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I am curious to know what are the differences between Holton 241, 243 and 244 tenors? I know their mechanism slightly differs from each other, but don't know if the bores are different? As far as I know the 244 Stratodyne has a silver neck. I have tried few 234 tenors and they really have a great sound and ergos.
 

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"Is there a 244 Tenor ? Never heard of that particular model number.

I have seen and refurbed the 240, 241, and 243. They are all basically the same horn (same body and neck specs, just slightly different keywork and key finishes)." post 3


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"The Revelation predated the 24X series. Basically, it's just an older version of. Very similar in design, feel, and sound, although some 24X horns have comfier/faster pinky tables than others.

Don't overlook a Revelation, though (although they are far rarer than a 241). They are really the same beast, for all intents and purposes."
 

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Thanks! It seems the body tube / bore is quite similar in models 241, 243 and 244... And a Holton 244 model tenor sax is also called Stratodyne.
 

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I recently acquired a Holton Tenor sax, it is a model 241, serial number 1990xx. From what I could find online, it looks to be a 1949? Anything really special about it?

The lady I got it from said her mother bought it new, but doesn't know the year. Her mom played it in school & bands, then her mom let her, and her sister play it band also. Their mom recently passed and I acquired it from them. You can certainly tell it has been played a lot through the years! Still in nice shape, and it still plays too. I like it for the fact of it being quite old, and to me its just a neat horn.

Anything beyond the above, I do not know much about this horn at all!
 

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I recently acquired a Holton Tenor sax, it is a model 241, serial number 1990xx. From what I could find online, it looks to be a 1949? Anything really special about it?

The lady I got it from said her mother bought it new, but doesn't know the year. Her mom played it in school & bands, then her mom let her, and her sister play it band also. Their mom recently passed and I acquired it from them. You can certainly tell it has been played a lot through the years! Still in nice shape, and it still plays too. I like it for the fact of it being quite old, and to me its just a neat horn.

Anything beyond the above, I do not know much about this horn at all!
Stay in contact with the selling party. Should they ever find the original bill of sale or related ephemera. Any pictures of being played by the family ? Nice things to have for the history records.
 

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I've had a 241 for a few years. I think they are really great sounding. Very similar to a 10m but with better ergos. Its Good enough that I keep it in my collection.
 

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Good information, I will ask them if they have anything else on it, or pictures. I am in the community band with one of them, and that is how I acquired it. I am sure with a good cleaning/tune up this horn could sing well. They were not sure of the last time it was played, so for it to play at all to me is just a bonus!

It has the original mouthpiece too from what I could tell, the strap I won't use as it also looks original and potentially weak. Has a couple neat buttons attached to the inside of the case too.
 

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From your partial SN# 1949 is accurate. Buttons?
 
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