The Saxophone - Adolphe Sax 1841
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Music's greatest inventions: amazing, mad and brilliant instruments
7. The Saxophone - Adolphe Sax 1841
Following on from the clarinet, the single-reed instruments really branched out with the saxophone. Invented by a man named Adolphe Sax (of course), the saxophone and its various different versions have gone on to become one of the most popular instruments currently in use.