Konefa, short for ‘Koninklijke Nederlandsche Fabriek van Muziekinstrumenten’ (Royal factory of musical instruments), was founded in 1924, on the same day that the Kessels company was disbanded. The founders were two former Kessels employees. The new Konefa company moved from Tilburg to the Hague in 1930, and went into bankruptcy in 1939. Mr. Kessels himself had nothing to do with this company, but continued making instruments under the name M.J.H. Kessels, Nederlandse Fabriek van Muziekinstrumenten.
During the research for my book about the classical saxophone in the Netherlands (2013), I looked for instruments that were built in the Netherlands.
Enclosed is the chapter of my book about saxophone manufacturers in the Netherlands (Dutch).
Click on the cover to access the chapter.
Dutch newspaper, 1927
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