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  • Buescher Aristocrat / Bundy Alto Saxophone 527378 Needs Overhaul

    $ 450
  • Buescher Aristocrat 140 Alto Original Lacquer Very Good Condition

    $ 950

    Great deal on a clean, original lacquer, original pads Buescher 140 alto saxophone. This horn has its original snaps and spuds intact, and is a repad shy of being a VERY good player. Minimal wear, minimal past repairs, neck in good shape. This is a clean one that will be an easy repad job for someone. These are among the most undervalued vintage horns right now!

  • Buescher Selmer Bundy Alto Good Student Horn Older Pads 668568

    $ 150
  • Buescher Super 400 Alto Original Lacquer Overhauled 588166

    $ 1,750
  • Buffet S1 Alto Saxophone Excellent 23821

    $ 2,100

    This is a nice original lacquer Buffet S1 alto in very good physical condition. The pads are older, but it hasn’t been played a ton so you could probably get it into pretty good playing condition without overhauling it. I overhaul horns by default, so I would say tune it up and play it for a while while you save up for an overhaul, and then you can get the total experience of a horn that feels almost new. This has the full S1 keywork with the excellent low C Eb mechanism and the very comfortable LH pinky keys as well. The intonation is great. The tone is big and wide and operatic – French, refined, not too bright, not too dark. I really like these. Original case and case cover are still in great shape as well. The only real lacquer wear is on the back of the bow, which I think is from the sax being played mostly seated in a chair where the lacquer must have touched the chair in that spot only. Sometimes I get horns in that have individual finger marks in certain places in the lacquer from always being picked up the same way. Anyway, I don’t see any evidence of significant damage or significant past repairs either. It’s a nice, clean example priced low enough to be a great deal even after you spend some money on pads.

  • 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.

  • Chateau CAS-20 Student Alto Saxophone Very Good Condition Solid Choice 1412

    $ 600
  • Conn 6M Transitional Alto Saxophone Original Lacquer New York Neck! 275123

    $ 2,450

    This is a beautiful original lacquer pre-war Conn 6M Alto saxophone in excellent condition with the rare and desirable ‘NY’ Neck. I’m not sure why it is called that, but this means the neck without microtuner and with the octave key going over the top and around the tenon in a large loop. This is only the second one I have seen that still had its ‘sombrero’ shaped neck octave key protecting tool in the case. This goes in the neck tenon to keep the loop of the octave key in perfect shape. This 6M has original pads from 1938 and needs an overhaul, but it is priced very low for what you get. These are among the best playing alto saxophones of all time. I play a Conn very much like this myself, and it blows the walls down while also tuning better than almost any other saxophone at the same time. It’s fantastic.

    Only one available!

  • Conn 6M VIII Alto Amazing Condition NY Neck Incredible! 277546

    $ 3,450
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    Conn Early 6M Alto Saxophone 250425

    This is about the 150th Conn 6M made. (The first is #250243, and they made other voices in between that one and 250425.) If you know this site, you’ll know that I especially like these early 6Ms. They play wider and wilder than the also-great-later 6M’s, but they still have the super slick keywork that makes 6M’s great. So it’s kind of a sweet spot if you want great keywork and a big sound. This one needs an overhaul, and it has a few dings, but it’s going to be a superb alto with a little care put into it. Or talk to me about getting it including a fresh overhaul, which I can have done to my picky standards in a couple of weeks’ time.

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    Conn New Wonder 1 Alto Burnished Gold Stunning Portrait Engraved Old Pads 139214

    Gorgeous original gold plated Conn New Wonder 1 alto with portrait and everything. This alto is made of brass, but it has as thick layer of gold plate over a layer of silver plate over the brass. Conn gave lots of special attention and time to these portrait engraved ‘burnished’ gold examples, and this is a beautiful one that made it through its first 100 years to still be in excellent condition today. These are extremely fun altos to play, with a big, wide, velvety, room-filling tone that is full of warmth and sweetness. If you want an alto that is really lyrical and pleasant to listen to, the New Wonder 1 and 2 are probably at the top of the list. What you sacrifice is modern keywork – this has 1920’s ergonomics, so don’t expect to burn it up on this. The intonation is good but flexible. You can bend notes around, so if you’re a ‘biter’ with way too tight of an embouchure, you will have more trouble than if you play with a relaxed or fairly even embouchure. This one has old pads and needs a repad, but hey- it’s gorgeous, in good condition, and burnished gold with extra engraving, so you’re getting a great deal on a work of art that is also very usable as a modern instrument today.

  • Conn New Wonder II Transitional Alto Original Silver Plate 235206

    $ 1,100
  • Couesnon Monopole Conservatoire Series 1 Alto Original Lacquer Old Pads

    $ 1,000
  • GS NEW YORK Alto

    GS NEW YORK Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece – The Best Meyer

    $ 199

    GS NEW YORK Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece Meyer Bros NY Replica

    A great New York Meyer alto mouthpiece just sparkles. The response is clean, warm, and effortlessly free blowing, but centered and with an elusive extra magic to it – even compared to any other version of Meyer.

    The GS NEW YORK is an extremely precise copy of what I think is the best Meyer Bros NY I’ve played. I’ve been collecting NY Meyer alto pieces since I started GetASax, and I just LOVE this particular one.

    I loved it so much, that I spent about a year figuring out how to make an extremely precise copy of it that played with the same magic in each tip opening.

    The GS New York delivers on that goal! People just love to play this mouthpiece. The reviews and emails I receive have been so encouraging to keep this going long-term.

    How does it play? It’s slightly brighter than some NY Meyers, and a little warmer than a NYUSA. Balanced and easy low register and altissimo. Compared to a typical modern Meyer the GS NY will be much more free blowing, less resistant, and will have better projection and sparkle. You can get a Cannonball / Phil Woods vibe going with less effort than on a typical modern Meyer for sure.

    You won’t pick a bad tip opening. They’re all great. People buy the 5 (.072″) , 6 (.076″), and 7 (.080″) tips about equally often.

    People getting their first jazz mouthpiece often ask what to get. I would say, if you’re coming from a Yamaha 4C or S80 C*, get the GS New York 5 tip and try it with a Rigotti 2.5 strong, La Voz medium, D’Addario Select Jazz 3S etc. Or if you struggle with reeds, try a Fibracell Premier 2.5 or 3 for a synthetic reed that doesn’t swell and has a tip profile that fits the GS NY tip shape well.

    Each GS New York is carefully hand faced, including flattening the table, and measuring the facing curve at ten points plus the tip, so you can be sure that the one you get will be just as good as the one that I play personally. If I make a mistake in facing, that mouthpiece doesn’t get sold. Every one that goes out the door measures just how it should. Since the table is flat, consider scraping your reed after soaking for the best results. That one tip changes lots of players’ lives, so I thought I’d highlight it here.

    Due to high demand, I’ve been about a week behind on hand facing lately. But I’ll ship your mouthpiece quickly to make up for that.

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    Holton Stratodyne 234 Alto Good Condition with Old Pads 242174

    $ 1,200
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    Ishimori New Vintage WSA-AF with High F# Alto Cool Patina! Store Demo 664

    This is a new Ishimori New Vintage alto, but we used it to make the GetASax YouTube videos about the Ishimori alto and the GS New York alto mouthpiece. It has the beginnings of a nice patina on the ‘antique finish’ from being used for those videos, and it’s clear that it will continue to patina beautifully. These altos have a big, open-throated sound that combines the upper register fullness of a vintage American alto with the intonation of a modern horn and a Selmer-ish middle and low register. If you want a very good pro alto that does it all, looks cool, and comes with a top quality setup that is built to last, that’s what this is!

  • Keilwerth SX-90R Professional Alto Original Lacquer Near Mint! 114902

    $ 3,250
  • King SilverSonic Alto Near Mint with Gold in the Engraving – Early Series III 358843

    $ 9,000

    This is the nicest King Series III SilverSonic alto that I have seen, and it’s also the earliest serial one that I’ve seen in person. If you’re into Kings, then you already know what this is, but if you’re not, then in my opinion, this is the second best version, and to many players, this is the best version. The Series II Super 20 is what Cannonball played on Kind of Blue and Somethin’ Else, before switching to one of these after the new ones came out (he went through several horns over the course of his career). The Series II has the ‘full pearls’ on side keys etc, and the Series III lacks the extra pearl key touches, but it gains much more modern feeling keywork in exchange, while keeping the full, rich King tone of the Series II. The ones like this, made shortly after the end of the Series II (which ends around 343k serial), have a little warmer tone than the later Series III horns, more like the Series II, in my opinion. That makes this something of a unicorn – excellent to near mint condition, original factory pads and setup still intact like a time capsule. Double socket solid silver neck in perfect shape. No dents or dings. No past repairs. Solid silver bell with the thick decorative gold in the engraving, which makes this extra rare. All in all, hard to beat. You’d need to get it overhauled. I’d be open to using one of my reserved spots with Matt Stohrer to get this overhauled for you, if you wanted to get Matt to do it for you. He overhauled my personal King alto, and it’s just fantastic. His work on these feels like the King factory just finished building the horn for you. If this suddenly disappears from the site, it’s because I decided to keep it. These altos are really hard to beat, and among the best ever made.

    Only one available!

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    King Super 20 Alto 1946 Series 1 Full Pearls Relacquer 283007

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

    $ 6,500

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

    $ 5,200
  • King Super 20 Alto 1954 Full Pearls Relacquer 340636

    $ 3,650

    Hard to beat how much alto you get per dollar with this beautiful lightly-relacquered King Super 20 alto with full pearls and solid silver double socket neck. This is the same version of Super 20 that Cannonball Adderley played on Kind of Blue and Somethin’ Else, and if you pair it with a GS New York in around a 5 tip with a soft reed and relaxed embouchure you can get pretty close to that tone (with practice of course). This is the same model of King that I play on alto as well. They’re really hard to beat for a do-it-all pro alto that feels just great to play, projects excellently well, has wide, fat sounding palm key tone, and a rich, saturated mid-register. Good intonation, beautiful build quality and construction. The fact that this got a new coat of lacquer at some point saves you thousands on the price. Great deal on this one!

  • King Super 20 Alto Full Pearls Original Lacquer Fresh Matt Stohrer Overhaul 339681

    $ 8,000

    One of the best altos ever made, overhauled by Matt Stohrer, who does the best overhaul on a Super 20 I’ve played. This is also one of the best Super 20’s I’ve played! It’s excellent in every way. This is the one you want. Full pearls, silver double-socket neck, engraved bell keys. This is the vintage that Cannonball played on Kind of Blue and Somethin’ Else. I play one exactly like this myself (within a few hundred serial numbers). Super clean and it even has a lot of original lacquer left on the neck, which is kind of a status symbol among King owners. If I write any more about this, I’m going to convince my self I have to keep it, but I can only play one at a time! With the overhaul, it’s a great deal. Original case is also in good shape.

    Only one available!

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    King Zephyr Special Alto Factory Relacquer (Looks Original) Mix of Pads Great Deal 209889

  • Martin Centennial Alto 141263

    $ 1,600
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    Martin Indiana Student Alto Great Tone Great Build Quality Old Pads 55099

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    Selmer Balanced Action Alto 1936 Relacquer Great Deal! 21677

    $ 3,200
  • Selmer Balanced Action Alto 1945 Original Silver Fresh Overhaul 31923

    $ 6,500
  • Selmer Balanced Action Alto Original Lacquer Recent Overhaul Beautiful 24710

    $ 6,000

  • Selmer Balanced Action Alto Recent Overhaul Amazing Condition! 24352

    $ 8,500

    This Selmer Balanced Action alto is about as nice an example as I have seen. It has a recent complete overhaul and plays great! The tone is the reason to buy a BA. I play one myself. They’re really hard to beat for the warm, lyrical, sweet, medium spread tone. It’s not extremely dark – kind of medium between bright and dark on the spectrum, but just warm, spread, and pleasant to listen to. The sound sample below gives you the flavor on a GS New York alto piece, which is a copy of my favorite vintage Meyer Bros NY alto mouthpiece. You could sound cooler and more mellow and Desmond-like on an MC Gregory or Brilhart. I’d love to do another sound sample on that to show the difference if time allows. You won’t find a nicer BA alto for sale as far as I can tell. If you’re a BA junkie, I actually have 5-6 of them right now, everywhere from 21k serial up to 31k serial, and most of them are overhauled! It’s a great time to come play some BA’s.

     

     

  • Selmer Balanced Action Alto Worn Relacquer Getting Overhauled! 27138

    $ 4,000

    If you want a Selmer Balanced Action (and you should, because it is the best sounding Selmer alto ever made), and you don’t want to pay a lot, but you also want it to be in top playing condition with a fresh full overhaul, then I don’t think you will be able to do better than this Balanced Action. I like the 27k BA’s a lot, as they have great intonation, comfortable keywork, and a sweet, warm, gorgeous Selmer tone. You can sound like Jimmy Dorsey on one, or like Paul Desmond, or any number of other players, with a lot of practice and a cooperative mouthpiece. The tone is so pleasant that you will find yourself getting compliments from ‘regular people’ who may hear you playing and just want to come over and let you know how nice it is to hear you. I’m not kidding! Try this with our upcoming MC Gregory Model A copy GS mouthpiece or with our GS Brilhart Tonalin copy, and you’ll get a cool, West Coast type of sound on this BA without having to work hard for it.

    Only one available!

  • 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

    $ 6,750

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1960 Original Lacquer Older Pads Good Condition 87926

    $ 7,500
  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1962 Original Satin Silver Gorgeous Freshly Overhauled! 106288

    $ 7,500
  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1964 Original Lacquer Exceptional Player 113249

    $ 8,500

    Selmer Mark VI Alto from 1964 with a top shelf overhaul done through GetASax. This alto is an exceptionally fine player. It is just effortless to play with a dark, powerful, tenor-like tone and feel. The early 100k range are my overall favorite Mark VI’s for tone, and this is one of the best of those that I have played. Check out Tyler playing it below (with his GS New York 7 tip alto piece, Echomaster ligature, and Rigotti 3 medium reed). This includes the overhaul the horn, and the nearly new condition BAM Cabine alto case in black. Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1965 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 129247

    $ 7,750

    Beautiful condition 1965 Selmer Mark VI Alto saxophone with original lacquer and American engraving. The neck has the matching serial number to the body. It has some stand scratches on the bell, and some miscellaneous wear from use, but it is as nice as can be. The pads are in gret condition! This was a one owner horn that was well cared for its entire life. Now it’s ready for a new owner to take care of it for its next 60 years.

    The tone is dark, powerful, and focused with lots of projection. I like the mid 60’s VI altos the best for tone out of all of the VI altos.

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    Selmer Mark VI Alto 1967 Original Lacquer Great Player Fresh Overhaul 150707

    Fantastic player. This is a fully overhauled original lacquer Selmer Mark VI Alto from the best serial range for altos all-around in my opinion. My personal VI alto is this version as well. It had some dings removed from the back of the body tube and was played a fair amount by its original owner, who took good care of it!

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1971 Original Lacquer Recent Overhaul Excellent Player! 190655

    $ 7,000

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1972 Original Lacquer American Engraved 194784

    $ 6,750

    This beautiful original lacquer Selmer Mark VI alto is just got a complete overhaul, which means it has all new pads, corks, felts, complete cleaning, new oil, thorough setup and everything feeling like a new horn under the fingers. An overhaul means it’s almost like buying a new saxophone, in terms of upkeep, playability, feel, reliability etc. The Mark VI is one of the best built saxophones ever, and it is also one of the easiest to repair, so if you’re comparing this to a new Selmer or a Yamaha or Keilwerth or whatever, this horn actually wins in the reliability and build quality departments. And the tone is also much nicer! The later serial VI’s are just about the best of the Mark VI altos. You get a warm, gorgeous, medium focused, medium bright, flexible tone. Great intonation (better than the early VI’s), excellent ergonomics, easy altissimo, saturated effortless low register, and the delight of playing what is basically THE professional saxophone. From classical to jazz to commercial music, the VI has a versatility that lets you do it all on one horn better than anything else ever made (including to this day). And the later VI altos are less expensive than the earlier ones too. This one costs less than a new Selmer and gives you better everything, even including the cost of the complete overhaul. Plus it goes up in value while you play and enjoy it. It is really hard to beat all those considerations taken together when you’re thinking about what professional alto saxophone to buy.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1974 Original Lacquer American Engraved Plays Great! 211023

    $ 5,500

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    Selmer Mark VI Alto 1974 Original Lacquer Fresh Overhaul 220833

    $ 3,200

    This is a GREAT playing Mark VI alto that really does everything well. It just got a fresh top shelf overhaul, and it is now playing like a brand new saxophone. The pads are Italian leather Pisoni, and the resonators are nice Selmer style slightly domed reusable brass. It feels dry and snappy under the fingers and the low register up to altissimo is effortless! The later serial VI altos are probably the best deal on a Selmer, because they sell for lower prices than the early VI altos, but they have better intonation and easier low register than any other VI altos. They also have a beautiful tone that is medium between bright and dark, works with almost any mouthpiece, and can play anything from classical to rock. This one is original lacquer, with American engraving. The original lacquer is almost all intact, with just some normal wear from use. It’s a one owner horn before I got it and overhauled it for you!

    It makes you want to just keep playing. You won’t want to put it down. Plus it will go up in value while you enjoy it. That’s hard to beat.

    Only one available!

     

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1975 Worn Original Lacquer Great Deal! 237791

    $ 3,950
  • Selmer Mark VI Alto Original Lacquer Excellent 229239

    $ 6,000

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto Original Lacquer Good Condition Old Pads Relacquered Neck 197380

    $ 4,350

    Good deal on this original lacquer Selmer Mark VI alto. It looks to me like the neck was relacquered at some point, which was done well. As a result, you can save some money on this alto, despite the fact that the neck’s getting a new coat of paint shouldn’t affect anything about the saxophone’s playability. (Relacquering tends to affect things like the key fit of the body of the sax, or sometimes the tone holes, but these are not issues on a neck.)

    This sax is on consignment, and I haven’t been able to overhaul it myself, but for this price, you can have your favorite repair shop overhaul it and still come out thousands below the price of a new Selmer, for something that sounds better!

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VII Alto Original Lacquer American Engraved 256747

    $ 3,450
  • Selmer Mark VII Alto Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 244921

    $ 3,150
  • Selmer Prelude Student Alto Very Good Condition

    $ 600
  • Selmer Radio Improved Alto Original Lacquer, Recent Overhaul 19276

    $ 4,250

    This is a fantastic, overhauled, original lacquer Selmer Radio Improved alto in excellent condition! If you read around on here a bit, you’ll see that I love Selmers from the 1930’s and the Radio Improved in particular. This one has most of its original lacquer intact, and is in quite good condition. it is also in great playing condition with a recent overhaul done by Jack Finucane from a few years or so ago before he stopped doing overhauls, and feels nice and snappy under the fingers. The resonators look like a Reso-Tech set made to match the vintage Selmer Tonex resos, but slightly oversized, and very slightly domed. They are a good match for the horn, and they almost look like vintage Selmer resonators. This has barely been played since the overhaul and is all fresh and nice.

    The tone of a Radio Improved alto is the reason to buy it. It’s like a Selmer blended with a Conn almost- delicate lyrical core that reminds me of an SBA, but with a wider, warmer, more spread feel like a Conn. The keywork is not modern. This is before the ‘Balanced Action’ keywork improvements, so you will have to get used to the left hand pinky keys if you haven’t played a vintage horn before. If you have, then it’s no problem. I barely notice keywork differences anymore after playing all the different styles out there. This one is more comfortable than most, and I like the direct action bell key mechanism.

    The original lacquer is in beautiful shape and looks great – deep honey gold. The only spot that isn’t original lacquer (and you’d have to really look closely to tell this) is at the neck receiver, where it looks like Jack had to resolder the neck receiver and then mix up some matching lacquer to over spray there. The only way to tell is that there’s just a little sign of overspray of the new lacquer on top of the original lacquer just below the receiver. That resolder often needs to be done on a 30’s Selmer to make the neck receiver strong again after 80+ years of use. (It was done on my personal RI, so I specially look for it). These horns are very uncommon, and this one is nicer than the great majority of RI’s out there. Only 1140 RI altos were made, and this is probably in the top 10% of those.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Reference 54 Alto Kookaburra Exc Cond Fresh Full Overhaul! 700124

    $ 5,750

    This Selmer Reference 54 alto is completely overhauled, which sets it far apart from other used modern Selmers that you will find on the market. This is also the Kookaburra edition. I understand they made 340 of these for the US market. They do seem to sell a little higher than the average Reference 54. I love how these horns play once they get a good overhaul. The odd thing is, they can be in nearly new condition, as this one is, and yet still need an overhaul to play well. As you probably know, unless you’re just getting into nice saxophones, an overhaul is a big job, and means that everything is rebuilt and replaced that is disposable on the saxophone. It takes a few days worth of skilled labor and a few hundred dollars worth of materials, so it’s not cheap. The result is a saxophone that plays and feels better than new, as this one does. It’s a deal at this price. The Reference 54 is my favorite modern Selmer.

    Original case is included, also in excellent condition.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Reference 54 Alto Saxophone Flamingo Dark Lacquer Plays Great! 708286

    $ 5,450

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    Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Very Good Condition 499176

    $ 3,250
  • Selmer Super Balanced Action Alto Original Lacquer Recent Overhaul Great Deal! 48624

    $ 6,500

  • Selmer Super Sax Alto Saxophone Original Silver Plate American Engraved Amazing 17875

    $ 4,250

    This is an absolute gem of a vintage Selmer alto. It’s a time capsule with original factory lacquer over the original silver plate and original pads, original case, and all-around a remarkably beautiful American-engraved Super (‘cigar cutter’) alto. These altos play with a sweet, lyrical tone that feels about halfway between what you think of as a Selmer, and how a vintage Conn feels to play. That’s not so surprising, since at the time, Conn was the foremost saxophone maker, and all other brands wanted to get some of the Conn wideness into their tone.

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    Trevor James Signature Custom Raw Alto T8919

  • Yamaha YAS-23 Alto Fresh Full Overhaul – Best First Alto Excellent Condition 378879

    $ 1,450

    Who spends $1000 to overhaul a YAS-23 and sells it for a $50 profit? GetASax, that’s who.

    Almost every good saxophonist I know started off playing a YAS-23. There’s something about the way these horns are designed and put together that just makes them PLAY. If you ever get a chance to play an overhauled 23 alto, don’t turn up your nose. They are great horns. Lively, projecting, in tune, comfortable under the fingers and built like a tank but without being heavy. No wonder they’re the horn everyone recommends to students. Trouble is, most 23’s have 20-35 year old pads at this point, and they need an overhaul. Unlike nearly any other student saxophone ever made, the 23 actually deserves and warrants an overhaul. So if you want the best, for $1000 less than a new YAS-26 (which, frankly, is a silly price for 26 but whatever), then get this! I try to keep one or two around at any given time. Pair this with a GS New York for a great jazz tone. Pair it with the upcoming GS Hyperion (Brilhart Tonalin Great Neck alto copy) and you’ll have a beautiful cool jazz / do-it-all alto tone.

     

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    Yamaha YAS-52 Alto Purple Logo Excellent Condition New Pads 5020

    $ 1,750
  • Yamaha YAS-62 Alto 36702 Plays Great

    $ 2,750

    This is a beautiful Yamaha YAS-62 professional alto saxophone that also happens to cost only a little more than a new YAS-26 student saxophone. It really shows how good an idea it is to buy a used pro horn, compared to a new student level saxophone. This 62 just got out of the repair shop and had a full checkup with a few pads replaced and everything adjusted. It is in very good condition with only minor wear from use, and it will be an excellent saxophone to own and play and enjoy, that will also hold its value well if you ever want to sell it. The 62 has been the standard saxophone that teachers recommend that you get, for a good reason.

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    Yamaha YAS-62III Alto Saxophone Brand New with Warranty!

    The YAS-62III Alto saxophone from Yamaha is the go-to, top recommended first professional alto saxophone 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 $3000. What should we get?” The most common answer is basically always a Yamaha YAS-62III alto. 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 YAS-62III alto 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. Works for classical or jazz.

    It’s hard to keep these horns in stock, as Yamaha has been backordered on them for a long time. I have one available late September, 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.

  • Yanagisawa A-9933 Elite Alto Solid Silver with Gold Plated Neck 214725

    $ 3,950

  • Yanagisawa AWO1 Professional Alto Saxophone New + Setup – Fantastic Deal! A901

    $ 3,450

    Available now!

    New in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO1 Alto saxophone. This is probably the best deal overall in a modern alto, period. This horn just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO1 Alto Saxophone, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this deal!

    If you’re wondering, the AWO1 is the brass version of Yanagisawa’s professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A901 model. It has a more open and vibrating feel than the heavier-built AWO10 (which is also a fantastic alto, but more expensive). My first good alto was one of these. If you want the best alto for the money, that would be the Yanagisawa AWO1. And when you go to re-sell it, you can get most to all of your money back, which is the opposite of most new saxophones.

    Any questions, feel free to ask!

  • Yanagisawa AWO10 Elite Professional Alto Saxophone Brand New Fantastic Deal! A991

    $ 4,250

    Mint, unplayed, new in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO10 Alto saxophone. It’s also a fantastic deal. The AWO10 (formerly called A991) is Yanagisawa’s top of the line saxophone, made of solid brass, like most saxophones (as distinguished from their bronze and silver options that are significantly more expensive.)  This AWO10 just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO10, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

    If you’re wondering, the AWO10 is the brass version of Yanagisawa’s top line professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A991 model. It has sturdier ‘ribbed construction’ and double arms on the bell keys, to distinguish it from its extremely similar but less expensive sibling, the AWO1 (A901). The Yanagisawa AWO10 also has the underslung neck octave key mechanism and fancy hand engraving. I love how the neck octave key looks and works. My first good alto was a Yanagisawa, and I never would have needed to upgrade from it. The tone is medium bright, clear, and round, with a crisp projection to it. With a classical mouthpiece, it darkens up beautifully while still shimmering. For jazz, it’s a natural lead alto with a brighter mouthpiece, like the GS New York or many others. The intonation is excellent. Keywork is super comfortable. The build quality that Yanagisawa offers is the best of any saxophone, and yet the price is lower than many of its competitors. That’s why Yanagisawa is SO popular among pro sax players, and why its saxophones are often back ordered with long waits. Here’s your chance to grab one at a SUPER price that is all setup and ready to go for many years making beautiful music dependably. It’s the Lexus of modern saxophones, and it just makes playing effortless.

    Any questions, feel free to ask!

  • Yanagisawa AWO2 Solid Bronze Alto Saxophone Brand New + Setup! A902

    $ 4,000

    Available now!

    Brand new, unplayed, in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO2 Alto saxophone. This is probably the best deal overall in a modern alto period. This horn just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO2, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

    If you’re wondering, the WO2 is the bronze version of Yanagisawa’s professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A902 model. It has a more open and vibrating feel than the heavier-built AWO20 (which is also a fantastic alto, but more expensive). My first good alto was one of these. And the solid bronze adds more depth and complexity to the tone – kind of a thick heart to the core of the tone. It’s quite easy to hear once you get used to it and play the different Yanagisawa saxophones. The AWO2 (A902) and AWO20 (A992) are my favorites, closely followed by AWO1 (A901) and AWO10 (A991) (same horns but in brass instead of bronze).

    Any questions, feel free to ask!

  • Yanagisawa AWO20 Solid Bronze Alto Saxophone Brand New Fantastic Deal! A992

    $ 4,850

    Available now!

    Mint, unplayed, new in the plastic Yanagisawa AWO20 Alto saxophone. This is probably the best deal on this saxophone that you will find anywhere.  The AWO20 (formerly called A992) is the best horn that Yanagisawa makes in my opinion (I prefer it to the solid silver ones.) This AWO20 just got checked out post shipping and is ready to play its very best right out of the case when you get it. It’s completely mint, with factory box and paperwork etc. You won’t find a better playing Yanagisawa AWO2o, nor will you find a better price. I have an extremely limited number of these that I can offer you at this sale price. Good luck to the few people who are able to jump on this amazing deal!

    If you’re wondering, the WO20 is the bronze version of Yanagisawa’s top line professional alto. This is the new name of what used to be the A992 model. It has sturdier ‘ribbed construction’ and double arms on the bell keys, to distinguish it from its extremely similar but less expensive sibling, the AWO2 (A902). The Yanagisawa AWO20 also has the underslung neck octave key mechanism and fancy hand engraving. I love how the neck octave key looks and works. My first good alto was a Yanagisawa, and I never would have needed to upgrade from it. The solid bronze adds more depth and complexity to the tone compared to brass – kind of a thick heart to the core of the tone. It’s quite easy to hear once you get used to it and play the different Yanagisawa saxophones. The AWO2 (A902) and AWO20 (A992) are my favorites, closely followed by AWO1 (A901) and AWO10 (A991) (same horns but in brass instead of bronze, and a little less expensive).

    Any questions, feel free to ask!