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by Jenn
(3 posts)
16 years ago

need info about American Artist sax

I inherited my grandfather's saxophone and now my son is playing. I am looking for any information about it. The sax is silver with mother of pearl keys. An "American Artist" mark appears on the bell and the serial number is on the back side. I have been unable to find anything about the year it was made, by what company, etc. Any idea what it is worth or where to look for that information? Thanks to anyone who can help.

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  1. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: need info about American Artist sax

    Hi Jenn, Can you give me the serial number, and any other patent numbers, etc. that are on the back of the horn near the thumb rest? A couple pictures would help too.

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    1. by Dave Dix
      (421 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: need info about American Artist sax

      American artist was a martin made stencil but buescher also made some ! Confusing? yes. Stencil horns were made by most of the big companies and a picture would help. If it has bevelled tone holes it will be a martin. Dave

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    2. by Jenn
      (3 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: need info about American Artist sax

      the serial number is 10277. I will forward pictures asap. thanks a lot!

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        16 years ago

        Re: need info about American Artist sax

        Dave is correct. I believe all of their soprano saxophones were made by Martin, and many of their altos. Buescher made some altos ,C Melody saxophones, and tenors. It seems like Conn might have made a few tenors also, but I don't recall.

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        1. by Jenn
          (3 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: need info about American Artist sax

          Based on the information I received in response to my first request, I do believe it was made by Martin. It does have the soldered, bevelled tone holes. Does anyone know in what year it might have been made? or what the worth today might be? My son takes it to high school and leaves it there during the week. I'm not sure if that is a mistake or if I need to insure the sax? Thanks to everyone again for all your help!

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