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106 year old C sop singing again!

I don’t know that any of the makers made a curved C soprano. But then again I’ve never investigated that. I’ll get right on it in my spare time:optimistic:
I think you're right. But H.N. White company made a curved sopranino (in Eb). Just one King soprano is known and that is a gold-plated. I think Orsi did one as well.

I think the make odd, and less selling saxes, was a way in saxophone rallying the 20's to show thier competitors that they also could make saxes. Some unengraved Martin sopraninos were made in the 20's. Both Conn and Buescher knew that would make "the best sopranino" with soft soldered tone holes for the perfect pitch. I think there are some saxes made the just were meant to be "look at us and what we can do". " Powell Silver Eagle", "King Super 21", "Selmer US padless saxophone" ..... . Serious attempts or markers?
 
With the exception of the Selmer 22 it’s been an affordable hobby. I do all my own work on these. I have one more American maker to go. If I win the lottery…. Four European makers will be added to the list. Unless I find additional makers.
More power to you! Might also be good to sell a few occasionally and make room for more?
 
With the exception of the Selmer 22 it’s been an affordable hobby. I do all my own work on these. I have one more American maker to go. If I win the lottery…. Four European makers will be added to the list. Unless I find additional makers.

Amazing collection. Have you got one of these Vitos (made by Beaugnier in the 1960s) on your list for when that lottery win happens ?

View: https://youtu.be/R8dOewmS9k4


This video and recording were made by the previous owner who sold it to me. I find the sound very similar to my Conn C melody with the straight neck, so I wonder whether Beaugnier based their tube design on a Conn.

Rhys
 
With the exception of the Selmer 22 it’s been an affordable hobby. I do all my own work on these.
I like your style!!! The picture I've seen about your work with saxes, cases ..... is very nice. Nerdy, without being nerdy ...... .

I was also into C-melody saxes back in the early 80's. There was a man in Maine who advertised C-melody saxes for sale every month. He bought C-melody saxes and fixed them up and sold them. A nice/sweet man. And so was his wife as well. In the beginning we talked about saxes but after some calls his wife also joined the conversation. The talked about thier life in Maine (garden, grandchildren, food and cakes, some politic ..... and I told them about my life in Sweden. We had contact for some years. We also decided that I should visit them when I was going to USA. I was in USA May 2011 and we drove up from Boston to Maine to see if we could find thier house. We found it and slowly passed by the house twice when I relized that I was 26 in 1982 and they were around 60-70 back then. But it was soo nice and beautiful as the told me. Saxophones can be door openers to something unexpected. It's not all about the money!

Now I'm far off topic.
 
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Conn didn't make a curved C-soprano according to my chart. And they just made low pitch as well. Also according to the chart.

A guy bought an Adler C- bass (edit from baritone to bass). Curved!! Amati made a straight Eb baritone ..... to low Bb. It's so hard to say who made what and when did they made it.

This guy bought an cheap PRC Bb bass sax that he converted to more a bass sax in A. A new neck was made and the bell was extended. One of a kind. But sounds ok?
View: https://youtu.be/_R43kY-VkEk
 
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Amazing collection. Have you got one of these Vitos (made by Beaugnier in the 1960s) on your list for when that lottery win happens ?

View: https://youtu.be/R8dOewmS9k4


This video and recording were made by the previous owner who sold it to me. I find the sound very similar to my Conn C melody with the straight neck, so I wonder whether Beaugnier based their tube design on a Conn.

Rhys
Sorry for the late reply. Wow ! I never knew one existed. Interesting to see a C made in 1960. Sounds good ! Largely my intrest is pre 1930. Although winning the lotto could change my taste.
 
I stumbled across this picture in the publication section of saxophone.org If I didn’t know better Buescher had the information all mixed up. My C is 20”. maybe they are including the mouthpiece?
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I stumbled across this picture in the publication section of saxophone.org If I didn’t know better Buescher had the information all mixed up. My C is 20”. maybe they are including the mouthpiece? View attachment 23126
...and is the Eb soprano better known as the sopranino?

I like the description of the curved..., "This little beauty"
 

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