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Hi I have a noblet Paris alto sax serial 93xxx, Are they any good.It leaked like a siv couldnt afford to get it fixed so I have replaced the no good pads and got it in usable order will have it serviced when I have saved up. The sax tech said it was around 1920-1930 and very sought after by jazz artists.Will it be OK as a novice sax or do I need something newer?, I love the old golden lacquer and vintage look so hoped to use it to lean on.
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Check the Beaugnier forums and see if your Noblet was a stencil by them. If so, it should play quite well when put in proper order. I have one in decent shape that it very powerful with a nice, centered tone and excellent intonation.
 

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Hi thanks it is a Beaugnier stencil fantastic engraving with noblet standard Paris yet the case says Le-blanc is the case later?
 

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Not sure about the case, but here is another vote to repair it and play it. Not everyone knows about these, but they do play well when fixed up nicely. I guess we should thank hornfixer for perpetuating the ignorance and give thanks that these horns are still so undervalued!

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I concur with investing in the horn. These are well-built, and have a very nice sound. Leblanc had purchased Noblet by the time your horn was made (which is why it's in a Leblanc case). Leblanc, Noblet & Vito horns of that period were all made in the Beaugnier factory. Johnny Hodges played a Beaugnier horn for a while.
 
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