Lot 1435 (The Clocks, Scientific & Musical Instruments Auction, 26th April 2019)
Sold for £650
GRAFTON PLASTIC ALTO SAXOPHONE,
with cream coloured injection moulded acrylic plastic body, with copperised metal keys and edging to the bell, further clear plastic decoration to the body, with mouthpiece, No. 12410 (1956-67) in case. The case marked John E. Dallas & Sons Ltd., London. (one mother of pearl key finger pad missing and one detached)
Note: The Dallas name would indicate that this is a later model of this rare instrument which was made between 1950 and the mid '60's. This model of instrument was played most notably by the great Ornette Coleman and Charlie Parker
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