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Arta Guban Timisora

Arta Guban Timisora

47 photos in 8 sub-albums

I'm still attempting to determine if these folks made their own horns, stenciled them from others or had horns made by others to their specification. I've heard of "definitely a B&S stencil," "definitely a J Keilwerth stencil" and "they stenciled from a lot of folks." I think the last one is probably accurate.
Charles Huguenin Le Locle (Suisse)

Charles Huguenin Le Locle (Suisse)

12 photos in 1 sub-album

These are probably all stencils. I added these as part of my 200+ horn additions in March 2013, so I really haven't looked too closely at this model.
E Albert - Bruxelles

E Albert - Bruxelles

6 photos in 1 sub-album

H Cleyton - Madrid

H Cleyton - Madrid

9 photos in 1 sub-album

MJH Kessels - Tilbourg, Netherlands

MJH Kessels - Tilbourg, Netherlands

10 photos in 1 sub-album

From: http://www.the-saxophone.com Kessels was a factory build in 1896 in Tilburg, The Netherlands. My greatgrandfather and grandfather worked there. Kessels made brassinstruments, woodwindinstruments, percussion, piano's and so on. He and his brother were wellknown composers. Kessels brothers were conductor of their orchestra and Mathieu Kessels was finder of Music School of Tilburg. They won very many prices in Europe. The price was on the instruments. Mathieu Kessels died in 1932 and his sons continued the factory. But they arguing and the factory stopped in 1939. One of his sons continued in brassinstruments, the other son was manager of publishing company. In 1956 the factory was demolished. My grandfather started a factory of his own and my father continued. In 1986 he started a museum in the backyard of his musicshop. My father died in 2001 and I continued the museum. After a large burglary of hundred brass instruments it was very different to continue. But now we have a small part of the museum filled up with musical instruments. I hope I could give you some information. Kind regards, Eveline Passier Erfgoed Depot Riel www.bewarenenvastleggen.nl
Melchior DeVries

Melchior DeVries

5 photos in 1 sub-album

Horn Details Seller's Blurb Make Martin Price/Date $3500 / 2016 Model Handcraft Master
"Typewriter" Finish Gold Plate Pitch Eb Alto Keyed Range Low Bb to altissimo F Serial 97478 Bell Keys Split Year 1930 Tone Holes Soldered; straight Source Link GetASax.com Octave Key Over

 

For sale as of May 10, 2016! Go buy it!

The Martin Typewriter is the quintessential aesthete’s saxophone. It has a unified design concept that makes it a harmonious whole like no other horn. Every key touch is a circular pearl, and there are many other little design elements to that combine to make this a striking piece. This rare example is in near mint condition with virtually no wear at all and nearly 100% original gold plate intact. It has gorgeous and extensive special engraving on the bell including a little portrait of a cabin with mountains and a lake!

Besides being rare and fabulous, this horn also has a fresh high-end overhaul and it plays amazingly well, with a sweet, lush, thick, lyrical tone that is unique to Martin saxophones. This would be the perfect alto for any kind of lyrical alto playing – big band, ballads, section playing, or even wind band. The typewriter style keywork makes it slower to get around, so this is not a main alto for a pro player who practices 4 hours a day, because then the ergonomic quirks would become troublesome, but for most kinds of players, it’s just a lot of fun.

Whether you’re a player or collector, this is a very special horn, and it should make someone very happy!

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Mendes

Mendes

10 photos in 1 sub-album

It was difficult, but I found a reference. Way down on page 102, under "Musical Instruments" it says, "José Mendes Leite, Rua 15 de Novembro, 18." You'll also note that the top of every other page it says "Para." That's a state in northern Brazil.

I do wonder if the manufacturer is Manuel José Mendes Leite. That might make this an interesting historical find.

P. Senecaut - Bruxelles

P. Senecaut - Bruxelles

7 photos in 1 sub-album