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by STARKACE
(2 posts)
5 months ago

Newbie

I was looking for some nfo on the old Elkharts, and found it here, can't understand why I didn't join sooner!!! Thanks!!!

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  1. by Saxquest
    (399 posts)

    5 months ago

    Re: Newbie

    Happy to help. Can you post up a couple photos?

    Thanks,
         Mark Overton
         www.saxquest.com  

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    1. by STARKACE
      (2 posts)

      5 months ago

      Re: Newbie

      I don't have any. I'm going to look at a tenor today, so if you have any general info about what to look for as far as age, models, manufacturer, etc., I'd appreciate that. Thank you!

      Daniel G. Klimoski

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  2. by sareng1997
    (2 posts)

    2 weeks ago

    Re: Newbie

    Hi,

    My knowledge of music and playing sax is very limited, so, I am new beginner, even though I learn to play in my younger years, and only just started back again. I have a elkhart, ind alto sax patent in 1914; I know nothing about this model, or hope someone can tell me about it. tx, Sally

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    1. by mijderf
      (57 posts)

      2 weeks ago

      Re: Newbie

      Hi Sally, your 2nd photo shows the patent number with the capital C below it.  You might have a C melody sax instead of an alto.  Some C melody saxes had alto shaped necks, and some had tenor shaped neckes.  There are photos of a similar horn here on Saxophone.org at http://www.saxophone.org/museum/saxophones/specimen/1533.
      If so, a C melody is a C instument like a piano, so you could cross check and see if middle C on your horn matches a C on a piano to make sure.
      I also see that you have a microtuner at the mouthpiece end of your neck.  This was a feature of many old Conn's (again see the link above).

      mijderf 

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