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The Dutch ones
The weird ones
The question marks
A special sub-collection of instruments produced in the Netherlands. This particular alto saxophone is very special to me: it was gifted to me by none other than Dulf Schenkelaars, son of the founder of the company.
Over the years, I have collected quite some original Adolphe Sax instruments. This baritone I purchased from a fabric dealer in Paris.
Have a look at some innovations on the saxophone and saxophone-inspired toys.
Who made these instruments? There are some mysteries in my collection. For some I simply cannot remember where I bought them, others have no identifying marks.
Though many old instruments are great even today, this Hanken tenor from around 1880 was never of great quality.
I’ve spent years researching various aspects of the saxophone and its history.
As I am based in Tilburg, NL, this is where I started: learn about the Kessels saxophones and the early introduction of the saxophone in the Netherlands. Over time, you can expect to find more of these stories on this site.
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