• Posts Tagged ‘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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    Introduction to Couturier

    by  • May 25, 2010 • EA Couturier

    This section was prompted by a comment on The Woodwind Forum. There are at least two American manufacturers of saxophones in the 1920’s (and somewhat earlier) that very little is written about: Couturier and JW York. Interestingly, these two makes intersect at some point, too. While I do have confirmation that Couturier definitely did...

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