Antique and Vintage Saxophones

As a guitarplayer I was allways interested in the saxophone. Not only as a musical instrument but just being an art object as well. The various chatgroups about the different marks and sometimes obscure builders helped me a lot! For contact:

Friday, August 11, 2006

Sonolor / Selmer ?

For the real Selmer lovers it hopefully will be easy to determine
wether if this instrument could possibly be a Selmer stencil or prototype
or just a good copy of a talented builder. You can click on the pic to enlarge it.
I hope someone can give me more information or has a Sonolor
instrument him or herself.

The first letter of the engraving anyway is promising...

In my guitar eyes this is the right bell to body connection?
A Key guard is missing and compared to the Mark VI alto
they've added an extra high key that can be opened with the
right hand pinky!

This high key is clearly visible on this pic.
Some low_bb also have this extra feature.

Arent' the left hand pinky keys in the Selmer style??

And another picture with the left hand pinky keys.

The Bell to body bracing. It looks like Selmer to me!

Another detail that could be of any importance...


Selmer series 9 clarinet which was the top of the
line of Selmer in the sixties and seventies.
The follow up: series 10 proved to be a
little disaster comparable to the saxophone Mark VI
and mark VII story.


Blogger dabonneville said...

Hi there, just got a Sonolor Saxophone that is clearly the same as pictured here.
Did you get any information about these ?

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