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    Default Mystery alto on Ebay

    Just cruising through the altos on Ebay I came across this: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/ALTO-SAXOP...IAAOSwTM5YwWAW

    It appears to have no low Bb, no Bis Bb key, no front F key, no low F# key and pancakes for pads.

    Any ideas where this horn is from and how old it might be?
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    Default Re: Mystery alto on Ebay

    It is a very old saxophone design but the thing may be an Indian saxophone (or "saxophone shaped object":

    http://www.shwoodwind.co.uk/misc/black_museum.htm

    scroll down to the middle of the page) and so it's not necessarily very old. Unless you want to make a lamp or nail it to the wall, it's not very wise to buy it.

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    Default Re: Mystery alto on Ebay

    Yep, that's got to be it. I had no intenetion of buying it, I was just curious about it.

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    Default Re: Mystery alto on Ebay

    Indeed we spoke many times about these.

    I find them periodically in the Netherlands offered often from people whom claim to have found them in the attic.

    I remember when they were sold at street markets together with bad clarinets, tubas and cornets. Often also found as Bessons ( all instruments have the same serial number!)

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    Default Re: Mystery alto on Ebay

    Now that's one fugly saxophone shaped object.

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    Default Re: Mystery alto on Ebay

    Look at the size of that bell key!

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