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Original Silver Plated Frank Holton Rudy Wiedoeft Model C Melody Sax - Serial # 38318

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Our Price: $ 1,200.00

Product ID: 38318HoltonRWCMelody

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Here's a neat old hold for you collectors out there. This is a Holton Rudy Wiedoeft series C-Melody saxophone, serial number 38318. This is a cool instrument, featuring many unique trill keys as seen in the photos. It is in good original silver plate, and would be a welcome addition to many players' collections.


The C Melody falls in between the alto and tenor in size, and was popular in the early 20th century, as players could read right off the piano book without having to transpose. It fell out of favor, and are mostly an oddity these days. We've seen plenty of Rudy W altos, but rarely a C Melody. This example is in solid shape overall. The original silver plate is great with tarnish, but no major finish wear. There's some history of past dent work in the bottom bow, but not too bad. The horn was repadded awhile ago, using oversized metal seamless resonators, but honestly pads were just sort of thrown in without a lot of proper key fitting/adjustment, and the sax is not playing great as it sits. We are selling it as-is.


If you have a small collection of oddities and talking pieces, this is a neat find. It does ship in a proper C Melody hard case that fits the horn well.