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Chris Kratt made in Holland

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Hi, I'm looking for any information on a tenor sax made in Holland. The bell reads "Chris Kratt Music Co. Inc. Union, N.J." and "made in Holland" is stamped on the back of the body. It has rolled tone holes. It plays okay considering how much it cost (not much!) but I'm wondering if it is worth putting money into. I am attaching a photo and would appreciate any information.
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Maybe I can shed some light here.
Some months ago my old Amati (post WWII czech made) was restored by a retired gentleman in Holland.
He was the person to learn sax production on behalf of Schenkelaars.
He did his apprenticeship at Keilwerth's in Germany, right after WWII.
So if it is Schenkelaars and looks like Keilwerth, that makes sense because that's the model they built.

See my other posts for more info on my sax. The restoration was a complete success.
Strangely enough before the restoration my son tried a new Keilwerth (Shadow alto). He absolutely loved it. And it was LOUD.
Now my restored Amati sounds the same and is LOUD.
It all ties in.


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