On this horn.E.A. Couturier was a gorgeous cornet player and a respected manufacturer of brass (conical bore patent).
The fact that he was a manufacturer of fine saxophones, too, is not well known.
Is anybody interested in info/discussion about
serial numbers/years of manufacturing
Please let me know.
A good value for garage sale. Complete with an undamaged neck. Are you or your daughter are already playing sax? If you want to spend $500 to see if you like it go for it. At the very least I would get it by a technician and see what it needs just to get it to play for testing. Might be able to squeeze by for a couple hundred.
Only if there is a sentimental attachment to this particular horn or if you were to do the work yourself (and having a first time go with a horn like this wouldn’t be the easiest of the ways to lear repairing).... The main reason why I would like to figure out who made this sax is to see if it's worth putting money into.