• Rare and/or Interesting


    by  • July 10, 2010 • Interesting Websites

    This is essentially a Polish-language version of eBay. Now, I can’t speak Polish, but Google Chrome and Iron (the non-Google-branded version of Chrome) do have built-in Google Translate functions, so you can navigate fairly easily.  The musical instruments section is http://www.allegro.pl/9498_instrumenty_instrumenty_dete.html and, if you’re just looking for saxophones, you go to the subsection that...

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    Antique and Vintage Saxophones

    by  • July 8, 2010 • Interesting Websites

    I stumbled across this website when I was looking for something completely different.  This does appear to be an abandoned blog, but it’s got some nice pictures of horns I really haven’t done much research on. Enjoy! http://antiquesaxophones.blogspot.com/

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    The Curved Sopranissimo

    by  • July 6, 2010 • Rare and/or Interesting

    I wrote this up on the Woodwind Forum a little bit ago: Again, while researching something completely different, I stumbled upon http://www.music-company.be and an interesting — and unfortunately very small — picture: It’s supposed to be all of 20cm in length. Paul Cohen wrote two articles on the Bb curved sopranissimo in The Saxophone...

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    Gardiner Houlgate

    by  • July 5, 2010 • Interesting Websites

    Another interesting website.  This is an auction house in the UK (Bath, to be very specific).  Fortunately, they archive their auctions and generally have a few pics in each. http://www.gardinerhoulgate.co.uk

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    Stephen Howard Woodwinds

    by  • July 3, 2010 • Interesting Websites

    I’m surprised I hadn’t mentioned this website earlier. Mr. Howard’s website is a wealth of information and reviews of both new and vintage instruments. At the very least, you can go there and just look at the pretty pictures. Highly recommended. http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk

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    by  • June 17, 2010 • Interesting Websites

    Yes, this website is in French.  However, it’s relatively easy to navigate if either you use a newish version of Google Chrome and click the “Translate” button.  Or if you can read some French :). I, of course, am interested in the loads of pretty pictures.  Take a look at the link for “Collections...

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