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Rudy Wiedoeft

The Frank Holton Company of Elkhorn, Wisconsin is one of the earliest saxophone makers, with the Rudy Wiedoeft model being the most famous model that they produced. This model of saxophone featured different trill options but also inspired/ endorsed by saxophonist Rudy Wiedoeft.
Holton
Rudy Wiedoeft
Alto
1928
U.S.A.
Eb
B♭-F
Brass, Silver plated
25
65.5
Notes on this instrument

I found this instrument around 2005; I was very eager to get my hands on one, to try out the details mentioned in the advertisements and notably, the “Acid Test”. The neck has a very interesting system to lengthen it. It’s a saxophone with a very sweet tone, and it handles very nicely!

 

Photo of the holton saxophone being performed
Muffendorf, Germany, 2010

 

Photo of the holton saxophone being performed

 

Photo of the holton saxophone being performed
Venlo, Netherlands, 2012

 

Photo of the Acid test pamphlet
First page of the Holton ‘Acid Test’ that came with the instrument

 

Photo of the holton saxophone being performed
Museum Kempenland Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2009

 

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