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Gautrot-Marquet

I acquired a 19th-century tenor saxophone due to its remarkable similarity to an Adolphe Sax instrument!
Gautrot-Marquet
N/A
Tenor
1875
France
Bb
B-F
Brass, Nickel plated
20
77.2
Notes on this instrument

I bought this instrument because of the striking resemblance with an Adolphe Sax instrument! This saxophone in a sense, is a symbol of the feud between Gautrot and Adolphe Sax. In 2020, my student Adrián Vilaboa restored this saxophone for me as a present.

 

pictures of the restauration

saxophone manufacturing at the gautrot plant, year unknown

 

Catalogue from 1865

pricelist from the 1865 catalogue pictured here. Note that Gautrot isn’t selling saxophones (officially), but is making gigbags!

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