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Guardala Handmade Studio Baritone Saxophone Mouthpiece #18 Super Early Original .112$ 2,250
Super early Guardala handmade Studio Baritone Sax mouthpiece. Serial number 018! Original facing, measures a very playable .112″. Original gold plate; rare, early ‘all the way across’ bite plate; and beautiful (original) flat file work in the chamber. Nice, thin tip and rails. This piece is incredible. It’s an instant pro sound that projects while staying warm. This mouthpiece is on consignment with GetASax. I have seen these sell for much more than the asking price, (like, a LOT more) and these often don’t last long at all. Only one available! Only the 18th one that Guardala made! Shipping price includes tracking and insurance. I’m experienced shipping the best saxophone equipment worldwide.
Meyer USA 6M Medium Chamber Alto Saxophone Moutpiece MPC398$ 165
Nice older (1980’s?) USA Meyer 6M alto piece in a comfortable tip opening for jazz or lead alto in a big band. Better quality than the ones made today. The Meyer is the standard by which other alto pieces are described, and a good Meyer like this is a great starting point for any player who isn’t sure what to get. If you’re a newer player, you might look for a 4 or 5 tip, or use this 6 tip with a softer reed. The tone is warm, full-bodied, and has enough zing to let you play tunes with a pleasant amount of projection and tone but without sounding at all shrill. It’s a good happy medium, and you can take it in many different directions tonally with practice. That’s probably part of why Meyers are historically so popular.
Meyer USA 7M Medium Chamber Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece MPC409 Great! 1980s$ 195
Better than a modern Meyer by a lot, this is a beautiful early 80’s Meyer alto mouthpiece in an original 7 tip. It has nice thin rails and a good facing. Plays easily, and includes the original box. Tip measures .082. Better hard rubber, better finishing, and better facing than a new Meyer.
The Meyer is the standard by which other alto pieces are described, and a good Meyer like this is a great starting point for any player who isn’t sure what to get. The tone is warm, full-bodied, and has enough zing to let you play tunes with a pleasant amount of projection and tone but without sounding at all shrill. It’s a good happy medium, and you can take it in many different directions tonally with practice. That’s probably part of why Meyers are historically so popular.
Yamaha YTS-52 Tenor Saxophone 1980’s Fresh Overhaul Excellent Condition 5474$ 2,350
This early 1980’s Yamaha 52 tenor is hard to beat for the price. The 80’s ‘purple logo’ 62 saxophones are prized for their warm, more complex tone, and they are among my favorite modern saxophones. The 52 from the same era is virtually the identical saxophone, with the same bore, neck, body tube and everything. It lacks a few higher end features that the 62 has (the ‘fat starfish’ engraving, ribs under some posts), but these don’t matter to most people, so it remains an excellent value. You get all the tone, comfortable ergonomics, dependability and ease of playing of a 62 for less money. Plus, this tenor just got a complete overhaul and is all freshly repadded and ready to go for a nice long time. It won’t need anything more than minor upkeep for the next several years, and it is super easy and responsive across all registers.
It can be hard to find a tenor that plays this well for anything like this price. And Yamahas like this are also really easy to get worked on down the road and to keep in good adjustment. Compared to later Yamahas, this one is warmer, more complex, and more like a vintage Selmer (which was Yamaha’s starting point for the early 62 it seems to me), but with better intonation and a more even scale. No wonder these continue to be such popular saxophones.
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