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Gautrot

Built by Gautrot, one of Sax’ biggest adversaries
Gautrot
N/A
Sarrusophone
1860
France
N/A
N/A
Brass
20
90
Notes on this instrument

The sarrusophone family was created by Gautrot, at the request of bandmaster Sarrus. They are played with a double reed, like the bassoon. This instrument family was part of the debate surrounding the saxophone, contesting its legitimacy as a newly invented instrument.

Catalogue from 1865

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

 

Couesnon catalogue, shortly after 1900

*) the construction year of this instrument is an estimate

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