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Adolphe Sax

Impeccably restored Soprano Saxophone, in mint condition.
Adolphe Sax
N/A
Soprano
1869
France
Bb
B-E♭
Brass
18
59.4
Notes on this instrument

To truly enjoy these instruments, it’s essential to use the original Adolphe Sax mouthpiece or a contemporary one. This is crucial not just for the sound but also because these saxophones were tuned differently. For instance, this one is pitched at A=435 Hz, while others in my collection are at A=451 Hz, particularly when used in military music.

Attempting to play these saxophones with an incorrect mouthpiece will lead to numerous issues and diminish their original brilliance. I extensively discussed this topic in my 2021 doctoral dissertation.

The case is the original one, and you have the option of selecting between a leather “gig bag” (which is more like a bag) or the more elegant wooden case.

A photograph showing Andreas van Zoelen with a Soprano saxophone, wearing a blue jacket and smiling.

A photograph showing a student saxophone quartet during the blended intensive project (BIP) at Fontys. A photograph showing a student saxophone quartet during the blended intensive project (BIP) at Fontys.

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