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It looks very much like a Weltklang and I believe it is. This is your example see below for a number of Weltklang examples.



They have had several types of distinctive keywork but they did have this LH plateau and those palm keys.

With due respect for all the Wetklang soprano owners , in my not so humble opinion :twisted:, they are not worthy of the good Dolnet name! The same goes for Berg Larges, another of the MANY stencil names of these Weltklang sopranos. I can't understand why they chose to have Berg Larsen sopranos made by Weltklang, but they did.

There was a curved Dolnet soprano made by Orsi but the straight ones ( at least this in the ebay listing) were made by Weltklang

It will probably struggle to fetch the minimum price of $300.:|

At some stages in some models there was also the bulge on the neck but this disappeared later on. Your example in the ebay pics (and all the other ones that I've quoted here below) has the distinctive bulge too.







 

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I for a brief while had a Weltklang Solist Soprano that was actually reasonably good.
I鈥檓 not really a Soprano person but it played quite well and tuning was not such an issue either.
It did however look quite different to the one shown.
 

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Some were of the later variety and had more modern keywork.

Most of those were sold under the brand B&S ( which was made by the same factory but represented an upgrade and only much later on it all became B&S).

AS you can see, this has more modern keywork and doesn't feature the " bulge" on the neck.

 

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Thank you, everyone, for your contributions.

A month or two ago, I plugged 鈥渟tudium鈥 into Google Translate. It suggested that studium was German and meant 鈥渆ducation." If this was a Weltklang made in GDR stencil, I guess that makes more sense.
 

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I got a "Pilot" soprano that I think is a stencil made by Weltklang. It looks very much like a Weltklang Solist Soprano (the silver plated one on the picture).

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Just saw one advertised in the Netherlands, I am sure that that soprano for sale now (as the one which started this thread many years ago) is a Weltklang made sax of the type with in line palm keys.
 

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I've tried at least 5 Welklang sopranos and early B&S and they are a terrible to play. The ergos and tuning were not very good even after they are rebuilt.
From what I've been reading is that the Dolnet is a much better player.
 
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