Pennsylvania Special Tenor Saxophone - Keilworth

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Fully restored - this Pennsylvania tenor has a brand new set of pads, all new corks, felts, and springs. It has clearly had a long and colourful history - it has bags of character and some lovely little design touches such as the elegant key guards and pearl touch pieces. The build quality on it is great, it has good tuning and a nice warm full tone. 

This tenor sax is a stencil horn - which means it was made by one company & then stamped and sold by a different one. This particular horn would have been made by the Keilworth - Kohlert company in the Czech Republic probably in the 1930s. Although companies producing stencilled horns rarely kept serial number records so it's hard to date more accurately than that. 

It has some marks and dings as you can imagine for a horn of this age, and the lacquer is a little worn & patchy. It is missing one of the original palm key pearls & has a black resin replacement (see photos). The crook had a rather messy solder job on the underside, and it has been securely patched - you can just spot the end of the patch from under the neck cork (again see photos). Far from being shiny and new - but it is an inexpensive example of a charming vintage horn with a story to tell. 

Comes with an old fashioned case - which similar to the horn itself is scruffy but sturdy with two working catches. Please note it is the case & saxophone only, no accessories or mouthpiece. 

Those living locally to the workshop are welcome to come by and test play. 

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