Worldwidesax - Fine Vintage Saxophones
Everett, WA 98201, U.S.A.
Worldwidesax.com is a Vintage Saxophone repair shop that also buys, completely rebuilds and resells
Vintage Professional Saxophones only and we also do Rebuilds and Restorations for customers from all over the world.
(by appointment only). We are not a "music store". Customers can see and hear what we have available at this website.
E-mail "Sarge"& Chadd with questions about Worldwidesax stock at:
Below are the links to the various pages of the site, link access changes as you visit other pages, if you get stuck, use your "Back" button to come back to the Home page and click around again.
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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 to hold your place in the work schedule. We 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 "the sarge" & Chadd with questions about our vintage saxes at: email@example.com
Click the links above to see what's in stock. 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 our "Three Day Trial" policy (See Info and Orders page).
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Here is a pic of some custom resonator work. We can size the reso to your tonehole, or whatever you like.
We can get you virtually any resonator made, my favorite is the Resotech solid silver reso.
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We have a:
Pro plating system
Our Work Schedule 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 throughout. WWSDone
1-19-11 1940s Buescher Aristocrat Alto: Customer's alto neck gets pull-down repair and dents removed. Garcia Done
1-19-11 Conn "tranny" Chu alto: WWS horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with natural cork throughout and Sherry Huntly Engraving. WWS Done
1-28-11 Conn 6m alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with natural cork throughout. Harford Done
2-5-11 King Super 20 alto - pearls: WWS horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with premuim extras. WWS Done
2-22-11 King Super 20 tenor - pearls: Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with oversized Noyak resos on Black Saxgourmet Roo pads. Atkinson Done
2-23-11 Buescher 400 Tenor 429K: WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher Snap In rebuild. WWS Done
3-10-11 Conn Gold C-Soprano 98K: WWS horn gets a rebuild for customer with silver Resotechs to be gold plated & Premium Upgrade. Gast Done
4-7-11 King Super 20 tenor --full pearls: Sax gets a Vintage Rebuild with premium extras and seamless flat resos. Sarge 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 springs. Mattina Done
4-21-11 Buffet S-1 Tenor: Sax gets a Vintage Rebuild with premium extras and seamless flat resos. Sarge Done
5-10-11 Vintage YAS-62 purple label: Customer horn gets a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos. Tebo Done
5-13-11 Vintage Dolnet #24K: WWS horn gets a French Standard rebuild with Flat Metal resos. WWS 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 Replacement. Zax In Progress
6-3-11 Selmer Mark VI Tenor: Customer horn gets a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos and swedging. Layer Done
6-20-11 Silver Buescher TrueTone IV Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard rebuild with Buescher Snap In Pads. Tarvin 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 In Progress
8/7/11--8/13/11 TIME OFF
8-15-11 The Martin Tenor 1953: Customer horn gets Vintage Rebuild. Neilo
8-28-11 SLOT OPEN
9-1-11 Maintenance & School Prep
9-10-11 Maintenance & School Prep
9-20-11 SLOT OPEN
10-1-11 SLOT OPEN
10-12-11 SLOT OPEN
10-23-11 SLOT OPEN
11-3-11 SLOT OPEN
11-25-11? Mark VI alto: Silver Restoration Returns from Andersons. Customer horn gets a with a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos and full Spring Replacement with Rose Gold Plating Accents. Zax
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.
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:
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:
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
Jean Barre Artist (seen Alto)
Bundy (H&A Selmer)
Keilwerth copiers, such as Amati, Dörfler & Jörka (1949 to 1968, then purchased by Keilwerth) and B&S
Max Keilwerth and Richard Keilwerth (Graslitz) made saxes under the names:
Weltklang (baritones only)
Here is a handy chart for King zephyr series:
and Zephyr Special
170xxx to 180xxx
s/n 180xxx to 237xxx
s/n 200xxx to 280xxx
s/n 237xxx to 305xxx
s/n 305xxx to 423xxx
s/n 423xxx to 540xxx
1945 was the beginning of King's Super 20 (s/n 272xxx)
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
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
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
We have a long list of customers you can
e-mail for references. (see References Page)
"Dueling Saxophones" Metal Art (custom orders available): We are selling these exclusively for a local metal-fabrication shop. Need something cool for the music studio or garage?
Cut from 16 gauge steel (3/32" thick) with a plasma cutter, they span about 18" x 20". To add to the original design, musical notes were welded on and some color was given to the steel. All 'burns' are purposeful artistic components--white or black notes, shadowing...etc. This piece comes complete with a backside picture hanger and has supports so that it sits approximately one inch off of the wall . The front face comes with a clear protective coat to prevent rusting over time. As with any metal art it may contain pointed and or sharp edges, please display with care.
-Two demos in stock. Custom orders available at intro price for short time.
Compare with similar metal art at 160.00-300.00
Introductory Price: $124.00
Peter Ponzol Tenor Neck: Designed initially for Selmer and Yamaha. They have the New list price at 495.00 but they post discounted at 395.00 so this will be for sale at: 300.00
Julius Keilwerth Tenor Neck: Lucky are you? here's a hard to find JK neck. Most likely a neck from a Superba 1 or 2, it is gold Lacquer and stamped with serial #90,650 dates it to the early 80s and has the "JK" logo on the front spade--we have proof that a later Superba 1 had that too... Sarge says it plays really nicely and had it paired as an extra neck with his "Blackie" Superba 1. 400.00
Selmer Super Action 80 series II Tenor Neck: in gold lacquer off a #527,xxx sax. it had one sharp dent that we worked back out some. Other than that the neck in good condition. 290.00