Sax on the Web Forum banner

1 - 2 of 2 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
84 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
This tenor followed me home from a junk shop. Maybe I should have run faster.

It says "Artisan" on the bell, and there is a big block "A" on the octave key. I found a few references to Gemeinhardt making an Artisan series of saxes. Maybe this is an older version of those.
It has some "peculiarities" with some of the keys so the only notes I can get out of it are C and C#, and so far those notes are kind of sad sounding.
It has a high F# key and industrial strength ribbing.

Is there anyone familiar with this horn that can give me some encouragement?

It might end up on the porch as a planter.
 

·
Distinguished SOTW Member
TENOR, soprano, alto, baritone
Joined
·
7,431 Posts
It obviously has some major leaks. Maybe you can get it playing just by replacing missing corks/felts and doing other minor tweaking, but you have to be able to play it before making any decisions. It actually looks like an interesting tenor to me and potentially should be as useful as most any other student-model from the pre-China years.
 
1 - 2 of 2 Posts
Top