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What are the characteristics that one should be looking for in determining if a horn is a Beauginer? If there is another thread that explains this, please point me in that direction, I briefly looked for one buy couldn't find it.

Also, other than Vito and LeBlanc, who are some companies that sold Beauginers? Was there ever a horn made that had Beauginer engraved on it?

I'm starting to get into these horns and trying to learn as much as I can, so any help, links, etc. would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks!
 

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They probably dont sound like that have been played much. Hahaha just kidding. I have no idea, but couldn't resist.
 

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Was there ever a horn made that had Beauginer engraved on it?
No. There were horns that had Beaugnier on it. (sorry, couldn't resist. :mrgreen:)

Anyway yes, Beaugnier made horns under their own name. There are some pictures on saxpics.com. Lots of other info in the threads here at SOTW.
 

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My avatar is an earlier Vito/Beaugnier tenor #329A...
 

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Beautiful pair of Beaugnier horns sax-ony!
 

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They did stencil horns for Gretsch...
 

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Yes, that certainly looks like a Beaugnier to me. It's sure to need a repad, and I don't like the look of the damage to the neck. I'd wait for a better opportunity.
 

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That Getzen has the same bell to body brace as a Gretsch/Beaugnier featured on Saxpics... Different brace than the Vitos, Noblets & other later stencils that have the so-called 'bent nail' brace rod...
 

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The sax I posted above is stamped "Made in France" and is serial number 8787. As I am a sax ignoramus, how can you tell the neck is damaged? I'm a clarinet player, you know.
 

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The horn does have obvious denting on both sides visible in the pics... That can be a sign of 'pulled down and then back up'! So either dented or bent down, the neck needs some work to sound properly. A replacement neck 'is' possible to find $150-250? maybe less depending...
 
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