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I used to own a Couf Alto sax, bought new(well, almost new) back in the mid/late 90's.

It had a larger bell, and a sort of "C"-shaped body to bell brace.

The case had a big blanket sort of sewn in to cover the horn when closed.

Does anyone have any information about who manufactured Coufs at this time, or if it was/is a desirable horn?

I donated it to the school where I used to teach, and was just curious about its pedigree.

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dave i don't think coufs where manufactured past perhaps the early to mid
80's, as far as trying to idendify what type of horn it was by the case that it came in in well you do the math and tell me what you think about that
 

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DV,I have a Selmer USA Pro Alto (825XXX) bought in April of 88. In the early 90s I play tested a Selmer(Paris)super Action 80;I liked my USA Pro better!!!!!!!!I always thought that of all my saxes my USA pro had something special about it's sound.
 

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DV,I have a Selmer USA Pro Alto (825XXX) bought in April of 88. In the early 90s I play tested a Selmer(Paris)super Action 80;I liked my USA Pro better!!!!!!!!I always thought that of all my saxes my USA pro had something special about it's sound.

Thanks for the support on the USA Selmer horns.

AND NOW I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE MY CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!

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Thanks for the support on the USA Selmer horns.

AND NOW I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE MY CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!

dv


What is your stance on lacquer?
 

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Lacquer for those who want it...

No lacquer for those who don't

but no mixed lacquer.....


wait.....



I meant LIQUOR


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in 1989 Mr Couf ceased production of horns with his name on it. he retired from WT Armstrong company as president, and sold his Royal Oak store.
HE also sold his name for use on musical instruments.

(of which he tried to start a new line of Couf instruments - trumpets, clarinets, etc)

I think .... taking a guess here from info i may have known .. that the horn in question was from a UK owner of his name. and the horn may have originated from Taiwan (or Amati) - hows that for accuracy ??

UMI still produced plastic "Couf" mpcs for some time afterwards which were nothing like the real ones.

(maybe it was UMI that owned the name completely and not someone/company from the "UK" - see, I told you I couldn't quite remember)
 

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davevillajr said:
Thanks for the support on the USA Selmer horns.

AND NOW I WOULD LIKE TO ANNOUNCE MY CANDIDACY FOR PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES!!!

dv
what's your stance on relacquering horns ?
do you prefer to be annealed or hand hammered ? or both ?
 

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I'm sorry, I don't think horns should be re-liquored, only the players, and I prefer to be hammered while my horns stay sober.
 
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