Cantarini 880 silver plated tenor saxophone
MROsaxofoons just finished the complete overhaul of this completely unknown handmade sax. It's an absolute beauty and it plays like a dream. There's hardly any info available on this brand, but I received some information by mail. Cantarini seems to be an early Chinese manufacturer, the horn dates to about 1965. Cantarini produces only a couple of these horns (alto and tenor), as well as trumpets and other instruments. All handmade and intended to compete with the major brands, such as Selmer. They costed about half of a Selmer sax, but with almost equal quality. Such a shame they didn't survive the tough competition......Have a look at the many pictures and desciption : it's for sale under 'Occasions". Possible this sax originally had a goldwash bell, I cannot confirm this.