Frank Holton 1922 'Elkhorn' Tenor
- Year: 1920-24~
- Make: Frank Holton
- Model: Elkhorn
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Original Silver
- Serial Number: 11,01x
A collector's joy - The Frank Holton Company operated in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA. The serial numbers on the Holton saxes can be misleading online. For dating, note the Eb/C touch design shape, the thick neckstrap ring, the split bell keys... This sax also features:
FINISH: Original silver plate, in excellent 90%+ condition
SOUND: Sweet, vintage, ... more to come here...
Original (near) 100 year old pads installed! WOW! They are the white leather with a stitch in the center (no rivets used yet). You can bet the tone is restricted, yet fit for the era. What a "collector piece". There is a vintage, musty smell than must be mentioned. I have yet to treat the case, that would be my best attempt to help remove some odor; it must be addressed for daily use.
CASE: Currently in a vintage Martin Handcraft hard case.
Sound File of this actual Holton: