Rare Kohlert'57 tenor in EXCELLENT condition with all new pads. This horn was a competitor to the Selmer Mark VI and is argueably the best horn Kohlert ever made. Being a German horn it has similarities to Keilwerth horns, such as rolled tone holes, big bell and incredible power, esp the lower octave. This horn was of the same era as "The Martin" Committee III tenors but I must say this horn is by far a better sounding sax than the Committee IIIs I've owned.
The action is light and fast with very good ergos for a vintage horn. This was obviously a closet horn - the old pads (Reso-pad style) were still in really good condition except just a few (see picture). All the old pads have been repalced with top quality Music Medic pads with flat metal resonators using amber shellac to install them no crappy hot melt glue!This horn is an incredible find; the body has no re-solders, no major dents, even the bow is in great shape, just a small ding on the very bottom of the brace. I would estimate 90% lacquer or better..... The pictures tell the story.
The original Kohlert mouthpiece, lig and cap are included, as is the original alligator case in very good condition. The latches work great, except the springs are shot. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones".
The seller is "nmartin100" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States.