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Saxophones Did Couf ever make an alto with left hand bell keys?

rcharlier

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I started on a used alto saxophone that my dad found in a music shop (in the 80's). I have one photo of it, from an instant camera, and it hasn't held the test of time.

Characteristics that I clearly remember about it:
It had left hand B and Bb bell keys (which I thought was completely normal until I started socializing with other saxophone players a few years later in school).

It had a round "pearl" type left hand thumb rest.



Here is where my memory is cloudy: I thought it was a Couf. But, didn't the Couf line emerge after it was standard to have the bell keys on the right side?

I'm trying to find another one like it, in pictures or otherwise.
 

thomsax

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I have never seen a Couf with bellkeys on left side of the bell. But I have seen Armstrong and Conn saxes w leftside bellkeys, This was when Mr Couf was manager for the company that sold the Armstrong, Conn and Couf (European) saxes and it was also in the early 80's.

Maybe they stamped some of these USA saxes with "Couf"?

Thomas

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ATG

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never seen one under the name "Couf"......Buescher made quite a few.
 

rcharlier

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Thanks for the advice.

I've been looking at pictures of old saxophones, and I'm really pretty sure it wasn't a Beuscher. The keyguards were not "wire" but were actual folded sheet metal, and the G# key did not have Beuscher embossed in it.

I think I had a Conn.
 
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