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Saxophones Weltklang and Berg Larsen

Propella

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Hi All,
I have had a Weltklang Tenor for about 11 years now and have finally decided to try and find out some more about it. Which has been surprisingly hard to do. Hoping there might be some gurus on here to help me out.


I did manage to find out a spreadsheet of serial numbers that suggests it's from '67-'68 (serial is 211**) Everything I can find seems to refer to the Soloist model, but mine is a J.Master and I can't find anything on it at all.


Also with the sax came a hard rubber Berg Larsen mouthpiece. Really hard to photograph the writing as it is so faint. But it says 75, 0, SMS
I know that is the size brightness and length. Just wondering how old it is or what model.


Any help is appreciated.


Cheers,
Joel.
 

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Greg Strange

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Kev or Thomas from Sweden should know about your sax - they're the resident experts on European horns

Cheers,

Greg S.
 

kevgermany

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Just written something for another thread. I'll post a link later, if someone doesn't beat me to it. The soloist models just had a fancier finish, generally with full pearls, otherwise the same.
 

rhysonsax

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Berg Larsen was a big maker of good mouthpieces. They're owned/made by Babbit in the US now. Hang on to the Berg, the older ones are getting expensive.

http://www.berglarsen.com/

The Berg Larsen company is in Belgium and I don't believe it has anything to do with Babbit or the US.

They certainly used to be great mouthpieces, one of the few real alternatives in the 40s - 60s to Otto Link and Meyer and played by several of the great saxophonists, particularly on tenor.

Rhys
 

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