Sincerest apologies to Lewis for the delay in posting this – been a funny old week – but he has a tenor sax engraved Lindell, of Italian origin and about which he’d like some more information if anyone has any. Posting the pics on saxontheweb has , so far, drawn a blank – so I’ll continue in Lewis’ words…
I’m trying to find out some more information on a tenor sax, engraved “made in Italy “, with LINDELL emblazoned on the bell. It dates from the 30s (stop on side E key and the G/G# trill) with the most outrageous Art Deco “pinky” platform.
Possibly a stencil from Orsi, Grassi, R&C or even Borgani except for one thing….the thumb hook is the best & most comfortable that I have ever encountered. It is a 2 piece brass casting, the plate/flange with a screwed on swivelling hook…even with the screw tight, the hook still swivels. This is an expensive feature, not usually seen on stencils.
The horn is very heavily constructed, has that gorgeous King octave mechanism & where the lacquer has worn off, it reveals brass with a heavy copper content…almost red. Has anyone ever encountered Lindell before ?
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