Saxophones Klingsor tenor by Hammerschimmdt

thomsax

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Even if I promised myself "No more saxes" I bought a Klingsor by Hammerschmmidt, Burgau (Burgau is about 1hr west of Munich by road. Thank you Kevgermany!) I tried a Klingsor tenor for some years ago and since then I've been looking for one. I liked the tone and feeling. Dark tone and solid/sturdy built saxes.

The Klingor saxes are quite rare. I bouhgt it for c £250.00. I'm going to install RooPads. Otherwise the sax is in very good condition. Just a few small dings on the neck and under the RH thumbrest. Complete with mpc, case and even the octave key protection (end plug) came with the sax. I think it's a sax from mid 50's? The serial # is 06XX. Anyone who knows?

The Klingsor tenor has:
-Rolled toneholes
-Acrylic keygards
-Nice engraving
-Good silverplating
-Double low octave pipes
-Mother of pearl on the G# key
-G to G# thrill key

The tone is dark and the ergonomics are quite good. As far as I can see the body is straight, tonesholes are even, neckjoint tight, no re-solderings. But it needs new pads, felt, corks and of course the keys must be adjusted.

I think the sax is a looker and perhaps even a player. We have to see about this in the future.

I uploaded six photos to Photbucket:
http://s297.photobucket.com/albums/mm201/thomsax/

Thomas
 

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Apologies - it is very obviously "Klingsor" - my flute is definitely "Klingson". Very strange. Lovely looking instrument and I recognise some common features with my flute - e.g. the black rollers, the unusually angular key shapes. Lucky man - hope it goes well.
 
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Looks nice! Let us know how you get on.

If you can read German there's a little information here: http://saxwelt.de/index.php/de/geschichte-mainmenu-36/deutschland-mainmenu-55.html
Thank ýou for the information. I use to visit (Die) Saxwelt but that side is new for me. I like German and Czech saxes. They continued to built saxes in the American style when the American manufactors more less gave up.

I'll keep you posted about the Klingsor tenor. We still have lots of snow, and it's cold as well, here in Sweden. So i guess I've to wait for a month or so before I can work in the woodshell. But I'm going to have the saxes (Klingsor tenor and a Corton De Luxe alto (Yanagisawa)) ready before next Rocksax workshops.

Thomas
 
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Apologies - it is very obviously "Klingsor" - my flute is definitely "Klingson". Very strange. Lovely looking instrument and I recognise some common features with my flute - e.g. the black rollers, the unusually angular key shapes. Lucky man - hope it goes well.
The European saxophone world is confusing, at least when it comes to saxophone manufactoring. So you don't have to apologize. Klingson is still in business. The company is in Austria nowadays. They are manufactoring clarinets in Austria but I think all other instrumnets are manufactored in Asia.

Thomas
 
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My Klingsor tenor is now almost ready. Still some minor adjustments to do. It's a nice sax and I like the tone. First I thought RooPads would fit fine on the sax. But when we disassemble the sax we saw that the bell and bow pads were quite new and so was the the RH stack. We decided to repad all the keys on the tube with new pads with brown plastic resonators like the ones on the bell keys. So no Roopads this time. New corks and I also decided to replace the red felt with green felt instead. Beside the pads, the sax was in good condition before we started. I will say that it was an easy "renovation". But a little bit tricky to set the keyheights.

Now I have to make up my mind if I should keep the Klingsor. I need to put in some money to my Rocksax projects ........

Thomas
 
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