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Soprano saxophones for sale

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  • Buescher True Tone C Soprano Rare Original Gold Plate! Old Pads 86473

    $ 2,150
  • Sold Out

    Conn New Wonder 1 C soprano 136795 Excellent Condition Original Silver Plate RARE

    $ 1,350

    Price just reduced! This is an excellent deal on a beautiful Conn C soprano in original silver plate. This C soprano has good pads and plays well on them! You can’t find This is on consignment from a serious Conn collector who has excellent taste in saxophones! It almost looks new, the original silver plate is in such good shape. There are at least a few nice vintage Bb Conn sopranos out there, but a C soprano is at least 5x as rare. You don’t see these available often at all. And this one is about as nice as they come! You couldn’t buy a C soprano and get it overhauled for this price. Let alone with a working mouthpiece, which this one has. (It’s a stubby vintage mouthpiece, but the markings are worn off – not sure of the make.) C sopranos are hard to play in tune (as are Bb sopranos), but who cares? They’re tons of fun! And this sounds way richer and darker than any modern Bb soprano because it’s a Conn.  It currently has no case, but we can work something out if you talk to me about options.

    Only one available! Time to get a cool horn that’s fun to play, and stop transposing.

  • Conn New Wonder II Soprano Saxophone Gold Plate 196131

    $ 2,950
  • Holton Soprano Saxophone Original Silver Plate Great Deal 17402

    $ 800
  • Sold Out

    King Soprano Saxophone Gold Plate Fresh Overhaul Amazing! 99847

    $ 3,250

    Just freshly overhauled!! This got a full restoration, so it’s back to like new mechanical condition.This is the vintage soprano you should get!

    This amazing gold plated King soprano saxophone will blow the walls down. It is in excellent condition, with nearly all the original gold plate intact. It has just received a full overhaul and restoration, which is not a small job on a 90 year old instrument. It is now back in like-new playing condition and ready to make music for many many years to come.

    King sopranos are rare, and were only made in low pitch (regular concert pitch). They tune nicely, and have a big, warm, medium-focused tone that is less polite sounding than a Buescher, and really fills a room with ease. This example in gold plate and in such amazingly good condition is extremely rare. The great depression in 1929 spelled the end of most of the saxophone market, and marked the end of most makers building sopranos in any kind of quantities. So it’s not surprising that you don’t see a King soprano later than this serial. This is one of the very last ones made, and the latest serial I have seen. The later the better is my motto on vintage sopranos generally speaking, so getting a late one also in gold plate is really exceptional.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Soprano Near Mint Original Lacquer 187102

    $ 6,000
  • Selmer Mark VI Soprano Original Lacquer Engraved

    $ 4,250
  • Sold Out

    Selmer Series III Soprano Saxophone Near Mint!

    $ 4,250

    This is a gorgeous, near mint example of a Selmer Paris Series III soprano saxophone. It just got tuned up, and it plays as well as any new Series III, if not better. It tunes beautifully, and the tone is centered, lyrical, and refined. You can play jazz on it, but Selmer designs this to be a classical soprano. It likes to have a Selmer mouthpiece – either an S80 or a Concept. I have a very nice Concept that I can include with the instrument for a big discount if you need a mouthpiece. The keywork feels great, and everything is just nice. So if you want a soprano you can just pick up and play, that is world class and can accomplish whatever you can think of, then check this one! It’s over $2000 off the new price, and it has hardly been played at all since new. Probably has been played less than some new instruments sitting in stores right now! Only one available!

  • Soprano Brilhart Reproduction 3-Band Ligature Hard Rubber Mouthpieces

    $ 165

    For Hard Rubber Soprano mouthpieces. This fits everything including vintage Buescher and Conn, Meyer, Selmer Soloist, Selmer S80, Yanagisawa, Vandoren, and virtually all of the boutique soprano mouthpieces.

    As an added bonus, this EchoMaster ligature also fits metal Dukoff alto mouthpieces like Dukoff Miami alto saxophone mouthpieces perfectly!

    There’s a reason why the vintage Brilhart 3-Band ligatures have been singled out by the market (players) as by far the most desirable vintage ligatures. They are great ligatures! But there will never be enough vintage Brilhart ligatures to meet the high demand for this style of ligature. And never before has there been a Soprano ligature available! (Brilhart only made alto and tenor.) This is an amazing ligature and also fits almost every soprano hard rubber mouthpiece ever made.

  • Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

    Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone – In Stock NOW!

    $ 799

    The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone is currently IN STOCK as of June 25 2021. Buy your Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone on back order now to be first in line, and support a small saxophone shop at the same time!

    The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone is a new kind of digital saxophone. It is more like a real saxophone than any digital saxophone that has come before, because it has regular saxophone keywork. So unlike an EWI 4000S, 5000, or a WX5, you don’t have to switch to a different keywork feel in order to play the digital saxophone anymore.

    This is going to be huge for people who want to practice saxophone quietly rather than people who just want a midi or digital interface sax. You can practice with headphones on and not bother your neighbors at all hours. Or play it quietly on one of the 15 volume settings. The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone also works fine as a digital input into whatever sound processing software that you want to use. But it feels more like a regular saxophone under the fingers. I’ve been having fun with digital saxophones ever since the Casio DH-100, and I think like the Casio, this Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone will probably become an instant classic of its genre for the same reason – it feels more like an actual saxophone to play than any similar option.

    In brief (more below) are the main features of the Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone that you might care about:

    1. The Yamaha Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone has a speaker in the brass bell, so that the sound you generate vibrates the instrument’s body tube. As you play louder, you feel more resonance.
    2. The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone has a regular saxophone mouthpiece (basically a repurposed Yamaha 4C soprano piece) and even a ‘reed’ so that it feels like a saxophone in your mouth also. The reed doesn’t vibrate though! You can even swap out the Yamaha mouthpiece for your own mouthpiece, as long as it has a similar bore to a 4C, though this won’t do much to the tone if anything. It might make it feel a little more like ‘home’ to you.
    3. The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone has an advanced breath sensor that responds instantly to small changes in breath support by changing the tone that you generate. Again, you see the theme – feels a bit more like a saxophone to play.
    4. The sound it generates is actual sound samples taken from real Yamaha saxophones. You can switch among Yamaha soprano, alto, tenor, and baritone tones on your Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone. It’s a pretty good idea, thought it still sounds like a midi sax to me. The bari sax model is actually pretty good though.
    5. There’s an app that lets you further modify and control the tone you get from the Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone. The app is actually quite good! And you can also input the sound from your Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone into Ableton or Garageband or ProTools or whatever you like and modify it there, or even run the output into analog or digital pedals, like in our saxophone looping video here.
    6. Interestingly it’s keyed from high F# down to low A so you can use it as a baritone model! And the tuning is adjustable within 5 hz so you can play with a flat piano or in different temperatures with acoustic instruments whose tuning changes with changing weather etc. Not a bad idea!

    Shortcomings of the YDS-150 are as follows:

    1. It’s a bit awkward changing notes with the digital switches on the keys versus the analog feel of a real sax.
    2. Similarly, starting and stopping notes with breath is different from how you articulate them on a real sax. So playing four quarter notes staccato requires you to learn habits that don’t transfer to sax.
    3. Reed doesn’t vibrate, so it doesn’t really feel like a saxophone to play.
    4. Saxophone sound samples don’t sound all that much like a saxophone. See our A/B comparison video for comparison of a Yamaha custom alto vs the YDS-150 alto sound model.
    5. No vibrato or control of tone with embouchure – breath only.

    I’ll put more Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone details and some review videos and sound clips in the long description below, so scroll down for the additional info! And for only $799, it’s not bad even just as a tool to get some late night practice time in.

  • Yanagisawa S-6 Soprano Saxophone Great Deal Old Pads 473961

    Coming soon late September

  • Yanagisawa S6 1970’s Soprano Saxophone Mark VI Style

    $ 1,500
  • Sold Out

    Yanagisawa S800 Whitehall Soprano Mark VI Style Excellent!

    $ 1,750
  • Yanagisawa S880 Elimona Soprano Near Mint My Favorite 213656

    $ 3,450
  • Yanagisawa S901 Professional Soprano Saxophone Near Mint

    $ 2,950
  • Yanagisawa S990 Soprano Saxophone High G Excellent Condition 210471

    $ 3,450
  • Yanagisawa SC-991 Soprano Saxophone Excellent! 343896

    $ 3,150
  • Yanagisawa SWO-2 Solid Bronze Soprano Mint Unplayed Like New 365151

    $ 4,999
  • Yanagisawa Whitehall Soprano S6 Original Lacquer Nice Shape 772637

    $ 1,950