There is a fairly detailed record of these instruments recorded in a log book in the Selmer archives in Paris up to 1936 through serial number ~1364. Instruments manufactured after 1936 range in serial number from ~1350-3600. By comparing early verses later instruments, it becomes clear that some Adolphe Sax Selmer saxophones were assembled from the old Adolphe Sax tooling and other were put togther using parts and tooling from the Selmer St. The log book shows the serial numbers jumping around quite a bit for the Selmer/Adolphe Sax saxophones. As with the other woodwinds, the pitch of the note being played is controlled by covering holes in the body tube to control the resonant frequency of the air column by changing the effective length of the tube.The saxophone is used in classical music (such as concert bands, chamber music, solo repertoire, and, occasionally, orchestras), military bands, marching bands, jazz (such as big bands and jazz combos), and contemporary music.Instruments from the series pitched in C and F never gained a foothold and constituted only a small percentage of instruments made by Sax.
Its likely that production of Adolphe Sax instruments ceased at the onset of WWII sometime after May of 1940.Molina is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in chemistry from Florida International University.Although most saxophones are made from brass, they are categorized as woodwind instruments, because sound is produced by an oscillating reed, traditionally made out of woody cane, rather than lips vibrating in a mouthpiece cup as with the brass instrument family. Start meeting singles in Sax today with our free online personals and free Sax chat! Our free personal ads are full of single women and men in Sax looking for serious relationships, a little online flirtation, or new friends to go out with.