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by jeremybasham85
(3 posts)
5 years ago

Holton Sax

Hello. I bought a Holton Collegiate Sax, but its not matching the records I've found on here.  From what I've read on here, its a Collegiate I from 1928-30.  I believe these are very rare.  Can anyone tell me about it?

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  1. by GFC
    (842 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Holton Sax

    Made in Elkhorn, Wisconsin in 1917.  The supply is low but the demand is even lower. Missing part of the low B keyguard.  Essentially no value.

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    1. by jeremybasham85
      (3 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: Holton Sax

      I've got the key guard, but from what I've read on here, it was built in 1928-1930 by laporte during the transition.  The serial number dont match with anything made in 1917.

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      1. by GFC
        (842 posts)

        5 years ago

        Re: Holton Sax

        39755?

        http://www.saxpics.com/?v=ser&manID=8

        But the bottom line remains the same:  essentially no value

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        1. by jeremybasham85
          (3 posts)

          5 years ago

          Re: Holton Sax

          According to this website, that particular site is wrong.

          Why would it have no value? 

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        2. by GFC
          (842 posts)

          5 years ago

          Re: Holton Sax

          ....and according to that website, this particular website is wrong.  Whatever.  The Holton Collegiate was a student instrument that never established a reputation as a good sounding, well made, or well playing horn.  It has no appeal in either the vintage or student markets.  The desire to believe that one has an undisovered gem in their possession is understandable, but that is rarely the case.  Cut your losses.


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