Re: Help with this Beaugnier sax , no serial number?
Nice and Thank you.
I was not aware you are in Hungary.
There were a number of instruments made in East Germany/ Russia/other Eastern German countries that may have made it to Hungary. There has been quite a history there since world war I. Anything could be possible with that horn of yours.
There are parts of the world were forgeries were made from more ancient tooling than the instrument may represent to a novice. It is keyed as a late version of the Edward Sax models, Adolph's son. Look under the museum tab here on this site.
So, you may just have something like a knock off.
The Saxophone is a very new instrument. The ones made at the turn of the century1900, are just 54 years after the original design and not taken seriously yet. It wasnt till around 1935 till Selmer came out with what is considered the acceptable key work of the current saxophone.
So, old does not mean valuable. They are not violins that have been made the same for 500 years. Everything from keywork, octave keys, toneholes, pads, springs, and bore size have evolved to make what makes a valuable saxophone.
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Good luck my Hungarian friend
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