Worldwidesax - Fine Vintage Saxophones

Worldwidesax.com is a Vintage Saxophone repair shop that also buys, completely rebuilds and resells Vintage Professional Saxophones and I also do Rebuilds and Restorations for customers from all over the world.

(by appointment only).  WWS is not a "music store".  Customers can see and hear what is available on this website.

Everett, WA 98201, U.S.A. 

 

E-mail Chadd with questions: 

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The Work Schedule 2014:  

 

1-16-14 Buescher TrueTone Baritone:  customer horn #224k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap-in pads, natural cork throughout, acid bath and clean up work. Cantrael Done

 

2-4-14 Buescher Tenor: Customer horn #13k gets TLC and Buescher Standard Setups for customer. Balk Done

 

2-24-14 Buescher Big B alto: Customer horn gets a Buescher Standard Rebuild with Snap-in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Strassmaier Done

 

3-1-14 Buescher "The Aristocrat" series 1 Tenor: WWS horn #278k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap-in pads, natural cork throughout for a customer. Gore Done

 

3-10-14 1952 Selmer Super Balanced Action Low-A Baritone: Consignment horn gets a Custom Rebuild with tan pads, resotech resos, natural cork throughout with some premium upgrades for customer. Vitale Done

 

3-24-14 Conn Chu Berry Alto: Customer horn gets a WWS Vintage Standard Rebuild with Prestini Pads and natural cork throughout. Miranda Done

 

On-going '14 side projects:

King Saxello

WWS horn #76k gets Vintage Rebuild  with black roo pads, and some Premium upgrades.

Done

 

4-14-14 Selmer Mark VI Tenor: Customer horn #183K gets a WWS Vintage Standard Rebuild with Prestini Pads and natural cork throughout, spring replacements. Vogelgesang 

Done

 

5-9-14 1980s Vito Low-A Baritone: Customer horn gets a WWS Rebuild with tan pads, large metal resos, natural cork throughout. ASD

Done

 

5-29-14 "The Martin Tenor": WWS horn #158k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild, body metal cleaning, Tan pads and flat resos with natural cork throughout for a customer. McDonaldDone

 

6-5-14-Side schedule: Julius Keilwerth Tone King Tenor: previous WWS sax returns for cosmetic work and tune-ups. Silver spot plating and Goldwash bell. Balk DONE

 

6-10-14: "The Martin Tenor": WWS horn #187k gets Vintage Rebuild  with black roo pads, custom resotech resonators,  natural cork throughout and some premium upgrades for a customer. Axton In Progress

 

6-25-14: Selmer New Largebore, gold plated Tenor: WWS/customer horn #13k gets Vintage Rebuild with original metal resonators,  natural cork throughout and some premium upgrades for a customer. Maxwell Done

 

7-2-14 Buescher Big B alto:

WWS horn #328,1xx gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap-in pads, natural cork throughout for a customer. Bertrand Done

 

7-12-14 Selmer Mark VI Alto: WWS horn #101K gets Vintage Selmer Rebuild with original plastic resos, custom Premium upgrades, natural & tech cork throughout for a customer. Lindberg Done

 

7-22-14 Selmer Super Action 80 series II alto: 2004 customer horn gets Premium Rebuild with Saxgourmet Roo pads,  tech cork, ultra suede etc... and silver Resotech resonators for a customer. Simonishvili Done

 

AUGUST-2014 

SHOP CLOSED:

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On-going '14 side projects:

Conn Chu Tenor-Super Gigger Custom

WWS horn #211k gets Custom Rebuild  with custom RED roo pads, maxed out Silver resotech resonators, Premium upgrades, keywork fabrication...etc

In Progress

 

Sept./ Oct./Nov. 2014 

SHOP CLOSED:

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(with Thanksgiving break on the 24th)

 

12-1-14 Silver Buescher Top Hat & Cane Alto: Customer horn #3xxK gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap-in pads, natural cork throughout for a customer. Lindberg

 

12-15-14 Buescher Aristocrat, series 1 Tenor: SILVER RESTORATION

Customer horn gets Restoration Prep.

Havenfield

 

 

 

Dec. 21/2014 - Jan. 3/2015 

SHOP CLOSED

(Christmas Break)

 

1-4-14 The Martin Tenor: WWS horn #206K gets Standard Vintage Rebuild  with 50% resos, natural cork throughout for a customer. Harris

 

~ 2015 ~

 

1-?-14 Buescher Aristocrat 1 Baritone: Customer sax, extra dent work,  Kim

(aim for 11-10-14?)

 

1-20-14 Buescher Silver C-Soprano: customer sax #155k  Crosby

 

1-??-14 Silver Bundy Special Baritone: custom help for a customer horn. shipping damages. (non rebuild) JOHNSON

 

1-??-14 The Martin Baritone: WWS sax for customer #169k  Balk

 

 

2-4-15? SLOT OPEN:

(Moving/Remodel delays...?)

 

2-15-15? King Zephyr Special Alto: WWS horn gets Rebuild  with upgrades for a customer. Keen

 

3-12-15 Gold Restoration, Martin Typewriter alto: Customer horn returns from plating to get assembled and put together! I can't wait! Hurwitz

 

3-22-15 SLOT OPEN:

 

330-15 SLOT OPEN:

 

King Tempo - James

If you wish to schedule a rebuild, or purchase one of the saxes (and it still needs to be rebuilt),  send me a 50% deposit to hold your place in the work schedule.  I work from a published schedule (see left margin) so that your sax will only be out of your possession a couple weeks, while i do the actual work, it does not have to just sit on the shop floor, until its turn comes up... you send it to arrive on schedule and we return it on schedule.

  E-mail chadd with  questions about our vintage saxes at:   worldwidesax@gmail.com  

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(Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase...)

 

  If  a horns says "just rebuilt", then it's ready to go, saxes that say "scheduled for a rebuild" are waiting for the work to be done, but it will be included in the posted price.  If a sax says "ON TRIAL" someone is taking advantage of the "Three Day Trial" policy (See Info and Orders page).

 

Saxophone Comparison Chart 

Some of the best vintage saxes of all time

(and SOUND FILES)

 

Here is a pic of some custom resonator work. The reso can be sized to your tonehole, or whatever you would like.

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I can get you virtually any resonator ordered. Sarge's favorite was the  Resotech solid silver reso.

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WE  DO GOLD AND SILVER ELECTRO-PLATING

That's right! 

We have a:

 GOLD STAR

Pro plating system

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The Industry's Premier Silver and Gold Plating System 

 Ask about having us Plate your Bell interior in
24 carat or  ROSE GOLD 

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It is our business to Rebuild your sax or sell ours as Fully Rebuilt Saxes. We never sell our stock "As-Is". We are Restorers.

 

If you wish to schedule a rebuild, or purchase one of our saxes and it still needs to be rebuilt,  send us  a 50% deposit and we will schedule its rebuild before any of our other worldwidesax.com inventory. 

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Everybody loves these new Kangaroo skin pads, aka Saxgourmet  Pads and you can get them from Curt, at musicmedic.com you can request that any WWS stock be rebuilt with them, or just click this link and order some for yourself.

 

 

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Hard to find:

Here is a helpful outline of SML serial Numbers:

S.M.L. Serial Numbers:

0001 – 3000  /  1934 to 1940

3000 – 5500  /  1940 to 1945

5500 – 8000  /  1945 to 1950

8000 – 12000 / 1950 to 1955

12000 – 16000  /  1955 to 1960

16000 – 19000  /  1960 to 1965

22000 – 24000  /  1970 to 1975

24000 – 26000  /  1975 to 1980

26000 – 27000  /  1980 to 1982

Here is a helpful outline of Keilwerth serial Numbers:

Keilwerth Serial Numbers:

1925:   0-800 

1933-5:     9000     

1941:  18,500

1947: #20,000

1953: #23,000

1958: #28,000

1960: #38,000

1962: #43,000

1964: #49,000

1966:  #55,000

1971: #69,000

1975-6?: #79,000

1977: #81,000

1986: #91,000

1993: #99,100

1996: #104,000

1998:  #109,000

2004:  #119,000

Keilwerth made The New King and Tone King  as their main brand names, from 1932 to 1969 or so, but there were always stencils, like Edgeware and later Couf.  Here are few of the other names you may find on Keilwerth made horns.  The New King and Tone King saxes were identical except for a high F# key on the tone king model, but keilwerth marketed the Tone King as the "deluxe" Pro model and the New King as the "standard" Pro model

Known Keilwerth Stencils:

Couf Superba 1 & 2

 Royalist

Conn DJH

Buffet

Edgeware

Marco

Vincent Albert

Martelle

Winsall

Tam

Bundy Special

(H&A Selmer)

Armstrong

Heritage

King Tempo

Champion

Calvert Deluxe

Silvertone

Hammerschmidt (sopranos)

Jean Barre Artist (seen Alto) 

Princeton (seen Alto)

 

Keilwerth copiers, such as Amati,  Dörfler & Jörka (1949 to 1968, then purchased by Keilwerth) and B&S

H.Genet

Roxy

Jubilee

Voss

Silvertone

Rene Dumont

Keilwerth relatives:

Max Keilwerth and Richard Keilwerth (Graslitz) made saxes under the names:

 

Weltklang (baritones only)

Senator

Hohner

 

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Here is a handy chart for King ZEPHYR series:

Zephyr and Zephyr Special
Zephyr, "Series I": 

s/n 170xxx to 180xxx
Zephyr, "Series II": 

s/n 180xxx to 237xxx

Zephyr Special: 

s/n 200xxx to 280xxx
Zephyr, "Series III": 

s/n 237xxx to 305xxx
Zephyr, "Series IV": 

s/n 305xxx to 423xxx
Zephyr, "Series V": 

s/n 423xxx to 540xxx

1945 was the beginning of King's  Super 20 (s/n 272xxx)
and Zephyr "II"s (s/n 272xxx)

Here is a handy chart for King SUPER 20 series:

1945-1949 "Series I":

#272xxx to 295xxx

Tranny "Series Ia":

#295xxx to 305xxx
1950-1951 "Series II":

#305xxx to 340xxx
1955-1962 "Series III":

#340xxx to 380xxx
1962-1967 "Series IV":

#380xxx to 426xxx

Factory moves to Eastlake
1967-1975+/-  "Series V":

#426xxx to 540xxx

1975 "Series VI":

<1975? era debate 1975+?

#540xxx to 800xxx

 

 

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Past Work Schedule 2010:  

4-13-10  Gold Plated The Martin Soprano 64,xxx:   Done

4-18-10 Silver The Martin Tenor 184K "USMC":  Done

5-7-10 Buffet SDA Alto 18K:  Done

5-14-10 Armstrong Low A Baritone: Done

5-25-10 Conn 10M  Done

5-28-10 Martin Committee 2 Alto: WWS Done

6-1-10 J. Keilwerth 1934 New King Alto:  Nickle plated  Done

6-11-10 The Martin Alto:  Done

6-17-10 Silver Buescher Big B:  Silver plated WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos for customer. Done

6-24-10 1948 Conn 6m Naked Lady: Done

7-2-10 Buescher 400 Tenor #505K WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with Prestini rivetless dome metal resos. WWS Done

7-8-10 1928 Silver Conn Chu Alto:  Customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. DONE

7-20-10 King Super 20 Alto #415K:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. WWS Done

7-28-10 Conn 6m:  customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. Done

7-28-10 1945 The Martin Tenor:  WWS horn 153K gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with Seamless Domed resos. WWS Done

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8-5-10 Buescher Aristo "156" Tenor #338K Done

8-12-10 1953 SML Rev D #10K Chadd horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads, some Premium upgrades, minor fabrication work, and some plating restorations.  Done

8-13-10 1972 Selmer Mark VI alto #208K WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads and natural cork throughout. WWS Done

8-27-10 1940 Conn 26M alto:  Customer horn gets a Premium Vintage Rebuild with White Roos & Seamless Flat resos. Done

9-7-10 1952 King Zephyr Alto WWS horn 328K gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild. WWS Done

9-23-10 Buescher Big B Tenor #322K WWS horn gets a Standard Buescher Rebuild with Buescher snap in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Done

6-17-10 Silver Buescher Aristocrat #280k:  Silver plated WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

10-15-10 1960s LeBlanc Rationale Tenor WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads. Sarge/WWS Done

10-22-10 1953 SML Rev D #10K WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads for customer. Done

10-26-10 1940 Martin Comm 2 alto Chadd horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads, some Premium upgrades for customer. Done

11-4-10 Buescher Aristocrat Alto #345k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

11-4-10 Buescher Big B Aristocrat Tenor #317k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

11-18-10 Silver Conn Chu alto:  Customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. Childs Done

12-2-10 Buescher Big B Aristocrat Alto:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

12-14-10 The Martin Tenor #208k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos and rivet center.  WWS Done

12-17-10 Nickel Conn Chu Tenor:  WWS horn gets a Vintage French Standard  Rebuild with plastic resos. WWS Done

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     Unlike some web shops, we will  try  to list all  of  our current inventory and prices so  you  can  see  and  shop here  in  our  virtual  store.

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Past Work 2011:  

1-1-2011 H.Couf Superba 1 Tenor:  Customer horn gets a Standard  Vintage Rebuild with Pisoni rivetless dome metal resos. Thaut  Done

1-4-11 1938 Buescher Aristocrat series 1 Tenor:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher Snap-in Rebuild with natural cork throughoutWWSDone

1-19-11 1940s Buescher Aristocrat Alto:  Customer's alto neck gets pull-down repair and dents removedGarcia Done

1-19-11 Conn "tranny" Chu alto:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with natural cork throughout and Sherry Huntly EngravingWWS Done

1-28-11 Conn 6m alto:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with natural cork throughoutHarford Done

2-5-11 King Super 20 alto - pearls:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with premuim extrasWWS Done

2-22-11 King Super 20 tenor - pearls:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with oversized Noyak resos on Black Saxgourmet Roo padsAtkinson Done

2-23-11 Buescher 400 Tenor 429K:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher Snap In rebuildWWS Done 

3-10-11 Conn Gold C-Soprano 98K:  WWS horn gets a rebuild for customer with silver Resotechs to be gold plated & Premium UpgradeGast Done 

4-7-11 King Super 20 tenor --full pearls Sax gets a Vintage Rebuild with premium extras and seamless flat resosSarge Done

4-14-11 Conn Chu tranny tenor:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with oversized Resotech resos on Black Saxgourmet Roo pads and a Premium Upgrade and New stainless steel springsMattina Done

4-21-11 Buffet S-1 Tenor Sax gets a Vintage Rebuild with premium extras and seamless flat resosSarge Done

5-10-11 Vintage YAS-62 purple label:  Customer horn gets a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resosTebo Done

5-13-11 Vintage Dolnet #24K:  WWS horn gets a French Standard rebuild with Flat Metal resosWWS Done

5-19-11 Selmer Mark VI alto:  Customer horn gets a Silver Restoration with a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos and full Spring ReplacementZax Done

6-3-11 Selmer Mark VI Tenor:  Customer horn gets a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos and swedgingLayer Done

6-20-11 Silver Buescher TrueTone IV Alto:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard rebuild with Buescher Snap In PadsTarvin Done

7-1-11 King Saxello customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild. Zax Done

7-15-11 Silver Conn curved Soprano: WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild after chemical Lacquer stripping, for customer. Luchtan Done

7-29-11 Silver Conn 26M alto:  WWS horn gets Rebuilt and some much needed TLC. WWS Done

8/7/11--8/13/11 TIME OFF

8-15-11 1935 Conn 10M tenor: WWS  horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer.

Oleru Done

8-16-11 The Martin Tenor 1953:  Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild. Neilo Done

8-29-11 King Zephyr alto WWS (OS) horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. harrson/Keller Done

9-1-11 Maintenance & School Prep 

 

9-10-11 Maintenance & School Prep 

 

9-20-11 Martin Committee II alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild.Siboliban Done

 

10-1-11 Martin Committee I alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild + a new custom screw rod. Siboliban Done

 

10-18-11 Martin Committee III "The Martin alto": WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. Zink Done

 

11-1-11 H&A Selmer Bundy Baritone: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer with domed metal resos for customer. Snowhill Done

 

11-13-11 Mark VI alto:  Silver Restoration Returns from Andersons. Customer horn gets a with a French Standard rebuild with Metal dome resos and full Spring Replacement with Rose Gold Plating AccentsZax Done

 

12-6-11 Buescher Big B Baritone: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with metal-backed pads and natural cork throughout. Aaberg Done

 

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1-3-11 Conn Gold Artist "Harp" alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. Seward Done

 

1-17-12 Buescher Big B Tenor: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with metal-backed pads and natural cork throughout. Williamson Done

 

2-1-12 SML Rev D Alto:

Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout, + custom key fabrication. Heine Done

 

3-8-12 The Martin Tenor:

WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Gillette Done

 

3-16-12 Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Croasdale Done

 

3-28-12 Conn baritone?:

Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Tarvin Canceled

 

3/29--4/16/12 TIME OFF

 

4-26-12 Martin Committee I Alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

 

5-10-12 Buffet SDA Alto #18,7xx: WWS horn gets Premium Rebuild with Saxgourmet Black Roo pads with Noyak resonators for customer. Sheedy Done

 

5-31-12 Silver/nickel The Martin Alto: WWS horn gets vintage standard rebuild with new stainless steel springs, Rose-gold wash bell. Krause Done

 

6-21-12 Silver The Martin Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild for customer plus custom thumb hook, post repairs. Evans Done

 

6-27-12 The Martin Tenor, Official Music Man Model: WWS horn gets Premium Standard rebuild for customer with Saxgourmet Roo Pads. Tuncel Done

 

7-3-12 Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor: gets Premium Standard rebuild for customer with tan pads and domed metal resos50%+. Maxwell Done

 

7-13-12 The Martin Tenor: 

Customer horn gets a Premium Rebuild with prestini pads and seamless flat resos, and custom work. Leisenbach Done

 

7-27-12 B&S Blue Label alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild (premium) for customer and custom pearls installed. Incorvaia Done

 

8/2--8/5/12 TIME OFF 

 

8-6-12 Buescher "The Aristocrat" alto: WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher rebuild with original snap-on pads and natural cork throughout. In Progress

 

8-10-12 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with stack swedging and screw replacements and minor fabrication. Suhling Done

 

8-22-12 Silver Conn Chu Alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild (premium) for customer, with neck octave key work and swedging throughout. Hayes Done

 

9/1--9/12/2012 School Prep

 

9-13-12  Conn 6M viii alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout and case solving. O'Brien Done

 

9-28-12 Gold Plate SML Rev D Tenor: WWS horn gets The Sarge Special rebuild (Premium) for customer, with gold plated domed Resotech resonators on Black Saxgourmet Roo pads. Ester Done

 

10-12-12 Silver Selmer " Model 26"  Tenor: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with neck repair and oversized flat resonators with rivet. Verver  Done

 

10-31-12 Selmer Mark VI alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Saxgourmet Roos with original resos. Premium? Spring Replacement?. Johnson Done

 

11/3--11/14/12 TIME OFF

 

11-16-12 Conn Virtuoso Deluxe C-Melody 8M: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with White Roos for consignment sale. Emmons- Catalano  Done

 

11-23-12 The Martin Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild Natural cork throughout. Machin Done

 

12-6-12 Conn 10M Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout. Ruud Done

 

12-17-12 Conn Artist Soprano in gold plate: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild Natural cork throughout and Saxgourmet Roo pads. Woodmancy Done

 

12/21--1/2/13 TIME OFF

Christmas Break

 

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The Work Schedule 2013:  

1-7-13 Conn 10M, silver 1945 Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout. Smith  Done

 

1-10-13 Buescher 400 alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout. Done

 

1-18-13 SML Rev D Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with oversized flat resos, Natural cork throughout and acid bath. Pearson Done

 

1-29-13 The Martin Baritone: WWS horn gets Premium Rebuild  for customer with vintage standard resos and tan pads. Bogle/Ryba Done

 

2-21-13 King Zephyr Tenor #308k: WWS horn gets Vintage Rebuild  with seamless flat resos and Black Roo Pads! WWS Done

 

3-1-13 Buescher 400 TH&C alto: WWS horn #306k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout. WWS Done

 

3-13-13 1960s Selmer Mark VI alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and plastic resonators. Adams Done

 

3-25-13 1952 Selmer Super Balanced Action Baritone Low A: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators. Hanan Done

 

4/1--4/7/13 TIME OFF

 

 

4-29-13 Buescher 400 TH&C alto: WWS horn #306,44x gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

 

5-2-13 King Silversonic Tenor: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators. Gifford Done

 

5-16-13 Martin Imperial Baritone: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators; and new blue steel springs. Johnson  Done

 

6-1-13 The Martin Alto: WWS horn #163k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout. Done

 

6-18-13 Conn New Wonder Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and flat metal resonators. Fisher Done

 

7-1-13 Silver Conn 6M VIII alto: WWS horn #314k gets new GOLD plate in bell and a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout for customer. Balk  Done

 

7-11-13 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and plastic domed resonators. Backman Done

 

8-7-13 The Martin Tenor, Official Musicman Model:

WWS horn #214k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with Black Roo pads, seamless flat resonators +50%, and natural cork throughout for customer. McKeirnan Done

 

8/19/13--8/30/13 

Two weeks School Prep

 

9-1-13 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets new springs Backman Done

 

9-2-13 Conn C-Soprano: 

WWS horn #117k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with flat resonators +50%, and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

10-3-13 Buescher Tipped Bell Bb Soprano: WWS horn #204k gets a Buescher Standard Rebuild  with snap in pads, and natural cork throughout for customer. Zax Done

 

10-15-13 Conn Gold C-Melody: WWS horn gets a prepared for customer. Lindberg Done

 

10-29-13 The Martin Alto: WWS horn #163k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout. Done

 

11-1-13 Selmer Mark VII alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with plastic resos and natural cork throughout. Rachmiel Done

 

11-21-13 Selmer Mark VI Tenor 205k:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild on Saxgourmet Roo Pads with seamless domed metal resos at 60%+ and natural cork throughout, also some neck repair. Coile Done

 

12-10-13 Conn Curved Soprano: WWS horn #57k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout for customer. Eberhard Done

 

12/22/13--1/1/13 

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Featured Alto:

1950 Buescher "Top Hat & Cane" Alto:

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(On Consignment--plays well) Although mostly old pads, it plays well down to Bb. ser # 339,852 These are fantastic altos--well respected, great intonation, better than average ergos. The finish is a relacquer at 90%. The pads are in working condition (buescher snaps-ins with 3 changed to non-snap-in pads--snaps present). They maintain the Buescher warmth but have a bigger sound from their exponential bore and the big bell. Comes in square, replacement case--looks like a vito--in useable shape.

This alto may not be a Looker, but we had the RARE ability to compare it next to SEVERAL(x4!) B400 THC's. I have to say: "This sax holds its own! It has the cleanest focus of all the B400's I have here! I couldn't believe it. However, I can't argue with the sound qualities." The price was just lowered by the owner to help promote a quick sale and factor in the older pads.

1270.00 now! 1016.00 Motivated Seller!

Item#:WWSconsignmentLawrence

SOUND FILE:  Buffet S1, Buffet (SDA) Super Dynaction, Buescher Top Hat & Cane

Sound File: 1950 Buescher400 Top Hat & Cane, 

1947 "The Martin Alto", 1931 Conn Chu (deco), (misspoke, not a '45 B400)

 

NEW ALTO SOUND FILES:

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New Sound File 5-2013: ALTOs file: 1938 Buescher Aristocrat 1, 1967 Buescher 400, 1960 Keilwerth "The New King", 1938 Voss (JK)

New Sound File 4-2013: Julius Keilwerth New King, Buffet SDA, The Martin Alto, Buescher 400

New Sound File 12-2012: ALTOs file: Conn Chu, JK New King, Dolnet II  soundfileALTO-chu-newking-dolnet.jpg (90062 bytes)

New Sound File 11-2012: Selmer Mark VI, The Martin Alto, Buescher "The Aristocrat" series 1ALTOS-VI_TMA_aristo1, audio pic.jpg (79203 bytes)

New Sound File 8-2012: Altos file: Selmer Super Balanced Action, Mark VI, Buffet Super Dynaction

Sound File 8-2011: "Expensive Alto Set": Selmer Mark VI vs. King Super 20 vs. Conn 26M

Sound File:  Here's a new Altos file, Chadd playing a "Conn Set": Conn Chu vs. Conn 6M(RTH) vs. Conn26M Connqueror

There are a few more sound samples around the website near their respective sax descriptions.

Also, we have the Sound File Archives on the Saxophone Comparison Page.

BUESCHER:

 

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1926 Buescher True Tone Silver Alto: Serial number 180k. original silver plating at looks at 85% with normal wear on thumb rests and key touches.  There were no Norton springs this early but the blue steel needle springs look to be much newer...sweet!  This model has a great tubby-warmth to the sound --Sigard Rascher made this one famous!  It arrived old and stinky (to be acid bathed and cleaned thoroughly!) which is all too normal for our 90yr old (!!!) saxes. The sax is in great shape though. Only two dent/bumps to address (on the front bow). The lyre screw has been altered; I will clean up their solder but leave it at is unless you request something more specific, just ask. Comes with the preferred "1" neck (better tone/intonation). They have a tone that is uniquely 'Buescher' for early vintage saxes--very woody--but intonation was not perfected well on these 1920s horns. only heavily tarnished on arrival, she will clean up nicely (first photo with minor silver polishing done). :)There is no snap-in system for the pads so I am deciding whether to use the (#1) "Original Buescher" style rebuild, with metal backed-press in pads and domed metals or (#2) Tan Prestini's with metal domes to mimic the original buescher setup but offer better ease for techs going forward. ...with natural cork throughout. it comes in original wood case is fair shape with the main handle replace with a rope, case is solid but both 2 hinge latches are very loose (center one clips still)...and it will all go for:   

1199.00

Item#: OS01.00.00.871.2-0-0

SOUND FILE: Buescher TrueTone vs. Martin Committee 2 vs. Buescher Aristo series 3

 

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1928-9 Buescher True Tone Silver Alto: (Consignment Sale - Plays well, minor adjustments recommended) 

If you buy a TT series, this is the one to get (roller G#), Serial number 246k. GORGEOUS original silver plating at looks at 99% and the later engraving change. This is a beauty with satin vs shiny contrast, no goldwash bell--There is NO WEAR on the sax. I only see some neckstrap wear, but there is no silver loss on even the palms or thumbrest. You just feel better holding this one. There were no Norton springs this early but the blue steel needle springs look to be much newer...sweet!  This model has a great tubby-warmth to the sound --Sigard Rascher made this one famous! Comes with the preferred "1" neck (better tone/intonation). They have a tone that is uniquely 'Buescher' for early vintage saxes--very woody--but intonation was not perfected well on these 1920s horns; NEWER PADS! The Snap In system look fully intact, but I can't say if the pads used were Metal-backed without taking it apart. It comes in an original Buescher case in great shape to match, but the handle was wrapped in tape to fix. 

1599.00

Item#: WWSConsignmentSitz

SOUND FILE: Buescher TrueTone vs. Martin Committee 2 vs. Buescher Aristo series 3

 

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1945 Buescher "Top Hat & Cane" Alto: ser # 306,49x, These are fantastic altos--well respected, better than average ergos. This example is in very nice condition, Original Lacquer, and no resolders to mention. I only see two minor dents on the back body and alto the octave linkage to the neck was broken (will need fixed/soldered), which is an all-too-common Buescher fix. That will all be taken care of in the rebuild. They maintain the Buescher warmth but have a bigger sound from their exponential bore and the big bell. Comes in original, red, Buescher case in good shape for being vintage.  The original snap in system is intact, so I plan to do a complete "Original Buescher" style rebuild, with metal backed-press in pads and then snap in the original metal domes with natural cork throughout...and it will all go for:

2499.00 rebuild complete, plays awesome.

Item#:WWS13.31.65.7241.2-3-13

SOUND FILE: Buescher 400 "Top Hat & Cane", The Martin Alto, Selmer Mark VI #101k

SOUND FILE:  Buffet S1, Buffet (SDA) Super Dynaction, Buescher Top Hat & Cane

Sound File: 1950 Buescher400 Top Hat & Cane, 

1947 "The Martin Alto", 1931 Conn Chu (deco), (misspoke, not a '45 B400)

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): '63 Selmer Mark VI, '72 Buffet SDA, Couf Superba 1, 

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1950 Buescher "Top Hat & Cane" Alto: (On Consignment--plays well) ser # 333,143 These are fantastic altos--well respected, great intonation, better than average ergos. The finish is a relacquer at 90%. The pads are in very good condition and They maintain the Buescher warmth but have a bigger sound from their exponential bore and the big bell. Comes in vintage Buescher tan case, showing vintage age and frayed outside. works for use but could use TLC.

1899.00 now 1520.00! ready to blow

Item#:WWSconsignmentLawrence

SOUND FILE:  Buffet S1, Buffet (SDA) Super Dynaction, Buescher Top Hat & Cane

 

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1950 Buescher "Top Hat & Cane" Alto: (Consignment Sale: Plays Excellent!) ser # 333,7xx, These are fantastic altos--well respected, better than average ergos. This example is in excellent condition, Original Lacquer, They maintain the Buescher warmed but have a bigger sound from their exponential bore and the big bell. Comes in a nice vintage case. The original snap in system is intact, so Sarge did a complete "Original Buescher" style rebuild, with metal backed-press in pads and then snap in the original metal domes with natural cork throughout...and it will all go for:   

SOLD 

Unbeatable Quality, Beauty and Price when you start comparing!

Item#:WWSconsignemntSiddaway8-08

Sound File (actual sax!): 1950 Buescher400 Top Hat & Cane, 

1947 "The Martin Alto", 1931 Conn Chu (deco), (misspoke, not a '45 B400)

 

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1950 Buescher "Top Hat & Cane" Alto: (On Consignment--plays well) Although mostly old pads, it plays well down to Bb. ser # 339,852 These are fantastic altos--well respected, great intonation, better than average ergos. The finish is a relacquer at 90%. The pads are in working condition (buescher snaps ins with 3 changed to non-snap in pads--snaps present). They maintain the Buescher warmth but have a bigger sound from their exponential bore and the big bell. Comes in square, replacement case--looks like a vito--in useable shape.

This alto may not be a Looker, but we had the RARE ability to compare it next to SEVERAL(x4!) B400 THC's. I have to say: "This sax holds its own! It has the cleanest focus of all the B400's I have here! I couldn't believe it. However, I can't argue with the sound qualities." The price was just lowered by the owner to help promote a quick sale and factor in the older pads.

1500.00 ready to blow 1016.00

Item#:WWSconsignmentLawrence

SOUND FILE:  Buffet S1, Buffet (SDA) Super Dynaction, Buescher Top Hat & Cane

Sound File: 1950 Buescher400 Top Hat & Cane, 

1947 "The Martin Alto", 1931 Conn Chu (deco), (misspoke, not a '45 B400)

 

 

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1940! Buescher "Big B", Aristocrat Alto:  super early Big B form 1940 -- Serial number 295,5xx, model 140.  This is a good looking Original lacquer Buescher with 85% intact, it shows signs of use but not wild abuse. It needs some deep cleaning to remove green-growths. eww.  I am not afraid of this one becoming a great player but you have to see the potential like me. I know it will clean up well. This is one with that sweetness of the earlier models.  They are versatile, warm sounding, comfortable playing altos, with better intonation than most, even including Selmers. I will burnish out any dents.  The original snap-in system is FULLY intact, so I plan to do a complete "Original Buescher" style rebuild, with metal backed-press in pads and then snap in the original metal domes. (pics are before rebuild and burnishing, and chemical bath). It comes with a case (currently in original, tri-pack case, in bad shape but safe for shipping. I will try to find a nice replacement). Talk to me about cases. Considering the Original finish, and mostly the super early serial number and with the poor arrival case it will all go for:

NOW ONLY 1499.00!   

Item#: WWS4.00.5161.3-0-0

SOUND FILE : Conn 6M, Buescher Big B, Martin Committee 1

SOUND FILE: Conn26M(not rebuilt) vs. vintage Yamaha62 vs. Buescher BigB

 

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1949 Buescher "Big B", Aristocrat Alto:  Serial number 328,1xx, model 140.  This is a good looking Original lacquer Buescher with 96% intact, it shows signs of use but not wild abuse.  This one has the exponential bore, but retain the sweetness of the earlier models.  (pics are before rebuild and burnishing)    They are versatile, warm sounding, comfortable playing altos, with better intonation than most, even including Selmers. I will burnish out any dents.  The original snap-in system is FULLY intact, so I plan to do a complete "Original Buescher" style rebuild, with metal backed-press in pads and then snap in the original metal domes. It comes with a case (currently in original in Poor shape. I will try to find a nice replacement)...and it will all go for:

now 1899.00! SOLD-Bertrand

Item#: WWS6.34.00.8151.2-7-14

SOUND FILE : Conn 6M, Buescher Big B, Martin Committee 1

 

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1949 Buescher "Big B", Aristocrat Alto:  Serial number 328k, model 140.  This is a good looking Original lacquer Buescher that show signs of use but not wild abuse.  This one has the exponential bore, but retain the sweetness of the earlier models.  (pics are before rebuild and burnishing)    They are versatile, warm sounding, comfortable playing altos, with better intonation than most, even including Selmers.   we will burnish out any dents, just a few in the bow.  All but one (high F) of the original snap-in system is intact, so I plan to do a complete "Original Buescher" style rebuild, with metal backed-press in pads and then snap in the original metal domes. It comes with a 1970s, non-original case is good working order...and it will all go for:

NOW 1599.00! Item#: WWS6.34.98.2261.1-0-0 

SOUND FILE: 5digit Selmer mk vi, vs a Big B vs. a The Martin Alto

 

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1952 Buescher Aristocrat "flower" Alto:  Original lacquer is great, maybe 85%.   Serial number 345k, i really like this model.  This is the transitional link, between the aristocrat and the buescher 400. These are the Series III of the Aristocrats and they play bigger than a Big B (series II) due to the change from the parabolic, to the exponential bore but retain the sweetness of the earlier model.  All the original snap in system is intact, so it received a complete "Buescher style rebuild" and it will go for: 

1549.00...1199.00 Just Finished, this is one of my "go to" saxes on the wall. Item#:WSS

SOUND FILE: Buescher TrueTone vs. Martin Committee 2 vs. Buescher Aristo series 3 <click here.

 

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1967 Buescher "400" (flower) alto: ser # 457xxx, These are highly undervalued models--well respected by those who know, great intonation, better than average ergos. Some labels will call this the 1st Generation Selmer from the buyout. It retains the underslung neck and the bell keys moved back to the left. This example is in very nice condition, Original Lacquer at 98%, and some normal wear on the nickel plated keys. no resolders to mention. There are only a few little dings throughout, they will all be taken care of in the rebuild. They maintain the Buescher warmth but have a bigger sound from their exponential bore and the big bell. Comes in non original case, plastic casing--good, functioning condition.  The original snap in system is intact, so I plan to do a complete "Original Buescher" style rebuild, with metal backed-press in pads and then snap in the original metal domes with natural cork throughout...and it will all go for:   

now 1099.00 Ready to Blow! Item#:WWS3.50.10211.2-2-13

Sound File (actual sax): Julius Keilwerth New King, Buffet SDA, The Martin Alto, Buescher 400

Sound File (actual sax!): 1938 Buescher Aristocrat 1, 1967 Buescher 400, 1960 Keilwerth "The New King", 1938 Voss (JK)

 

 

 

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BUFFET:

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1961 Buffet S.D.A. Alto(four-digit): These compare very favorably to the famed Selmer Mark VI, usually ranked #2.  Known for its rich tone and smooth action it is a well designed heavy horn, it keeps its adjustment well and is very reliable.  The serial number is 8,0xx, which means it was made in 1961.   Original Lacquer is about 50% although there are some scratches (see pics) it will be a great value for the money, the G# "pearl" is missing and a few of the bell guard pearls too, we'll see if we can make these blemishes better with some other inserts.  The early serial #s are darker in tone and the same holds true for the early Selmers (adding their big $ boost).  Included is an original Buffet tan hard case in good solid shape. It will get a "French Standard" rebuild, and leave in the original screw-in, large, flat, metal resos. 

SOLD  Item#:WWS7.00.11.6141.1-0-0 

Sound File: Selmer Super Balanced Action, Mark VI, Buffet Super Dynaction

Sound File (actual sax): Julius Keilwerth New King, Buffet SDA, The Martin Alto, Buescher 400

 

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1972 Buffet S.D.A. Alto: (On Consignment-Plays well. ) It does play all the way down to low Bb. These compare very favorably to the famed Selmer Mark VI, usually ranked #2.  Known for its rich tone and smooth action it is a well-designed heavy horn; it holds its adjustment well and is very reliable.  The serial number is 17,3xx, which means it was made in 1972. Original Lacquer is about 95% although there are some scratches (see pics, past dent repairs above neckstrap ring and bell lip. both look great now.) these are always a great value for the money. Included is a great SKB molded, hard case OR... original Buffet hard case in good solid shape--but we would need to plan with the owner to have it delivered. It was rebuilt elsewhere with minimal use with a  "French Standard" rebuild that has selmer-style, plastic resos. 

1950.00 ready to blow 1699.00 SALE! Item#:WWS-Consignment 

SOUND FILE (actual sax!):  Buffet S1, Buffet (SDA) Super Dynaction, Buescher Top Hat & Cane

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): 1970 Selmer Mark VI, 1939 Selmer Balanced Action, 1970 Buffet SuperDynAction, 2007 Yamaha custom 82z

SOUND FILE: Buffet SDA vs King Marigaux SML vs The Martin Alto

SOUND FILE (actual sax!):  Buffet S1, Buffet (SDA) Super Dynaction, Buescher Top Hat & Cane

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): '63 Selmer Mark VI, '72 Buffet SDA, Couf Superba 1, 

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JUST IN! 

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1972 Buffet Super Dynaction Alto: (On Consignment-Plays great--WWS Rebuild) 

Rebuilt by SARGE and then never played! These compare very favorably to the famed Selmer Mark VI, usually ranked #2.  Known for its rich tone and smooth action it is a well-designed heavy horn; it holds its adjustment well and is very reliable.  The serial number is 18,8xx, which means it was made in 1972. Original Lacquer is about 95% although there are some scratches. These are always a great value for the money. Included is a great, original Buffet, hard case. It was rebuilt here with a  "French Standard" rebuild that has flat metal resos. 

2099.00 Beautiful! Ready to blow Item#:WWS-ConsignmentWest 

SOUND FILE:  Buffet S1, Buffet (SDA) Super Dynaction, Buescher Top Hat & Cane

SOUND FILE: Buffet SDA 1972 vs King Marigaux SML 1970

Sound File: Selmer Super Balanced Action, Mark VI, Buffet Super Dynaction

SOUND FILE: '63 Selmer Mark VI, '72 Buffet SDA, Couf Superba 1, 

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1982 Buffet S-1 Alto Sax (w/ high F#) These are considered the pinnacle of Buffet's designs.  They are known mostly for they're genius (or wacky) rockers on the C#/Bb and Eb/C...."only sax in history to be able to comfortably go from low C# to Low Bb"(in Sarge's words). They have a French richness in tone tone and smooth action. Ergos have a High rating for comfort. Tone is brighter than the Super Dynaction era prior. I would say these are like a focused Buffet sound crossed with a King Super 20 cutting abilities; and it is a well designed heavy horn. it keeps its adjustment well and is overall reliable.  The serial number is 33,xx, which means it was made in 1982.   EXCELLENT Original Lacquer is about 97% although there are some scratches and wear on the keyguards(see pics). Typical S-1 style neck with the cut-out for the F#, adjustable thumbrest, several screw adjusters throughout (like selmers).  NO visible damage or dings!  Included is the original hard case which is in good shape. It was recently rebuilt by a notable U.S. sax shop with slightly domed metal resos w/ rivet (a "modern Selmer Rebuild"). It looks to have been rebuilt 1-2 yrs ago. Pads look good and have lots of life left.

SOLD

Item#: WWST20.00.12.2121.2-1-98

SOUND FILE:  Buffet S1, Buffet (SDA) Super Dynaction, Buescher Top Hat & Cane

 

 

CONN:

 

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Conn Gold Wonder -- Artist, Full Naked Lady (in water) Alto: Ser.# 117,xxx dates to 1923. There appears to be silver inlay on the field and the lady's towel.   There is some normal wear on the side/palm keys and other common areas.  I am considering how much to re-Gold but it looks ok as it--just played mostly worn into the silver; these Artist models always deserve replating work though. These are great lookers and I'm always compelled to make it as pretty as I can. Ergos are not that great, but i know a lot of players that play them in spite of the 20's design and would never switch to a Selmer.  Tone-wise...these are warmer than the later Chu era Conn's and bring a full warmth to the sound.  Comes in a newer (still old) TRI-PACK case that still has the clarinet 'zone', and flute case elastic straps where a whole flute case might fit in there! I'd have to check again. It's all in sturdy condition. (For shipping it's a Tenor size)  I will repad it, with a Conn-style, French standard repad (aka, a vintage rebuild, a 899.00 rebuild) 

1969.00  Item#:WWS4.17.21.441-1-0-0

SOUND FILE: "Conn Early Lineage": Wonder vs Wonder II (Chu) vs 6M Naked Lady

 

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Silver Conn New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto: Ser.# m148,xxx dates to 1925.  Excellent condition "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, Goldwash bell, everything we love.  Original Silver plate and Satin Silver highlights model, in very nice overall condition.  Now, if you've never played a Chu, they are stunningly powerful altos...big fat sound top to bottom.  Ergos are not that great, but i know a lot of players that play them in spite of the 20's design and would never switch to a Selmer.   I will repad it, with a Conn-style, french standard repad (aka, a vintage rebuild, a 899.00 rebuild).  

1469.00 Item#:WSS

SOUND FILE:  "Conn Set": Conn Chu vs. Conn 6M(RTH) vs. Conn26M Connqueror

 

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Conn Tranny "CHU" Art Deco Alto:  Ser # 244,xxx, a 1931 model.  Another Great "Chu" with  Art Deco engraving,  nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love.  It has been very nicely relacquered and looks nice and vintage (see pics).  I repaded it, with a Conn-style, standard repad (aka, a vintage rebuild). Sarge decided to send it off to Sherry Huntley and have it re-engraved to make this Deco-style bell really pop out (also secretly adding Silver on the engraving for blend/pop).  Classic vintage Conn hard case included.  

1449.00  Ready to Blow!  Item#:WSS

Sound File (actual sax!): 1950 Buescher400 Top Hat & Cane, 1947 "The Martin Alto", 

1931 Conn Chu (deco), (misspoke, not a '45 B400)

SOUND FILE (Actual Sax!): "Conn Early Lineage": Wonder vs Wonder II (Chu) vs 6M Naked Lady

Sound File: Conn Chu, JK New King, Dolnet II  soundfileALTO-chu-newking-dolnet.jpg (90062 bytes)

 

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1932 Gold Conn 6M "Naked Lady":  Naked Lady Transitional era: Serial #251,xxx. These have a cult following as the first of the Naked Lady run. Body is in great overall shape. other than the evidence of mess pad glue, there is no past repairs or damage to mention. What a beauty! It has the very rare original, satin/shiny gold finish at 60%...and lots of silver under-plating is visible. The neck is mostly silver only now. It has Rolled Tone Holes and the fine tuning neck adjuster.  It arrived in the original wood case that is in good condition and functional shape--double-pack case for [metal?] clarinet.  It will get a Vintage Conn Rebuild with flat metal resos on Prestini pads and natural cork throughout. 

$2799.00

Item #: WWS7.50.00.531.2-0

 

SOUND FILE : Conn 6M, Buescher Big B, Martin Committee 1

 

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1937 Conn 6M Naked Lady "VIII": Serial #279,xxx  in good overall shape, original lacquer at about 92%. It has Rolled Tone Holes and the fine tuning neck adjuster. Stamped "VIII"s have been credited for playing better; there's just something about them and the vintage world knows it. The body is in great shape with minor dings in the bow, and one and 3 halves that would get to be called dents. Those will be addressed further along the rebuild process. It arrived in the original wood case that is in decent but functional shape. It could be used but the latches are vintage and moody. ;) It will get a Vintage Conn Rebuild with flat metal resos on Prestini pads and natural cork throughout. This horn is one of THE examples for all those who love and respect Conn. All included for:

2399.00

You CANNOT find another 1930s 6M "VIII" with a pro rebuild for this price!

***There are always 2-3 on ebay for 1800-2400 AND they all need a rebuild!

Item #:WWS6.50.00.251.3-0

SOUND FILE: Conn 6M "viii" vs. Couf Superba 1 vs. Mark VI

SOUND FILE: Five Digit selmer mk vi, vs. a King Super 20, vs a Conn 6m(RTH) 

 

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1945 Silver Conn 6M, VIII, "Naked Lady":  Naked Lady in great shape, with Serial #314,xxx. These "stamp VIII"s have a cult following and are considered to be some of the best 6Ms ever built. I rebuild it with a Conn Vintage Rebuild and GOLD plated the bell interior.

SOLD -- Balk (After pic on the left) 

Item #: WWS7.50.00.531.2-0

SOUND FILE: Conn 6M "viii" vs. Couf Superba 1 vs. Mark VI

SOUND FILE: Conn 6M, Buescher Big B, Martin Committee 1

 

 

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1979 H. Couf Superba I Alto Sax: (On Consignment-Plays great)  S# 83xxx, made sometime between 1979 and 1981, nice early Superba 1, these are noted for a very big, warm sound, that is full of harmonics and body. These models are rarer; the finish is very good, perhaps 90%, with the usual wear and minor scratches. No serial number on the neck. Body is very straight, no dings or dents.  Below the thumb rest is stamped: "MADE IN WEST GERMANY EXCLUSIVELY FOR W.T. ARMSTRONG COMPANY BY JULIUS KEILWERTH MUSICAL INSTRUMENT FACTORY". Great lacquer, older pads not used much, a few pads changed a few years back but not played much--quite a bit of life left on all. It comes with the original, brown, "H.Couf" case in very nice shape to match. 

SOLD - Capretta

Item#: WWSConsignmentHamm

SOUND FILE (actual sax!):'63 Selmer Mark VI, '72 Buffet SDA, Couf Superba 1, 

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SOUND FILE: Conn 6M "viii" vs. Couf Superba 1 vs. Mark VI

 

DOLNET:

 

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Dolnet Series II Silver Plated Alto Saxophone:   1940's Vintage, S/N 24,xxx   Here's a great vintage alto all original silver plate.  This alto comes from the mid 1940's.  Dolnet is a great French made saxophone in production since the 1880's. Cosmetically, these are known for their hexagonal keyguards.  I haven't had one in here for a couple years,  these 40's models are nice heavy horns, stronger metal than the Bel air model, with a big Conn type sound, that is warm and fat.  

1399.00 Just Finished

Item #:WSS

Sound File (actual sax): Conn Chu, JK New King, Dolnet II  soundfileALTO-chu-newking-dolnet.jpg (90062 bytes)

Sound File (actual sax): Alto MPC file (all metals): Selmer "Jazz" E, Dukoff D6 (Miami), Otto Link NY Tone Master <6, Brilhart Level Air 6*

 

KEILWERTH:

 

     (Dörfler & Jörka)

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1959 VOSS (Dörfler & Jörka) Alto:  (On Consignment-Plays great)  ser#13xxx, by a JK chart, i figured this one to be a 1938-9 model, but i misspoke and should have trusted my gut. it's about 1959.  It has Rolled Tone Holes. It is in rather great shape and the engraving looks excellent. There is one missing pearl on the Bb keyguard (cosmetic only). The original lacquer at 85% and the keys appear to be solid nickel and have mostly faded to that dull silver look. The neck screw is a replacement however it works great. This Stencil will contain some of the Keilwerth body and warmth, but I think it plays a bit brighter than JK, AND save your pocket book on the price. Come quick!  This was rebuilt elsewhere and the pads seal well and have lots of life left. I will go through the sax and tune it up to play great for the next loving home. Comes is a Super Cool vintage, two-tone case! I think it's pretty sweet. (Thanks to my friend, Helen @ BassicSax for identification help!)

now 799.00 ready to blow!

Item #:WWS2.91.4121.3-0

Sound File (actual sax!): 1938 Buescher Aristocrat 1, 1967 Buescher 400, 1960 Keilwerth "The New King", 1959 (error1938) Voss ((Dörfler & Jörka))

 

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1960 "The New King" Julius Keilwerth:   This is an older (and the coolest) S# 38k, with the "winged" keyguard.  The original Lucite plastic one was broken, but sarge had a Keilwerth metal replacement guard, that he 24carat gold plated to match the sax, it looks great.    This model has a darker tone, with good projection; it can shine on ballads or be bop, with the right mouthpiece.  Original lacquer, but not much left, maybe 50% counting the lacquer under the keys... maybe the loss of lacquer is why this one has such a beautiful tone. 

1569.00

Item #:WSS

Sound File (actual sax!): 1938 Buescher Aristocrat 1, 1967 Buescher 400, 1960 Keilwerth "The New King", 1938 Voss (JK)

 

 

KING:

 

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1935-7 King Zephyr Alto:  Late 1930's King Zephyr alto was King's pro line at that time.  Lacquer is original but spotty (not that pretty) with brown and clay colors, at about 60% coverage.  These are very strong horns with a medium bright sound, but flexible with different mouthpieces.  Serial is # 173,xxx, really nice engraving.   It has had our Complete repad with Selmer Style plastic resonators,  keywork is nice and tight, no play.  We removed a couple dents from the bow and a slight push at the thumbrest and bell to body tube support, otherwise this one was in really excellent overall physical condition.   Original case  included, in fair shape.  

SOLD Item #:WSS

Sound file: Five Digit selmer mk vi, vs. a '36 zephyr, vs a SML Rev D 

 

KingZephyrspecial273k_teaser.jpg (1017256 bytes) 1944 King "Zephyr Special" Alto: Serial number 273k on the neck and body,  I really like this model. Original lacquer finish at 95%, Full Pearls in great shape, triple neckstrap ring, and Silver Neck model! These are a transitional link between the Zephyr-Super20 era (super 20s starting around #272K). These have many zephyr traits but also some traits that are unique to only the Special model. This ser# is late in the run of production and they started doing less key engravings on this model (affecting the keys only). I've seen some with all 5 low keys, some with 4, some 3. This one is at the end of that shift and they must have cut that out completely or switched the workers over to the Super 20 production line (they got the key "starbursts").  Here's what Saxpics.com has to add: 

Tying this all together, the best Zephyrs are Zephyr Specials and the horns produced between 240xxx and 305xxx that have the rounded keywork, double-socket neck and three-ring-straphook. I've seen some outrageously priced very, very early Zephyrs. These horns have very similar intonation tendencies to the Voll True II (i.e. not good) and should be valued slightly more than that model. I can also assume that the horns produced after 383xxx should be considered intermediate quality horns and valued as such, due to all the changes from the "pro" model Zephyr. However, it also seems likely that the Zephyrs produced between 305xxx and the time that the double-socket neck was discontinued (about 383xxx) have the same bore as the "good" Zephyrs, but may be more machine-made, lack some features and/or have a slightly different body composition -- so, a good buy for the more budget-minded.

        It arrived with a mix of pads, some on the lower stack were the originals! COOL! I love seeing that. Also it arrived without a case. I will find a great one since this sax deserves it and update the listing when I know more. Price would include ordering a very nice Protec case of your choice. Unless ordered to your custom setup, it will receive a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's all included for:   

3099.00

Item#:WWS06.50.6231.3-0

 

KingZephyr322k_001.jpg (635350 bytes) 1952 King Zephyr Alto:  Early 1950's King Zephyr alto, ser#322k dates it to approx 1952, was King's standard at that time, so similar in design and body that it is affectionately known as the poor man's Super 20.  Lacquer is original but spotty and has many fine scratches, with a nice brown patina on the bell engravings area and neck, at about 60-70% coverage.  These are very strong horns with a medium (not too dark / not too bright) sound, but flexible with different mouthpieces. Comes in vintage case. Currently missing a key guard and the neck screw...I think I will hunt down exact replacements from a donor sax. :) AND...I now have a new contact who is making exact replacement parts! I think I might order a set and put them on all the keyguards for a fun, updated look. Did you want to help customize the look?!  it will get a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's. 

1499.00

Item #:WWS5.09.95.6111.1-0

Sound File: Selmer VI, '53 King Zephyr, B&S "blue label"

 

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King Super 20 Alto Saxophone:  Serial #411,xxx  indicates a 1965 manufacture, in Cleveland, Ohio (not Eastlake).  Brass bell, Sterling Silver neck, with nickel keys / rods and brass key cups. These magnificent horns are well known for the huge sound and power that they bring to an ensemble, and the horns from this vintage are regarded by most as the finest saxes ever made. This particular instrument is in very good condition. Lacquer is original, and about 85% present, looks very nice, vintage. There are a few dents here and there I will do my best to remove, but the pads and action feel very tight and this horn plays well.  It will get our Complete Standard Vintage repad with flat resos + rivet,  keywork is nice and tight, no play.  Currently has Original case  included, in fair stinky shape, i might need to find another one :( --i love those vintage two tone ones. 

REBUILD COMPLETE

$SOLD--Nenon

Item #:WSS20.10.10.40.9-1-10

Sound File: Five Digit selmer mk vi, vs. a King Super 20, vs a Conn 6m(RTH) <click here.

Sound File: "Expensive Alto Set": Selmer Mark VI vs. King Super 20 vs. Conn 26M

 

 

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Martin Committee 1, Skyline alto:  S# 122xxx on both the body and neck that dates it to appx 1938.  Famous for Solid Nickel keywork, soldered on toneholes, heavy walled body, big warm tone.  This is a very well done relacquer, with the engravings still looking good, as seen in the pics.  It has the Eagle with star and Skyline with searchlights engraving and adjustable thumb rest. Comes with a vintage faux-alligator like case. There are no major dents just a few small ones that i will remove, when i do a complete "Vintage style" rebuild on her (included in the price):

1399.00 (compare with some originals up to $2200.00!)

Item #:WSS

SOUND FILE : Conn 6M, Buescher Big B, Martin Committee 1

 

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1940 Martin Centennial Alto: These are the super cool Martin model--the rarest model they ever made. It was produced for only one year...the "Centennial" celebration to what we can assume was the first saxophone? (1843) ...Hmmm, a bit early.  Anyway, these hold some interesting traits for keywork as they were designed as the transition between the Comm II and the Comm III. (Don't ask me how this one dates older than the Comm II.  ???) It has one-of-a-kind Key guards, Great/fat/lush tone, nice ergos, C# vent, Serial number 137,xxx. Original lacquer 90% with signs of mild use. It looks great overall and the soft-lacquered keys don't have crazy burns; we will burnish any we find and make it look great, there is some nickel corrosion that we'll be able to minimize too. These are Unique playing saxophones that feature solid nickel keywork and lacquer over the nickel (you can see comm2's with burns from a bad era of techs); Intonation is sometimes also unique up high (Tonehole inserts possibly required), sound is more focused than the later Comm III and it still retains that martin warmth--truly a cross between Comm II and III for sound.  it will get a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's.  Original case is the Nicest Martin case I've ever seen with tri-pack features (no clarinet insert), still the orange case with a outside wrap (like Selmer) that has taken the yrs of wear.  

2199.00

Item #:WWS5.50.00.6131.1-0-0

 

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1940 Martin Handcraft Committee II Alto: Yay, we just got another one. these are hard to offer because they sell fast.  Great/fat/lush tone, nice ergos, C# vent, Serial number 140,xxx. Original lacquer 80% with signs of use. Beautiful vertical Martin engraving on entire bell and standing lion engraving too, ornate key guards...etc. upon the first look-over, i don't see any resolders. cool! There is a very minimum amount of dings or evidence of previous ding removal but mostly several small chair dings in the bow, we will burnish any we find and make it look great. it has a slapstick rebuild ....ugh, so we have to tear out everything and start fresh--also will help remove the 'old' smell that soaked into them.  These are Fantastic playing saxophones that feature solid nickel keywork and lacquer over the nickel(most comm2's show burn signs from a bad era of techs);  i will do a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's.  Original case is pretty nice shape, just stinky on arrival which we will treat it with our special cleaners.  

1599.00 I know this horn is going to make someone really happy!

Item #:WWS6.75.11.1221.1-0-0

Sound File: Buescher TrueTone vs. Martin Committee 2 vs. Buescher Aristo series 3 <click here.

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1947 "The Martin Alto" (Committee III): Original lacquer at 80% showing signs of use but this arrived in some Factory Original setting (pads, felts...etc). It looks pretty good for 60+ yrs and proof of playing time but with that true Vintage Character. Great/fat/lush tone, decent ergos. Nice early ser # 163K matches on both the neck and body. Early ones are know for fatter, more resonant tones.  The sax is overall in good shape with 80% lacquer; minor dents on bow, bell lip was bent (will fix that), all the rest is normal wear from use, 3 solder marks that get my attention to clean up. There are some small dings I will burnish out.  It comes in an original, wood, orange Martin Case in working order with some missing exterior stitching but seems to work fine.  it will receive a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's all included for:   

1629.00 won't last long! Rebuild just finished! (I was very happy with how the bell returned to the proper shape, and I aligned the key guards also!)

Item #:WWS3.00.00.9271.2-11-13

SOUND FILE: Here Sarge plays/compares a "The Martin Alto" to a King Super 20

SOUND FILE: Selmer Mark VI, The Martin Alto, Buescher "The Aristocrat" series 1ALTOS-VI_TMA_aristo1, audio pic.jpg (79203 bytes)

Sound File (actual sax!): 1950 Buescher400 Top Hat & Cane, 1947 "The Martin Alto", 

1931 Conn Chu (deco), (misspoke, not a '45 B400)

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): Buescher 400 "Top Hat & Cane", The Martin Alto, Selmer Mark VI #101k

 

 

 

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1947 "The Martin Alto" (Committee III): Original lacquer showing signs of use but this arrived in Factory Original setting (pads, corks...etc). It looks pretty good for 60+ yrs and proof of playing time but with that true Vintage Character. Great/fat/lush tone, decent ergos. Nice early ser # 164K matches on both the neck and body. Early ones are know for fatter, more resonant tones.  The sax is overall in good shape with 80% lacquer; larger patch missing on the bell likely from hands, all the rest is normal wear from use. Some small dings will burnish out.   It comes in an original, wood, orange Martin Case in working order, one latch a little loose but seems to work fine.  it will receive a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's all included for:   

1699.00

Item #:WWS5.61.00.651.2-0

SOUND FILE: Buffet SDA vs King Marigaux SML vs The Martin Alto

Sound File: Julius Keilwerth New King, Buffet SDA, The Martin Alto, Buescher 400

SOUND FILE: 5digit Selmer mk vi, vs a Big B vs. a The Martin Alto

SOUND FILE: Buescher 400 "Top Hat & Cane", The Martin Alto, Selmer Mark VI #101k

 

 

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1948 "The Martin Alto" (Committee III): Original lacquer showing signs of use but this arrived with sticker intact(COOL!), and looks like a solder repair needed on Eb guard. These have a Great/fat/lush tone, nice ergos. Nice early ser # 169K matches on both the neck and body. Early ones are know for fatter, more resonant tones.  The sax is overall in good shape with 80% lacquer. Some small dings will burnish out.  It comes in an original, wood, orange Martin Case in good working order, Latches work and look upgraded!  it will receive a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's all included for:   

1699.00

Item #:WWS3.50.00.6261.3-0

Sound File: Julius Keilwerth New King, Buffet SDA, The Martin Alto, Buescher 400

Sound File: 1950 Buescher400 Top Hat & Cane, 1947 "The Martin Alto", 

1931 Conn Chu (deco), (misspoke, not a '45 B400)

SOUND FILE: Buescher 400 "Top Hat & Cane", The Martin Alto, Selmer Mark VI #101k

 

 

 

OTHER:

Actually played on by ART PEPPER!!! ...pending photo proofs

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1960s Olds Superstar alto: There is a special story about this one. It belonged to a fellow who played side by side Art Pepper and there is rumored to be a Photo to prove this!!! I am in talks with the seller to acquire this photo. Of course, the photo needs to surface to make this sax have the value that it will gain from such.

   It is a lacquered silver plate. I believe it's a special "german silver" where it doesn't tarnish--as you can see, there are many flakes where the lacquer has worn off.  This could easily have some Czech influence but I see Amati/Armstrong traits also, so I would expect some Keilwerth texture to the tone.  The pads are very good and I think I will have to leave them to be true to the "Art P" essence. ;) Doesn't Art's spit attract you? haha.  The only two bad things to me mention are the broken Eb guard and I will fix that (the correct fix is to high-temp braze the piece back together but this may create some finish damage I'll have to address as the phase 2 repair); also the thumb rest took a pretty hard dent in. I will burnish it out and also the other minor dent on the body tube. The case is in great shape.

   I plan to do a Sound File before I let this one go. Send me some ideas for what you'd like to hear it compared against.

TBD about $1100.00 without the Art Pepper photo proofs.

Item #:WWS5.00.8151.3-0

 

 

1970s Ida Maria Grassi Alto: pro sax for the budget!...Coming soon

 

 

SELMER:

 

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1963 Selmer Mark VI alto Sax (high F#)excellent original lacquer at 96%, Ser# 101,xxx, with high F# key!... Negative: previous neck pickup that has since been repaired Excellently (neck tube relacquered, Ser#s match). There is one main dent on the rear tube (above the opt F# guard). It will remove nicely but the finish will show stress). This sax was well-loved by a pro musician; the photos tell that story. Currently, it doesn't have a case. I will help $180.00 towards the purchase of one. You get to help choose! It will receive a complete rebuild with our "French Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and plastic reso's all included. The #101k technically links it to the craftsmen of the 5-digit serial numbers (up through 110k). That series is running strongly in the 6900-7500 and up to 8500-9300+ nowadays. I'm very happy the neck was repaired so well and factor that in to the lower price:  

SOLD - Lindberg

Item #:WWS30.00.12131.3-0

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): '63 Selmer Mark VI, '72 Buffet SDA, Couf Superba 1, Buescher 400-Top Hat & CaneALTOs-101kVI_SDA_Superba1_THC.png (24583 bytes)

SOUND FILE: Buescher 400 "Top Hat & Cane", The Martin Alto, Selmer Mark VI #101k

 

 

 

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1969 Selmer Mark VI alto Sax: (special Consignment -- Plays, rebuild strongly recommended.) another nice original lacquer at 90%, Ser# 168,xxx, Bow was spot-relacquered. This was a well-loved sax that belonged to a pro-player who has since passed away. It is the ideal goal that this sax will go to a player who will continue to play and love music. Comes in the original TRI-PACK Selmer Case (zipper works & with clarinet insert), no mouthpiece; The case/sax has some 'old smell' from being sealed up. This could be addressed with a rebuild.  Many players like this mid-serial number as "the best of both worlds" (older <112k = darker, newer >200k = brighter). 

PADS: The pads are older (95% might be the original 1969s!) and I would strongly recommend minor repair work instantly and a full rebuild in the near near future. I was able to play it to low D before it starts having resistance. 

***I need another photo to show the spot-relacquer on the front side of the sax bow (all around low C). 

3799.00 !!!! ASK ME ABOUT A DISCOUNT ON A WWS REBUILD!

Item #:WWSspecialconsignment-Yetter

 

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1970 Selmer Mark VI alto: serial # 208,xxx. Lacquer is about 65% with spotty wear throughout.  Sarge was in limbo if this was a relac, I think it isn't. Either way, we priced it low. Your gain!  This is the legendary Mark VI of the sax world--Excellent ergos, good intonation, good middle-of-the-road everything--with respect!  The world loves them.  It was just given our French Standard Rebuild with seamless Pisoni metal domed resos (total price for this all new rebuild 749.00). Comes in decent Selmer Tri-pack case with clarinet insert and flute clip all in working, but fair, condition with frayed edges and zipper wrap (smells OK!). 

Just  4299.00 Ready to Go! NOW 3960.00 There's always one on Ebay for that AND it likely needs a complete rebuild.

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Item #:WSS20.00.10.711.0-8-10

Sound File: 1970 Selmer Mark VI, 1939 Selmer Balanced Action, 1970 Buffet SuperDynAction, 2007 Yamaha custom 82z

SOUND FILE: Selmer Mark VI, The Martin Alto, Buescher "The Aristocrat" series 1ALTOS-VI_TMA_aristo1, audio pic.jpg (79203 bytes)

Sound File: "Expensive Alto Set": Selmer Mark VI vs. King Super 20 vs. Conn 26M

Sound File: Five Digit selmer mk vi, vs. a '36 zephyr, vs a SML Rev D <click here.

Sound File :  Selmer Super Balanced Action, Mark VI, Buffet Super Dynaction

 

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One of Selmer's less-known models by popularity. There is a small range for the qualifying serial Numbers (#820k-825k -ish). This one is Ser#822k. These were never stamped with an [Omega] and are the "USA" model, commonly known as the "162 model" also. These are Professional grade saxes that have a strong cult following and respect. Most USA Selmers were student & intermediate. These 162's were the attempt to build up a Pro line.

     Finish on this one is 65%, lacquer. It will definitely be a player, if not a looker. I'll have to give her a full treatment with acid bath and metal cleaning. You'll have a Vintage-looking sax with modern ergos, intonation, and a bold 1980s Selmer tone. (prior to the Super Action 80 series). It will receive a complete rebuild with our "French Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and plastic/metal reso's all included. Domed metal Resos? also, NEW SPRINGS!, and case I will find to pair with it. All included for:

1799.00? TBD It's my goal to offer a Pro sax, with a pro rebuild (no maintenance costs) at a price for the aspiring young player.

Item #: WWS04.50.00.311.4-0

 

 

S.M.L.(Strasser Marigaux Lemaire):

 

 

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1970 King Marigaux SML alto saxophone:   It is in good condition over all. The lacquer is worn in places with about 95% remaining, it looks so good we can't be sure if it's original or redone; but it's priced as a very nice relacquer.   The serial number is 26,xxx so appx. 1970 model.   All the Marigaux's have the Selmer style straight tone holes, this one also has some adjusting screws and some of the 23 features, it also has a High F# key.  It's in it's original case, which is in good shape--but the left latch is lazy, needs help popping open.  There are no dents. She received a complete vintage style rebuild, and that's included in the price of: 

2099.00, rebuild finished, available

Item #:WSS07.00.10.1310.5-12-C09

SOUND FILE: Buffet SDA vs King Marigaux SML vs The Martin Alto

SOUND FILE: Buffet SDA 1972 vs King Marigaux SML 1970

 

YAMAHA:

 

Yamaha 62, modern professional alto:

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Lacquer body and keys, as much as I tried to keep the repair cost low, I ended up making basically all new pads (2 were newer) so aside from the 2 pips and the 2 other pads, It got new pads. that's seriously 400-700+$ worth of work in at that!  Yamaha's are known for great intonation; this one also boasts great ergonomic feel like selmers too. This is not the "purple Label" logo; it is newer. It arrived with a missing body screw That I repaired while I re-aligned the bell and now she rocks! This would be a great sax for someone looking to get the best, modern-pro sax on a mild budget--if you can overlook the minor cosmetic flaws. comes in Nice yamaha hard case. no mouthpiece. Ser#078274. I've had many great players and lesson teachers play this one and ALL were very impressed--eyebrows raised. 

Compare with $1400-2100 (on unknown pads) 

and $2200-2500 for 62 Series II, 

and $2900 for 62 series III
PC work complete, I ended up putting on basically all new pads (2 were newer) so aside from the 2 pips and the 2 other pads, It got new pads.

1750.00 SOLD - Barrow Item #:OS10.96.00.9261.1-8-13

 

 

 

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