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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 Model 122 True Tone Series III Gold Plated Soprano
    1936 Buescher Model 139 Custom Built Bare Brass Baritone
    1938 Buescher Model 127 Aristocrat (Art Deco) Tenor

    1938 Buescher Model 139 Aristocrat Gold Plated Baritone
    1947 Buescher Model B-11 400 (Top Hat & Cane) Bare Brass Tenor
    1949 Buescher Model B-7 400 (Top Hat & Cane) Silver Plated Alto
    1949 Buescher Model 140 Aristocrat (Big B) Lacquer Alto
    1949 Buescher Model 156 Aristocrat (Big B) Gold Plated Tenor
    1970-something Yamaha Model YBS-61 Baritone

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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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