J.K. Trumpet History
Faxed copy of a 1960's vintage JK
Catalogue. The catalogue is in German.
Since 1925, Keilwerth has been producing
saxophones in a traditional way. 70 years of experience and expertise have
made the company one of the leading saxophone makers world wide. Today and
in future, this position is based on constant quality improvements and
skilled craftsmanship combined with the most modern production techniques
together with the company’s spirit and the commitment of its employees. It
is a company making high value saxophones with feeling and passion which
are preferred by many world class saxophone players.
A continuous change of experience between Keilwerth and top musicians from
all over the world has always been beneficial to the quality of the
instruments and thus to the musician. Professionals and amateurs do not
only value the quality associated with the Keilwerth name. Saxophone
players of all types of music and styles also appreciate the reliable
customer service provided by the company.
The company Julius Keilwerth, established in 1925 started as a small
woodwind shop and progressed within 10 years into one of the best known
makers of saxophones worldwide. After World War II, Keilwerth
to Nauheim, near Frankfurt. Until 1962 the company was managed by the
founder Julius Keilwerth and then by his son Josef.
Since 1970 (1980?) Keilwerth has concentrated its efforts on the production of
saxophones. Today a complete range, from soprano to bass is being
produced. Accordingly Keilwerth is able to offer the right instrument for
each musical style.
** Trumpets made by JK from 1955 to
From the Julius
Here is a copy of the email I received from
The Music Group's W. Schreiber & Söhne
GmbH on 012904 -
Keilwerth made trumpets from 1955 -
1980. Unfortunately, there are no serial number records.
There were 3 models: Toneking, Toneking Deluxe,
Toneking Super Deluxe. Both Deluxe trumpets were professional models. All
Keilwerth trumpets were made from brass and had nickel-silver inner slides.
They were available in gold lacquer, nickel-plated and black nickel-plated.
They were very well renowned, at least in Germany.
I hope this helps. I found an old catalogue with
specs of the trumpets but it is in German, we do not have an English
translation. But if you like, I can send you copies by fax.
Ms. Gaby Kerrmann
W. Schreiber & Söhne GmbH
A copy of the faxed catalogue will be posted shortly.
Her previous message was in German and the translation program I used
didn't correctly translate it. -
Sehr geehrter Herr Howell,
Julius Keilwerth stellte von 1955 - 1980
Trompeten her. Leider gibt es keine Seriennummern-Listen. Es wurden 3
verschiedene Modelle hergestellt: Toneking, Toneking Deluxe und Toneking
Super Deluxe. Die Deluxe Trompeten waren professionelle Instrumente. Alle
Trompeten wurden aus Messing gefertigt und hatten Innenzüge aus Neusilber.
Sie waren in den Ausführungen Goldlack, vernickelt und schwarzvernickelt
Wir hoffen, Ihnen mit diesen
Informationen weitergeholfen zu haben.
Mit freundlichen Grüßen
W. Schreiber & Söhne GmbH
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