Here are two photos (I cannot find a better quality unfortunately) of stencils made for Courtois, I assume this is with input from Beaugnier,
but that´s all speculative. However, you should see similarities.
I would assume and must correct myself that this might have been done in WWII when the SA18 models shifted towards the Dynaction...
certainly a great playing instrument but difficult to verify as genuine Buffet.
Seller's been impossible to get hold of, only wanted to be contacted by SMS (which bounces back), hasn't answered the number given, and has now suppressed the original ad and reposted at €2,000 in lieu of €1,200, with a totally different contact number in the body of the ad.
So I'm out. If anyone remains interested at the new price I'd counsel collection in person only.
Luthier winds, service and restorer of wind instruments. I propose on this blog a book maker, virtual, on observations, increased research themes. Articles on the restoration of wood and brass, specialized services for wind instruments, different accessories for winds, a window and a tool for the representation of wood and used brass.
Ce site internet est le nouveau site officiel de l'Association des Collectionneurs d'Instruments de Musique à Vent (A.C.I.M.V).
Ce site étant en pleine période de création, il se garnira progressivement et régulièrement. N'hésitez pas à y revenir régulièrement.
No, but I am sure that the best source of information will be the links that I proposed.
There were many makers in France and many more stencils sellers , Buffet has always outsourced instruments (all manner of instruments not only saxophones) but they made also their own, Wading through the mazes of this things requires a specific knowledge.
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