderful
Guillard Martel et Loiselet
France

H. Pihan;
Jean-Léon, Henri-Marcel & Henri
France
Luthier Vents
Halari
(sometimes read HALARY)
France
Hammerschmidt, Karl
Germany
"Cage Wire Key Guards" Lafleur Klingsor
Josef Hammerschmidt
und Söhne(?)
"Split Bell Keys"
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Hawkes & Son
England

XXth Century ("20th Century")
HN White - King Musical Instruments
USA
King Voll-True II Zephyr Special
Voll-True Zephyr Super 20 Silver-Sonic
Super 21 Silver Sonic (prototype)
Holton, Frank
Switzerland
Beaufort (Buffet Stencil) Stratodyne "Elkhorn"
Rudy Wiedoeft Collegiate Gretsch Stencil
Gretsch Commander Stencil
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Inderbinen
Germany
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
International Woodwind
Taiwan
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
J Pajot & A Jenzat
France
Ideal No. 1
Ideal No. 2
Luthier Vents
J. Gras, Joseph and Charles
France
Liberator
J.B. Barbe
France
J'Élle Stainer
Brazil
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Jerome Thibouville-Lamy
France
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Jim Schmidt Designs
USA
 
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Josef Hammerschmidt
Germany
Jouan et Guesdon
France
Priceminister.com Ad
Julius Rudolph
Germany
Bassic-Sax
JW York
(James Warren York)
USA
"Patent Applied For"
"Plate Construction"
"Triple Octave Vent"
Keilwerth, Julius
Czechoslovakia and Germany
King Magna King Tempo
Stencil
Toneking H-Couf Superba
I & II
CX-90
The New King Modell
Peter Ponzol
SX-90
Modell Lus Conn
DJH Modified
SX-90R
Champion Armstrong
Heritage Stencil
Buffet Expression
Stencil
Modell 1-5 Luxor van Hall Richard Keilwerth
Stencils
Keilwerth, Max
Czechoslovakia and Germany
Hohner President
Pure Tone
Mars
Musicator
Harway
Köhler, Franz (part of MIGMA/Musica)
Germany
Empor
Kohlert, Vincenta Kohlerta Synové
("V. Kohlert's Sons" or "VKS")
Czechoslovakia and Germany
"Early" Amati Stencil Regent
Modell 1926-1929 Winnenden Star
"1930-1934" Models
55, 57, 58, 59
Excelsior
"VKS" Bixley Boosey & Hawkes
Edgware Stencil
"WWII"   Popular
Note that modern Kohlerts are made in China and have nothing to do with the "original" Kohlert company.
Kurt Gropp
Germany
VogtlandsPerle
Vogtland-Perle
Perl-Gold
L. Moeremans Gand
France
Lecomte, A
France
Ledran
France
Oliver Werly's Collection
Lopes
Brazil
Windmaster
Windmaster II
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Louis Augu & Cie., L. Rotinat Succ.
France
Junior Universel
Armée
Export
Royal
Royal Conservatoire
Lyrist & R. Briard
France
Lyrist
Mahillion
Belgium
Bassic Sax
Malerne
France
Artist
Master
Professional
Margueritat
(incl. Raoul Brun-Vichy-Margueritat)
France
Marius Roche
France
Marius Roche Luthier Vents
Martin, John Henry
USA
Handcraft Handcraft Committee Centennial
Handcraft Master
("Typewriter")
Handcraft Standard Committee
(aka "Committee III")
Handcraft Troubador Handcraft
Standard Special
Magna
Handcraft Imperial Handcraft Committee II FE Olds
Super
Millereau (and Raoux-Millereau)
France
SOTW
Noblet (see also BEAUGNIER)
France
Orsi
Italy
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Oscar Adler (part of MIGMA/Musica)
Germany
Odeum Elektra Triumph
Ocru Sonora Rasco
Phönix ("Phoenix")
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
P. Mauriat
Taiwan
Pélisson
(incl. all horns with "Pélisson" in their name)

France
Georgeophone
George System
Peter Jessen
Denmark
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Pierret; Louis
France
Unlabeled
("Corps Embouti")
Oxford Modele 42
Modele 1-7 Artiste Embassy
Vibrator Modele D'Artistes Olds Parisian
Ambassador Stencil
Virtuor Super Artiste Olds Parisian Stencil
Concerto with Virtuor Competition Santy Runyon Stencil
Super 8 Concerto C. Jeuffoy Stencil
Powell, Verne Q.
USA
Silver Eagle
Rampone & Cazzani;
Agostino Rampone & Giuseppina B. Cazzani
Italy
R1 Jazz
R1
Deluxe
Super
Alessophone
FISM (Fabbrica Italiana Strumenti Musicali) Super
Rampone, Alfonso
Italy
Rampone SOTW
Raymond Dubois
(sometimes incorrectly read as "Raymond Duboy")
France
Essor
Universel
René Guenot, A. Douchet & Cie., René & Albert
France
René Guenot Standard Super Luxe
Simplimax Professionnel Super Série
Robert Drouet and A. (André François) Fimbel
France
Luthier Vents
Robert Oswald Adler (ROA)
Germany
Bassic-Sax
Sächs - Musikinstrumente (part of VEB - B&S)
Germany
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Selmer (Paris)
France
Modele 22 Series Balanced Action
("BA")
Super 80 Serie
(no number, I, II, III)
Modele 26 Series
(incl. Modele 28 & New Largebore)
Selmer Super Series
(incl. "Cigar Cutter," Radio Improved and Jimmy Dorsey)
Adolphe Sax Mark VI Reference 36
Super (Balanced) Action
("SBA")
Mark VII Reference 54
Sigfried Wolfram (part of MIGMA/Musica)
Germany
SML (Strasser-Marigaux-Lemaire)
France
"Prototypes" "Rev. B" Gold Medal
"Rev. A" Super Series Standard
"Split-Bell-Key" "Rev. C" King Marigaux Stencil
Coleman Hawkins Models "Rev. D" Some Woodwind Stencils
Note that current SML saxophones are made in Taiwan or China and have nothing to do with the original SML company.
Timis
Romania

Solist de Lux
Superior
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Triebert
France
Universel Savana
France

VEB - B&S
(VEB Blechblas und Signalinstrumentenfabrik)

Germany

Akustik Sonora Apollo
Weltklang University Allora
B&S
Rudall Carte Berg Larsen
See also entry for B & S
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Vercruysse et Dhondt
France
Vibratosax
Thailand
Vito France (See also BEAUGNIER)
Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH
(part of VEB - B&S)
Germany
Bassic Sax
WA Stowasser's Söhne
Italy and Czechosolvakia
Weltklang (part of VEB - B&S)
Germany
Artist
Solist
Apollo
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Werner Roth (part of MIGMA/Musica)
Germany
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Yamaha & Nikkan
Japan
61
62
82Z
855
875
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)
Yanagisawa
Japan
A/T3 S/A/T/B6 880 Series
A/T5 600 Series 981 Series
500 Series (Intermediate) 800 Series (Elimona) 90x/99x/99xx Series
Whitehall   Buescher Super 400 Soprano
  • General or Make & Model
    Information
  • Picture
    Galleries
  • Modern
    Website(s)

 

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