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We purchased a Hohner "President" Tenor Saxaphone (made in Germany), serial in the low 15000's, for our daughter recently, and are looking for a new, reasonably lightweight case for her to transport it in. We have been looking at models such as the Pro Tec Contour, Gator GL, and SBK models on the web. Almost all descriptions of cases have disclaimers that they "fit most modern" saxes. As the instrument is older (what information we have been able to find on the web indicates they were last manufactured in the 1960s), we have been concerned about finding a fit, but have been unable to find a dealer in our area with cases in-stock so we could check fit. Does anyone have any specific suggestions or guidance on determining a case that will work? Are there some measurements we can make that would be helpful? Thanks for any help you can provide!
 

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In any case....:D

You shoulnd't have too many problems in fitting a President in a Protech since if there are problems with older horns ,they are generally caused by a split-bell lay-out
(bell toneholes on both sides) which is not this horn's design.

In any case (? :D ?) you should always try.... but I am pretty confident that you won't have too many troubles with this.:)
 

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Thanks!

Thanks Milandro! We really appreciate the advice. It sounds like you have some familiarity with this horn, as you recognized it did not have the split-bell design which I failed to mention in my original post. Once we decide on a particular case and try it, I'll post info back here in case it might be useful to someone else - there doesn't seem to be a lot of info on these horns readily available (found a little bit on history of the Hohner saxes, but not much else).
 

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Don't mention it! I hope what I said makes sense (the proof of the pudding....). I have been looking a couple of times into the possibility of buying a horn like this. I just like the way they look (never actually played one), especially their key guards which remind me of a King Zephyr . They seem to be a Max Keilwerth (one of the 4 brothers) product. I only ever saw tenors. Sometimes they are nicely engraved sometime just bare metal
 

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The SKB cases fit well, I use a Freistat myself. Be careful of the ocatve linkage when you put it in the case, make sure the neck plug is in position.
 

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I found that the SKB 450 (the higher-priced one with the pocket on the outside) is a better fit for many vintage horns than is the SKB 150. I've tried the Hohner tenor in both. It could be "made" to fit the 150 if you are willing to press/crush some of the inner lining at the top and bottom ends, but the sax fit perfectly -with no adjustment- in the 450.

One potential problem: SKB might be using a slightly different liner mold these days on the newer models.....
 

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hornimus said:
It could be "made" to fit the 150 if you are willing to press/crush some of the inner lining at the top and bottom ends
Correct, a little work on the case may be needed, but it is minor.
 

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I haven't tried it, but I would guess that the silver aluminum-look JK case would also work just fine.
 

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case for hohner president

hi navanax
the berkeley london formcase fits like a glove for the hohner president!
tried it myself!:!:
 
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