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1924 Buescher Factory – The Sexy Art of Saxophone Making

24 Mar

As a Buescher girl (bari AND tenor), I particularly loved this charming silent film footage from the 20s which shows the incredibly complex and heavy duty art of saxophone making at the Buescher factory in Elkhart, Indiana in 1924.  It’s incredible to stop and think of the work that went into building our instruments in a process that took the artistry of several factory workers (culminating in the all female pads department!).  This footage did make me wonder, however, if our older saxophones contain lead.  Oh well.

1924 Buescher Factory – The Fine Art of Musical Instrument Making – Saxophone Production.