Borgani Serial#

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Boris Hussmann

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Sep 23, 2003, 10:49:08 AM9/23/03
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From what I´ve learned from this group,
Borgani Saxes have improved their quality drastically
in the last years and are now top-of-the-notch horns.

Few weeks ago I saw an "older model" (Tenor) for sale
and I wondered if it was already one of the newer = better models.

Can anyone (maybe David Beecroft / Mike Duchstein --> greetings to
Berlin!) provide a serial number chart and maybe an idication at which
serial# the "good" models start ?
Is this possible at all?
I searched the net but did not find much information (even on the
Borgani Home Page).

I´m especially interested in information on Tenors.

Thanks in advance for any information,

Regards

Boris Hussmann

David Beecroft

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Sep 23, 2003, 12:45:46 PM9/23/03
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Hi Boris,

My Borgani Tenor is ser# 19xxx J

Perhaps the J indicates that it is from the Joe Lovano designed series...?

It plays great and I wouldn't trade it for the world.

Good luck!

Stephen Howard

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Sep 24, 2003, 6:33:04 AM9/24/03
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I have a number for an old Borgani bari - 10xxx
and one for a Ponzol tenor - 04xxP

I'd imagine the P stands for Ponzol, given the J on the Lovano model.

There's a review of the Ponzol tenor on my web site. It's a
fascinating horn. The build is debatable in some places, but the sound
is awesome ( if you like that sort of thing, of course ).

Regards,


--
Stephen Howard - Woodwind repairs & period restorations
www.shwoodwind.co.uk
Emails to: showard{who is at}shwoodwind{dot}co{dot}uk

Boris Hussmann

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Sep 27, 2003, 2:44:20 AM9/27/03
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thanks.

Boris

MLeamac

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Sep 28, 2003, 9:08:32 AM9/28/03
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The "J" on the newer (aka Lovano) models stands for "Jubilee". All the newer
models have a serial number that starts with J.

The Ponzol model, also with the bell welded to the body, as reviewed by Steven
Howard is a different animal from the other (earlier) Borgani's. Only 50 or so
were made. Peter Ponzol set them up personally. I have one for sale, if
anyone is interested.

Leon Mack

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Dec 2, 2014, 8:29:08 AM12/2/14
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I found borgani sax of my brother in our old home. Serial number is 1793. There is no neck onthe sax, does it worth anything? Thanks

baris...@googlemail.com

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Oct 9, 2015, 5:46:33 AM10/9/15
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Hi Leon,
do you still have the Borgani Ponzol for sale?
Regards
Thomas

billy...@gmail.com

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Dec 22, 2018, 3:37:43 PM12/22/18
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I have a alto Borgani with the serial # starting with 19 - can you tell me anything?
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