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by rucadulu
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4 years ago

Holton Saxophone Model Number to Model Type Identification

This was orginal post by me on the SOTW Forum: " http://forum.saxontheweb.net/showthread.php?230575-How-to-correctly-identify-Holton-model-number-with-model-type"

I am posting it here to make sure this information is shared to all who are interested in Holton Saxophones. This list is a work in progress if you can add to it or know of needed corrections please post them so I can update this information.

Based on what I was able to retrieve from the Holton publications located at: " http://www.saxophone.org/museum/publications/museumType/1/manufacturer/54 " the list below is as complete as I was able to make it.

The Holton Stencils listed below are based on SOTW forum posts, SOTW forum users, and information found on other saxophone related websites. Some model numbers listed below predate Holton stamping model numbers on saxophones however, the model numbers are listed in the Holton catalogs.

If anyone sees any mistakes please let me know so I can correct them.


Holton Manufactured Saxophones follow:

Holton Collegiate with Model Numbers:
1932 - 1979
308 Soprano
310 Alto
312 Tenor
314 Baritone
316 Bass
318 C Melody
565 Alto
566 Alto
575 Tenor
577 Tenor
585 Baritone
601 Alto
651 Tenor

Holton Collegiate w/o Model Numbers:
1931
Soprano
Alto
C Melody
Tenor
Baritone

Holton Super Collegiate
1960
666 Alto

Holton Artist
1965
105 Alto
150 Tenor

Holton Stratodyne
1948-1958
234 Alto
244 Tenor

Holton Ideal
19?? - 19??
465 Alto
??? Tenor
480 Baritone {Info Provide by Saxontheweb forum user Geauxsax}

Holton Reso-Tone
1937
204 Alto
214 Tenor {Info Provide by Saxontheweb forum user Geauxsax}{Possible recycled model number}

Holton Revelation with model numbers
1931 - 1980
200 Alto
201 Alto
208 Soprano
209 Soprano
210 C Melody
211 C Melody
212 Tenor
213 Tenor
214 Baritone {Possible recycled model number}
215 Baritone
216 Bass
217 Bass
230 Alto
231 Alto
232 Alto
233 Alto
240 Tenor
241 Tenor
243 Tenor
270 Baritone
271 Baritone
273 Baritone {Info Provide by Saxontheweb forum user Geauxsax}
274 Baritone {Info Provide by Saxontheweb forum user Geauxsax}

Holton Revelation w/o Model Numbers:
1925 - 1930
C Soprano
Soprano
Alto
C Melody
Tenor
Baritone
Bass

Holton Rudy Weidoeft w/o Model Nubers
1925 - 1932
C Soprano
Soprano
Alto
C Melody
Tenor
Baritone
Bass

Holton Elkhorn w/o Model Numbers:
1918 - 1925
C Soprano
Soprano
Alto
C Melody
Tenor
Baritone
Bass

Holton Chicago/Elkhorn w/o Model Numbers:
1915 - 1918 (So far I cannot find any Holton Publication Prior to 1915 that contains saxophones.)
Alto
C Melody
Tenor


Known Holton stencils follow:

Holton Beaufort (European Stencil's){All examples I have seen are stamped Austria}
Soprano
Alto
Tenor
Baritone

Holton Beaufort American (American Stencil's)
C Soprano
Soprano
Alto
C Melody
Tenor
Baritone
Bass

I Have also seen references to late model 1970's Yamaha made Holton Stencils but I have yet to find an example of one.

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