I'm happy to refer you to her write-ups also bassic-sax. This is THE example of all the great German saxes that we've learned to love and respect - think also of the Dave Guardala DG500 models, but with the next tier of improvements! G# lifter Screw adjustments on the lower stack no adjustable palm keys on this example. PADS: Tan with metal resos. CASE: original Medusa case with multiple neck slots as VMI was making.
HISTORICAL NOTES: DATING: The series 2001 debut was in 1991, not 2001. The Series 2006(Medusa) was the improvements on that model. All production ceased in 2005. So these Medusa saxes are older than 2005. As Helen also cited, Pro-Music-News.
Cited a big change to the model and the body tube in 2002 that was used on the 2001 model and onto the 2006 model. Item #:WWSConRF0W0.0W48.60.12061.8-C0-L043. MANUFACTURING: For the sake of vintage sax lineage, I chose to list this as B&S but it should be noted that the company technically transitioned to Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH Markneukirchen (VMI). I like how Helen says it.
Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH Markneukirchen (VMI). After the fall of the Berlin wall, VEB Blechblas- und Signal-Instrumenten-Fabrik (B&S) transitioned into the Vogtländische Musikinstrumentenfabrik GmbH Markneukirchen (VMI).
Some sections of the national corporation that had been appropriated by the government were liberated once more, while otherssuch as Hüllerwere closed down. After this point in time, VMI only produced standard brass instruments such as horns, trombones, tubas, trumpets, and saxophones. Despite the companys return to private ownership, VMI continued producing both Weltklang and B&S blue label horns for a few more yearssome of which I have called transitional. It wasnt until 1991, when they introduced the 2001 series, that it truly stepped onto the world stage as a saxophone maker. Sadly, VMI ceased its saxophone production in 2005.The item "2004 B&S Medusa Series 2006 Bb Tenor Sax, #016,410, FACTORY NEW" is in sale since Wednesday, December 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "worldwidesaxonline" and is located in Seattle, Washington.
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