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Hello,

I am being offered this sax, which was made for a famous music store in Mexico in the 20s or even earlier. It´s got beleved tone holes but I have not found other similarities with vintage Martin moldes, or indeed with other brands.

It is beautifully engraved with the store´s name but there is not any other marking, serial number, place or manufacture...nothing. I even think it could be a C Melody .

Your comments are appreciated.

Antonio

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Wagner Y Levin was a musical instrument factory (or probably just a shop) in Sonora Mexico, they were agents for Steinway and might very well have bought or even made saxophones , it looks French but who knows what they did in Mexico in the ’20?

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European horn. Soldered bell toneholes. Nothing American in its detailing.

measure the height of the body, no neck on. If it is around 63-65cm it's a C-Mel, if it's around 72-74cm it's a Bb Tenor.

Cool looking horn.

****Interesting what's going on with the touches of the lower stack keys. Extra touch on the D cup.....it appears the D keycup is double-stacked (i.e has a smaller keycup on the top of it).....so hitting the pearl D touch drops the large D cup but leaves the smaller cup above it open.....while hitting the metal D touch drops both the large and small D keycups simultaneously.
 

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T_J_h90000 you are right. It indeed looks like an Evette, particularly the so called "patented" Evette & Schaeffer


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Interesting what's going on with the touches of the lower stack keys. Extra touch on the D cup.....it appears the D keycup is double-stacked (i.e has a smaller keycup on the top of it).....so hitting the pearl D touch drops the large D cup but leaves the smaller cup above it open.....while hitting the metal D touch drops both the large and small D keycups simultaneously.
This double stacked D keycup is precisely a feature of the above mentioned patented Evette.

It is indeed a pretty horn, but I would need to make sure it is not high pitch and or a C melody one.

Thanks for all your comments
 
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