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by Horatio Horn Blower
(4 posts)
4 years ago

Hi , New Member from Australia

I have an old Alo Saxophone I used to play a few decades ago, and after doing some good old Google research , I came up with nothing about it.
It has "Weisheit" engraved on the front of the horn.
I will post up some pics later...
Hoping that someone on here, can help me out...

Cheers
Michael

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  1. by Horatio Horn Blower
    (4 posts)

    4 years ago

    Re: Hi , New Member from Australia

    Here is a few Pictures..


    After looking again,  It says Made in GDR ...


    Here is hoping someone knows something about this Saxophone.

    I originally brought this in late '89 / early '90

    Learned to play myself, and then played in a Military Volunteer Band for about 5 years.

    The Saxophone has been in it's case and only taken out to put pad "wax" on.

    Thanks

    Michael

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    1. by Horatio Horn Blower
      (4 posts)

      4 years ago

      Re: Hi , New Member from Australia

      Can anyone help ?

      Desperate to find out any information please.

      Thanks in advance 

      Michael

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      1. by mijderf
        (280 posts)

        4 years ago

        Re: Hi , New Member from Australia

        I often help out if I can, but I can't come up with anything more than what you found out.  I even checked some large US and European saxophone forum sites.
        If you don't get an answer soon, don't think you are being ignored.  It may just be that no one has any better info.

        Good luck! 

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        1. by Horatio Horn Blower
          (4 posts)

          4 years ago

          Re: Hi , New Member from Australia

          Just Bumping this one again ... sorry if I am not supposed to do this ...


          Can anyone help ?

           

          Desperate to find out any information please.

           

          Thanks in advance 

           

           

          Michael

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        2. by GFC
          (840 posts)

          4 years ago

          Re: Hi , New Member from Australia

          The best clue is the "Made in GDR" stamp.  GDR stands for "German Democratic Republic," the English translation of "Deutsche Demokratische Republik," which was the official name of the East German state.  There was an East German operation that produced "Weltklang" (Worldtone) student-level instruments for export until 1990.  Your horn is essentially an alternately-branded Weltklang produced anywhere up to 1990.  

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