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Buffet Crampon

Series II

Buffet Crampon has a rich history in instrument making since 1825! The saxophone was introduced in 1866 due to Adolphe Sax’s patent expiring. Buffet’s overall design was very close to the original conception Adolphe had envisioned. The series I of saxophones from Buffet began in 1866, followed by series II in 1871 and finally series III, with the most significant changes in design, in 1910.
Buffet Crampon
Series II
Alto
1881
France
Eb
B-F
Brass
23
60.5
Notes on this instrument

This saxophone was restored by Marc van Mil. One of the first 19th century alto saxophones I found for my collection. This instrument plays really well and a great competitor for Adolphe Sax!

 

A photograph of a vintage saxophone being performed along with a piano accompanist.
Tilburg, Netherlands, 2009

 

A photograph of a vintage saxophone being performed along with a piano accompanist.

 

A photograph of a vintage saxophone being performed.
Museum Kempenland Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009

 

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