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Phil

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Cool looking alto...very tasteful use of color..typically people get tacky with gold or amber mixed with silver. I would almost make the gamble if it were on this side of the water,
 

kevgermany

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Looking more at this, I don't think it's Kohlert, more Markneukirchen. Good chance the microtuner is corroded solid, not sure if they come apart or not (have been trying to strip mine without wrecking it for over a year now). Probably find it's a good player with good period sound/intonation. Would probably go for twice the asking price here, with a better description and photos. Doesn't look as if it's got rolled tone holes, sadly. Watch for high pitch.
 

DavidUK

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in the plating, that is..;}
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The plating must be...



(Yoda, or perhaps Shakespeare?)

Talking of which, I used to work in Stratford-upon-Avon and one January Sales time a camping shop had a sign in the window...
"Now is the discount of our winter tents"

Whilst there, I saw Richard Wilson, David Suchet, and Barry Manilow, although why they were all after tents I've never worked out?

:confused:
 

milandro

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Quite by chance arrived here

I’ve written about Pereira on SOTW


No, this time this is not a shop address.

Pereira was a genuine Portuguese musical instrument maker but they did sell (as it says in this article quoting an extract by the chamber of commerce of 1881) alongside their own instruments other instruments made in France and Germany and I suspect Italy too........
http://luthiervents.blogspot.nl/search?q=pereira

This horn here looks German or Bohemian to me (looks like an early JK or an early Amati)
 

milandro

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the horn is on ebay, so you have to ask the seller, my guess is that they are just old perhaps dyed mother of pearl (it is relatively easy to dye mother of pearl)
 

Pete Thomas

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Better pics would be nice, I was intrigued by the colour of the key touches but as milandro says, they may just be dyed.

The second pic has warmer lighting and it looks to be silver plate, however in the other pics it could be nickel, esp the last one. Either way it's in good condition cosmetically but could take a good full overhaul plus repairs to be playable (if low pitch) which would probably cost a tad more than the value of the instrument sadly. Assuming you can get the microtuner to work.
 

milandro

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good luck, but, before you start buying less than known saxophones left, right and centre :) ask yourself what is that you want to achieve.

I know someone who for a few years bought everything he could lay his hands on that he could find for less than 150€.

He started repairing (badly) some of the horns but soon they became too many for him to repair so he ended up with a “ collection” of not so very desirable horns worth more or less what he paid for them but that were not really doing anything being kept in his house.
 

DavidUK

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good luck, but, before you start buying less than known saxophones left, right and centre :) ask yourself what is that you want to achieve.

I know someone who for a few years bought everything he could lay his hands on that he could find for less than 150€.

He started repairing (badly) some of the horns but soon they became too many for him to repair so he ended up with a “ collection” of not so very desirable horns worth more or less what he paid for them but that were not really doing anything being kept in his house.
Always mindful of this scenario. No intention to buy this one. Just curious. It's not going to surpass my Buffet 400 I'm sure and as you say is unlikely to re-sell. Whereas the Grassi 2000 Pro Tenor on its way may be a step up from my current two.
I have a plan..... sometimes!

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