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  • Buescher True Tone Series IV Tenor Saxophone Original Silver Plate 237689

    $ 1,200
  • Buffet Keilwerth Expression Tenor Excellent Condition

    $ 1,900

    Great deal on a beautiful original lacquer Keilwerth / Buffet Expression tenor saxophone. This is on consignment and has original pads. I haven’t been authorized to get any work done, but in lieu of that, the price is hard to beat! So plan on a tune up when you get it, but there are no mechanical problems that I see besides some pad leaks. If you want a pro quality Keilwerth for a discount price, this would be hard to beat. You could pay double this for a pro Keilwerth!

    Only one available!

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    Conn 10M Tenor Pre-War 300326 1941 Original Lacquer Matt Stohrer Overhauled!

    $ 6,500

    This beautiful Conn 10M tenor is one of the nicer original lacquer pre-war examples that you will see! And it just got Matt Stohrer’s excellent overhual done on it. Add that to the fact that Conns like this are among the best playing tenors ever made, and you’ve got a horn that really checks all the boxes. Beautiful condition, original lacquer, best vintage, best overhaul, best model and brand of horn. These Conns are just so fun to play. The tone is so hard to beat (Go listen to Dexter in his Conn period and see what I mean.) The keywork is also quite comfortable (though not modern). Once you get used to it, you can play as fast on a Conn as on anything. The intonation is frankly great! Better than a lot of modern horns.

    But the tone is the reason to play a Conn like this. This one is just effortless to play. It has a beautifully saturated low Bb even at ppp volume. It just whispers and fills the room at the same time! And if you push it, it really goes noticeably louder than other tenors without backing down. The overhaul is part of the cost of this horn. For what you get, it’s a great deal. Matt is about two years backed up with pros wanting their horns overhauled, so his overhauls can be hard to come by, and his work is worth paying for I think! You also get the BAM Softpack which fits this horn well. The newer Softpacks don’t fit a 10M as well, but this one does.

    Only one available!

  • Conn 10M Tenor Pre-War Original Lacquer 304k Incl Matt Stohrer Overhaul

    $ 5,750

    This is a beautiful condition pre-war Conn 10M tenor saxophone that is currently getting overhauled. It’s original lacquer, and there’s only some minor play wear here and there, and a bit of oxidation in the bell engraving. The horn is really nice and clean, with no dents or dings, no resolders, no serious current or past damage evident. The original neck is in excellent condition as well. If you read around GetASax, you will know that I really like Matt Stohrer’s saxophone overhauls, and if anything, I like them particularly much on Conns. I think they turn out to play better than almost any other Conns I have played, time and time again. Conns from the mid 20’s on up to WWII (and beyond) are remarkably well built and are consistently great players once you get them properly overhauled. That last bit is important. Many years into GetASax, I am only more convinced than I ever have been that you just have to get a good overhaul on your saxophone (vintage or modern) in order to experience it at full potential. Many folks have never played a saxophone that was all the way right, so they don’t know what they’re missing until they play one that finally is.

    The nice thing about a Conn when setup well is that it comes to feel remarkably modern under the fingers. There’s a couple of weeks’ adjustment period where your muscle memory has to learn some new tricks. After that, this keywork layout is just as fast as a Selmer style one – really! If you don’t believe me, check out Sal Nistico on his 10M, or go watch some Dexter Gordon videos.

    In any case, that’s what you’re getting here – and what you’re paying for. A hand selected, beautiful example of one of the best 10M’s ever (= one of the best tenor saxophones ever) and also overhauled by one of the best repairmen around, so that it plays its best, and will do so for the long haul.

    For the moment, I’m posting some photos of the horn in progress. It’ll get done pretty soon, but go ahead and grab it to reserve it for you. It will be ready within a month of purchase, and maybe much sooner. it’s Christmas/New Years, so I can’t promise you get it right away, but you will get it!

    Only one available!

  • Conn 30M Connqueror Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer Orig Pads 1 owner!

    $ 6,950
  • Conn 8M C Melody Unbelievable Condition Fresh Overhaul Original Silver Naked Lady 274636

    $ 6,000

    This is a wonderful and extremely rare example of a very late serial Conn 8M C Melody saxophone with the ‘Artist’ / ‘Naked Lady’ engraving pattern on the bell. It’s gorgeous original silver plate finish with gold wash in the bell. It just got a full top-shelf overhaul with Italian leather Pisoni pads and nice sent of screw in reusable flat metal (brass) resonators. If you want a really good C melody for less money, look for a late New Wonder II Conn – around 200k serial if you can find one. This particular late serial version is ultra-rare — I’ve only seen 7 of them ever. This is the latest one I’ve ever sold. The cool thing about the later Conn C melody saxophones is that the tone opens up and gets really big and projecting like a tenor. If you use a GS RESO C Melody mouthpiece on this horn, you can get a tone that you just can’t get on any other type of saxophone. It’s in C but it’s fat and full and open like a tenor, but it concert pitch. Nothing else sounds like this. I had Tyler do a demo with one of my Conn C melodys and the GS RESO, so that you can get a basic idea of what it can sound like. Tyler had never played a C melody before, so I think he did pretty well for his first time!

  • Conn Art Deco Transitional NWII / 10M Tenor Original Silver Plate Recent Overhaul 244566

    $ 4,500

    This is a players Conn tenor – recently overhauled really well, and pads are still fresh. Original satin silver plate with gold wash in the bell. It’s been played a lot, because it plays well!  The fresh overhaul feels great under the fingers. This is a horn that needs nothing and plays its best right out of the case. It has flat metal reso-techs and Pisoni leather pads, strap hook moved for balance, and the desirable art deco engraving.

    The 238-247k serial range is among the most prized among tenor players who love Conns. These tenors have a huge sound like the New Wonder II, but some key work and tuning improvements looking toward the 10M. This is a really fine playing example that should make anyone happy who wants a huge Conn tone on a horn that they don’t have to overhaul or plan on spending any money on anytime in the near future. Only one available!

  • Conn Gold Art Deco Transitional NWII Tenor Rare and Fantastic! 243453

    $ 8,950
  • Conn Transitional NWII 10M Tenor Fresh Overhaul Great Deal! 256812

    $ 3,150

    This is a great deal on one of those special ‘transitional’ Conn tenor saxophones that have a huge following. They combine the huge sound of a New Wonder II with some of the ergonomic and tuning improvements of a 10M, and they are also pretty hard to find in good shape. This one is NICE. It’s relacquered, but it looks like it was done just to make the horn look great again, and not to deal with underlying mechanical problems. That’s the kind of relacquer you want. Doesn’t do much of anything to the sound in my experience. The basic condition of the horn is more important than the new coat of paint, and this one is beautiful! It also has a fresh overhaul done by Eric Wistreich at Meridian Winds in Michigan, which is a speciality woodwind shop with decades of experience.

    The tone is big, warm, medium dark, and pretty spread. Nothing plays like a Conn – it’s hard to put in words the actual experience of playing one – the vibration of the horn under your fingers as the body tube comes alive – the wideness of the sound – the effortless way that you get a velvety smooth tone that fills a room. That’s why folks keep coming back to these. Once you play one, you’re hooked. I play a 10M with the GS SLANT 7* on tenor, and I sound a lot better than I deserve to. It’s a really excellent combination.

    So here, for a bargain price, you get one of the best Conns ever, plus a fresh overhaul, and the horn is also beautiful because of the carefully done refinish. That’s really pretty good.

    Only one available!

  • Couf Superba 1 Tenor Original Lacquer Good Pads 68945

    $ 2,750
  • Couf Superba 1 Tenor Rare Original Silver Plate Early Serial Big Player! 65988

    $ 3,250

    This is one of the first Couf Superba 1 tenors made, and it was picked out by a guy who worked with Herb Couf to make the Superba 1 a reality. It was used on a Philip Glass recording along the way, and then played a bunch of jazz. It has original lacquer over the original silver plate (very rare finish for a Keilwerth), and where the lacquer is flaking off, the silver is tarnishing. This thing is a big player and is sealing well on a set of mostly older pads. You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger sounding tenor for the money. The tone of the Superba 1 is dark like an SBA, but wider like a Conn, and it stays fat in the palm keys unlike a Selmer. Plus it has modern keywork. This tenor is on consignment, and I would buy it myself and keep it if I didn’t recently pay a lot more for an equally rare gold Superba 1 that I’m committed to keeping. These horns are so good that Tyler, who does the GetASax YouTube channel, picked his Superba 1 out of all the horns that came through the shop over a period of years, as being the best one. Branford Marsalis played Tyler’s Superba 1 and was really impressed as well. You can hear Tyler’s one on the GetASax YouTube channel in several of the videos. The Superba 1 is one of those sleeper tenors that you don’t hear as much about for how good it is. Definitely recommended!

  • EchoMaster Ligature for Metal Otto Link Mouthpieces – OT-BB size all metal with BB Screws

    $ 165
    Introducing a new EchoMaster ligature. This is the OT-BB size that fits metal Otto Link mouthpieces and is all-metal with BB screws. This is one versatile and beautifully built ligature.
     
    It’s one ligature for almost all metal tenor mouthpieces. It also fits all Dukoff metal and Berg Larsen metal mouthpieces among many others. I took photos of almost every version of Link as well as Dukoffs and a Berg if you want to scroll through. It also fits metal Yanagisawa on the slim side, and even metal 10MFan and MacSax on the fat side. Quite useful, as you get a tight reed seal, where most Link ligatures are impossible to tighten. This one is easy.
  • GS RESO Otto Link Reso Chamber Replica Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece (All Facings)

    $ 199

    **Update: Due to strong demand, I’m about a week behind on hand facing these mouthpieces for sale. However, regardless of which shipping option you pick, I’ll upgrade you to express 2 day shipping – or FedEx International Priority shipping if you’re overseas. So even though it’ll take me a week to make your mouthpiece, you’ll still receive it surprisingly quickly, especially internationally.

    I’m very excited to present GetASax.com’s very own mouthpiece project: GS Mouthpieces (main page) 

    The big idea here is to let you experience the magic of the best mouthpieces I have ever played, for a price that makes them widely accessible for the first time.

    This mouthpiece is a very precise copy of my personal Otto Link Reso Chamber tenor mouthpiece, which was faced by the great Freddie Gregory to a perfect 7*. It’s medium dark, but not too dark, with moderate focus, and gets punchy without thinning out when pushed. Balanced and responsive, it’s one of the best all-around tenor mouthpieces I’ve played. Even if you normally play brighter pieces, the GS Reso is worth having in your arsenal. It’s ideal for jazz, beautiful on ballads, and can handle burning bebop tenor lines like a champ. The facing is just right. Subtone is effortless, response is quick. Altissimo pops right out. It’s very free blowing and takes air extremely comfortably. The 7* .105″ tip opening is very comfortable. Newer players can easily manage it with a 2.5 reed. And for pros, it slots right in with a Rigotti 3 light to 3.5 medium. (I like the Rigotti 3 light personally.)

    The computer model we developed for the Reso is accurate down to .001” compared to my original Reso Chamber. Each mouthpiece gets carefully hand faced, precisely measured, and tested, so that it really is totally right! Bottom line: You get the equivalent of a $1500+ vintage mouthpiece for only $199. People keep saying we should charge more, but the whole idea from the start has been to make the best mouthpieces widely accessible, not to maximize profits. A lot of people have never played a really good mouthpiece. It’s time to change that. 

    Using cutting-edge tech, we went through over 50 prototypes so that now every one of these sounds like the original.

    When you select any tip opening other than the FG SPECIAL 7*, then you will be getting a Reso Chamber built from my original facing Reso Chamber. The reason for this is pretty easy to explain: Otto Link manufactured mouthpiece ‘blanks’ with a zero tip opening. Then they opened them up from a closed tip to whatever tip opening they wanted. In order to give you different tip openings authentically, we needed to do it the same way. So we started with a smaller tip Reso Chamber, and then we used Otto Link facing curves to carefully model ‘opening’ the 5 tip to whatever facing you want, just like if it were done on a facing machine. We also move the baffle work to the appropriate position like on a hand finished piece. This Reso Chamber mouthpiece is unbelievably good. It is just as rich and complex as the FG SPECIAL RESO, but it plays just a little brighter, and the mouthpiece itself is also a little longer (Otto Link used a couple of different molds to make the Reso Chamber model.) It’s the one that Steve Neff reviews here. So if you normally have to pull out a lot to tune, or you want just a little more punch than the FG SPECIAL RESO while remaining basically dark and rich, that’s what you get!

    If you want an exact copy of the Reso Chamber Joe Allard Facing that we scanned, including the J.A. stamp on the table and the more rounded tip profile, then select the 5 JA facing. It measures .081″ or so and takes air nicely. The smaller tip GS RESO mouthpieces are perfect for concert band or ensemble tenor settings. If you’re coming from a Yamaha 4C or Vandoren and want something richer, warmer, and more interesting, consider one of the smaller tip GS RESO models. They are excellent all-purpose tenor mouthpieces.

     

    Material:

    GS Mouthpieces are made of a premium biocompatible dental resin, and printed at an especially high resolution. You don’t see messy print lines everywhere, because the print is so high quality! This dental resin is designed to be in your mouth, so it’s ideal for a mouthpiece.

    The density and the hardness are almost identical to vintage hard rubber! So GS Mouthpieces vibrate like hard rubber and feel familiar and comfortable to play. The resin is also extremely durable. I have dropped the prototypes on hardwood again and again, and they just bounce and are fine. They even survive being dropped onto concrete (for a while)! So if you’re hard on equipment, this mouthpiece should be able to take quite a beating and hold up well over time.

    Finishing:

    Each GS Reso gets carefully hand faced and finished before coming to you. This is super important. The magic of a mouthpiece is in the facing. If you buy a generic, mass-produced mouthpiece, chances are the table is not flat and the facing is uneven between the side rails. As a result, the reed vibrates unevenly. It feels stuffy and dead, resistant, and all-around disappointing to play. SO many people have this problem, whether they know it or not. I don’t know how many players I’ve helped to get their first actually good mouthpiece, and all of a sudden playing is fun!

    Since we flatten the table, you get an easy reed seal. There are no print lines or marks messing up the facing. It’s smooth and perfect like a boutique mouthpiece. The facing is also finished by hand, which is a BIG plus. I’m really picky about this, so I learned to do it myself so I could be sure these pieces were actually the same as my Freddie Gregory-faced Reso Chamber. Each facing is measured at ten points to make sure that it is even and consistent throughout. 

    Mouthpiece facings are unforgiving. Small problems can make a big difference in playability. Unlike any other mouthpiece of its kind or anywhere near its price, each one of these GS mouthpieces goes out the door only when it is faced just right. Every one is as good as the best mouthpieces I have played.

    I have been collecting mouthpieces seriously for over ten years now, and I have been saving the very best ones over that time. I currently have about 750 pieces, and of those there are about 20 that I think are in that Holy Grail category. Those are the mouthpieces that will be coming out in the GS Mouthpieces line. Keep an eye on this, if you want to put together a collection of the best playing saxophone mouthpieces ever, while keeping costs to a minimum. Each one has a magic of its own, and each one gives you a unique and beautiful tone and response that makes it a joy to play! 

  • GS SLANT Otto Link Florida Slant Signature Tone Edge Replica Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

    $ 199

    **Update: Due to strong demand, I’m about a week behind on hand facing these mouthpieces for sale. However, regardless of which shipping option you pick, I’ll upgrade you to express 2 day shipping – or FedEx International Priority shipping if you’re overseas. So even though it’ll take me a week to make your mouthpiece, you’ll still receive it surprisingly quickly, especially internationally.

    GS SLANT is an extremely precise copy of my BEST vintage Otto Link Slant Tenor mouthpiece. More precisely, it’s a copy of an original facing 7* Florida Slant Signature Otto Link Tone Edge tenor mouthpiece in perfect original condition.

    This is the version of the ‘Slant’ that nearly everybody wants. It’s the most iconic and desirable hard rubber tenor mouthpiece ever made. When I hear people describing their ideal tenor tone online, it’s most frequently a description of what a good vintage Otto Link Slant sounds like: Dark and powerful, with a good amount of focus and projection. Brightens up and projects when pushed, but never thins out. Super even across all registers. Tunes great on almost any saxophone vintage or modern. That’s what the GS SLANT gives you, for only 15% the cost of an original vintage Otto Link Slant Tone Edge tenor saxophone mouthpiece.

    Compared to the GS RESO, the GS SLANT is a little brighter and punchier (but not bright), and more focused (though still warm and full). It has an instantly recognizable 50’s-60’s jazz tenor tone. We’ll post hi-fi sound samples of the GS SLANT on a variety of brands of saxophone very soon! See below for the GS SLANT vs Vintage Slant A/B video.

    If you’re a pro looking for the best do-it-all jazz tenor mouthpiece for an affordable price, I think you’d be hard pressed to beat the GS SLANT. It really captures the magic of the original mouthpiece, and that is saying a lot. It’s the only Slant copy I’ve seen that exactly copies a vintage Slant. Even upgrading to a vintage Link Slant at 8x the price wouldn’t actually sound better! And if you’re an amateur or younger player looking for your first good mouthpiece, this gives you the chance to jump right to an excellent mouthpiece that is completely hand faced, without messing with a bunch of machine faced intermediate mouthpieces.

    To read all about GetASax.com’s very own mouthpiece project, visit: GS Mouthpieces (main page) The big idea here is to let you experience the magic of the best mouthpieces I have ever played, for a price that makes them widely accessible for the first time.

     

  • Ishimori New Vintage AF Antique Finish no F# Tenor Saxophone New

    $ 4,500
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    Ishimori New Vintage No high F# Unlacquered Antique Finish Tenor Tunes Especially Well!

    $ 4,495

    Adam Neiwood’s personal Ishimori tenor for sale here. He bought it back in 2017 and was able to try a bunch of them to pick out the best one, and then matched that with a neck that tuned the best. This horn got setup by Bill Singer. It plays great and also comes with the original and a second upgraded thumb hook. You won’t find a better playing Ishimori tenor! There’s no damage, no past repairs. The antique finish has aged in nicely and looks great.

  • Ishimori Wood Stone ‘New Vintage’ Tenor Saxophone Antique Finish Bare Brass Brand New!

    $ 4,500

    Inventory: I have ONE brand new Antique Finish NO high F# New Vintage tenor in stock right now. Whoever gets it first gets it! It has had a post-shipping checkup and is playing its very best.

    One of the most lauded modern horns by people who like vintage horns. This is the Ishimori Wood Stone New Vintage tenor in Antique Finish (patinated bare brass) and the dark lacquer version is here: https://www.getasax.com/product/ishimori-woodstone-new-with-dark-lacquer-tenor-saxophone/ Ishimori has long been Japan’s premiere saxophone repair shop. This tenor is their attempt to bring their repair expertise to bear on saxophone design. This horn has a bore and design aesthetic reminiscent of a Selmer Super (Balanced) Action, even down to the engraving and keywork styling. But as a modern horn, it hasn’t seen decades of playing and repairs. It also comes with a good setup done by Ishimori pre-sale. This is the unlacquered version of the Ishimori Wood Stone New Vintage tenor, with beautiful Selmer SBA style hand engraving. These are popular saxophones, but I’ll try to keep one in stock if possible! Ishimori is Japan’s premiere saxophone repair shop, and Mr. Ishimori has been designing, building, and repairing saxophones for many decades.

    These tenors not only sound great, but they stand out from the crowd with their excellent new horn setup done in the Ishimori workshop. The Ishimori New Vintage tenors hold up extremely well over time, and every detail of construction and assembly is optimized for ease of play. The tone on this Ishimori tenor is meant to remind you of a vintage Selmer – to my ear, it plays like a late SBA – not as loud and wide open as some Mark VI’s, but more focused than earlier Selmers also. The neck and the engraving are meant to evoke the Selmer Super Balanced Action, so I suspect that the neck is an SBA bore. The tuning is excellent. This body tube is designed to have the high F# tone hole present, so it tunes well with the high F#, and that’s also just a convenient feature. The finish is a stable patina applied to the bare brass. While it will continue to change in appearance somewhat, it will basically look like this. You get the bare brass finish plus a great unique look to the horn that ages well – much nicer than the completely shiny unlacquered finish that Yamaha does. This looks really classy.

    Ishimori New Vintage tenors play so effortlessly, they sell themselves. Every time one comes in the shop, it sells almost immediately. There’s one in stock at the moment! Get it now!

    See below for our videos on the Ishimori New Vintage Tenor featuring some sound samples on a range of mouthpieces, and an unboxing video.

     

     

  • Ishimori Wood Stone New Vintage Tenor VL with F# NEW Dark Lacquer Tenor Saxophone

    $ 4,500

    Inventory Update: I have ONE Vintage Lacquer (dark lacquer like the photos) Ishimori New Vintage tenor in stock right now, with high F#. Whoever gets it, gets it!!

    See below for some sound samples and an unboxing video.

    This is a highly-desirable Ishimori Wood Stone New Vintage tenor saxophone. This one is in beautiful Dark Lacquer (Vintage Lacquer, they call it, or VL for short). You can find the unlacquered ‘Antique Finish’ version here.  Ishimori New Vintage Tenors are usually back ordered, but I will try my best to keep at least one in stock. Ishimori is Japan’s premiere saxophone repair shop, and Mr. Ishimori has been designing, building, and repairing saxophones for decades.

    These tenors not only sound great, but they stand out from the crowd with their excellent new horn setup done in the Ishimori workshop. The Ishimori New Vintage tenors hold up extremely well over time, and every detail of construction and assembly is optimized for ease of play. The tone on this Ishimori tenor is meant to remind you of a vintage Selmer – to my ear, it plays like a late SBA – not as loud and wide open as some Mark VI’s, but more focused than earlier Selmers also. The neck and the engraving are meant to evoke the Selmer Super Balanced Action, so I suspect that the neck is an SBA bore. The tuning is excellent. This body tube is designed to have the high F# tone hole present, so it tunes well with the high F#, and that’s also just a convenient feature. Lacquer is gorgeous, as is the hand engraving.

    Ishimori New Vintage tenors play so effortlessly, they sell themselves. Every time one comes in the shop, it sells almost immediately. I have one in stock coming next week. Get it now!

    See below for some sound samples on a range of mouthpieces, and an unboxing video.

  • Keilwerth SX-90R Tenor Original Lacquer Great Deal

    $ 3,250
  • King Super 20 SilverSonic Tenor 675165 Near Mint Original Lacquer

    $ 3,650

    Can you find a more perfect late SilverSonic Tenor? No you cannot. This is SUPER clean – almost new old stock condition. Original pads have hardly been used, and it still plays surprisingly well on them, despite their being over 50 years old. The solid silver bell is gorgeous with its glowing gold wash inside. Nothing looks quite as good as these King bells. Silver neck is also perfect. What a time capsule. This was saved in a small collection by a pro tenor player. He double bagged the cases and just put the horns in the closet and left them for like 50 years! The matching alto sold already. This tenor is a superb deal. It plays medium bright, and has lots of projection. Feels great under the fingers. Super loud and punchy when pushed. You can cut through a band. This would be a great performing instrument if you need to play over a section or project over some guitars and drums. Looks amazing on stage as well. Priced super reasonably, and the price is firm.

    Only one available!

  • King Super 20 Tenor Full Pearls 298205 Relacquered Good Condition Old Pads

    $ 4,950
  • King Super 20 Tenor Full Pearls Very Good Condition Good Pads 308996

    $ 6,500

    This is the Super 20 that most people want. This is the version with the more modern LH pinky (spatula) keys, but that still has ‘full pearls’ on all the key touches, double socket, solid-silver neck, and engraved bell keys. It has had a recent repad, and I just got it freshly checked out and setup, so it’s playing quite well. There aren’t many original lacquer Super 20’s from this most desirable serial range in the world. Far fewer than people realize! There are about 10x as many 5-digit Mark VI’s as there are full pearls Super 20’s.

  • King Super 20 Tenor Original Lacquer 349080 Very Good Condition

    $ 4,650
  • King Super 20 Tenor Original Lacquer Full Pearls Fresh Overhaul Fantastic! 299686

    $ 6,750
  • King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Full Pearls Original Lacquer Old Pads Great Horn 319719

    $ 6,500
  • King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Series III Silver Neck Overhauled 364611

    $ 4,750

    Original lacquer King Super 20 tenor in great shape. This also had a recent overhaul by Aaron Barnard and plays great. It would be hard to find a nicer Super 20 for much less money. The ‘Series III’ Super 20’s (as we call them) come right after the ‘full pearls’ series II’s, and are different from the previous version in that they have completely upgraded keywork that feels more modern. The left hand spatula keys are now a lot more like a Selmer, and the stack keys are ergonomically easier too. The tone is much the same as a Series II. Still warm, complex, powerful, fat in the upper register and super projecting. Just slightly brighter than a Series II in my experience, though you can change that easily with mouthpiece choice. The neck is solid sterling silver and has the double socket. The Series III’s are basically like a Series II but less expensive, mostly just because you don’t have the side key pearls. Same quality build and tone, but for thousands of dollars less. That makes this a smart buy in my opinion! Plus Aaron’s high-end overhaul is about a $1500 value and has basically no miles on it.

    Only one available!

  • King Zephyr Special Tenor Full Pearls Fresh Matt Stohrer Overhaul Exceptional Player! 273890

    $ 4,250
  • Martin Comm III The Martin Tenor Fresh Overhaul Nice Shape 167963

    $ 1,975

    Price just reduced Jan 7, 2022! Get it while it’s available!

    This The Martin Tenor just got a full overhaul done by Peter Lamb at Flying Squirrel Music in Raleigh, NC. The pad work feels nice and snappy, and the horn is totally overhauled and ready to go! The price is on the low side for an overhauled Martin because the lacquer is a factory refinish. It looks original, but there’s just a tiny bit of buffing evident around the bow area to show that it’s a redo. This should make virtually no difference on this particular horn to how it plays, because it was obviously done just for some type A person to have a tiny scratch removed or something. Back in the day, that’s how it would work. You’d get the horn refinished at the factory and repadded for a very low price, to get it back looking totally great.

    And it does look great! The engraving is nice and sharp, the lacquer is dark honey colored, nitrocellulose of the vintage type. It’s just like an original Martin, only you save maybe $1250 on the price for the new coat of paint! That’s a great deal.

    The main reason to buy a The Martin Tenor is the tone. These horns are POWERFUL, medium dark, with lots of projection. They’re built for volume, and do great on rock, blues, R&B, smooth jazz, or really anything you like. The tone stays full in the upper register and doesn’t thin out or go nasal at all, like some horns do. The design is also really nice on these, with curves and key work angles all unified to make a classic looking saxophone. Reminds me of a 50’s Chevy or something.

    Only one available!

  • Martin Committee II Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer Overhauled Excellent 131105

    $ 2,550
  • Martin Home Model Unbelievable Condition! C Melody Simplified Collectible!

    $ 1,000
  • Martin The Martin Tenor 163872 Original Lacquer Original Pads Good Shape Needs OH

    $ 1,650
  • Martin The Martin Tenor Saxophone Committee III Original Lacquer Overhauled 195777

    $ 3,250

    The Martin Tenor is loud, punchy, medium dark, and built like a tank. It is a great rock and roll horn, and sounds wicked with a higher baffle mouthpiece. Or play ballads on it with your GS SLANT or GS RESO. This one had a recent high end overhaul, and plays effortlessly. The original lacquer is in beautiful shape as well. This is a rare opportunity to buy a The Martin Tenor that is playing RIGHT, and that has a really nice, snappy, dry pad feel that is how these really should feel to play. Low register is effortless. Altissimo pops without sounding thin. There’s a reason why Martin sold these with a 50 year warranty. They really are built to last. They’re way undervalued for what you get. That won’t last a whole lot longer, in my opinion.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Balanced Action Tenor 24461 Relacquered Freshly Overhauled Great Price

    $ 6,450
  • Selmer Early BA Tenor Sunburst American Engraving Fresh Overhaul Exceptional!

    $ 13,500
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    Selmer Mark VI Tenor 112706 American Engraved Very Good Condition

    $ 8,750
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 143865 Exceptional Player Original Lacquer Very Good Condition

    $ 7,850

    This Mark VI tenor from 1967 is a real screamer! It is moderately focused, medium bright in tone, and LOUD. It has effortless response, and the low register pops out easily. It just got a fresh overhaul done and plays great throughout! The pads feel nice and ‘dry’ and snappy under the fingers, and you can put as much air through the horn as you want without it breaking up, or sounding shrill. It’s a fantastic VI if you want one that has some of the warmth and complexity of the earlier VI’s (not as brash and in your face as the later ones), but has tons of power.

    Cosmetically, this horn is in very good condition with minimal past repairs and no dents or dings. It’s original lacquer and looks beautiful. When you see it, you think – ‘Man, that Mark VI looks almost new!’ Looking closer, there are a few signs that it was played and loved over the years: The Bb keyguard popped off at some point and got resoldered (happens a lot on vintage horns), and the neck shows a little lacquer wear on the side from flexing, but is the correct angle now, and was never pulled down in anything like a bad way. It’s about a 2 on a scale of 1-10 — just enough to make the lacquer fracture and fall off over time. The only other thing to note is some minor dings removed from the back of the body that are gone now. Normal stuff for a vintage horn, and nothing bad; nothing needs repaired etc. And you save around $2k versus the price if this horn had no repairs, which is significant savings! Not to mention it’s already overhauled and done very tidily and well.

    If you want a nice, powerful, beautiful Mark VI tenor for quite a bit less than a new Ref 54 that plays better, is built better, and is an exceptionally good player, that’s what this is.

    Only one available!

     

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    Selmer Mark VI Tenor 195260 Original Lacquer American-Engraved Plays Well

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 77158 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Great Deal! 1958

    $ 11,000

    It would be hard to find a better deal on a Mark VI tenor at the moment. This horn just got tuned up by Aaron Barnard in Cedar Rapids (great repairman), and it plays effortlessly with a big, powerful tone. The tone is medium dark, and focused with lots of power. It brightens up when pushed, but this is the sort of tone that people love in a good 80k Mark VI. It sounds a lot like my 81k. The only reason this isn’t priced about $3k higher is that it had a neck pickup removed, and has had a few minor past repairs. That doesn’t matter when Aaron does the pickup-ectomy, because he puts a ‘flush plug’ in that matches the curve of the brass inside and outside. It’s like the pickup was never there. Besides that, this was a one owner horn, and it was played a lot but well cared for. The only other past repairs I see are a few dings removed from the back of the body tube and bow (bow ones are basically invisible, and the back of the body ones look like a tiny cloudy spot, for example above the serial number). And the bell flare had a crease removed and is in the correct contour now and feels just fine. Neck is in great shape aside from the lacquer loss from when the pickup was installed in the first place. As repairs go, none of these is very serious, and the horn plays just how it should.

    For an original lacquer 1958-59 VI, you’d typically have to pay a lot more than this. I’m pricing this one on the low side for what it is, so that someone can get a relative bargain on it. The market is a bit confusing to folks right now, with people on eBay and some private websites listing horns for 3-5x their actual value. I’m not going to do that. But I’ll tell you this horn would be priced much higher elsewhere, and it is an excellent value if you’re looking for tone, and not cosmetic perfection, but you want a horn in good shape, from a great vintage and serial number, and with original lacquer. That’s what this is. There’s only one available, so get it before it’s gone.

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    Selmer Mark VI Tenor Near Mint All Original Amazing 223649

    Beautiful time capsule type Mark VI tenor original lacquer, original pads, original case etc. It’s about as nice as you ever see a vintage saxophone of any kind! Believe it or not, this is almost exactly the same price you would have paid to buy this horn new in the early 70’s in today’s dollars adjusted for inflation (within $500 or so). Everybody always talks wistfully about how they wish they could go back to the 70’s and buy a VI for $975 or whatever the new price was then. Well, that’s about $7k in today’s money. So here you go. It’s your chance.

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    Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Excellent Condition 160601

    Beautiful Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone serial 160601. The original lacquer looks almost new on this one. It was owned by a clarinet player who collected a few beautiful saxophones and put them away before selling them to GetASax very recently. The pads are also original from Elkhart on this Mark VI. They’re still sealing, and it actually plays fairly well on them. But if you’re going to play this seriously, you’re going to want to get it repadded or thoroughly setup pretty soon. The neck, as you can see in the photos, has some minor lines of lacquer missing on the sides from flexing over time. This is as minor a ‘pull down’ as you could find, and shows no signs of being currently pulled down or of past repairs. It’s just the way the old nitrocellulose lacquer fractures when it is flexed over time. Virtually ever modern Selmer neck would look like this if they still used that type of lacquer. Only other thing worth mentioning is the rib under the top stack post is slightly separated from the tube on one edge. It’s about 90% still soldered down, but the edge is slightly up. I could get it epoxied down or try to solder it a bit, but it’s probably best to just leave it up to the buyer to decide what to do. I don’t recommend removing and resoldering, as it’s fine as is, so you could just leave or you could put a bit of epoxy under the raised edge. This was hard to photograph so I am attaching a macro photo of it below.

    Tonally, this Mark VI is medium between bright and dark and pretty free blowing even with the somewhat leaky original pads. With a standard repad, it will play like new, and will be a fantastic tenor that also looks almost like a new horn. It obviously has hardly been played since it was bought and put away about 40 years ago. I’ll include a free BAM Classic tenor case which is molded to fit this horn perfectly, and is extremely safe for shipping a Selmer anywhere in the world.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VII Tenor Fresh Overhaul Original Lacquer 244631 Plays Great!

    $ 3,950
  • Selmer Series II Tenor Original Lacquer Beautiful Condition 451502

    $ 4,250
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series 1 Tenor Recent Overhaul 337710

    $ 3,950

    The Selmer Series 1 tenor has the best build quality of any modern Selmer. It has normal pivot screws and is easy to work on and adjust. It also has better pad geometry and lacks the cost-cutting measures that Selmer put into place starting with the Series II and getting more pronounced up to the present.

    It also has arguably the best tone for a lot of players of any modern Selmer. The tone is dark, powerful, and focused, and very ‘Selmer-y’ of course. Meaning, it’s not dark and fat and punchy like a Keilwerth, and it’s not dark and velvety and spread like a Conn, or dark and loud and raucous like a King Zephyr Special. It’s dark and centered and focused and under control, with good intonation and precise scale and definition between notes. It works fine with a range of mouthpieces, unlike a Series II or III which tend to be more mouthpiece-picky. You can play jazz, rock, and commercial music (even, gasp, smooth jazz) on a Series 1 and sound great. I know a lot of folks who pair them with a high baffle piece and use them for smooth jazz and rock and sound great. Crisp, projecting, but still fat in the upper register.

    This one is in nice shape and plays well on the recent overhaul, done for the owner (it’s on consignment) by Peter Lamb at Flying Squirrel Music in Raleigh NC.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Tenor Like New Overhauled 2 Necks! 435k

    $ 5,750

    This is a mint, like new Selmer Series II tenor that just got a full high end overhaul through GetASax. It has the extra neck octave pip/’harmonic key’ for easier altissimo, and it WORKS! It also comes with a second, silver plated Series II neck if you want to compare and contrast. This horn came new in the plastic, but it’s a 435k serial, so that’s why I went ahead and completely overhauled it. The dry, thin original Selmer pads were going to give you a lackluster playing experience, and I felt like it really deserved the full treatment. If you’ve been wanting a Series II tenor with all the bells and whistles, that responds better than new, and that will hold up better than a new one, this is it! Plus the harmonic key really is a useful feature. I’m impressed!
    Only one available!

  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Tenor Mint Condition 382524

    $ 4,500
  • SML Gold Medal 1 Tenor Original Lacquer Deluxe Engraving Gorgeous 17481

    $ 5,350

    This is the SML that is the most desirable of all in my book. Only in a narrow serial range right around this, did they have the fancy engraving all over the bell including inside. This is the coveted Gold Medal 1 with all the touted features that set this model apart, and with rolled tone holes and new pads. This sax is original lacquer, excellent condition. It would be quite hard to find a better gold medal tenor.

  • SML Super 46 Tenor Rare! Original Silver Plate Overhauled Good Condition 5117

    $ 4,750
  • Tenor Guardala + Thin Body Brilhart Reproduction Ligature for Tenor Saxophone Mouthpieces

    $ 165

    Best ligature around for a Guardala (style) metal tenor mouthpiece! This gives you nice, balanced hold on the reed, which greatly improves response and reduces movement or reed swelling on the mouthpiece table. The plastic reed plate fits the reed beautifully and opens up plenty of vibration. No deadening fabrics or strings here. Plus, this is made to the highest standards in South Korea by people who care about quality saxophone equipment. It’s a true reproduction down to the materials used, of the most desirable saxophone ligature ever made.

    If you want the best ligature for a Guardala Handmade Michael Brecker 1 or 2, or a Guardala Handmade Studio, or any other metal Guardala handmade or laser cut metal tenor mouthpiece, this is it. This also fits a wide range of other slim body metal tenor mouthpieces like the Ishimori Anemos, Yanagisawa metal tenor mouthpieces and many others. For the larger body metal mouthpieces like Otto Link, get the Otto Link metal Brilhart reproduction ligature instead.

  • Tenor Hard Rubber Brilhart 3-Band Reproduction Ligature Echo Brass

    $ 165

    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.

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    Tenor Metal Otto Link Brilhart Reproduction 3 Band Ligature Berg Larsen Dukoff!

    $ 165

    Best ligature around for a metal Otto Link (and similar) tenor mouthpiece! Way better than the stock Otto Link metal top screw ligature, this gives you a much firmer hold on the reed, which greatly improves response and reduces movement or reed swelling on the mouthpiece table. The plastic reed plate fits the reed beautifully and opens up plenty of vibration. No deadening fabrics or strings here. Plus, this is made to the highest standards in South Korea by people who care about quality saxophone equipment. It’s a true reproduction down to the materials used, of the most desirable saxophone ligature ever made. This also fits larger body Berg Larsen and vintage Hollywood Dukoff tenor mouthpieces, and all Otto Link Metal-sized tenor mouthpieces, like Ted Klum Focustone Tonamax, Theo Wanne larger body metal, and many others. See the photos. For thin body metal mouthpieces, get the Guardala sized tenor ligature instead.

    If you want the best ligature for a Berg Larsen metal tenor mouthpiece, this is it. If you want the best ligature for a Dukoff Hollywood or Dukoff Stubby tenor piece, again, this is it.

    This ligature fits all metal Otto Link tenor mouthpieces also – past and present. It fits Masterlink, 4****, ToneMaster, Super ToneMaster NY, FL, Early Babbitt, and regular Babbitt-made pieces. The modern variants like the ‘New Vintage’ NY, Millennium edition etc also all fit.

    Buy with confidence. I take returns, and I stand behind this product. It’s the real deal.

  • Yamaha YTS-23 Student Tenor Older Pads 98255

    $ 650
  • Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Very Good Condition Plays Great!

    $ 1,400
  • Yamaha YTS-52 Intermediate Tenor Saxophone Excellent Condition 7254

    $ 1,950

    Yamaha 52 Tenor in nearly new condition. This just got a thorough tune up and plays GREAT. This is a near-pro quality horn for the price of a student horn. The 52’s like this were made in Japan and are nearly identical to the much more expensive and highly-coveted ‘Purple Logo’ 62 tenors. They have the exact same neck, bore, and keywork, but only lack some bells and whistles of the finish. So this is a really good one for someone to grab.

  • Yamaha YTS-62 1 Tenor 33267 Good Condition Plays Well!

    $ 2,250

    Just tuned up Yamaha 62 Professional tenor saxophone. Yes, it has some scratches, but that’s because it has been played and plays well! This is the version right after the ‘purple logo’ where they changed the Yamaha logo to a stamped pattern, but left most everything else the same including the neck from the purple logo. This is what gives those horns their warmth and richness that is unmatched by any other Yamaha. Great horn for the money! Cheaper than a new student YTS-26, and it holds its value far better also. Would be about as nice a tenor as you could buy for the money, and it will still be worth around this much if you ever need to sell it. Grab it while you can!!

  • Yamaha YTS-62II Tenor Good Condition Just Tuned Up Plays Great! 68588

    $ 2,500
  • Yamaha YTS-62III Professional Tenor Saxophone Brand NEW with Warranty and Pro Setup

    $ 3,444

    These are backordered from Yamaha until the end of December. Let me know ASAP if you want to order one!

  • Yamaha YTS-875S Tenor Saxophone Silver Plate Near Mint Condition Fresh Setup

    $ 3,750
  • Yanagisawa (Martin) T-800 Tenor Saxophone Worn Original Lacquer

    $ 1,750

    Rare opportunity to buy a professional tenor from one of the ‘big four’ makers for the price of a used student Yamaha 26 tenor. This horn is obviously pretty worn looking. It’s on consignment and it has mostly original (old) pads from around 1980 when it was made. It still plays on them, but would be better with more pads replaced. I just got it cleaned up and tuned up for $150, so it has a basic playing condition job on it. These early 80’s Yanagisawa tenors are just fantastic sounding. Big, fat, warm, in-tune, and ergonomically very comfortable. They’re hard to beat for the money for sure. This one also has some features that anticipate the T880 like some double key arms on low keys.

    Only one available!

  • Yanagisawa TWO2 Tenor Mint Barely Played Like New

    $ 4,250