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We discovered my husband's high school sax in the attic.  It is marked The Kohler 57" . The following number is imprinted:38328.  What is the approximate value of this saxophone?  It does have a small area of tarnish, otherwise it is in good condition.  We also have Universal's  Fundamental Method for the Saxophone -A Graded Elementary Course by Henry Melnik copyright 1940.

Thanks for any assistance.  G

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Gayle,

You gave me just enough information to give you one of two answers. One could be good the other really bad. If the sax is a Kohler, than what you have is most likely an East German knock off of a Kolhert. A Kolhert is a fantastic saxophone especially if it's a 57. However the Kohler company copied the Kolhert name and really did a sub par job of copying the sax. If you could send me some photos, I can give you a better idea of what you have.

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questions regarding equipment, performance, repairs, lessons, etc. Almost all saxophone related questions.

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I am a professional member of N.A.P.B.I.R.T (National Association of Professional Band Instruments Repair Technicians). I have been repairing saxophones, flutes, clarinets, and brass instruments since 1993. I perform in several professional groups covering genres form classical, jazz, and rock.

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St. Petersburg Junior College (AA) University of South Florida.

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