1950s

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  • Buffet Super Dynaction Alto 16883 Original Lacquer Good Condition Old Pads

    $ 1,250

    Buffet Super Dynaction alto saxophone with original lacquer. This alto came from a collector who favored Buffet saxophones, and it is priced to sell, in good condition. It has had some dings removed, and the pads are old, but you’ll get an excellent pro alto for a bargain price if you get this and get it overhauled. It has the ‘sparkle’ lacquer that the earlier serial Buffet Super Dynaction saxophones have. The earlier ones like this also play darker, and look great too. The original case comes with it. They’re one of the few saxophones along with the Mark VI and the Couf Superba 1 that have a complex, interesting, vintage tone, but keywork that feels more or less modern under the fingers. Intonation is also typically quite good, as you might expect from Buffet Crampon Paris.

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    King Super 20 Alto 1950 Original Lacquer Recent Overhaul Full Pearls Excellent Condition 313044

  • King Super 20 Alto 1953 Full Pearls Original Lacquer Recent Overhaul! 323895

    $ 5,200
  • King Super 20 Tenor 1953 Full Pearls Amazing Condition Original Pads 331197

    $ 7,500
  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1956 (worn) Original Lacquer Good Condition Euro 64353

    $ 6,500
  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1959 Good Pads Relacquer Great Player! 78750

    $ 5,950

    This is a true players horn, meaning it plays better than it costs and comes from the best vintage of Mark VI, but is still relatively affordable. It’s a Selmer Mark VI Alto from 1959 with American engraving and a good overhaul. It has red painted leather pads and slightly domed Selmer style metal resonators, and the pad work feels nice and dry and snappy under the fingers. This horn has been played a lot, as you can see from the swedging marks on the octave mechanism. It’s been played because it plays well, and it has been well cared for with the relacquer job having been done very carefully so that the engraving still looks fresh and original. It has the high F# key, as you can see. The neck is probably not the original Mark VI neck for this alto, since there is no matching serial number on it. Or it could be that just the neck tenon has been replaced (as it’s a high wear area on a pro saxophone) and the neck could be original. You can see a little solder beneath the Selmer neck badge that points in that direction.

    As you can see, there are several ergonomic improvements on the keywork that are removable if you want – low Bb extension, palm key bumpers etc. These are nicely made and expensive to get added to your horn like this. You also get an extremely nice condition Walt Johnson alto case, which is the best alto saxophone case ever made if you’re a gigging musician. You’d be hard pressed to find a better overall Mark VI alto for the price if you don’t mind the new coat of lacquer and your priority is getting an early serial alto that is ready to go.

    Only one available!

     

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1955 Silver Plated Replate Very Good Condition Plays Great 57291

    $ 8,250

  • Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor 1954 Near Mint Original Lacquer Original Pads Amazing 53933

    $ 22,500

    Well, I’m asking a lot for this one, but there hasn’t been an original pads, original case, undamaged, American-engraved, original lacquer Selmer SBA tenor on the site in quite some time, and I think it’s rare and great enough to warrant it. The nicest violins, guitars, flutes, bassoons, pianos, cellos – almost any other instrument – are all way more expensive than this, so I think it’s pretty reasonable relatively speaking. The original case is beautiful, original pads and Tone-x resonators are intact. No damage at all. This one is great!