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by Whiskeygirl
(2 posts)
1 week ago

Boosey and Hawkes Award

Can anyone tell me about alto saxophones that have 'Boosey & Hawkes Award' engraved on the bell?  who actually made these?

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  1. by GFC
    (828 posts)

    1 week ago

    Re: Boosey and Hawkes Award

    I'm going to guess that it's one of the Evette-Schaeffer type student saxophones that were produced by a hodgepodge of French and Italian manufacturers, and distributed by the Buffet-Crampon company, into the 1980s.  Boosey and Hawkes acquired Buffet-Crampon in 1981, but B-C may have provided Boosey and Hawkes stencil instruments before the acquisition.  There's variation in the details of the 1960s-1980s Evette-Schaeffer type instruments but they were made with the same type of bell key mechanism, with sliding lever linkages between left-pivot keytouches and right-side key cups.  You could compare that example with pictures of Evette-Schaeffers from that era to be sure.  

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    1. by Whiskeygirl
      (2 posts)

      6 days ago

      Re: Boosey and Hawkes Award

      Thank you very much.  This was helpful and your guess was indeed spot on!

       

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