Re: Wooden Saxophones - Odd But True
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.