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Grant Melton

Grant Melton

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Hi all I'm new here !
I've been playing Sax for 2 months and recently bought a B&S Sonora Tenor sax. I was playing an Alto.

My question is I can't seem to find much about this German made sax. It's not got a blue label. It does have a serial number though. Is there anywhere that you check serial numbers for these all help would be appreciated.

Grant
 
Colin the Bear

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Maybe a Weltklang. Hard to say without seeing it. A picture would help.
 
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Welcome to the Café, a post in sax and accessories might generate more responses to your question with as Colin asked some pics

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thomsax

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The old Sonora models were made by Oscar Adler. The late Sonora was a brand that was stamped on saxes that were engraved on saxes that were the same as "Weltklang". Oscar adler was the last saxophone manufactor that was nationalized in former DDR/GDR.

Some good info about German saxes

Oscar Adler - Bassic Sax | Bassic Sax

Weltklang | Bassic Sax
 
SaxoFREAK

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Hi Grant a big welcome from me, if anyone can find the origin of youre sax its one of these guys @The Cafe, have fun & enjoy your stay.. ;)
 
Grant Melton

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Thanks everyone see photo. Mine has no engraving, only the serial number which is a 5 digit number 67442 and made in GDR. The other is my Alto ignore that.

IMG 1907
 
Colin the Bear

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Looks very Weltklang to me. Not a sophisticated instrument, action wise but they have a very full tone and have quite a fan base.
 
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I have a Sonora, about 40 years old. "Built to last" would describe the construction.
It plays easily, and sounds nice.
Afraid I don't get around to playing it much, though.
 
Grant Melton

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I have a Sonora, about 40 years old. "Built to last" would describe the construction.
It plays easily, and sounds nice.
Afraid I don't get around to playing it much, though.

Hi Thanks for replying is there a way of finding out the age by serial number ?
 
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Justin Chune

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Hello Grant, welcome to the cafe.
 
Grant Melton

Grant Melton

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Thank you Justin pleasure
 
Grant Melton

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I sold my Sonora 2 years ago and I’m buying it back again I’m thrilled.
 
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Lox

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I sold my Sonora 2 years ago and I’m buying it back again I’m thrilled.
Hi, did you manage to get much info on the Senora? I found a B & S sonora Alto for sale £180 serial number 71754. I am new tot he saxophone so know little about it, cosmetically it looks in good condition but then again I would have little idea if it wasn't. Do you know whst sort of price they sell at and whether that is a fair price to pay?
 

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