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    Default Can you identify this SML Marigaux Alto Sax Gold Lacquer Body and Nickel Keys, Made in Germany?

    My wife's great aunt recently sent me this saxophone which belonged to her husband who recently passed away. I was trying to find out which model it is? It says Marigaux SML Paris on the front of the bell and says Made in Germany below the serial number 85XX. I wanted to know how old it is and is it a pro model or intermediate? Any information would be greatly appreciated. I have searched several sites and cannot find this engraving. Thank you very much for you help. It is a wonderful and cherished gift none the less, I would just like to know a little bit about it. I am not looking to sell it or anything, just wanted to know about it. Thanks!
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    Default Re: Can you identify this SML Marigaux Alto Sax Gold Lacquer Body and Nickel Keys, Made in Germany?

    It's a Dörfler & Jörka 100%.
    Great sax, but (unfortunately) worth about a fourth of an SML Paris made alto.
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    Default Re: Can you identify this SML Marigaux Alto Sax Gold Lacquer Body and Nickel Keys, Made in Germany?

    In your hunt, did you find http:\\www.saxpics.com?
    1926 Buescher True Tone Series III Gold Plated Soprano -- Morgan Vintage 6
    1936 Buescher Custom Built Bare Brass Baritone -- Strathon 8*
    1938 Buescher Aristocrat "Custom Built" Gold Plated Baritone -- Strathon 8*
    1939 Buescher Aristocrat Silver Plated Series I Alto -- Ishimori Traditional Jazz 7, TW Durga 8
    1947 Buescher 400 B-11 "Top Hat & Cane" Bare Brass Tenor -- TW Durga 8
    1949 Buescher Aristocrat "Big B" Lacquer Alto -- Ishimori Traditional Jazz 7
    1949 Buescher Aristocrat Gold Plated "Big B" Tenor -- TW Durga 8
    1980-something Yamaha YBS-61 Baritone -- Strathon 8*



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    Default Re: Can you identify this SML Marigaux Alto Sax Gold Lacquer Body and Nickel Keys, Made in Germany?

    Thank you AhCheung for your comments. I looked at the pics on saxpics.com before my post under SML and I did not see a horn with the same engraving. Knowing that it is a Dörfler & Jörka is very helpful. Is this horn a student line? Just wondering what it is worth. It is in playable condition. Thanks!

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