Saxophone/Kohler Saxophone


BL wrote at 2014-03-15 03:25:21
The answer posted is incomplete and incorrect.

There are vintage Kohlerts made in Germany before and for a while after WWII, and there are modern Kohlerts, which I believe are made in China. They are entirely different horns than the vintage Kohlerts.

 The Boosey & Hawkes Kohlert stencils are also vintage horns, made by Kohlert and relabeled. They are not made "now" and haven't been for decades. The actual Kohlert company went bankrupt years ago.

 I cannot speak as to the tonal or manufacturing quality of modern Kohlerts. They do have more modern keywork. I have played a vintage Kohlert alto, and it is a very good horn.


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Eugene Cantera


I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.


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