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by Sonja
(7 posts)
7 years ago

Hohner President Saxophones

Hi guys, I have a Hohner President tenor sax, given to me years ago by a fellow saxophonist. I'm trying to sell it now, but can't find any information on these saxes. Does anybody know anything about them? Are they of any value?

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  1. by miky801
    (1 post)

    4 years ago

    Re: Hohner President Saxophones

    hi! Id like to buy your hohner saxo tenor and could you please send me pictures obout it heres my e-mail addres derrek7777@usa.com thans

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  2. by tonsmink
    (1 post)

    2 years ago

    Re: Hohner President Saxophones

    can anyone add some info to this as i am considering a purchase   what level of instrument are they

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    1. by GFC
      (331 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: Hohner President Saxophones

      Are you looking at a particular Hohner, or just in general?

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  3. by perusaxos
    (1 post)

    1 year ago

    Re: Hohner President Saxophones

    Hi, I am interested in your Hohner President Tenor sax, I request a few photos about that. My e mail is global.movilmedsa@gmail.com. I from Peru and I want to know . How much does it cost ?

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  4. by musicwriter2001
    (14 posts)

    7 years ago

    Re: Hohner President Saxophones

    that is a kielworth stencil. if it is in good shape you should be able to ebay it for a decent amount.

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    1. by STEVE GOODSON
      (291 posts)

      7 years ago

      Re: Hohner President Saxophones

      Not really! These horns were made by MAX KEILWERTH after he left Amati. They were built in Trossingen, Germany, NOT at the Keilwerth factory in Nauheim. Made by someone named Keilwerth? Yes. Keilwerth stancils made by the Keilwerth company? Absolutely not. They're still pretty good horns, though.

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      1. by Sonja
        (7 posts)

        7 years ago

        Re: Hohner President Saxophones

        OK, thanks for that, it's very useful. However, excuse my continuous ignorance, but do you also know when M.K. was making these horns?

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        1. by STEVE GOODSON
          (291 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Hohner President Saxophones

          I BELIEVE (but am not absolutely certain) that from about 1956-1965 is essentially correct.

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        2. by Sonja
          (7 posts)

          7 years ago

          Re: Hohner President Saxophones

          Great, thanks ever so much!

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      2. by whisper
        (3 posts)

        6 years ago

        Re: Hohner President Saxophones

        I recently acquired a tenor sax marked as a Dearman President with a serial 24364 marked on the bell and the neck. A bit of internet detective work makes me think this is a Keilworth stencil circa 1955 based on the serials at

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        1. by STEVE GOODSON
          (291 posts)

          6 years ago

          Re: Hohner President Saxophones

          Keilwerth, yes. Julius Keilwerth? No. Differrent company and different factory from the Keilwerths we know today. They're very nice horns, BTW. I always thought they were superior to the Julius Keilwerth horns of th esame era. They certainl;y offered more features. I've owned several of them over the years. It's a shame they didn't catch on.

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          1. by whisper
            (3 posts)

            6 years ago

            Re: Hohner President Saxophones

            Thanks for that - though it makes my detective work a bit spurious. i.e. if it's not the Keilwerth of today then presumably the serial number is not connected with the url I posted. Maybe it's a Hohner serial number ?

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            1. by STEVE GOODSON
              (291 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: Hohner President Saxophones

              The serial numbers are unique to that series.

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            2. by JBTSAX
              (364 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: Hohner President Saxophones

              Here is a link to much more information at saxpics.com, one of my favorite sites. It not only gives a wealth of information, but also great pictures as well. www.saxpics.com/Keilwerth/index.htm Saxpics was put together by Pete Hales who is a true expert on vintage saxophones of all makes and models, and a real nice person to boot. John

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            3. by whisper
              (3 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: Hohner President Saxophones

              Looking at the Hohner images and checking out the serials at

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            4. by oorwullie
              (21 posts)

              6 years ago

              Re: Hohner President Saxophones

              interesting , my very first sax was an ancient keilwerth alto which i wrote to the factory about dating it more exactly than just pre- war.they couldn't help me since all records had been destroyed....... i didn't know that it was a keilwerth made the hohner president, i picked one of these up several years ago simply because it had a gold bell which i reckoned couldn't be a bad thing. but i have another question about a different sax, new post time i think!

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