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Bonjour à tous
Je vous invite à consulter mon site dédié à René Guénot / Albert Douchet
http://sax-reneguenot.monsite-orange.fr

Vous y trouverez également toutes sortes d'informations concernant les nombreux stencils qu'ils ont réalisés : ALBERT, ARMAND, ANDRIEU, ARCADIA, BARBOTTE, BARON, BENISCH Ernest, BESSON, BEUSCHER Paul, BEUSCHER Pierre, CARCASSONNE, CHAS E FOOTE, DORE, GARDET, GRAS, HARMONIA, HARO, HUG, KELLNER, LAFLEUR, LA GRANDE, LEON FRERES, LEWIN, LEWIS, MARTIN FRERES, MASSPACHER, PARAMOUNT, PAXMAN, JACQUES PERROQUET, MARIUS ROCHE, SAVANA, SAXIDEAL, SIOMA, SML, STERNBERG,VELVETONE.
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Hello everybody
Welcome on my website dedicated to the make René Guénot / Albert Douchet

http://sax-reneguenot.monsite-orange.fr

You will find too all kind of informations about the numerous stencils they made : ALBERT, ARMAND, ANDRIEU, ARCADIA, BARBOTTE, BARON, BENISCH Ernest, BESSON, BEUSCHER Paul, BEUSCHER Pierre, CARCASSONNE, CHAS E FOOTE, DORE, GARDET, GRAS, HARMONIA, HARO, HUG, KELLNER, LAFLEUR, LA GRANDE, LEON FRERES, LEWIN, LEWIS, MARTIN FRERES, MASSPACHER, PARAMOUNT, PAXMAN, JACQUES PERROQUET, MARIUS ROCHE, SAVANA, SAXIDEAL, SIOMA, SML, STERNBERG,VELVETONE.
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Thank you. This is a wonderful resource and a valuable addition to the body of saxophone knowledge.
 

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I apologize not to feature, an english translation. Maybe later, if everybody is wise... I'm waiting, right now, to check ...
 

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Les photos sont agréables dans toutes les langues.
 

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Don't look for a button . I have chosen to simply put 2 translations online, in English and German. Each paragraph in French is followed by 2 translations.
All you have to do is come down to find them.
 

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"The most remarkable thing revealed by this catalogue is that René Guénot produced altos in F (also known as mezzo soprano). Rare instruments, intermediaries in size between the curved soprano and the alto, intended more particularly for the symphony orchestra. Here, they are sold at the same price as the altos in Eb. Very few factories built them. There is Adolphe Sax, who invented it and Conn who made it around 1928-29. To my knowledge, no other factory, at least French, including Selmer, made it."

That is fascinating information. It seems as if Guénot was trying to innovate and compete at the highest level. Mezzo sopranos (alto sax in ‘F’) were only known to be made by Conn and Adolph Sax.
 

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I succeeded to get some pics of a mezzo soprano Guénot. I put them on my website, in the part dedicated to it.
 

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I just found the website. Since today I am the proud owner of an Albert Douchet Cie Paris / J. Steyn Zaandam C-Soprano Saxophon with the number 6959.

2nd f# key, no high f# key, nickle-plated, bell inside golden.

Is there a chance to find out how old the Instrument is? I can send more pictures tomorrow.
 

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I took some pictures of my new horn today!

The signature
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The inside of the bell
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Front
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Not much space here
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The left pinky keys AND serial number 6965
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Length in inch (is it quite long for a C soprano?)
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My current mouthpiece: a shortened O. Linck 6* with an 1½ Vandoren Classic Blue reed
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I also made a short video … I still have to get back in shape as I haven't seriously played for several years!
Testvideo on YouTube


Maybe there is someone who can tell me a bit more about the age of the istrument?
 

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My first saxophone was a René Guénot tenor. I no longer have access to it but it is the main reason I prefer vintage saxophones...
 

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I forgot the main. There is now, an english translation on my website.
In English, it is proper to capitalize the names of languages, such as French, German, English etc. I'm sorry to be the grammar police but I see it here often. Perhaps it's not the same in French? I don't know.
 

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„In English, it is proper to capitalize the names of languages, such as French, German, English etc. I'm sorry to be the grammar police but I see it here often. Perhaps it's not the same in French? I don't know.“

Speaking and writing in three different languages (German, Dutch, English), it can be confusing. Adding that not everyone (especially in the older generation in France) learned Englisch in school, I wouldn't be too strict, even if you own French is fluent.

But can you tell me something about my vintage instrument?
 
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