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  1. Couesnon
    Hey guys I considering a used tenor The couesnon Monopole series 2 in gold. The price is set at 2500 USD, and after reading about it on the internet, i think is pretty overpriced. What are your thoughts about the price 2500 USD, and do you have any comments about the saxophone in general? Kind...
  2. Couesnon
    Hello everyone, first time poster but long time lurker. Does anyone have experience with these two altos? If so, can you share your opinion on sound, construction, intonation, and ergonomics? By the way, my favorite alto sound tends to be focused and "sweet" as typified by this great Benny...
  3. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Dear all, I am brand new to the forum. I am a double reed teacher who looks to pick up the alto saxophone. My motivation is to be proficient enough so that I can teach a class of mixed woodwinds. My playing will be strictly classical. I am looking for an alto, as most of the solo classical...
  4. Eb Alto
    i have an alto which presents a conundrum: it is in excellent shape, professionally restored, plays wonderfully (for what it is). Couesnon, engraved with the "banner" indicating post-1900, the "grenade" = 24 (hence 1924), there is what seems to be a SN 982 (just the three digits). but the...
  5. Couesnon
    couesnon alto I just pulled the trigger on a Couesnon alto. I was in our local, small-town shop a few days ago buying staff paper, when the owner (another sax player) showed me a horn he thought I'd be interested in, suggesting I take it home for a few days. Serial number is 14xxx. Condition is...
  6. Couesnon
    I recently bought a nice Monopole I (I think) alto from ebay. It seems to have been refinished in frosted nickel plate, and it's had a few dents taken out over the years. It has a great tone though, and I'm very happy with it. (apart from the questionable keywork design) My question to those of...
  7. Couesnon
    I was cleaning out my parents loft the other day and found a case containing a Couesnon alto saxophone. My dad said he was given it in the 1960's and played it at school with little success (klack of talent rather than the instrument). He gave it to me (as I am a teacher) to see if it could be...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    I found your site doing a search for Couesnon Saxes and I'm hoping you can help me with mine. It's an alto and my daughter is trying to use it but it is badly out of tune - produces a B flat when she plays a G, according to her HS band director. A little history on the instrument: I played...
  9. Clarinet
    I have recently acquired a very old looking Couesnon Albert System (or simple system) clarinet, and i really know very little about it... i was hoping that someone might be able to give me a possible date when it was made, or advice on how to play it! I play a regular clarinet, but have never...
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