Meet my little friend, the Keilwerth Toneking 3000 Jazzophone. We love finding unique and playable vintage music instruments This was our write-up:.
“This is an EXTREMELY RARE Keilwerth Toneking 3000 Jazzophone. The jazzophone is a bit of an odd duck-it’s a trumpet but is wrapped like a saxophone. Looks really funky and cool and sounds great, though you can’t use mutes with it. In over 10 years of dealing in vintage instruments I’ve never seen another one of these in person.”
In a recent email Gerhard Julius Keilwerth sa7s of this instrument:
“Schreiber & Keilwerth redirected your questions about the Toneking 3000 Jazzophon to me. I devised this instrument, which is a normal B-trompet in manner of a saxophon. It was built from 1982 to 1986. I can’t tell you an exact number of items, but there where not more than 100. And as far as i know there where unfortunately no famous musicians who played it.”
Another Jazzophone discussion from the brass side of the world is here: http://www.trumpetmaster.com/vb/f140…pet-51933.html. And this site had some information too: http://www.dallasmusic.org/jkbrass/prod04.htm.
You won't see many of these instruments out in the wild, but when you do, now you will know what they are.