Charles-Joseph Sax

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Charles-Joseph Sax
Born (1790-02-01)1 February 1790
Dinant, Wallonia, Belgium
Died 26 April 1865(1865-04-26) (aged 75)
Paris, France
Nationality Belgian
Occupation Inventor, musical instrument designer
Known for Father of Adolphe Sax

Charles-Joseph Sax (1 February 1790 – 26 April 1865) was a Belgian (he lived in Dinant) musical instrument maker. His son was Adolphe Sax who invented the saxophone, the saxhorn and the saxotromba.[1]

Sax was a maker of wind and brass instruments, as well as of pianos, harps, and guitars. Sax was a great instrument maker, and made sure his son had a good education and a leg to stand on for his future. He was a careful, strict, and kind father to his son, Adolphe Sax, and played a big part in his son's successful career.

Instruments built by Charles-Joseph are held in some museum collections.[2][3][4]

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