Saxophone/elkhart ind sax

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this sax says Elkhart Ind s/n37592 208 we would like some history on this horn83

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The Elkhart was made by the Buescher company and was marketed as their student horn during the 1920's-1930's. Normally, the body tube & bell would be like the current horn for the period but would use earlier key work design (as much as a ten year earlier design). During the early days they didn't have 2 different production lines for the entire horn, just different key work on the same body. Today, each model will have a totally separate production line for student, step-up and pro models. Each sounds and feels different. We have restored (for customers) and own several from that period that you can not tell the difference between sound or feel between the "student" model and the top-shelf offerings. For your serial number, your horn dates 1926-1927.

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