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Aloha All,
I live in Honolulu and have a Dolnet Paris Curved Soprano Saxophone that was made in France Ser.# F1070. Do you know anyone that knows about vintage Saxaphones ??? I may be in the market to sell it. The Sax is in Excellent Condition. It came to Honolulu from france by the way of a small music shop 4 years ago and I purchased it before it was unpack for eyes to see.http://en.gravatar.com/jfkhawaiihomes
 

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Welcome to the forum jfksaxophone.

I've moved your inquiry to it's own thread, as piggybacking this on another thread topic is not only not going to get the viewers and results you seek, it is also against the forum rules.

Cheers.
 

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Your curved soprano , in spite of the fact that says " France" on it was not made there (doesn't say in fact Made in France) but was made by Orsi in Italy and stencilled for Dolnet (We spoke about this Dolners curved sopranos before) which made all sorts of instruments but not the curved soprano.
It is a nice instrument and Orsi and Borgani were at that time (probably the '60 and '70) the best makers of affordable curved sopranos.
 

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Aloha Milandro,

I may have talked to 4 years ago but I don't remember. I read your threads and seen you was talking to the guy with f1084 from Canada. I want to sell my Dolnet Curved Soprano f1070 do you know anyone that would like to buy it. I have not listed it on ebay yet but I was thinking that may be best. If you know of a buyer they can email me @ [email protected]. or call me 808-739-5350
 

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Hi :) well we have many members here who are potential buyers of something like that I would just put it on the " for sale" section here with a suitable asking price and see what happens.
 

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this is another , discussed earlier, Dolnet Soprano made by Orsi as it is clearly visible from the Serial number position (vertical by the thumbrest and horizontal under the G# activator without the letter) and type. (4 digits after a letter). I have never seen or heard of a Dolnet curved sopranino and possibly Orsi kept it for themselves alone because of its near uniqueness (with the exception of Kalison and the soon to come Rampone curved sopranino)


 

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Howzitt John?!

Nice to see another Hawaii resident on the forums! You know, I plan on moving back to the islands towards the end of the summer. How much are you thinking of selling your curved soprano for? If you still have it when I get home, I would definitely like to check it out and all that. Ive been on the longest journey trying to find a soprano that I can feel connected to. Ive tried many, but none of them felt special to me. I feel I have a connection with my alto and tenor, so Im looking for that kind of connection between myself and a good soprano. So yeah, let me know whats up. If anything, you can PM me as well, but pictures would be great! :)
 

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well, just to show that the so called “ Dolnet” curved soprano saxophone is, in actual fact an Orsi, this is a Alexandre Prof. Romeo Orsi curved soprano Q.E.D.
 

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i played one recently... it is a very light ...almost toylike horn,with very delicate keywork.....and it had a suprisingly large full and warm sound
 

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nope, the other way around......... yes.

Dolnet never made a horn for Orsi, if so which? Remember Dolnet made all their horns but didn’t make the curved soprano, much easier to buy one from Orsi which was a specialist in this type of horn.

Many brands bought one or two models from other brands for simplicity.
 

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nope, the other way around......... yes.

Remember Dolnet made all their horns but didn’t make the curved soprano, much easier to buy one from Orsi which was a specialist in this type of horn.

Many brands bought one or two models from other brands for simplicity.
I don´t think the "Studium" models were made by Dolnet. What do you think?

Greets, Volker
 

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Dolnet Studiium are rather mysterious
 

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Hi Milandro,

I know of at least 4 different „Studium“ models.
This is what is my interpretation:

Models with rounded keyguards: no Dolnet
Models with hexagonal keyguards (without the pearls) but rounded touch- pieces: no Dolnet (sometimes called "Export")
Models with hexagonal keyguards and hexagonal touch- pieces: Dolnet / Belair
Models with hexagonal keyguards and hexagonal touch- pieces but B an H on the left side: Dolnet / Belair
 

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Thanks, they were not “ assumptions” though, I didn’t guess or assumed anything, they were educated deductions. Different ballpark
 

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Thanks for the link Uwe.
 
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