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by VintageCatalogs
(5 posts)
7 months ago

Lignatone brochure & catalog

Hello - I sent some messages using the contact form (didn't send links to make sure the message would send), never heard back, so I was able to join the forum after supplying an Outlook email address!  Gmail never got a confirmation email, not even in Spam folder...

I've got a ca. 1964 Lignatone saxophone brochure in English/German, and full catalog in Czech.  Admittedly there are only the main four models [soprano, alto, tenor, bari], but the finishes are listed, and the full catalog has the other woodwinds, brasses, and percussion.  I've scanned them and posted to Google Drive:
Saxophone brochure -  
Complete catalog -  
These reference the 1963 Leipzig fair, putting their issue date sometime after [though I have to wonder if they just updated their pre-existing catalog layout with that blurb].
The large catalog has also appeared in French as well.

I also have scans [courtesy Gerard Westerhof, who kindly provided them for posterity] of the ca. 1949 Ligna catalog in Spanish.  

Note the reference to Toneking, appropriated from Keilwerth, indicating this was issued prior to 1955.  Ligna/Amati-Kraslice had made some other changes to their lineup around that time, and the presence of pre-war "jazz trumpets"/octagonal bells/peashooters and other items makes this seem like an earlier offering - 1940s more than 1950s.

I'm mainly a brass player, though I keep an eye out for any of these catalogs due to their relative rarity in the US.

Amati-Kraslice made these, of course, and I figured they might be a good edition, or at the least, a reminder that they exist...

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  1. by VintageCatalogs
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    4 months ago

    Re: Lignatone brochure & catalog

    A few more Amati-Kraslice brochures arrived - is a late 1960s Artia catalog, with saxophone section, and is a 1970s MusicExport brochure with different models of each saxophone voice shown, with explanations of the I, II, III differences

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