Soprano

Soprano saxophones for sale

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

    $ 2,150
  • Conn New Wonder 1 Curved Soprano Excellent Condition Original Silver Plate 118598

    $ 1,350
  • Sold Out

    Conn New Wonder I ‘Chu Berry’ Soprano Saxophone 1924 Original Nickel Plate 139494

    $ 1,100
  • Conn New Wonder II Curved Soprano Excellent Condition Original Nickel Plate 206860

    $ 2,350
  • Sold Out

    Conn New Wonder II Original Gold Plate Soprano Needs OH 178951

  • Couf Superba 1 Soprano Saxophone 91912 Excellent Overhauled! Grover Washington

    $ 3,450

    Photos are before overhaul. This rare later Couf Superba 1 soprano with Front F key (only the later ones have that) is the same version Grover Washington Jr. played on most of his most famous recordings. Then he switched to an early SX-90 which I also have at the moment!

    These Couf Superba 1 soprano saxophones were made for Herb Couf by Keilwerth, and they are fully professional instruments of very high quality. This one is in great shape, with just some minor lacquer wear from use. It is currently getting a full overhaul. You can almost never buy a properly overhauled Couf/Keilwerth soprano, because people don’t want to sink the money into a top shelf overhaul. Well, in this case, you do! It’s the best of the best in terms of modern soprano saxophones with a warm, full tone.

    Only Keilwerth maintained the big sound of vintage Conn / King / Buescher sopranos. And Keilwerth improved the intonation and added modern, comfortable keywork and ergonomics to the offering. If you want to have a fat soprano sound with modern keywork and great build quality, then this and the SX-90 are basically your only options.

    Get this one and enjoy the soprano as it can be at its best! The overhaul is absolutely great, with all the little details that take a horn from good to great attended to. It will be ready soon, so go ahead and buy it and reserve it for yourself!

    Only one available!

  • Holton Soprano Saxophone Original Silver Plate Great Deal 17402

    $ 800
  • Keilwerth SX90 Soprano Saxophone Original Lacquer Good Pads Liebman Era 103943

    $ 2,750

    Just tuned up. Liebman era Keilwerth SX90 soprano. If you love that big, fat, warm, round soprano tone that isn’t thin and reedy like a VI or clear and bright like a Yamaha, then you can’t do better than this Keilwerth. Grover Washington Jr played one like this too. It has a recent overhaul and is ready to go.

  • King Saxello Soprano Bent Neck and Bell Original GOLD Plate Fresh Overhaul!

    $ 5,000
  • 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!

  • Sold Out

    Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Soprano Excellent Condition! 480938

    $ 3,750

    ON HOLD 12/14/20

  • 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

    $ 799

    The Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone is coming back in stock very soon! Buy your Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone now to reserve it for when the shipment comes in, 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 one 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 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. 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 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. Just like with a Line 6 Variax guitar, you’re getting ‘real’ acoustic instrument tone that is controlled digitally. It’s a pretty good idea, thought it still sounds a bit midi to me.
    5. There’s an app that lets you further modify and control the tone you get from the Yamaha YDS-150 Digital Saxophone. It remains to be seen how useful this is, but even if it’s junk, you can still 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!

    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.

  • Yamaha YSS-62 Soprano Very Good Condition Getting Overhaul Now

    $ 3,500

    The most iconic and desirable modern soprano model, plus a fresh top shelf overhaul to make it play its best. All of these 62 purple logo Yamaha sopranos are around 35-40 years old at this point, which means it’s time they had new pads and a good overhaul. That’s what this one is getting right now!

    If you want a soprano saxophone that plays effortlessly with a warm, medium bright tone with some complexity to it, that’s what the Yamaha 62 does so well. Plus it tunes easily, and it sounds great with a wide range of mouthpieces. You can waste a lot of time and money trying to find a cheap soprano that is playable. I have dealt with many people who have tried. The Yamaha 475 is the best of the bunch in the cheap-but-good soprano category. But, rather unsurprisingly, it is actually built with the 62 soprano tooling, meaning it’s basically a modern remake of the 62 without a few more expensive options. And the Yamaha 82 soprano line is ALSO a remake of the 62, with slightly modified keywork (tilting low Bb). So you see how influential the original design has been. It’s hard to beat.

    Only one available!

  • Yamaha YSS-875 Custom Soprano Saxophone 2908 Excellent Condition!

    $ 3,150
  • Sold Out

    Yanagisawa S990 High G Soprano Saxophone Exceptional! 201090

    $ 3,250

    Just about my favorite soprano ever. It’s hard to beat these Yanagisawas from the 90’s with the high G key. They play warmer and more complex than the modern Yanagisawas, and this is just about the nicest, most perfect one I have seen. It just got tuned up and it’s ready to go on a mix of pads. The original pads are mostly present, as it hasn’t been played a lot.

    I use the slightly curved neck, because it brings the weight of the horn down onto the neck strap. The keywork is super comfortable. The tuning is great. Tone is beautiful and balanced. You really can’t beat these horns, almost regardless of price. I like the modern EXHG by Yamaha a lot too, but the S990 high G will always have preeminence in my heart.

  • Sold Out

    Yanagisawa SC-800 Curved Soprano Saxophone 129593 Great Deal

    $ 2,100