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by IngeD
(2 posts)
2 years ago

Old saxophone identification

hello there,
i am new so please be gentle (but honest!).
my son is starting saxophone classes soon. He is VERY exited.
a kind friend said she had a saxophone in her loft when I told her about his plans. I cannot find any info on the saxophone online so I thought I would as here. It is a silver colour, has some type of design on the horn, states “Adolphe” in curly letters and the number 02695.
i am worried it might need a lot of work and might not be the best instrument for a beginner. Any thoughts appreciated. 

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  1. by mijderf
    (269 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: Old saxophone identification

    The horn doesn't look too old.  According to the Adolphe Sax and Cie webpage, the rights to this old brand of saxophones was purchased by a saxophone technician named Karel Goetghebeur in 2012.  That would explain the relatively low serial number, yet the new look and styling to the horn.  I do see that it appears to be missing a touch pearl on the lower stack.  I do not know how well these horns are made or how well they hold up.

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    1. by IngeD
      (2 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: Old saxophone identification

      Thank you so much. We still have the touch pearl so that could be fixed too. There is a little “dink” in the saxophone at the back so it is definitely not in immaculate condition. However, for a child it might be better if it is not “precious” to start with...

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