Gerhard Keilwerth grew up loving the saxophone and dreaming of building his own line, which of course he did do to international success. The Keilwerth name has been synonymous with innovations in brass instruments for over 40 years. The company introduced the black finish on such noted products as the Shadow Saxophone series. Teaming with Schreiber Music, a new factory was built in the early 2000s with the name Schreiber & Keilwerth. Gerhard was a true expert on the history of saxophones and could tell you everything you ever wanted to know about the instrument, a point well proven during his interview when a series of unrelated questions were asked, not to test him, but to answer some decade long questions!