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Halari - Sudre

This alto saxophone is connected to a maker who had a contentious history with Adolphe Sax, as noted in the New Langwill Index. While its construction year is estimated, it’s a unique piece with a compelling backstory.
Halari – Sudre
N/A
Alto
1910
France
Eb
B-F
Brass, Nickel plated
22
65.5
Notes on this instrument

The New Langwill Index (an important tool for every collector), reads:

“…1845 treasurer of committee of five makers formed to litigate against A. Sax, signatory of letter to War Ministry protesting about him; 1854 brass instruments allegedly made in contravention of Sax patents were seized […], from 1859 licensed to build Sax-model brass instruments; 1861 died, it being later alleged that problems connected with Sax led to his death.”

*) the construction year of this instrument as an estimate

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