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by HumphreySax
(8 posts)
10 years ago

Old Vintage Sax

We have a vintage sax and we are wondering if anyone has any information or background about it; Premier America; Elkart, Indiana; Low Pitch; A5586; This is all the information we have on this saxophone. Can anyone help?

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  1. by saxismyaxe
    (574 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Old Vintage Sax

    If you could email me some pictures of the sax, including the serial number area, and most important the keywork/keyguard areas, I am certain that I can pinpoint who made your "Stencil" sax. www.MICHAEL.PAUL.SEMANN@juno.com Mike.

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    1. by HumphreySax
      (8 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Old Vintage Sax

      Ok we will take some pictures but the serial number area is really tarnished

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      1. by saxismyaxe
        (574 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Old Vintage Sax

        That is alright. What I really need from the area around the serial number is EVERY bit of information that might be stamped there, such as patent dates etc. Also, make sure that you get the bell keys and guards, bell engraving, stack keys and neck in the pictures to aid in identification. If you would, since you are going to be sending several pics, send it to: www.michaelpaulsemann@mchsi.com as this address allows larger files. Mike.

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        1. by HumphreySax
          (8 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Old Vintage Sax

          ok i will send you the pics at that email adress. What are the stack keys?

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        2. by saxismyaxe
          (574 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Old Vintage Sax

          The Stack keys are the straight line of keys that run along the lenth of the body. like this: ( )---------- /`` ooooo o oooo ) /

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        3. by saxismyaxe
          (574 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Old Vintage Sax

          My little illustration didn't post correctly above, but hopefully you get the picture. Cheers.

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      2. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Old Vintage Sax

        I'd like to see a pic to be sure, but I think it's an early 1920's Conn New Wonder alto stencil

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      3. by Selmer Fan88
        (15 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Old Vintage Sax

        The "Martin" -saxes were made by Elkart.

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        1. by saxismyaxe
          (574 posts)

          10 years ago

          Re: Old Vintage Sax

          Martin saxophones were made by the Martin Music Instrument company IN Elkhart Indianna, not BY "Elkart". Without seeing the pictures I, like Jim, believe that it will turn out to be a Conn Wonder or New wonder Series I "Stencil" horn. Cheers.

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