Aug 19 2012

Now posting at The C Saxophone Archives –



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Click on this link – or the picture above – to visit…

Being in my late 60′s – and becoming more aware of my own mortality, I’d like to leave something behind me after I’ve  popped my clogs…!  This self-hosted website will vanish once the monthly hosting payments cease, as will the domain, but (hopefully) the Google-hosted site will live on a lot longer…

All of the topics/posts/comments here will remain on a ‘read-only’ basis, new posts will start at The C Saxophone Archives.   All the existing C-Sax resources (web pages) ‘behind’ this blog will still remain, for my foreseeable future – and be accessible from both sites.    

I’ll be commenting more on daily life over at the The C Saxophone Archives, as well as on all matters ‘C’, and I may even update some of the topics here on the new blog.  All I can say is – enjoy both, see you there, and here  !

Kind Regards,   Alan


Aug 18 2012

My Conn C Soprano saxophone




Conn C Soprano sax, a set on Flickr.

Just had an enquiry about my (very under-used) Conn Pan-American C Soprano sax, so thought I’d share the photo’s here.


Amazing how silver patinates so quickly when just left out on a peg…

If you’d like to view the full slideshow – click here…

Aug 9 2011

Al McLean playing a King C Soprano Sax


This original by Al McLean features the saxophonist on a King C soprano saxophone – as opposed to the normal Bb soprano. Al also plays C-Melody (in addition to normal soprano, alto & tenor…)

Thanks to electricfigue on SotW for finding it – click on the link at the top of the post to go to YouTube for more information.

Jul 27 2011

Buescher C Melody Saxophone on eBay – bit pricey !


Buescher C Melody Saxophone Elkhart Indiana USA 1920s on eBay (end time 28-Jul-11 01:20:47 BST).

I just had to pass on this one, at $4000….  (four thousand US Dollars, eek !)

C-Melody saxophones must be rare in Israel ?

(Free worldwide postage tho’…)

Jul 27 2011

The latest addition – a bare-brass King C


Welcome to AddThis for Chrome!.

Just a test to see if I can post directly from the Google Chrome browser. I often come across interesting content for the blog when surfing, but the quite tedious path of manipulating it into a post – via a suitable editor, like Windows LiveWriter, or Firefox ScribeFire – means that it gets added to a never ending ‘to-do’ list.

If I can ‘do it now’ with a simple ‘click’, it’s a useful double-whammy ! I’ll leave you with a picture of my latest toy, a King bare-brass C-Melody sax, arrived a few days ago – and what a beast, it’ll give my Martin C a run for it’s money – but they are two slightly different animals, I’d hate to have to chose between them !! It’s called ‘BB King’ (naturally, thanks for the suggestion Lewis) and plays far better than it looks, this vendors picture doesn’t do it justice – but then, it’s grabbed direct from the ebay page as a test of the ‘instant post mechanism’, Aaaahhhh…

And it works ! Prepare for many more (regular) posts, if the’re all this easy !

PS - I know, how many saxophones can a person play, but you don’t often see King C’s in bare-brass, it’s a beaut ! (maybe this will spur me on to sort out a few of my own projects, including Big Ugly, a King stencil, coincidentally also in bare-brass – )

Do I detect a ‘King’ theme emerging ?