What Does Low Pitch Mean?
I have a hobby in buying and reselling saxophones that I find underpriced and I recently found a C melody tenor from 1914 at my local Goodwill for $110. This was a nice surprise and I figured I could resell it for a bit more as I already have my own C melody. I like to learn about the history behind instruments whenever I buy antique and vintage ones, and I’ve noticed that a couple of the vintage horns I’ve had have been stamped as “Low Pitch,” including this C tenor. At first I assumed this was because the C melody is a relativley low instrument, being only one whole step above a regular tenor, but I remember having the same stamp on an alto I once flipped. Then I figured it might be a model name, but the alto and the C sax were different brands so I don‘t think that’s the right answer. I’m hoping that one of you might be able to help me out with this.