Worldwidesax - Sellers of  Fine Vintage Saxophones

Everett, WA 98203

U.S.A. 

 

E-mail Chadd with questions: 

  WorldwideSax@Gmail.com

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

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

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          c/o Worldwide Sax

          3616 Colby Ave., #790

          Everett, WA 98201

 

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Work Schedule 2016

On-going '16 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/On Hold

 

1-5-16 Conn 10M Tenor:

Worldwide Sax horn #349k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with natural cork throughout for customer, and neckstrap moved. Long

Complete 

 

~LIMITED AVAILABILITY~ 

1-25-16

"The Martin Alto" Full  Standard Rebuild

Hurwitz

Complete

 

2/5/16 - 2/17/16

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

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In Progress

 

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2-25-16 King Zephyr Alto: Worldwide Sax horn #322k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with natural cork throughout for customer. Chant  Complete

 

3-16-16 Nickel plated CONN 6M alto: Worldwide Sax horn #249k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with natural cork throughout for customer. Griffin

Complete

 

5-9-16 Buescher "Big B" Silver alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Buescher Rebuild with snap in pads and natural cork throughout, repair octave trigger too. Dickson In Progress

 

5-15-16 Gold plated Conn "Artist" Wonder alto: Worldwide Sax horn #117k gets a Premium+ Rebuild with blended cork throughout for customer. Donnelly 

 

5-26-16 KING SUPER 20 ALTO: Worldwide Sax horn #367k gets a Special Rebuild with Black Roo pads, premium upgrades, FOR CUSTOMER. Martin

 

6-20-16 Conn C-Melody: 

Customer sax #97k. Customer sax gets a WWS Rebuild with Black Roo pads, and 50% flat metal resos, and new stainless springs.  Mattina

 

7-10-16 Silver Restoration - Aristo 1 Tenor:

Havenfield

 

DATE TBD 7/2016?

Buescher TT BASS: WWS/Customer sax #145k. A WWS Inventory sax to be restored for customer. Setup TBD.  Pearson

 

 

 

DATE TBD 8/2016?

The Martin Tenor:

Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with natural cork throughout, replace missing key, and "Acid Bath +" treatment. McCarthy

 

DATE TBD Buescher Silver C-Soprano: customer sax #155k  Crosby

 

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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  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).

 

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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:

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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)

American Master (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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    Please e-mail or phone us for   additional   descriptions or  JPEG's  of  any  of  our current  inventory,  or if  you don't   see   something   you would  like  to  have,  let  us know.
     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.

     We  have  a  long  list  of customers  you  can  e-mail for references. (see References Page)
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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

 

12/22--31/11 TIME OFF

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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. Complete

 

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 

TIME OFF - Xmas Break

 

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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:

 

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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~~ 2015 ~~

 

4-1-15 Silver Bundy Special Baritone: custom help for a customer horn. shipping damages. (non rebuild) JOHNSON

 Complete

 

4-12-15 Buescher Silver C-Soprano: customer sax #155k  Crosby

 

4-19-15 King Zephyr Special Alto: WWS horn gets Rebuild  with upgrades for a customer. Keen Done

 

5-9-15 Buescher Big B Alto: Customer horn  Dize Done

 

6-1-15 Buescher Big B Alto: Customer horn  Nordmann

  Done

 

6-13-15 H. Genet Tenor: WWS Horn for Customer Meyers Done

 

6-19-15 Martin Committee 1 alto: Customer horn #116K gets Standard Vintage Rebuild  with 50% resos, natural cork throughout for a customer. Hodgson  

Done

 

7-20-15 Selmer Mark VI alto: Customer horn #147K gets Standard Vintage Rebuild  with reused resos, natural cork throughout for a customer. Harned 

Done

 

7-29-15 Conn Chu Berry Tenor: Customer horn #236K gets Standard Vintage Rebuild  with 50% resos, natural cork throughout for a customer. Parashes  Done

 

8-22-15 Silver Restoration - Aristo 1 Tenor:

Havenfield 

  In Progress

 

8-15-15 King Super 20 Alto: WWS horn #427K gets Standard Vintage Rebuild  with 50% resos, natural cork throughout for a customer. Rarden  Complete

 

9-5-15 Conn Chu-tranny Tenor #166k: WWS horn #166K gets Standard Vintage Rebuild  with 50%+ resos, natural cork throughout for a customer--no silver polishing. Donnelly Complete

 

SEPTEMBER-15 

BACK-TO-SCHOOL

Local Repairs

 

10-15-15 SML Rev. D tenor: WWS horn #9K gets Custom Rebuild  with gold resotech resos, premium upgrades for a customer. Uchiya Complete

 

10-29-15 1919 Buescher Curved Soprano: WWS horn #61K gets a Vintage Rebuild  with seamless,.  metal resos, and natural cork for a customer. McInnis

Complete

 

11-15-15 1956 Selmer Mark VI Tenor: WWS horn #65K Vintage Rebuild  with flat metal resos, and natural cork for a customer. Nik 

Complete

 

12-5-15 Special Orders: Christmas prep...

 

12-12-15 Buescher Big B alto:

Customer horn gets a Vintage Buescher Rebuild with natural cork throughout--Jan 2 pickup. Reynolds 

Complete 

 

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Dec. 22, 2014 - Jan. 2, 2015

 

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Alto Saxes

(Photos of each sax are BEFORE photos 95% of the time since they have to wait for your ordered Rebuild)

 

Featured Alto:

1928 Nickel Conn - New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto:

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A STUNNING EXAMPLE!

This is a ONE-OWNER horn that I'm excited to see so loved. It arrived in Original white pads, no resos. (I should make a sound file of this vs another Chu for "Era Comparisons" and the importance of resonators) The Ser.# m211,xxx dates to 1928.  Excellent condition--98% Nickel-plating, "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love.  Original nickel plate in very nice overall condition.  2-3 areas of nickel flaking (neck, side Bb...), there were 4-6 dings on arrival that I helped with, burnished them back out(mostly). One small one still on the neck, and lower bow. original case in great shape. 

COLLECTOR SET: Comes with Original Conn Eagle Mouthpiece, ligature and nickel cap!

SOLD

Item#:WWS1W.5W0.5261.6-28

 

 

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

BUESCHER:

 

1927 Buescher "True Tone" series III Silver Alto: 

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(Consignment Sax - Plays Excellent)   Serial #205k, the first good era with roller G#. In great condition, and a little tarnish to wipe off (it will shine great!).  Silver is 90% intact, the bell is silver inside, not goldwash. Some wear inside the bell down to brass. I'm not sure if it was gold and was rubbed out over time--my gut says silver since the beginning. It has the earlier-era engraving, with a crisp "Buescher" on the bell.  Neck is # "1". This model has a great tubby-warmth to the sound --Sigard Rascher made this one famous! They have a tone that is uniquely 'Buescher' for early vintage saxes--very woody--but intonation was not perfected well on these 1920s horns; having a proper mouthpiece will help! (A larger chamber will be recommended.)  It has the original wood case in "Good/ok" shape. Currently we are treating the case with some anti-odor methods. Please check in with me on this topic. I believe we'll be able to make it work well for you.  This sax was rebuilt with tan pads and plastic resos (no snaps present) by a very reputable Northwest WA sax repairman. The work was done 10yrs ago and the sax was barely played during that first year. It has been in its case since. 

$1025.00

Item#: WWSConsignGE

Sound File (Actual sax!): Buescher BigB325k, VOSS, SML Rev-C #75xx, Buescher TrueTone#205k, OLDS Superstar

 

 

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1927-8 Buescher "True Tone" series IV 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! Neck #1 . 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 ...SOLD

Item#: WWSConsignmentSitz

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

 

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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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$3200..00 --SOLD

Item#:WWST21.1S5.3271.5-0-specialconsigment

Sound File (actual sax!): ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: '51 Buescher 400 "Top Hat", '44 King "Zephyr Special", '37 Conn 6M-VIII, '70 Selmer Mark VIALTOsBlind_THC-ZephyrSpecial-Conn6mVIII-SelmerMarkVI.png (23127 bytes)

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

 

1948 Buescher "Big B" alto sax: 

BuescherBigBalto_325k_001.JPG (1197731 bytes)BuescherBigBalto_325k_002.JPG (1012674 bytes)Here's the warmth and power combined! This is a very good player!  325xxx... no snaps (negative to a collector--does not hurt the playing) but great pads with plastic resos, Original finish (some might argue this by looking at the engraving. It is my opinion that the bell was worn with hands and re-buffed--see how the edges are still deeply cut; this verifies more original). CASE: TBD--I'll find a nice upgrade to go with it. This one will get fully tuned up to play even better, smoother, oiled and you're going to make your band-mates jealous! All included for the Tuned-up price of:

1099.00 Item#: WWS6.3E3.90.11131.5-98 

Sound File (Actual sax!): Buescher BigB325k, VOSS, SML Rev-C #75xx, Buescher TrueTone#205k, OLDS Superstar

 

1949 Buescher "Big B", Aristocrat Alto:   

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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#: WWS6.3E4.98.2261.1-0-0 

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

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

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

 

1951 Buescher Aristocrat "flower" Alto: 

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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. 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.

 

1967 Buescher "400" (flower) alto:

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SOLD

Item#:WWS3.5S0.10211.2-2-13

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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1961 Buffet S.D.A. Alto(four-digit):

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  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#:WWS7.0S0.11.6141.1-0-0 

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

 

1972 Buffet S.D.A. Alto:

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(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.

2300.00 ready to blow - SOLD 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, Buescher 400-Top Hat & CaneALTOs-101kVI_SDA_Superba1_THC.png (24583 bytes)

SOUND FILE: "Blind": Random order: Dolnet Series-II, 1956 King Zephyr, 1972 Buffet "Super DynAction", 1947 "The Martin Alto"ALTOs4x-RANDOM_Dolnet_SDA72_TMA47_Zephyr56.png (20937 bytes)

 

1982 Buffet S-1 Alto Sax (w/ high F#)

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EXCELLENT Original Lacquer is about 97%

SOLD

Item#: WWST20.0S0.12.2121.2-1-98

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

 

 

CONN:

 

Conn Gold Wonder (New Wonder I) -- Artist, Full Naked Lady (in water) Alto:

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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) 

SOLD!

Item#:WWS4.1E7.21.441-1-0-0

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

 

1925 Silver Conn - New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto:

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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

 

1928 Nickel Conn - New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto:

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This is a ONE-OWNER horn that I'm excited to see so loved. It arrived in Original white pads, no resos. (I should make a sound file of this vs another Chu for "Era Comparisons" and the importance of resonators) The Ser.# m211,xxx dates to 1928.  Excellent condition--98% Nickel-plating, "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love.  Original nickel plate in very nice overall condition.  2-3 areas of nickel flaking (neck, side Bb...), there were 4-6 dings on arrival that I helped with, burnished them back out(mostly). One small one still on the neck, and lower bow. original case in great shape. 

COLLECTOR SET: Comes with Original Conn Eagle Mouthpiece, ligature and nickel cap!

SOLD

 Item#:WWS1W.5W0.5261.6-28

 

1930 GOLD Conn - New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Alto:

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  Ser.# m234,xxx dates to 1930.  Excellent condition "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, Goldwash bell, everything we love.  Original gold plate and Satin gold 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. Pairing an original old Conn case to go with it.

$2099.00 SOLD ON Arrival for customer/Rebuild scheduled-SD

Item#:WWS5.0S0.411.6-C16

 

 

1931 Conn Tranny "CHU" Art Deco Alto: 

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  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)

 

 

 

1932 CONN 6M - TRUE Transitional - NICKEL Alto:  

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Serial #249,xxx... ULTRA RARE example in original Nickel plating!  93% intact!   ("Finish model #61" via Saxpics.com)  ***think about it, "silver" look without the tarnish to clean!*** This is an early transitional model, and true example at that with flat-Chu G#, neck tuner, even the Eb trill key like the Chu!...  The sax is in great condition, and will need a full rebuild to enjoy! We will do that for the price included, AND remove all the red brass you can see on the edge touches.  Currently paired with a vintage hard case in good, usable shape. it doesn't look like a vintage Conn case, but you never know with a "transitional".

Finished photos:

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SOLD

Item #: WWS6.3E5.98.11231.5-0

Sound File: ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: '51 Buescher 400 "Top Hat", '44 King "Zephyr Special", '37 Conn 6M-VIII, '70 Selmer Mark VIALTOsBlind_THC-ZephyrSpecial-Conn6mVIII-SelmerMarkVI.png (23127 bytes)

 

1932 Perma-Gold Conn 6M "Naked Lady":   

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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. (I believe this is a rare perma-gold example, not gold plated). 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 #: WWS07.5S0.00.531.2-0

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

 

1937 Conn 6M Naked Lady "VIII":

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  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 #:WWS06.5S0.00.251.3-0

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) 

 

1937 Conn 6M "VIII" Alto, bare brass Restoration

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(On Consignment - Plays Great ) Here's another prime era 6M that will be a bargain for the actual transformation that it underwent! This sax had a massive Restoration invested: Matte/shiny bare brass, new matte-effect applied (blasting) and they took exquisite care to mask off the engraving for protection! Beautiful! Serial #282xxx = superb. It received NEW SPRINGS--stainless! Current pads are selmer-style with plastic resos. They have lots of life left. Comes with a vintage Conn Chu case currently. (If you want to buy a newer one/swap... Let's chat.).

***Bottom line description: This is a very very sought after sax to love, play and collect. It has a custom finish. If it got about $100 of tune up work, you'd have  a sax that was ready to play your guts out for several years to come!

SOLD

Item #:WWS-consignmentSC2

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

Sound File (actual sax!): ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: '51 Buescher 400 "Top Hat", '44 King "Zephyr Special", '37 Conn 6M-VIII, '70 Selmer Mark VIALTOsBlind_THC-ZephyrSpecial-Conn6mVIII-SelmerMarkVI.png (23127 bytes)

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): "Conn 6M Set x3": Conn 6M's (RTH): '34 #261k, '37 #282k-VIII, '42 309k-VIII-"U.S."ALTOs-Conn6Mset3x-309k-261k-282k.png (29451 bytes)

 

1942 Conn 6M U.S. "VIII" SILVER Alto:

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(On Consignment - plays well) One of the most sought after 6M's here: Silver, VIII stamp, Rolled Tone holes, in great shape! #309k, highly sought after! It has conn reso-pads installed--older, and plays well (see Sound File below). Goldwash bell. "U.S." stamp on the bell is in a fancy script. Matching case with the "US" stamp! Notes from the owner: "pads were addressed/replaced at Sax Alley in Colorado a few (2?) yrs ago."

We just recently polished it to remove the surface tarnish and display the true luster of this sax!

2399.00 SOLD

Item #: WWSConsignmentRwill.

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

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

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): "Conn 6M Set x3": Conn 6M's (RTH): '34 #261k, '37 #282k-VIII, '42 309k-VIII-"U.S."ALTOs-Conn6Mset3x-309k-261k-282k.png (29451 bytes)

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: 1959 King Super 20, Conn 6M "VIII", The Martin Alto, Selmer USA OmegaALTO-BLIND-4x-KingSuper20-367k_Martin184k_ConnVIII6M-309k_SelmerUSA824k-Omega.jpg (159474 bytes)

 

 

 

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COUF:

 

1979 H. Couf Superba I Alto Sax: 

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(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. 

SOLD

Item#: WWSConsignmentHamm

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

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)

 

 

DOLNET:

 

Dolnet Series II Silver Plated Alto Saxophone: 

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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.  

SOLD

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*

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): "Blind": Random order: Dolnet Series-II, 1956 King Zephyr, 1972 Buffet "Super DynAction", 1947 "The Martin Alto"ALTOs4x-RANDOM_Dolnet_SDA72_TMA47_Zephyr56.png (20937 bytes)

 

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!)

SOLD

Item #:WWS2.9E1.4121.3-0

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

Sound File (Actual sax!): Buescher BigB325k, VOSS, SML Rev-C #75xx, Buescher TrueTone#205k, OLDS Superstar

 

1960 "The New King" Julius Keilwerth: 

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 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 --SOLD!

Item #:WSS

Sound File (actual sax!): 1938 Buescher Aristocrat 1, 1967 Buescher 400, 1960 Keilwerth "The New King", 1959(err1938) Voss ((Dörfler & Jörka))

 

 

KING:

 

1935-7 King Zephyr Alto, series 1: 

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SOLD Item #:WSS

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

 

1944 King "Zephyr Special" Alto: Serial number 273k on the neck and body,  I really like this model. KingZephyrspecial273k_teaser.jpg (1017256 bytes)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:   

SOLD

Item#:WWS06.5W0.6231.3-0

Sound File (actual sax!): ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: '51 Buescher 400 "Top Hat", 

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1952 King Zephyr Alto:

KingZephyr322k_001.jpg (635350 bytes)   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 have exact replacements.  It will get a complete rebuild with our "Vintage Standard" set up, Prestini NS tan lambskin pads and flat metal reso's. 

SOLD

I JUST RECEIVED PERFECT, REPLACEMENT PARTS FOR THIS ONE!

Item #:WWS5.0E9.95.6111.1-0

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

SOUND FILE: "Blind": Random order: Dolnet Series-II, 1956 King Zephyr, 1972 Buffet "Super DynAction", 1947 "The Martin Alto"ALTOs4x-RANDOM_Dolnet_SDA72_TMA47_Zephyr56.png (20937 bytes)

 

1959 King SUPER 20 alto:

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Serial #367,xxx. Prime serial number, ORIGINAL FINISH at 93%. Customize the Rebuild Options you want! Comes with original King Case (two tone gray and black) KingSuper20Alto367k_002.JPG (1297294 bytes) in great shape to match the sax, and silver, underslung neck.  It will get a WWS Standard Rebuild and be a superb player for you.  I might look into some upgraded resonators and/or pads (I want to treat this one with special attention.) All included for:

3799.00 ...ON HOLD FOR CUSTOMER, Scheduled for rebuild

Item #:WWS19.5L0.12221.5-0

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: 1959 King Super 20, Conn 6M "VIII", The Martin Alto, Selmer USA OmegaALTO-BLIND-4x-KingSuper20-367k_Martin184k_ConnVIII6M-309k_SelmerUSA824k-Omega.jpg (159474 bytes)

 

1965 King Super 20 Alto Saxophone: 

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  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

Item #:WSS20.1U0.10.40.9-1-10

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

 

1967 King SUPER 20 alto:

KingSuper20alto427kOllo_001.jpg (674628 bytes)KingSuper20alto427kOllo_002.jpg (1092062 bytes)KingSuper20alto427kOllo_003.jpg (828753 bytes)(Special Consignment - Getting a WWS Rebuild! ) #427,xxx. Customize the Rebuild Options you want! Comes with original King Case (two tone gray and black), and silver, underslung neck. The #427K is right before the #430k cut-off for when the factory moved to Eastlake. ORIGINAL FINISH at 80%. There is one main flaw: the Bell guard was lost! SAD! ...This is too common. There are several options: steal a part from a Zephyr (i have!) or order new parts to match--with other metal looks for you to choose! LET'S TALK! You'll basically get a ROCKSTAR sax for a cosmetic markdown. I have faith that the bell 'red' will clean up, and be sure to notice the previous player wear on the backside. I love seeing this models with the "love" of Playing Time and still loved by surviving.

SOLD

Item #:WWS-ConsignmentOOz

 

 

 

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MARTIN:

1928-29 Martin Typewriter, gold plate, matte finish, Alto: 

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#95k, GOLD. Typewriter. Collector's Beauty.

TBD.00

Item #:WWS7.S50.661.6-0

 

 

1938 Martin Committee 1, Skyline alto: 

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

Item #:WSS

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

 

1940 Martin Centennial Alto:

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  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.  

SOLD

Item #:WWS5.5E0.00.6131.1-0-0

Sound File (Actual Sax): ALTOs "MARTIN 3-Pack": 1947 The Martin Alto (Comm 3), 1940 Committee II alto(Comm 2), Martin "Centennial Model" (5:47min)ALTO-MARTINs_TheMartinAlto_MartinCommitteeII_MartinCentennialModel.png (23100 bytes)

 

1940 Martin Handcraft Committee II Alto:

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  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.  

SOLD

Item #:WWS6.7L5.11.1221.1-0-0

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

Sound File: ALTOs "MARTIN 3-Pack": 1947 The Martin Alto (Comm 3), 1940 Committee II alto(Comm 2), Martin "Centennial Model" (5:47min)ALTO-MARTINs_TheMartinAlto_MartinCommitteeII_MartinCentennialModel.png (23100 bytes)

 

1947 "The Martin Alto" (Committee III):

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  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 #:WWS5.6E1.00.651.2-0

SOUND FILE: "Blind": Random order: Dolnet Series-II, 1956 King Zephyr, 1972 Buffet "Super DynAction", 1947 "The Martin Alto"ALTOs4x-RANDOM_Dolnet_SDA72_TMA47_Zephyr56.png (20937 bytes)

SOUND FILE: ALTOs "MARTIN 3-Pack": 1947 The Martin Alto (Comm 3), 1940 Committee II alto(Comm 2), Martin "Centennial Model" (5:47min)ALTO-MARTINs_TheMartinAlto_MartinCommitteeII_MartinCentennialModel.png (23100 bytes)

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

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

 

1948 "The Martin Alto" (Committee III):  

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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 #:WWS3.5S0.00.6261.3-0

SOUND FILE: ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: 1959 King Super 20, Conn 6M "VIII", The Martin Alto, Selmer USA OmegaALTO-BLIND-4x-KingSuper20-367k_Martin184k_ConnVIII6M-309k_SelmerUSA824k-Omega.jpg (159474 bytes)

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

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

SOUND FILE: 1947 The Martin Alto (Comm 3), 1940 Committee II alto(Comm 2), Martin "Centennial Model" (5:47min)ALTO-MARTINs_TheMartinAlto_MartinCommitteeII_MartinCentennialModel.png (23100 bytes)

 

 

OTHER:

 

None currently in stock 

 

 

SELMER:

 

1940s Selmer PADLESS Alto: 

SelmerPadlessAlto-27475_001.JPG (1812241 bytes) #27,475, numbering only 1000-2000 ever made, COLLECTOR HORN. It will need a special restoration (custom rings to design and replace) to get it fully up to speed. Finish is, what I believe, a very good relacquer. Many of this model had 'less than quality' lacquer in the era. Who knows if it was due to the collaboration efforts in design--Notice that it looks much like H.A.Selmer models and, according to Mark O's research: "Buescher" too. "This project was a collaboration between H. & A. Selmer and the Buescher Musical Instrument Company. It was a similar to the arrangement that H. & A. Selmer had with Selmer Paris, except in this instance, H. & A. Selmer was responsible for the design. Accordingly, the research, design, and patent expenses, as well as full assembly and quality control were all Selmer. However, the actual manufacturing of parts (body tube, bow, bell, neck, rods, key work, etc…) was all done by Buescher. Selmer designed and installed the “Tonex” tone rings. Selmer was also responsible for all marketing and distribution.

Comes with original case (So Cool!) that does have an odor that will have to be treated also.

As-is price: $1500.00

Rebuilt Price: TBD

Item #:WWS7S.5S0.681.6-0

 

 

 

1961 Selmer Mark VI #93k Alto Sax: 

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( Consignment -- Plays, rebuild strongly necessary/recommended.) 

     Original lacquer at 80%, Ser# 93,6xx, black ink in the Neck "S". Older pads with plastic resonators installs.  I will not boast up the [5-digit] era of these saxes; I'm sure you already know. 

     Wear and tear: There are a few dings that can be repaired and addressed during a skilled rebuild (see by the pants guard and lower bow), all of which is normal wear and tear for such a sax. one main re-solder to mention on the bell guard (front Bb foot) 

     CASE: in fair-good condition, more wear on the exterior rather than inside. It is the original Selmer Tri-Pack case from this era. It was a short lineage of this model of case. Flute clips and Clarinet compartment all intact--add a little glue to repair the clarinet section, and it will all be solid.

Mouthpiece: original Selmer Soloist C* with ligature and cap!

Want WWS to do the rebuild? Let's Talk!

SOLD

Item #:WWSJWCON

 

 

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1963 Selmer Mark VI alto Sax (high F#)excellent original lacquer at 96%, Ser# 101,xxx, with high F# key!

SOLD Fantastic sax!

Item #:WWS30.0W0.12131.3-0

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

 

1969 Selmer Mark VI alto Sax: 

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(special Consignment -- Plays, rebuild strongly recommended.) another nice original lacquer at 90%, Ser# 168,xxx, Bow was spot-relacquered. 

SOLD with WWS rebuild

Item #:WWSspecialconsignment-Yetter

 

1970 Selmer Mark VI alto:

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 serial # 208,xxx. Lacquer is about 65% with spotty wear throughout--typical lacquer wear for Original finish of this vintage. 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!). 

SOLD There's always one on Ebay for that AND it likely needs a complete rebuild.

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Item #:WSS20.0W0.10.711.0-8-10

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

Sound File (actual sax!): ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: '51 Buescher 400 "Top Hat", '44 King "Zephyr Special", '37 Conn 6M-VIII, '70 Selmer Mark VIALTOsBlind_THC-ZephyrSpecial-Conn6mVIII-SelmerMarkVI.png (23127 bytes)

 

 

1980s Selmer USA [Professional Omega] alto sax, in silver plate!:

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ser# 824,xxx. PROFESSIONAL Selmer from the 1980s. Rare Silver plate in 97% condition. These are one of the best kept secrets in the sax world.--pro sax, "selmer", with all the ergos and tone you're after. Most people mistake the "USA" on the bell for the later student-line. Do not be fooled! She arrived with a few missing screws (I will replace with silver ones to match!) Future Rebuild: The specifics are yet to be decided. I would love to plan a Full Rebuild on this one with special pads and/or resonators. I'll shine up all the silver, and help her sing the doors down! Comes with a great Selmer hard case (like the Series I, II, III have) without the leather wrap, although the handles were repaired. Ask me about those.

Cosmetic Rating: 9.0 

This sax will be a super cool sax!

2699.00 ...TBD ...Come Quick!

Item #:WWS11.2E5.77.1131.5-C0

SOUND FILE (actual sax!): ALTOs x4 "Blind": Random order: 1959 King Super 20, Conn 6M "VIII", The Martin Alto, Selmer USA OmegaALTO-BLIND-4x-KingSuper20-367k_Martin184k_ConnVIII6M-309k_SelmerUSA824k-Omega.jpg (159474 bytes)

 

2000s Selmer "La Voix" alto sax, in silver plate!:  

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ser# 9,024,xxx. Intermediate Selmer from the recent years. Rare Silver plate in 97% condition. Model SAS-280RS. It arrived we'll played, yet still playing very strong. I was very impressed with the action and feel and I would say that this could keep up with some pro saxes! 1) it's a "selmer", with all the ergos and tone you're after. I would label the tone as "bold, focused, slightly brighter than Vintage tone, yet, very responsive and firm".  The bell is "traditional-sized bell" for the clean, focused sound. (I found the bell curve to be very interesting--flares to the right).  Comes with the original Selmer hard case/backpack-type with the "la voix" on it. 

---We just finished a full disassembly, silver dip cleaning, chemical cleaning, and replaced the main palm key pads and Eb for longevity and easy maintenance!  All shined up and helped her sing the doors down!

Cosmetic Rating: 9.0

This sax is a super cool sax! I actually really like the tone. It must be reminiscent of my ol' Series II selmer.

1699.00!   Compare with about $2300 New!

Item #:WWS11.2E5.77.1131.5-C240

 

 

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

 

1949 S.M.L. "Revision C" alto sax:

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   Disclaimer: I love SMLs. True to form, this SML has a meaty tone, with a smoky texture!  It's more American in tone, and has the French engineering in the keys.  SOUND:  it's actually a Reserved tone, less bold than the Rev D, and fits into a sultry Combo tone more than lead alto. (HOWEVER, a customer thought his played brighter in the moment, not side by side a Rev D) 

   Serial #75xx, The Rev D is usually more sought after, which had all of the "22 features". The Rev C has most of those from the Rev B changes. The Revision C & D are very different than the Rev B. So... what I'm saying here is this is the [cheap Rev D] option for you.   Original Lacquer at 60%, ORNATE Engravings, the lyre holder is no longer present (oh well), but the G# articulator is present!, the sax is in good condition (damage to the lower bow, and minor scratches throughout), good pads that are too nice to tear out-- I'll tune the sax up and make her sing and play easy. Comes with a case--TBD.

Cosmetic Rating: 7.5

SOLD 

Item #: WWST50-5.0W0.11171.5-0-98

Sound File (Actual sax!): Buescher BigB325k, VOSS, SML Rev-C #75xx, Buescher TrueTone#205k, OLDS Superstar

 

 

1970 King Marigaux SML alto saxophone:

 

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SUPER PLAYER! Clean, crisp tone! (likely from the domed resonators--kind of like newer selmers)

SOLD

Item #:WSS07.0U0.10.1310.5-12-C09

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

SOUND FILE: Buffet SDA 1972 vs King Marigaux SML 1970

 

YAMAHA:

 

2002 Yamaha 62, modern professional alto:

YAS62ca_003.JPG (472114 bytes)YAS62ca_002.JPG (514169 bytes)YAS62ca_001.JPG (592045 bytes)Serial #047xxx dates it to about 2002. These are very well respected saxes. In my opinion, these might be some of the best "value horns" for Pro models under $2k. It seems odd to say that, but there ya go. This one was a Trade-In sax and it is in good shape. Medium wear, 2-3 solder repairs, and a few dings. Currently it has the original case with some TLC needed on one section--I'd like to save it because it's a solid case aside from that area. It has a "clean" tone (yamaha), modern action and fluid keys.

I'll get her tuned up and ready to rock asap!

Cosmetic Rating: 7.5

SOLD 

Item #:WWS7.0P0.00.9241.5-98

 

 

Yamaha 62, modern professional alto:

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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.

SOLD 

Item #:OS10.9E6.00.9261.1-8-13

Sound File : Conn26M(not rebuilt) vs. vintage Yamaha62 vs. Buescher BigB

 

 

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