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hello i just bought this beuty in a flee market and i would like to identify it

it has an engraving of a naked women with a bohemia sign
on the back it has made in czekoslovakia engraving plus the number 1584 a logo that says the best in the world or somthing

can anyone help make out this sax some review on it if its any good it needs some fixing some keys wont play even tough the pads look in good shape

i paid about 150 euro for it

thank you
 

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It doesnt have the conn stamping....most likely a mix of a few horns but the body is probably German what do tje engravings say on the back?
 

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Made in Czec...so probably one of the keilwerth siblings
 

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Can be an early Amati http://www.saxpics.com/?v=man&manID=11 using the Keilwerth Trade Mark "The best in the world" or it can be a Keilwerth stencil.
The logo is the Keilwerth logo seen here. Drinkware Barware Drink Tableware Musical instrument

It is worth the while to have it repaired.
 

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thank you for the replies i would like to know is it worth to repair and is it somthing i can do myself or is it very complicated
As I already wrote in my reply: Yes it is worthwhile to have it repaired. It is probably a good horn.
 

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... is it somthing i can do myself or is it very complicated
Restoration and proper setup is beyond the average skills (and tools) of a saxophone player.
 

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this should be an Amati toneking. Contrary to some comments both German and Bohemian saxophones have been equipped with microtuners so the presence of this is not at all unusual on a saxophone made in czekoslovakia. I personally would hesitate calling any Amati a Keilwerth stencil even though there are clear indications of the continuous (to this day!) co-operation between the companies. I am personally very fond of certain Amatis namely the early Super Classic.

Having said all this, there is also little value in these horns. Even at the top of the market they were cheap and these days finding a buyer for these saxophones is very difficult because the money that you invest on a repad is actually more than the value market of a repadded saxophone.

When buying Amaty tonekings make sure that where the RG thumbrest is there is no (very small) H to be see because that is the sign, you've guessed it, of a high pitch horn which is , of course only usable as a decoration.
 
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