I've been searchin.....so long found this thread archived on web..I have got this one playing..http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl4uRzBHy0QYipes, saxmedman ! Look at the date of the thread before yours. How did you dig this one up ?
Bellbrace definitely looks Keilwerth.
Kinda cool, too...there aren''t a whole lotta example of CZ-made Keilwerths around anymore. Most of the old ones you see are Germany-made, post-WWII. That could be a nice old horn one you get 'er assembled.
Ya I love the tone!!...I have lost interest in playing my yts 23...going on eBay,a friend has offered me the use of a old mexi-conn Tenor.Maybe one day I will find a La Fleur Varsity Tenor to match this Alto...sax me up Scotty!Looks much better with the keys back on That horn has a hella nice tone.....
Not at all worried about value,it is the voice I care about.Having fun and looking for my next obscure re-build.Basically...any old JK horn is gonna have that sort of tone & feel.
You can also keep your eye out for Tenors engraved Pierre Maure, Troubador, TAM, Paragon, Bundy Special/H & A Selmer, and the King Tempo.
All of those, in addition to the H. Coufs, are Julius Keilwerth horns. Only the Coufs and the King Tempos seem to be on anyone's radar. The others, most having obscure stencil names, have very low market prices.