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  • Buescher 400 Tenor Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Old Pads

    $ 1,450
  • Buescher Big B Tenor 156 Gold Paint over Lacquer Needs Overhaul 338589

    $ 900

    Strip the gold paint off and you’ll have a beautiful Buescher Aristocrat tenor that’s ready for overhaul and priced right. These are great, desirable tenors with excellent intonation, a warm, full tone, and a sound unlike anything else. Buescher is less wild than a Conn but richer and fatter than a Selmer, and tunes better than both! This horn is in basically fine shape besides needing an overhaul, so it should be a pretty straightforward job to get it up to speed and playing its best. Only one available!

  • Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor 12010 Original ‘Sparkle’ Lacquer Early Example Fair Condition Old Pads

    $ 1,250

    So I’ll do this one as pros and cons. Pros: The Buffet Super Dynaction is a wonderful vintage saxophone. It plays and feels a LOT like a much more expensive vintage Selmer Mark VI, for a small fraction of the price. It has modern-ish keywork, the quirks being no tilting low Bb, slightly more spread key layout, and inline tone holes. It’s comfortable to play and feels fast under the fingers. Third, it is original lacquer, and as an earlier serial SDA, it has the darker lacquer, and this one has a ‘sparkle’ to it, probably from the lacquer having microscopic facets in it, whether accidentally or by design. I’m told Buffet marketed these with ‘sparkle lacquer’ but I haven’t seen any literature along those lines yet myself. Fourth – the price is super low.

    Cons: It needs a complete overhaul. I don’t think you’ll be limping along on old pads on this one. It needs to get repadded right off the bat. There are also several past repairs or issues – some posts pushed in, some posts resoldered, neck slightly pulled down and then corrected, mild bow dent. It’s been played a fair amount and also has a decent amount of play wear.

    So to sum up – great vintage tenor, original lacquer, Selmer-ish tone, Selmer-ish keywork,l beautiful engraving, lots of potential, but it needs a complete overhaul and has been played a good bit as well. Great price though. One of the best horns for the money on the market, particularly if you are used to getting a horn overhauled. Only one available!

  • Conn 10M Tenor Pre-War Original Lacquer Excellent Condition 269167

    $ 3,950

    This is a beautiful original lacquer Conn 10M Tenor from the earliest period of the 10M (10M starts at 263k or so). My personal favorite 10M (best ever) is actually only 2 serial numbers later than this one! 269169, and this is 269167. It’s pretty dirty right now, so I am going to get it completely overhauled soon if it doesn’t sell with original pads in the near future. This is guaranteed to be a monster player with a proper overhaul (I recommend Pisoni Italian leather pads and TM resonators in flat or slightly domed metal). The horn is quite clean, with only a few minor dents from its 85+ years of life so far. It was one owner until now, and it still is playing (surprisingly well) on its original factory setup. Don’t expect it to play well though on 80 year old pads. It’s leaky, but if you push a lot of air through the horn, it is clearly an EXCELLENT 10M, which is no surprise given how clean it is and the serial range. If you want to get it overhauled to my picky standards through GetASax, we can discuss that possibility. I don’t make any money on overhauls. You’d just pay whatever the repairman charges for the work, and it’s guaranteed to be an excellent job.

    Only one available! (Though we also have serial 289289 in similar shape for sale right now!)

  • Conn 10M Tenor Pre-war Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 289289

    $ 3,950
  • Conn 10M Tenor Rolled Tone Holes Original Silver Plate Very Good Condition Fresh Overhaul! 310735

    $ 4,950

    This is a fantastic, freshly overhauled Conn 10M Tenor in original silver plate finish. It has a beautiful gold was bell as well. It has a little bit of ID engraving on it, which accounts for about a $1000 discount in the price that you get it for. The overhaul was done through GetASax with Pisoni italian leather pads and reusable slightly domed brass TenorMadness resonators, which are the best resonators around IMO for a Conn like this. It’s an effortless player and just feels wonderful to play. It’s a steal at this price, and outplays anything else you can buy in this price range, vintage or modern. Whoever gets it is one lucky player. Here’s Tyler playing a few notes on it just for fun.

     

  • Conn 10M Transitional Tenor 268908 Ugly Needs Restoration Aubra Graves

    $ 1,650
  • 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 Gold Art Deco Transitional NWII Tenor Rare and Fantastic! 243453

    $ 8,950
  • Conn New Wonder II Transitional Tenor 251370 Ugly Needs Restoration Aubra Graves

    $ 1,450
  • Couf Superba 1 Tenor Original Silver Plate Excellent 79388

    $ 3,850
  • Sold Out

    Couf Superba 1 Tenor Rare Original Silver Plate Early Serial Big Player! 65988

    $ 4,750

    Pending Sale Aug 14.

    New photos coming soon when the overhaul is done Aug 19, 2022.

    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/was a big player on old pads, but I am now getting it completely overhauled, which is now included in the price.  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 was on consignment, but I bought it so I could overhaul it. 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. You can hear Tyler’s Couf Superba 1 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! Vintage tone + modern keywork + top build quality = what everybody wants.

  • GS Mark II Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece

    GS Mark II Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece Freddie Gregory Super Deluxe Mark II Copy

    $ 199

    The GS Mark II tenor saxophone mouthpiece is an extremely precise copy of my favorite Freddie Gregory Super Deluxe Mark II tenor mouthpiece.

    What is this?

    Many players may not know much about Freddie Gregory’s Super Deluxe mouthpieces. That’s not a big surprise, as Freddie did not make that many of them, and the ones he did make are mostly still in the hands of their original owners. The few that have come up for sale over the last 5 years that I’ve seen have been priced way out of the reach of most players– typically $2400-$4000– for a mouthpiece! Which is nuts, but those who know these mouthpieces REALLY seem to be willing to pay to get one. And sadly, since Freddie died eight years ago, no more of these are available. (Till now.)

    Freddie is known both for refacing and for making his own mouthpieces. The original Super Deluxe Mark II is not a refaced mouthpiece made by someone else , the way my favorite Reso Chamber tenor mouthpiece is. The Super Deluxe model was entirely designed and made by Freddie.

    It was sold in four variations on the same design: Mark I, Mark II, Mark III, and Mark IV. They all have a good amount of projection, but the Mark I is darkest and the Mark IV is brightest. We may copy my favorite Mark IV someday as well, but I wanted to start with the Mark II because it’s bright and projecting but not too bright, and it seems to be one of the most popular ones of these. Bob Mintzer played one of these for a long time, and may still from time to time. I know he has a lot of Freddie’s pieces. Jeff Coffin plays a Mark IV, which sounds a whole lot like the Mark II that we copied for this project (Jeff was kind enough to make several audio comparison samples of the GS Mark II and his Freddie Mark IV, and they are definitely more similar than different.) Steve Neff has some original Mark II sound clips on his website here. We will do some videos as soon as Tyler is finished with the GS New York alto videos he’s working on.

    OK so that should be fairly clear now: The GS Mark II is an extremely precise copy of my favorite Freddie Gregory Super Deluxe Mark II, which is a different design from anything that Otto Link or Berg Larsen or Dukoff made etc. Along with the Mark IV, it’s his most popular design for sure.

    How does it play?

    Describing the tone is hard, because people probably haven’t played one of these. They’re also not that similar to other common mouthpieces like Meyer, Dukoff, or Berg Larsen. It’s different from any model of Otto Link, and is not a redesigned Link chamber at all. The baffle curves from nearly flat at the tip rail, into the chamber in a smooth curve, and the throat opens out into a medium-large chamber. Chamber volume is similar to a metal Otto Link, so it tunes great on basically any saxophone. The shank is long enough that you can pull out on a Conn 10M or something that wants a large mouthpiece volume, and it works well. The side walls start out nearly straight and are more scooped as it moves into the chamber. The magic in these pieces is in the baffle, and we spent a long time getting that just right.

    Tonally, my best attempt at a verbal description would be to say that this has a more projecting tone than a GS Slant or a vintage Otto Link, but it kind of opens out and gets wider and more robust as you push it. Some mouthpieces get more shrill the more air you put into them. The GS Mark II gets more lush and almost ‘operatic’ as you push it. It’s really fun to play. If you want something different from a Link style tenor mouthpiece, and you want a piece that is brighter but not too bright, and that has plenty of power and projection when pushed without getting thin and shrill, that’s what the GS Mark II really does well.

    Facing Information:

    Freddie’s facing curves are usually about .001″ more open than the equivalent Otto Link, so we are reproducing his curves on the GS Mark II. The original that we copied was a 7 measuring .101″ and I also have a 7* and 8 that we used for the .106″ 7* and the .111″ 8 tip. As an interesting side note, most Freddie 8’s are actually stamped 7**, but I think that’s probably because he had them stamped 7* and then would just add another star for an 8. I’ve seen that enough times now to think it’s definitely intentional. They always seem to measure .111-.112″ for me, and we settled on .111″ as it’s closer to what people are used to in an 8.

    A word on price: People are *constantly* telling me that I should raise the prices of the GS Mouthpieces. However, they are intended to be a service to the saxophone community, so that as many players as possible can get a great mouthpiece that is entirely faced by hand and that plays as well as a much more expensive original. The GS Mark II tenor mouthpiece would probably sell almost as well at double the price, but we will be keeping the price $199 as long as possible, because that’s the whole point of the project.

  • 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 faster shipping if I can. So even though it’ll take me a week to make your mouthpiece, you’ll still receive it surprisingly quickly.

    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.

    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 Wood Stone New Vintage Tenor Saxophone WST-AF no F# Antique Finish NEW

    $ 4,700

    September 2022: One of this version is currently in stock!

    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 version without the high F# has a special neck to make the horn tune well without that tone hole. 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 Saxophone WST-AF with F# Antique Finish NEW

    $ 4,700

    September 2022 Inventory: One just came in stock now!!

    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 Saxophone WST-VL with F# Dark Lacquer NEW

    $ 4,700

    Inventory Update: Sept 2022 These are BACKORDERED for about a month currently. To reserve, email me or just checkout through the website if you don’t mind waiting. You card does get charged right away.

    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-90 Black Nickel Tenor Near Mint Early Version Good Pads 103682

    $ 4,750

    This is the nicest early Keilwerth tenor I’ve seen, and it also has pads that are almost new, and has no damage or past repairs at all. This is the desirable early version that is what Grover Washington Jr. also played. These tenors are GREAT for smooth jazz, because they have a big, fat upper register that sounds really good with a bright mouthpiece. The whole horn seems like it’s asking to be a solo instrument or cut through a band.

    Pair it with something projecting like a Guardala, Berg, Dukoff, or any of the modern pieces that are made for projection, and you’ll have an instant pro sound. Or play a vintage jazz piece on it and it sounds almost like a Conn but with comfortable, modern ergnomics. The black nickel ones are by far the most popular, and always go fast.

    This one is pretty much unbeatable.

    Only one available!

  • Keilwerth SX-90R Solid Nickel Silver Tenor Matte Gold Look Fantastic! 118466

    $ 4,500

    This is a beautiful solid nickel silver Keilwerth Anniversary model tenor SX-90R. It’s the same as the Shadow in the way it’s built, but has the cool matte nickel silver finish instead of the black nickel. This horn has barely been used and looks almost as new as it could be. Original case is also great.

  • Keilwerth ToneKing Special Tenor Original Silver Plate Needs Overhaul 73001

    $ 2,250
  • King SilverSonic Tenor Cleveland 433140 Very Good Condition

    $ 5,750
  • King SilverSonic Tenor Series III Gold in the Engraving Double Socket Neck 375203

    $ 9,250

    If you’re reading this, then welcome! I’d like to introduce you to one of my favorite tenor saxophones. There are many versions of King Super 20 tenors and King SilverSonic tenors and it can be confusing for people who don’t regularly geek out about vintage saxophones to know which ones are the best. The short answer in this case would be – this one! The reasons, you ask? So, the next earlier SilverSonic version, the ‘Series II’ with pearl side keys, will cost you many many thousands of dollars more money (because only around 200 exist). This is the next version after that, and it has the best combination of features that you could ask for: solid silver (not plated, but all the way through silver) neck and bell; thick gold plate inside the engraving on the bell, gold wash inside the bell with lacquer over it; double socket neck with underslung octave key. All of those features go away at one time or another on later Super 20’s and SilverSonics. So to have them all in one horn is what you want.

    That’s the first big reason. The second is keywork. People always seem to want keywork that feels modern, even on a vintage horn. This is a barrier to lots of players getting to experience best vintage horns – they can have trouble with the idea that a Conn 10M or a Buescher Top Hat and Cane has different pinky key layout, and are afraid they won’t be able to adjust. If you’ve had the pleasure of spending a week playing a horn with an unfamiliar key layout, you’ll know already, that this fear is overplayed. Your brain makes the changes in your muscle memory and you very soon feel comfortable and at home. Nevertheless… if you’re someone who wants it both ways – vintage horn build quality, beauty and tone, but modern-ish keywork, then this is the horn for you. The Series III Super 20’s and SilverSonics are the first ones that feel pretty much modern under the fingers. No, low Bb does not tilt like your Yamaha, but it’s still in the same location and is the same basic shape. So it’s easier to make the move to this version of SilverSonic.

    And why move? Well, to me, beauty alone is a sufficient reason. It’s easily one of the most beautiful saxophones ever made.That gold over silver on the bell, plus the neck – people are still imitating that look today, to varying degrees of success.  This one is a little grimy at present, but it will clean up very nicely in the course of an overhaul. It doesn’t absolutely have to be overhauled right now though, so I’ve got it listed with current pads. It blasts out notes on them, and it’s tons of fun to play, so if you want to get the horn now and then save up for an overhaul in a year or two, this makes that easier to do. You should plan on spending a couple hundred bucks on a tune up right off the bat, I think. I may end up doing that soon anyway. That 20 cent piece will come off the thumb rest, but I kind of like how it looks. That’s up to you, but sorting out a correct original style thumb rest is easy to do, so don’t worry about that. I can take care of that for you. This version of the SilverSonic deserves to be worth more than it is, and I have this one priced actually lower than the last one I sold 10 years ago, so it’s definitely a great deal. You just don’t see Series III SilverSonics with doube socket neck and gold in the engraving very often. And they have a super-powerful, fat not too shrill, projecting tone that is really hard to beat. This could easily be your only horn for the rest of your life, and you would never need to upgrade, and probably would never even be tempted to. Now that i’ve written this description, if the horn suddenly disappears from the site, you’ll know I decided to just keep it and play it.

    Only one available!

  • King Super 20 Tenor 1947 Full Pearls Original Lacquer Good Pads 290165

    $ 5,850

    This is a beautiful original lacquer King Super 20 tenor saxophone from 1947. It has the light ‘coca-cola’ lacquer that these almost always have in the 290k range. The pads are in excellent condition and almost new. These late 40’s Kings are wonderful players. Big, dark, spread, powerful tone with lots of projection. The neck has the matching serial to the body. It’s kind of amazing to me that you can still buy an original King Super 20 tenor with a good overhaul and full pearls, solid silver neck, and full pearls on all the side and palm keys for this kind of a price. Heavily marketed Taiwanese horns are priced in the same range.

  • King Super 20 Tenor Full Pearls Refinish Great Deal! 315933

    $ 3,650

    This is a GREAT price for one of the all time best models of tenor saxophone ever made. The Series II King Super 20 Tenor is what Johnny Griffin played on his classic albums, and it is one of the fastest, most powerful, full throated, most satisfying saxophones to play. This one is priced ridiculously low, because I want to move some horns along, and I got it for a good price with a batch of horns. It’s in very good condition and just got a new coat of lacquer sometime along the way. It was likely done by the factory, since 1. that was standard procedure back in the day and what everybody did, and 2. the lacquer was definitely removed by chemically stripping it, and not by buffing it off, as the original engraving is still almost as sharp looking as it was originally, and because there are no signs of destructive buffing anywhere on the horn. (Tone holes all look great, key arms are undamaged, and keywork is still pretty tight and not worn down.) Chem stripped lacquer only requires a very light prepping of the brass before the new lacquer is sprayed on, so in and of itself, it leaves the horn nearly as good as new. However, that’s not what the market things, so you get one of the best tenors ever for the price of a used Yamaha or the price of 1 1/2 Yas-26 tenors, which is truly insane. But true, at least for the present, till the market catches up to reason and good taste. This tenor plays down to low Bb as is, but the pads are older, and you have to work for the low register. That said, it’s clear that it will be a good player overhauled, so get it, and get it done well, and you’ll have a real gem at a bargain price.

    Only one available!

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    King Super 20 Tenor Full Pearls Silver Neck Good Shape Relacquer Old Pads Great Deal 298205

    $ 3,650

    If you want a nice early serial King Super 20 tenor sax that has an old relacquer and makes it way less expensive, that’s what this is. It has old pads, and it has had some small dents removed from the back of the bow / body tube that are now gone and look fine. Get it overhauled, and you’ll have a top grade tenor for about the cost of a pro Yamaha, which is great.

  • 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.

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    King Super 20 Tenor Original Lacquer 349080 Fresh Overhaul Excellent!

    $ 5,900

    Freshly overhauled third series King Super 20 tenor saxophone. This gets my ‘exceptionally fine player’ designation, and it deserves it. The third series Super 20’s are for folks who want a Super 20 that sounds great, but who want the keywork to feel as modern as possible. It’s quite comfortable and fast under the fingers, and it plays effortlessly. You won’t find a better King that checks all the boxes than the series III ones – they lack the side key pearls, but they gain the modern keywork, and they still have the solid silver, double-socket neck that gives the horn a lot of its characteristic tone. This horn just got a complete mechanical overhaul, so it’s just as tight and snappy and new-feeling as can be. It was one owner, original pads before that, so this has never been messed with, and it plays great now and is ready for its next several decades of music making. If you want a tenor that is powerful, full-throated, projecting, and not too bright, but not very dark either, that’s what a Super 20 does really well. The upper register projects a ton without getting thin like a Selmer does, and the low register shakes the walls. Plus the price is the same as you pay for a Yamaha EX and only a little higher than the boutique Taiwanese horns now go for, which is kind of wild.

    Only one available!

  • King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Full Pearls Original Lacquer Matt Stohrer Overhaul Exceptional 319719

    $ 7,950

    This is a primo Super 20 tenor – best of the best. These are the fresh photos with a Matt Stohrer overhaul just completed.  He does Super 20’s SO well. This is now the tenor that I play in the shop when I want to play a tenor. It’s fantastic.

  • 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 Excellent Condition Original Lacquer 223190 Beautiful!

    $ 6,500

    As you may know if you read around on this site, I love King saxophones. Zephyr Specials and earlier Super 20’s are my favorites above all. I love the keywork, with its ‘light flutelike action’ (as King advertized it). I think it feels great to play! The tone is a special combination of medium dark, tons of power, a wide sound with a solid core, and an amazing amount of resonance in the body tube under your fingers when you push it even a little bit. And there just isn’t a more beautiful saxophone. It’s nearly impossible to take a bad photo of a Zephyr Special – the dark chocolate lacquer, the stunning key cup engraving, the key guards, the strap hook, pearls everywhere, and of course the solid silver, double-socket neck. The neck on this one even still has some original pink lacquer on it in a few places, which you seldom see. The serial numbers match on neck and body, and the only past repairs are some small dents removed from the back of the bow/body tube area that are now gone and done just right.

    If you get this horn overhauled by someone like Matt Stohrer, who plays a ZS himself, you will be playing one of THE BEST tenors ever. It’s just so much fun. And in the scheme of things, as musical instruments go, this is like the price of a student cello, or an average Les Paul, or a new Taiwanese horn plus $1500. It’s kind of nuts that you can get a horn of this quality for this price.

    Only one available!

  • Martin Home Model Unbelievable Condition! C Melody Simplified Collectible!

    $ 1,000
  • Selmer Balanced Action Tenor 24461 Relacquered Freshly Overhauled Great Price

    $ 6,450
  • Selmer Balanced Action Tenor Refinished Good Condition 29292

    $ 7,850

    This is my favorite vintage of Selmer Balanced Action tenor. It’s currently getting a top shelf overhaul! That is included in the price. It will be done with slightly domed brass TM resonators that are reusable and made in USA. This will be a fantastic deal when it’s ready in a few weeks. Buy it now to reserve it. It was one-owner, a pro player in Florida, who took great care of it the whole time until now. These horns will outlive all of us, if we take proper care of them. That’s what’s happening to this one.

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1956 Relacquer Great Deal Incl Overhaul! 65412

    $ 8,500

    If you want a 5-digit VI tenor that plays great and is overhauled to the top level, this is it. This is a great deal for this 5 digit Mark VI tenor from 1956. It’s American-engraved with original neck with matching serial number. There are no dents or dings, and the older pads were still sealing when I got it, but it was going to be time to overhaul it soon, so it just got a full mechanical overhaul with all new everything (leaving the lacquer of course) and with slightly domed reusable metal resonators like Selmer used back in the day.

    Condition wise, it’s worth mentioning that it was definitely buffed when it was relacquered – the bell engraving is still visible for sure, but it was originally very deeply cut at this serial range, and the palm key tone holes are shorter than they were originally because of buffing. It still tunes fine up top, since we can easily set the key heights on the palm keys individually, but it’s worth mentioning.

    With the overhaul, this an an absolutely effortless player, with a dark, powerful, focused, projecting tone that is loud and fat sounding. These 60k VI’s are always really popular with people who have played a lot of Selmer tenors, because they really have a special, dark, powerful tone that is what made the Mark VI so popular in the 50’s.

    If you’re looking for a VI tenor from basically the best serial range, with a great tone, great ergonomics, good intonation, and that costs a lot less than most VI’s, and is mechanically top shape, then that’s what this is.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1963 Refinish Great Deal 105156

    $ 5,450
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Old Varitone Fully Engraved + AfterMarket Silver Plate Job Big Player 141570

    $ 6,000

    This is a really powerful Mark VI tenor that was one-owner, and well played and loved its entire life so far. The original owner had the varitone pickup system removed from the bell, and he then had the horn fully engraved, neck to bell flare by Sherry Huntley, and then silver plated. It has the Selmer factory pickup port still present in the neck, which you could use for recording or to run through effects pedals if you want to, and it would work great. Or just ignore it and it plays like a regular Mark VI. The current pads are medium way through their usable life. This horn was frequently maintained by a local shop here, including just a few weeks ago, and they are still sealing well. If you want a powerful, medium bright Mark VI tenor that also turns heads with its silver plate finish and full engraving, and you want that all for a low price, since the silver is aftermarket, that’s what you’re getting. It’s a great value in a Mark VI, because this horn has always been well cared-for, and it had a ton of money put into it in the engraving (+$750 or more) plus the plating (+$2k at least).

    Only one available!

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    Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Exceptional Player In my Top 3! 56439

    This Mark VI was selected by Zoot Sims for his best friend when they were tenor players together in NYC in the 50s. His friend’s widow sold it to a friend of mine. It was overhauled by Matt Stohrer about 8 years ago and just got a fresh COA by Matt Stohrer. It is in the top 3 VI tenors I’ve played (currently sitting at #2), which is saying a lot. This is legitimately a fantastic VI tenor that is dark, powerful, focused, and extremely responsive. The original neck is perfect. It has honest wear in the lacquer but has been very well cared-for its entire life. If you want a VI that is top top shelf, this is for you. I’m going to miss this one. If it suddenly disappears from the site, that’s because I decided I had to keep it.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Fresh Overhaul High F# 218292

    $ 5,750
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Good Condition 227016

    $ 5,350
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Worn Original Lacquer 1967 140547 Great Deal!

    $ 6,750

    This is a chance to get a worn original VI from 1967 with older pads for a bargain price (for a VI). This vintage of Mark VI tenor tends to have a TON of projection and power. The tone is medium between bright and dark –  not super dark, not super bright and thin. Depending on mouthpiece, you can take it in lots of directions. This was owned by the same guy for the past several decades. He played it a lot because it plays well. It still plays well, and just got tuned up. It’s time for a fresh overhaul on it, in my opinion, so if you like the worn look on a Selmer, and you want it original lacquer, and you want to be able to afford to overhaul it your way, but not be into it for too much money, then that’s what this is.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer New Largebore Tenor Original Silver Very Good Condition 8576

    $ 4,200
  • Selmer Radio Improved Tenor 18948 Original Silver Plate Overhauled Excellent!

    $ 11,500

    As I’ve said before, the Selmer Radio Improved is one of my favorite saxophones of all time. I have two tenors in my personal collection that have special engraving, and then this one, which is an outstanding player. I’m putting this one up for sale because it really deserves to be played by someone serious. These horns have such a special tone that is fatter and more Conn-like than a later Selmer (SBA/Mark VI) and that has a much more full sounding upper register than an SBA or VI. But unlike a Conn, this still sounds definitely like a Selmer with a lyrical, ‘French’ core tone and Selmer keywork and build quality. With only 490 RI Tenors made, in total, this is without a doubt one of the nicest ones in existence. I have owned two silver RI tenors over the years, and this one is the one I kept the longest. It has a great overhaul and just got a fresh checkup by Matt Stohrer immediately pre-sale. This is setup for a player who moves a lot of air and is looking for a big, room-filling sound. The spring tensions are a little stiffer than average, so keys don’t blow open, and it has a second strap hook for better balance if you want that. It is currently in a ProTec, but. have some other case options available. The resonators are slightly domed metal, reusable, and the Italian leather pads are by Pisoni, who makes the best pads in the world.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Radio Improved Tenor 20158 Rare – Low price, Fair Condition Needs Overhaul!

    $ 3,350
  • Selmer Radio Improved Tenor American Engraved Excellent! 19568

    $ 8,950
  • Selmer Reference 36 Tenor Near Mint Amazing Plus Fresh Overhaul! 689809

    $ 7,250
  • Selmer SBA Tenor Original Silver Plate Excellent Condition Overhauled 35k

    $ 16,500

    This is a gorgeous Chris Potter/ Joshua Redman serial Selmer SBA Tenor in original silver plate. Nearly all of the original silver plate is still intact. This amazing Super Balanced Action tenor just got a full overhaul in Paris followed by a thorough, full day setup here to get it just how I like. It plays its absolute best now, and is effortless in all registers. As with all of these, the low C-Bb are a bit sharp, so you lip them down a little. I am used to this from playing my RI’s and BA’s and it’s no big deal.  This SBA feels like a brand new saxophone under the fingers, and it looks even more beautiful in person than in the pictures. I’m selling this in a brand new BAM Cabine tenor case in silver, which really sets off the look of the horn, and represents about a $400+ added value included in the price. You’d be hard pressed to find a nicer, cleaner, better playing example of an early SBA. It will also go up in value while you own it. I wouldn’t be surprised if it went up quite a bit, because this is definitely one of the best examples of this type of SBA tenor in existence.

    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!

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    Selmer Super Sax / Radio Improved / Balanced Action Tenor NECK Fair Condition Hard to Find!

    $ 1,150

    From the collection of Adam Niewood, this is a very hard to find original neck for a Selmer tenor saxophone from the 1930’s. Comparing it to others in my collection, I’d say it’s probably from a Super Sax or late New LargeBore, which on tenor means approximately 14k-17k serial number. It has a patch on the bottom of the neck where the braze needed to be repaired. I just got that done by Aaron Barnard in Cedar Rapids (who is superb at this), and it’s now looking and playing its best. If you have a New Largebore or Selmer Super Sax with no neck, then this would be an essential article to get. It’s well worth the price. You never see these for sale. It’s shorter than a BA, SBA, or VI neck by the way.

  • SML King Marigaux Tenor Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 22245

    $ 2,350

    This is an SML Gold Medal II Tenor, which is pretty much just a Gold Medal 1 with straight tone holes instead of rolled tone holes. This difference makes the price lower, but it also makes the horn easier to maintain, as more repair shops are comfortable seating pads on normal, straight tone holes, than on rolled ones. Anyway, most of these say King Marigaux on the bell (sold under the King name, but also with Marigaux (the M in SML) after the King for clarity. The tone is dark, full, and powerful, but with a more solid core to it than a Conn. SML was originally envisioned as a company offering a French saxophone that played as well as a Conn (as opposed to backward and behind-the-times Selmer). As such, you’ll hear a lot of Conn wideness and darkness to the tone. Yet SML has a sound and feel all its own. As a small company, it was keen on innovation, so the Rev D and Gold Medal 1-2 horns all have a host of design improvements that increase their playability. In particular, you’ll notice the neck tightening ring with four slits for even tightening. This is a great idea, and was recently copied on the Selmer Supreme saxophones. The springs are also very intelligently designed so that the key feel is snappy and even throughout. There are about a score of other improvements touted by SML that you can read about if you google it. This horn is in excellent condition, and just had a few small dings removed pre-sale. It still has its original pads, so nobody has ever messed with it, and it’s ready for its first complete pad job now. That’s how I like to buy saxophones myself. I may get it overhauled here if it is here long enough. These horns are SO fun to play. I have one similar to this in my personal collection, and it blows people away when they try it. They’re all very good. It’s just a matter of getting one that is in excellent condition to start with, and then doing a smart overhaul on it. I recommend Pisoni Italian leather pads and flat or slightly domed medium sized metal resonators. That works great on these. It’s priced to sell. You won’t believe what a great pro tenor you get for less than a nicer Taiwanese horn or Yamaha now costs. And you also sound different from everybody else. Lush and fat like Dexter Gordon, but with more modern keywork than a Conn.

    Only one available!

  • 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.

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

    $ 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.
  • Yamaha Custom YTS-82ZU Unlacquered Tenor Excellent Condition E52834

    $ 3,850
  • Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Very Good Condition 370891

    $ 1,200
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    Yamaha YTS-52 Tenor Very Good Condition 1980s Great Deal 18696A

    $ 2,250

    On Hold 10/3/22

    This beautiful YTS-52 Tenor was just completely disassembled, cleaned, oiled, and had a very thorough playing condition job done. About half the pads are new, as are all the adjustment materials. The rest of the pads were still in great shape, so we left them.  So it looks, plays, and feels like a new saxophone. It has no damage and no resolders. The previous owner took excellent care of it, and it looks excellent.

    It plays beautifully, with a rich, effortless low register, and excellent intonation throughout. I love the 1980’s Yamaha tenors, because they have a warm, complex, vintage-leaning tone that reminds me of a Mark VI, but with even more comfortable keywork than a VI, with great intonation, and for a way lower price. These are great quality tenors, and  are much better built than you would expect from a horn at this price. If you want a tenor with modern key work that does it all and that has new pads and is ready to go for many years with minimal maintenance, this is it! Only one available!

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

    $ 3,798

    The YTS-62III Tenor saxophone from Yamaha is the go-to, top recommended first professional tenor from most teachers and band directors I have talked to over the years. Again and again online, someone asks something like, “We want to get our daughter/son a good saxophone. Our budget is around $3750. What should we get?” The most common answer is basically always a Yamaha 62 tenor. Why? It just works. It’s a professional horn that is extremely reliable and made in Japan, with excellent build quality, great intonation, and a top quality factory setup. You can use virtually any mouthpiece on it, and it will still tune well. That lets you take the (admittedly rather vanilla) tone in myriad directions. Yamaha is a conservative company, and their crowd pleaser YTS-62III tenor saxophone is meant to get the job done without over-determining the tone. It’s clear, medium bright, and round. Not too loud and in your face, not very dark or too bright. Not very smoky or complex. But you can add most of that back in with a well-chosen mouthpiece.

    It’s hard to keep these horns in stock, as Yamaha has been backordered on them for a long time. I have some more coming in pretty soon (Maybe June 2022) These come with a new horn checkup before they go to you, meaning my (experienced/skilled/picky) repairman makes sure that the horn plays like it should. Often there are 2 or three little tweaks that take the horn from good to great, and that’s actually a big added value to you to have us do that before you get it. Most of the differerces between new horns of the same model at a store are due to the lack of a good new horn checkup.

  • Yamaha YTS-875B Black Lacquered Custom Tenor Saxophone Very Good Condition

    $ 3,750

    This is the original YTS-875 Tenor before the EX, and it’s the darkest, fattest sounding Yamaha tenor ever. These are great. My first pro tenor was one of these as well, and I only sold it to raise the cash to start GetASax! This one was one-owner, pro-owned and very well cared for. It has good pads and plays effortlessly. These work great for any style of music, and also pair with brighter mouthpieces better than other Yamahas. You can also get a beautiful classical tone on one! So it’s kind of a do-it-all instrument. The only past repair I see is a small dent removed from the bell flare, that isn’t very noticeable. I love the way the black lacquer ones look, with the engraving cut through the finish to show the brass underneath. They’re also rare, hold their value well, and look great on stage.

    Only one available!

  • Yanagisawa T901 Professional Tenor Saxophone Excellent Condition Plays Great! 336305

    $ 3,150