1 February 1790|
Dinant, Wallonia, United Belgian States (now Belgium)
26 April 1865 (aged 75)|
|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.
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.
- "Adolphe Sax | Belgian inventor | Britannica.com". britannica.com. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
- "Clarinet in B-flat | 53.223 | Work of Art | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art". metmuseum.org. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
- "Home | National Music Museum". orgs.usd.edu. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
- "Search | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston". mfa.org. Retrieved 2016-05-15.
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