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    Buffet Super Dynaction 16xxx

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      This is one of the nicest vintage Buffets that I have seen, and certainly the nicest SDA alto that has come in in a year or so. It still plays well on a mix of older and newer pads and has just been put into good playing condition. It plays nicely with a big, warm French core to the tone. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and with lots of power. It is medium bright and open with a nice complex core and quite a bit of power. This horn will literally do it all. Original case also near mint condition.

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      Buffet Dynaction Tenor Saxophone 5035 Discounted!

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      Buffet Expression Soprano 98xxx

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        Buffet Prestige Tenor Saxophone Copper Body S-1 / S-3

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          The Buffet Prestige is a later version of the Buffet S-1 and is sometimes called the S-3. This horn is solid copper (not brass) throughout. The neck, body tube, bow, and bell are all solid copper, giving the horn a beautiful color that contrasts nicely with the brass keywork. As should be obvious if you look at details like the low C/Eb mechanism, this horn shares the same keywork as the slightly earlier S1, and it looks a lot like an S1 in other details as well. Sonically, I was very impressed by the tone that this horn puts out. I am generally a big fan of Buffet, and this horn is easily as good as the best S1’s I’ve played in the past. The tone is medium bright with a sizzle to it, with a basically round and focused core. It is a great horn for all kinds of music, but especially for a gigging saxophonist who needs a do-it-all pro horn that will stand out from the crowd.

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          Buffet R13 Clarinet 158924

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          Buffet R13 Golden Age Professional Clarinet

          This beautiful R13 is getting a full restoration by Mike Hollis in Pittsburgh right now. Mike is a real clarinet geek and does restorations like this at the highest level. This instrument came along with a beautiful vintage Selmer tenor sax, and the pair of instruments both play really beautifully. The original owner must have had very good taste in selecting them. There are no repairs or cracks or issues. The photos are obviously before it gets restored. It should be ready in early July. If you want to reserve it, let me know. Even on original pads, it had a big, beautiful, round tone and sounded like a real winner. With a restoration, it will be fantastic.

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          Buffet R13 Professional Clarinet 1985 Excellent Condition!

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          Really clean, beautiful, easy-to-play Buffet R13 clarinet. Get the best at a superb price, and you’ll never need to upgrade. Might as well sound good now.

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          Buffet R13 Professional Clarinet Excellent Condition! 370504

          Nice, clean, no repairs R13 in great playing condition. Super deal for someone.

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          Buffet S1 Alto Saxophone Near Mint 29xxx

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            The S-1 was Buffet’s most innovative and deluxe design for a saxophone. This horn is SN# 29xxx. It has its original lacquer with very little wear. It is rare to see an S1 in this kind of shape. There is a tenor in the museum section of this site that is similarly nice, but this is the nicest S1 alto that I have seen. It has the rare high F# key as well. This horn is in collectible condition, and it includes the original Buffet mouthpiece (I can supply an original ligature and cap from my hoard of mouthpiece stuff) as well as the original neckstrap.

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            Buffet S1 Alto Saxophone Original 23xxx

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              The S-1 was Buffet’s most innovative and deluxe design for a saxophone. This horn is SN# 23xxx and comes from the 1975 or so. It has a medium bright, round tone with that “vintage” element in it – a kind of character or complexity to the core that makes it sound better and more interesting than some modern horns. The workmanship on this sax is particularly notable. It has a unique design on the low Eb and low C keys so that you can pivot your finger and switch without rollers. The low Bb key also shows some innovative (and comfortable) improvements. Overall, the key work is great, and the horn is easy to play fast on.

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              Buffet S1 Prestige Alto Saxophone Solid Copper Excellent Condition Rare

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              Buffet S1 Soprano

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                This is a very rare and impressively good-sounding soprano. Buffet’s S1 was the pinnacle of its saxophone manufacturing, and they appear to have made almost exclusively altos and tenors. This is one of only 3 S1 sopranos that I have seen for sale so far. In terms of keywork, this soprano looks very similar to a Super Dynaction soprano. The sound is far warmer and more complex than most other sopranos with modern keywork, and the intonation is very good. It is keyed up to high F#. I really like the tone of this horn – it is not nasal at all, but full and round with a medium dark, focused core.

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                Buffet S1 Soprano 24xxx Near Mint

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                  Here is something that doesn’t come around everyday. It is a new old stock Buffet S1 soprano saxophone that is nearly perfect. I am told that it was used as a prop in a play, of all things, and then put away. It is all original including the beautiful original case. It plays VERY nicely, great tone and modern ergonomics. These sopranos are unique in their full-bodied, rich tone. The sound is far warmer and more complex than most other sopranos with modern keywork; it is not nasal at all, but full and round with a medium dark, focused core. Whether you are looking for a rich, expressive classical soprano tone or a pleasant, all-around soprano for multi-use, this would be a very good choice.

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                  Buffet S2 Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer

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                    This is a nice original lacquer Buffet S2 tenor saxophone. This horn plays a lot like a Buffet S1 Tenor, with a big, bold medium bright tone that can go either in a classical direction, or that can cut through a band. Intonation is very good. The LH pinky cluster has the very comfortable S1 design with tilting low Bb. The RH pinky keys are Selmer-style and also quite comfortable. This horn should be a good deal for someone looking for a nice pro horn for a good price.

                     

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                    Buffet SA-18 / Dynaction Alto Saxophone

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                      This is a gorgeous original Buffet SA-18 alto. In my experience, these early horns are the best of the Buffet’s if you are looking for an SBA/early Mark VI kind of core sound. This is an early one, sometimes called an SA because it says SA-18 prominently on the bell (which is not a model but a street address of the company!). They are the darkest, and they have a lot of resonance and a rich French core sound. This alto has the easiest altissimo G of any sax I’ve played. It comes out effortlessly. This horn has special parabolic resonators that seem to give the sound an extra complexity and punch. These were reused in the overhaul. This horn does not fit any of the negative stereotypes you hear about Buffet (ie that they are stuffy, or that they fall apart at high volume). It is absolutely world-class and excellent in every way. If you dream of having a 5-digit Mark VI alto kind of tone, but you have less money to spend, this is hands down the best horn for you.

                       

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                      Buffet SA-18 Alto 29xx

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                        Buffet SA-18 Dynaction Soprano Saxophone Silver Rare

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                          This is the only SA-18 soprano that I have seen come up for sale in the last several years. I’m sure there are others out there, but there can’t be many. Selmer sopranos are rare from the 40’s and 50’s, and Buffet made only 1/10 as many saxophones as Selmer, so this is probably 10x rarer than a 5 digit Mark VI soprano. The tone on these Dynaction/SA18 horns is really interesting. This is a more modern soprano design than any other horn that was made at the time. While Selmer didn’t really update its soprano design in the Mark VI era, Buffet did. So you get more modern keywork, good intonation, and a BIG SOUND. These horns play really big – also dark and complex with a compact, French core. Whoever gets this horn should be really happy with it!

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                          Buffet SA-18 Dynaction Tenor Saxophone 16xx

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                            This is a beautiful example of one of my favorite vintage tenors – the early Buffet SA-18, which has Selmer-like ergonomics, with a big, warm, smoky tone that is medium-spread. This is a good vintage tenor for the money. These horns are quite comparable with a Selmer Balanced Action or Super (Balanced) Action, for a lot less money. The Right hand keys are more spread than modern horns, so if you have small hands, you might want to look elsewhere, but if you have average size hands, you should be just fine.

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                            Buffet SA-18 Dynaction Tenor Saxophone 29xx

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                              This is a nice vintage Dynaction / SA-18 tenor with a fresh overhaul. It has dark nitrocellulose lacquer that is correct for the period. This is one of my favorite vintage horns for all-around combination of tone, intonation, and ergonomics. And it is unusual to see one in this kind of clean condition. If you are doing the “vintage Selmer sound on a budget” thing, or looking for a Buffet for its own qualities (which I heartily recommend) then this could be a good choice.

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                              Buffet SA-18 Tenor Saxophone

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                                This is an extremely rare and clean Buffet SA-18 Tenor saxophone. This horn looks like it was relacquered by Buffet without buffing in 1958, and it has been sitting in the case since then. The pads have the correct parabolic domed, screw-in resonators that are original to this model (another reason that it was probably done at the factory.) This horn has a HUGE sound – it’s like a Selmer Balanced Action or a Conn New Wonder II in terms of huge, dark 30’s jazz power. These horns are also the rarest Buffet, with only around 2-3000 made total. I do not know why these horns don’t have more of a following. The intonation is great, the French BA-like core is complex and interesting, and the sound is overall bigger than a Balanced. These are great saxophones!

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                                Buffet SA-18 Tenor Saxophone 33xx

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                                  This is a dark, smoky late 1940’s model Buffet Tenor that is a relatively unknown gem of the vintage saxophone world. People who have these horns swear by them. They play like a good Selmer SBA. Of course, the comparison to Selmer is inevitable, but it goes the other way as well. I recently had a guy contact me whose friend wanted his SA18 tenor so badly that he offered to trade him an SBA tenor for it! This horn plays GREAT! It has just had all but a handful of the pads replaced by Matt Stohrer, and it feels really good under the fingers. The sound is really big. I played it against my Balanced Action this tenor, and the Buffet had a bigger sound. It has great intonation as well, and the keywork feels very good too! Buy this horn before I keep it!

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                                  Buffet SA-18 Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer

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                                    This is a vintage Buffet SA-18 (sometimes called Dynaction, but the bell engraving and brace are a little bit different on the two iterations) made in 1954. It is a great player. This horn has a dark, rich tone that is slightly spread. It is smoky like an SBA, and has that similar french core, but it also has a special Buffet element that you don’t get in a Selmer, which is what makes people fall in love with these horns. (You can tell that I am a fan…)

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                                    Buffet SA-18 Tenor Saxophone Original Silver 26xx

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                                      This is a dark, smoky late 1940’s model Buffet Tenor that is a relatively unknown gem of the vintage saxophone world. It has super-rare original silver plate. People who have these horns swear by them. They play like a good Selmer BA/SBA. Of course, the comparison to Selmer is inevitable, but it goes the other way as well. I recently had a guy contact me whose friend wanted his SA-18 tenor so badly that he offered to trade him an SBA tenor for it! Tonally, think 40’s French. Rich, dark, smoky, spread, able to fill a room with ease, beautiful lows and subtones. So if you’re looking for something different and awesome, but not too different, this could be a great horn for you.

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                                      Buffet Senzo Alto Excellent Condition Solid Copper Fantastic!

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                                      When I got this new, high-end Buffet Senzo solid copper alto saxophone in recently, I had no idea what to expect. I had heard good things, but I also am not used to thinking of Buffet as a pro saxophone maker in recent times. In short, I was extremely impressed!

                                      I’m a fan of the vintage Buffet saxophones from the 40’s through the 70’s, and I wondered whether this would be like a good S1 alto, for example. It is, and it isn’t. The S1 was fantastic, but the Senzo is a whole different level. It is extremely refined. Where some saxophones make you work to get an interesting tone, the Senzo just produces it without any fuss. This is no ‘clear, bright, generic’ tone like you get on most modern altos. It is centered, with a distinct core that your ear can easily follow. And the copper gives it its own special magic. This is hard to put into words. If you read around on this site, you’ll see that I never make claims about the effect of the outside finish on a saxophone’s tone. By contrast, when you change the base material, of, say, a Yanagisawa alto neck (or a whole horn) among brass, bronze, copper, solid silver (or even plastic!) the effect on the tone is immediate, dependable, and obvious. We don’t really have a vocabulary for these timbral differences, so I’ll do my best. Compared to brass (most saxophones) copper gives you a rich, vibrant, focused sort of projection, and tons of richness both at low and high registers. If brass is Elton John, copper is Freddie Mercury. Silver is noticeably darker, more focused, and has more overtones. Bronze is darker and richer than brass but not as punchy as copper and not nearly as focused and overtone-y as silver. Whew, that was not really satisfactory, but it’s a start towards explaining why it’s worth making a saxophone out of copper at all.

                                      If you want to play jazz or just have an all around great alto, the Senzo is surprisingly great at that. It tunes well with a Meyer style piece, which cannot be said of the modern Selmer Series II or III altos by contrast. But it also really lends itself beautifully towards classical and ensemble alto playing. It tunes so well, and the timbre blends well, so it just gets the job done. I’m almost talking myself into keeping this horn, so I had better stop.

                                      The only weirdness of the design is the way the high F# tone hole cuts through the neck tenon area, which means that you can’t move the neck right or left very much. The ergonomics feel like a Selmer or a Yamaha or whatever – modern, easy, and comfortable. This horn is in very good condition, and was just tuned up. The pads are in good shape and haven’t been played that much since it was bought new a few years ago. There was a little ding removed from near the C keyguard that is really hard to see. And there’s a little ‘acid bleed’ in a couple of places, which means just a bit of tarnish under the lacquer near a couple of post feet. All in all, it looks beautiful, and even better in person than in the photos. In case it’s not clear, that pink color is just the copper showing through clear lacquer, and the keys are regular brass. These altos are really exceptional, and I recommend them highly. Plus, it’s priced super low to sell quickly. Some lucky person will get a great deal. Here’s another review by a friend of mine, Paul Harr at The Saxophonist mag. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rwIyKeY4WWw

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                                      Buffet Super Dynaction Alto 12xxx Original Dark Lacquer

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                                        This is a nice vintage Buffet Super Dynaction, which was their top pro model alto saxophone from the 50’s through the 70’s. This is one of the harder-to-find early SDA’s with darker nitrocellulose lacquer. As you can see, this lacquer is fairly fragile and turns smoky and darker over time. It plays nicely with a big, warm French core to the tone. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and with lots of power. It is medium bright and open with a nice complex core and quite a bit of power. This horn will literally do it all. Original case comes with it, in good condition.

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                                        Buffet Super Dynaction Alto 13xxx Near Mint Original

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                                          This is a barely played-since-new vintage Buffet Super Dynaction, which was their top pro model alto saxophone from the 50’s through the 70’s. The Super Dynaction deserves to be ranked alongside the Selmer Mark VI as one of the best all-around alto saxophones ever made, and early examples like this are hard to find in great shape, so this horn has a good potential to increase in value as appreciation for these excellent horns increases. It plays nicely with a big, warm French core to the tone. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and with lots of power, while remaining dark and lyrical. It is medium dark and open with a nice complex core. This horn will literally do it all.

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                                          Buffet Super Dynaction Alto 15xxx Mint Original

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                                            This is hands down the nicest vintage Buffet that I have seen. It also plays really well. This horn has a great lyrical tone to it. It really sings. It is medium bright and open with a nice complex core and quite a bit of power. This horn will literally do it all. Plus it is in near-new condition with not so much as a scratch in the lacquer. Includes all the original case candy as well, so for less than the price of a new Yamaha, this is hard to beat. Original case also in mint condition.

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                                            Buffet Super Dynaction Alto 17xxx

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                                              This is one very nice vintage Buffet Super Dynaction, which was their top pro model alto saxophone from the 50’s through the 70’s. It is in really excellent condition – it has hardly been played at all and looks gorgeous. There’s virtually no wear even on the usual touch points. It plays nicely with a big, warm French core to the tone. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and a warm, projecting voice. If you are in the market for a GREAT-sounding alto, and you are looking for something in the sub $3k range, you really could not do better than to buy an alto like this that has been totally restored to top playing condition.

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                                              Buffet Super Dynaction Alto 17xxx Gorgeous Condition! Overhauled

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                                                This is one very nice vintage Buffet Super Dynaction, which was their top pro model alto saxophone from the 50’s through the 70’s. I would rate the horn at excellent condition – it has hardly been played at all and still retains some of the factory final coat of lacquer even on the pearl keytouches, and only the most unplayed SDA’s show this. There’s virtually no wear even on the usual touch points, and before it was overhauled, it came with all original pads still playing great. It plays nicely with a big, warm French core to the tone. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and a warm, projecting voice. It is medium bright and open with a nice complex core and quite a bit of power.

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                                                Buffet Super Dynaction Alto 17xxx Great Deal!

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                                                  If you read around on this site, you will see that I am a big fan of Buffet SDA altos. They are great. This one has a bit more lacquer wear than the others, and the pads are a mix of older and newer. But at this price, you can do whatever you like with it. It’s an original lacquer SDA with “sparkle lacquer” that plays as-is, for $1300 – that’s a deal! It has a nice, rich sound and good intonation. If you are looking for the most tone for your money, and you like vintage French saxophone tone (aka Selmer, SML, Buffet and Co.) then it would be hard to beat this.

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                                                  Buffet Super Dynaction Alto 18xxx SDA Recent Repad

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                                                    This is a player’s original lacquer Buffet SDA alto. It has a big, warm French core to the tone that is nice and lyrical. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall. It easily fills a room and can even play commerical music loudly with the right mouthpiece. Of course, these horns are known for classical, and they do that well too. This horn will literally do it all. Hopefully this will be a good, vintage professional alto for someone on a budget who is looking for a good-playing horn.

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                                                    Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone 12xxx

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                                                      The Buffet Super Dynaction saxophones are some of my very favorites ever made. If you are looking for a gorgeous vintage tone that is as good as any horn ever made, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money, this could be the horn for you. It has a beautiful rich medium-bright tone, and excellent intonation and response. The ergonomics are just shy of being modern, and much more comfortable than the typical vintage horn. This sax has its original lacquer in good condition, and it has no dents, and only the most minor of dings if any. It comes with the original neck and is sold with older pads (needs a repad).

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                                                      Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone 19xxx

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                                                        The Buffet Super Dynaction saxophones are some of my very favorites ever made. If you are looking for a gorgeous vintage tone that is as good as any horn ever made, but you don’t want to spend a ton of money, this could be the horn for you. It has a beautiful rich medium-bright tone, and excellent intonation and response. The ergonomics are just shy of being modern, and much more comfortable than the typical vintage horn.

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                                                        Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone 5xxx

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                                                          Here’s a gorgeous example of a Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone. It has a very early serial number: 5xxx, which puts it in the mid 1950’s. This horn has very little wear at all. It has what people often call Buffet sparkle lacquer, which is a beautiful crazing pattern in the lacquer that makes the horn glitter when you look closely at it. It has a rich, dark, round tone with a smoky quality to it. The SDA’s go from dark to medium bright and the general trend is towards a brighter sound on the later serial horns. I am one of the biggest fans of Buffet SDA’s that you will find. I think that they are the best tone per dollar of any vintage alto.

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                                                          Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone High F# 20xxx

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                                                            Excellent condition, original lacquer Buffet Super Dynaction alto with high F#. This horn has a recent repad and is in good playing condition with original case and mouthpiece. This is a beautiful horn, and it is very unusual to find one with high F#. This horn has a big, broad sound with a French core, medium bright, round, and good intonation. These horns are really nice and they have good potential to go up in value in coming years as well!

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                                                            Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone SDA 19xxx

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                                                              This is a very clean, near mint Buffet SDA Alto SN# 19xxx with original lacquer and very little wear at all. This horn is super-clean with no dents or dings or resolders. The neck looks great and is not pulled down, and the keywork is nice and tight too. It plays nicely with a big, warm French core to the tone. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and with lots of power. The tone is medium bright, and the keywork is quite comfortable. Like Selmers, these Super Dynactions are great horns for a wide range of playing, and they can still be bought at good prices in excellent condition

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                                                              Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone SDA 19xxx

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                                                                This is a very clean, near mint Buffet SDA Alto SN# 19xxx with original lacquer and very little wear at all. This horn is super-clean with no dents or dings or resolders. The neck looks great and is not pulled down, and the keywork is nice and tight too. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and with lots of power. The tone is medium bright, and the keywork is quite comfortable. Like Selmers, these Super Dynactions are great horns for a wide range of playing, and they can still be bought at good prices in excellent condition. Some of my favorite Buffet’s have been in just this serial range, both on alto and tenor.

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                                                                Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone SDA 20xxx

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                                                                  This is a very clean relacquered Buffet Super Dynaction alto that plays well too. SDA’s have a big sound with a French core – lyrical, complex, medium between bright and dark. This horn also has good ergonomics and good intonation. It would work equally well for classical or jazz just depending on which mouthpiece you use. It ships in a nice aftermarket case that will protect the horn well.

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                                                                  Buffet Super Dynaction Baritone 19xxx SDA Silver

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                                                                    Here is a super-clean example of one of the best baritone saxophones ever made: the Buffet Super Dynaction. These horns have a lot going for them: top build quality, good intonation, near-modern ergonomics and above all, a really big tone that is hard to beat. This horn is all original and has had minimal past repairs – just a couple of resoldered posts, which is nothing for a vintage bari. It is dent free and has also not had any dent work of note. The original neck looks excellent, as does the delicate upper bow area.

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                                                                    Buffet Super Dynaction SDA Alto Saxophone

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                                                                      This is a clean example of a relacquered Buffet Super Dynaction Alto Saxophone. It is an early one from the late 1950’s with a serial number of 6xxx. These horns have a great feel to them and a really satisfying French core to the sound. The Super Dynaction is a really excellent saxophone, and for way less than a new Yamaha student horn, you can get a professional instrument from the prime time of saxophone manufacturing. With a little bit of pad work, this should be a great horn. It ships in the original case which is in good condition.

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                                                                      Buffet Super Dynaction SDA Tenor 76xx

                                                                      If you have been looking for a high-quality pro tenor that is reasonably priced and is in top playing condition, this would be an excellent choice.

                                                                      Buffet Super Dynaction saxophones are among the best vintage saxophones made. The do almost everything well. Great tone, like a vintage Selmer, but bigger and wider; excellent intonation; comfortable nearly-modern keywork; even scale; excellent build quality. And they are not too expensive. The early serial number ones like this are darker and richer sounding. This is the version to get if you can find one and want that darker tone.

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                                                                      Buffet Super Dynaction SDA Tenor Saxophone

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                                                                        This is an extremely clean example of an original lacquer Super Dynaction tenor saxophone with about 98% of its original lacquer. It has no past repairs and it has the original neck not pulled down. These horns are truly excellent players, and they are great for anyone looking for a good jazz or classical sound. This horn has a big, medium-bright tone with lots of overtones. The feel and playability are excellent. It almost plays itself!

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                                                                        Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor 10xxx Original Near Mint! Stohrer O

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                                                                          This is a near mint, original lacquer Buffet Super Dynaction tenor saxophone SN#10xxx. It is near mint, and it just got a full overhaul done by Matt Stohrer, who is one of the best techs in the country. These are very tough to find in this kind of condition, and they are especially hard to find in the earlier serial numbers. This horn is a SURPRISINGLY BIG player – one that I would be very happy keeping and playing myself as my main tenor. It is definitely the best playing SDA that I have played so far, with a bit darker and more focused tone than some later SDA’s, and with a really startling amount of resonance and life to the body tube. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, (and you don’t want to spend a ton) then the Buffet SDA is what you want to get!

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                                                                          Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor 20xxx Clean Original Lacquer

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                                                                            This is a beautiful original lacquer Buffet Super Dynaction tenor saxophone. The SDA is one of the best vintage tenors made, in my experience, with a big, complex, dark tone with a French core; excellent intonation; and much more modern ergonomics and feel than most other vintage horns (if the latter is important to you). This SDA is original and very clean. This horn currently plays quite well (better than it deserves to) on its mostly original pads, which are still sealing. Compared to a vintage Selmer (everyone always asks this) the tone is fairly similar, but it has a bigger sound, a slightly different but still French core, which is delicate and centered, and similar ergonomics (but the RH is a bit more spread than a VI, for instance). Intonation is very good on these, as a rule. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, then the Buffet SDA is what you want to get!

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                                                                            Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone 19xxx Overhauled

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                                                                              This is an extremely clean example of an original lacquer Super Dynaction tenor saxophone with about 98% of its original lacquer. It has no past repairs, save some minor dents removed from the back of the body, and it has the original neck not pulled down. When you buy this horn, you can be sure that you are getting a top-quality tenor in top playing condition. Buying a vintage Buffet is difficult to do if you aren’t already thoroughly knowledgeable about them, and even if you are, you’re not going to find a better player than this, with a better overhaul than this, for this kind of price.

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                                                                              Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone 79xx Near Mint

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                                                                                If you have been looking for a high-quality pro tenor in great original condition that is reasonably priced, this would be an excellent choice.

                                                                                Buffet Super Dynaction saxophones are among the best vintage saxophones made. The do almost everything well. Great tone, like a vintage Selmer, but bigger and wider; excellent intonation; comfortable nearly-modern keywork; even scale; excellent build quality. And they are not too expensive. The early serial number ones like this are darker and richer sounding. This is the version to get if you can find one and want that darker tone.

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                                                                                Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone SDA 10xxx

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                                                                                  This is a structurally very clean example of a Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor sax. These Super Dynactions are some of the best vintage tenors that you can find, bar none. They are less well-known than some other makes, mainly because Buffet has since become known for their clarinets, and many today have forgotten that they also made top-quality saxophones for many years. The Buffet tone is darker, bigger, and more interesting than virtually any modern horn. Compared to a vintage Selmer (everyone always asks this) the tone is fairly similar, but it has a bigger sound, a slightly different but still French core (impossible to describe) and similar ergonomics (but the RH is a bit more spread than a VI, for instance). Intonation is very good on these, as a rule. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, (and you don’t want to spend a ton) then the Buffet SDA is what you want to get!

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                                                                                  Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone SDA 15xxx Near Mint

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                                                                                    This is one of the nicest vintage Buffet’s that I have seen. It’s totally original and plays well on original pads. Original mouthpiece, ligature, cap, lyre, cork grease, warranty cards and case are included. The horn is mint except for a few random spots in the lacquer on the back of the body. No dents, no dings, no past repairs, original neck is in great condition and not pulled down etc. Just a super-clean, original Buffet SDA. Compared to a vintage Selmer (everyone always asks this) the tone is fairly similar, but it has a bigger sound, a slightly different but still French core (impossible to describe) and similar ergonomics (but the RH is a bit more spread than a VI, for instance, but only by a hair). It has a medium-dark core, on the tonal spectrum. Intonation is very good. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, (and you don’t want to spend a ton) then the Buffet SDA is what you want to get!

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                                                                                    Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone SDA 18xxx

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                                                                                      This is a beautiful example of a Buffet SDA tenor. The serial number is 18xxx. It has almost all of its honey gold original lacquer intact, with just some minor wear on some rods and touch pieces. It has a fresh repad that was done well, and it plays great, with a big voice! Compared to a vintage Selmer (everyone always asks this) the tone is fairly similar, but it has a bigger sound, a slightly different but still French core (impossible to describe) and similar ergonomics (but the RH is a bit more spread than a VI, for instance, but only by a hair). It has a medium-dark core, on the tonal spectrum. Intonation is very good. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, (and you don’t want to spend a ton) then the Buffet SDA could be what you want to get!

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                                                                                      Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone SDA 21xxx Near Mint

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                                                                                        This is a 99% perfect original lacquer Buffet SDA tenor SN# 21xxx. This horn is nearly perfect, and would almost pass for a new horn. Compared to a vintage Selmer (everyone always asks this) the tone is fairly similar, but it has a bigger sound, a slightly different but still French core (impossible to describe) and similar ergonomics (but the RH is a bit more spread than a VI, for instance, but only by a hair). It has a medium-dark core, on the tonal spectrum. Intonation is very good. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, (and you don’t want to spend a ton) then the Buffet SDA is what you want to get!

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                                                                                        Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone SDA 92xx

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                                                                                          This is a beautiful original lacquer Buffet Super Dynaction tenor saxophone. The SDA is one of the best vintage tenors made, in my experience, with a big, complex, dark tone with a French core; excellent intonation; and much more modern ergonomics and feel than most other vintage horns (if the latter is important to you). This SDA is both early (1962) and very very clean. Compared to a vintage Selmer (everyone always asks this) the tone is fairly similar, but it has a bigger sound, a slightly different but still French core (impossible to describe) and similar ergonomics (but the RH is a bit more spread than a VI, for instance). Intonation is very good on these, as a rule. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, (and you don’t want to spend a ton) then the Buffet SDA is what you want to get!

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                                                                                          Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Saxophone SDA 98xx

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                                                                                            This is a relacquered, early Buffet Super Dynaction tenor saxophone. The SDA is one of the best vintage tenors made, in my experience, with a big, complex, dark tone with a French core; excellent intonation; and much more modern ergonomics and feel than most other vintage horns (if the latter is important to you). This SDA is both early (1962) and structurally clean.Compared to a vintage Selmer (everyone always asks this) the tone is fairly similar, but it has a bigger sound, a slightly different but still French core (impossible to describe) and similar ergonomics (but the RH is a bit more spread than a VI, for instance, but only by a hair). Intonation is very good on these, as a rule. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, (and you don’t want to spend a ton) then the Buffet SDA is what you want to get!

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                                                                                            Ooold Buffet Tenor Saxophone Patented

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                                                                                              This is a very vintage Buffet Patented Model tenor. It has been modified so that it has a more modern octave mechanism. The lacquer is gorgeous and probably from the 30’s or 40’s. Pads are also from that era. The case is in great shape, and the horn is in excellent physical condition as well. Offers are welcome on this piece of saxophone history.