Saxophone Forum


by azuka
(3 posts)
6 years ago

Wooden Saxophones - Odd But True

Not talking about the neck, but the whole sax. Saw this weird listing on ebay yesterday for a wooden sax from some place in Java or somewhere. They aren't too good at writing in English so it's hard to get a good feel for their offering. I did a bit of searching and found a site called saxwood.net. They really do produce a full saxophone line of wooden saxes. As far as I can tell, the saxes are playable and they have a number of youtube style videos up with a few guys playing these things. I have a lot more questions about these things than answers, and the language barrier doesn't help much. But for what it's worth, it is unique and intriguing. If I end up some day with more money than I can reasonably use, maybe I'll buy one of these as a curiosity. I've certainly done plenty of curiosity buying in the past!

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  1. by chalazon
    (547 posts)

    6 years ago

    Re: Wooden Saxophones - Odd But True

    I sometimes feel wooden when I'm playing my saxophone, wouldn't ya know....

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  2. by Saraja
    (1 post)

    6 years ago

    Re: Wooden Saxophones - Odd But True

    Hi Severasl years ago I walked into a craftshop in Marehau New Zealand and picked up a hollowed out piece of walnut that was called a hand made wooden saxophone.It was made by one of the youg guys who ran the craft shop. (Made by Woody) I had a go on it and the sound was so captivating I was forced to drive back 200 kms to get some money to buy it. It was approx. 400mms long with a tenor reed tied! to the top. It had a sound what you would imagine an ethnic clarinet would sound like.. It has it's drawbacks as it is extremmely difficult play beyond the single octave of "C". I have had cairvoyants say they can see angels standing behind me whan I play it. For all it's limitation it is a real gem. Saraja

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    1. by kelsey
      (802 posts)

      6 years ago

      Re: Wooden Saxophones - Odd But True

      No matter what you make, there will be someone out there who will buy and cherish it..........Kelsey
      Barry Kelsey

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