Entries by Joseph


Mouthpiece and reed combinations help to determine what a players tone will tend to be like, and will also affect how the sound projects.  The distance between the flat side of the reed and the mouthpiece opening is called the “lay”, or facing, and the numbers 3 to 9 are used to indicate the size […]

Old Italian saying by Jesse Jackson: “Never look down on anyone unless you’re helping them up”.  

The Hammond B3, BIG, BAD, & BEAUTIFUL

The Hammond organ was invented by Laurens Hammond and John M. Hanert, with the first one being manufactured in 1935.  The “B3” was introduced in 1955, and differed from its predecessor the B2, by the added feature of “Percussion”, and it is still the best selling console in the history of the organ industry! The” […]


There is an old saying among well rounded musicians: “You name it, I’ll play it”!  Well, to put it another way: “You name it, we’ll order it”!  Horns Galore, through our many partners, can supply you with just about any musical instrument on the planet, from an Accordion to a Zither, and even a “Didgeridoo”, […]

Saxophone Brands and Prices for New Instruments

The prices listed here are from the lowest to the highest for the complete line of instruments available from any given company, and may vary depending on where purchased.  Selmer and Yamaha are probably the two most popular brands.  Selmer is the most copied of all saxophones, especially its octave key mechanism.  The world renowned […]

Henri Selmer, Paris, 1885-2015

Henri Selmer, Paris, France, 1885-2015 By far the best known and the most famous professional saxophones in the world have been, and are still made by the Selmer Company, (Henri Selmer, Paris, France).  The company was established in 1885, and made only reeds and mouthpieces at first.  In 1889 Selmer began making award winning Bb […]


The saxophone was invented on June 28, 1846, 170 years ago, by Adolphe Sax, a Belgian instrument maker, flutist, and clarinetist.  Although the saxophone is made of brass, it is classified as a woodwind instrument because it uses a single reed mouth piece like the clarinet.  Sax wanted to make an instrument that could project […]