The York iHorn is made from an antique Saxophone, made by J.W. York & Sons in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It was most likely made in the 1920’s. It is gorgeous Roarin’ 20s piece that will flap into your heart.
The saxophone was designed around 1840 by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument maker, flautist, and clarinetist. Born in Dinant and originally based in Brussels, he moved to Paris in 1842 to establish his musical instrument business. Before working on the saxophone, he made several improvements to the bass clarinet by improving its keywork and acoustics and extending its lower range. In the 1840s and 1850s, Sax's invention gained use in small classical ensembles (both all-saxophone and mixed), as a solo instrument, and in French and British military bands. The modern layout of the saxophone emerged during the 1930s and 1940s. Today, the Saxophone is used in all musical settings, from symphony to rock.The York Sax is a tall and slender flapper, who wants to be both seen and heard. It demonstrates the beauty of age and reminds us of the wisdom of years.