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  • Buffet Keilwerth Expression Tenor Excellent Condition

    $ 1,900

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

    Only one available!

  • Buffet R13 Clarinet Excellent Condition Very Clean

    $ 1,950
  • Conn 8M C Melody Unbelievable Condition Fresh Overhaul Original Silver Naked Lady 274636

    $ 6,500
  • Sold Out

    Conn New Wonder 1 C soprano 136795 Excellent Condition Original Silver Plate RARE

    $ 1,350

    Price just reduced! This is an excellent deal on a beautiful Conn C soprano in original silver plate. This C soprano has good pads and plays well on them! You can’t find This is on consignment from a serious Conn collector who has excellent taste in saxophones! It almost looks new, the original silver plate is in such good shape. There are at least a few nice vintage Bb Conn sopranos out there, but a C soprano is at least 5x as rare. You don’t see these available often at all. And this one is about as nice as they come! You couldn’t buy a C soprano and get it overhauled for this price. Let alone with a working mouthpiece, which this one has. (It’s a stubby vintage mouthpiece, but the markings are worn off – not sure of the make.) C sopranos are hard to play in tune (as are Bb sopranos), but who cares? They’re tons of fun! And this sounds way richer and darker than any modern Bb soprano because it’s a Conn.  It currently has no case, but we can work something out if you talk to me about options.

    Only one available! Time to get a cool horn that’s fun to play, and stop transposing.

  • Conn Transitional Alto Silver Art Deco Excellent Condition Orig Pads 247007

    $ 1,950
  • Keilwerth SX90R SHADOW Alto Saxophone Excellent Condition 124564

    $ 4,950

    This is a real Keilwerth Shadow alto. If you’re not hip to Keilwerths, you might accidentally buy a black nickel Keilwerth thinking it’s a shadow, when it isn’t. The Shadow is solid nickel silver (not brass) and then has black nickel over that. So the engraving cuts through to the nickel silver and looks silver. It’s unlike any other saxophone. These are the top of the line that Keilwerth makes, and this one is gorgeous. One owner, adult-owned, and well cared-for. It has no problems or issues at all. I also just got it totally tuned up and setup and it’s playing great! Shadow altos are rare and amazing, with extra engraving, that unbeatable look, and a depth of tone from the nickel silver base metal that is a bit darker and more powerful and complex than brass. It’s great!

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

    $ 1,000
  • Selmer Reference 54 Alto Excellent Condition Getting Overhauled 679367

    $ 5,950
  • Sold Out

    Selmer Series II Alto Super Action 80 Excellent Condition 570324

    $ 3,450

    On trial Oct 20 2021

  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Excellent Condition 446339

    $ 3,650
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Tenor Saxophone Silver Plate Excellent 554156

    $ 4,500
  • Sold Out

    SML Rev. D Alto Saxophone Original Lacquer 11xxx Excellent Condition! Old Pads

    $ 2,150
  • Yamaha YAS-52 Intermediate Alto Saxophone Excellent Condition 13471

    $ 1,350
  • Yamaha YTS-52 Intermediate Tenor Saxophone Excellent Condition 7254

    $ 1,950

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

  • Yamaha YTS-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.

    Only one available!

  • Yanagisawa A-880 Alto Excellent Condition Aubra Graves’ Horn 117796

    $ 2,950
  • Yanagisawa A-990 Alto Excellent Condition! Plays Great 176857

    $ 2,950

    Absolutely gorgeous example of one of my favorite modern alto saxophones – the Yanagisawa A990 professional alto. By the way – for you parents out there wonderingm Yah-nuh-gih-sah-wah is how you pronounce it. The 990 is the top of the line model, equivalent to the subsequent A991 and WO-10 models which you will also see around for sale, and also to the A880 which came immediately before. Yanagisawa also makes a slightly less expensive, but also professional line which lacks a few bells and whistles present on this line of instruments, called the A900, A901, and WO-1. It’s not too confusing once you get used to it, but I find that it is confusing to many folks initially when they start shopping for these, both to be confronted with the array of model numbers, and the two parallel lines of professional horns, and the difficult-to-pronounce-confidently-name.

    Ok throat clearing how behind us, we turn to this extremely nice example of a Yanagisawa A990 alto. This horn is one-owner, and was very well cared-for. It shows very little use, no wear, and no previous or current damage or past repairs. It’s about as nice as you could ask for. The reason I like these horns a lot, is that the 880 and 990 tenor to have a bit warmer, more complex tone than the 991 and WO-10 do. That extra warmth can give you just a bit of extra depth to the sound, though your choice of mouthpiece and reed will make a larger contribution. Besides that, you won’t find a modern saxophone that is better built than the 880/990/991 Yanagisawa saxophones. That’s because Yanagisawa makes only saxophones, and has been doing so for a very long time. The company is small and highly specialized, and its workers are all master builders, capable of building one of these single-handed, and taking turns on the different steps to keep the work interesting.

    So if you’re shopping used saxophones and feeling nervous about upkeep, Yanagisawa is your safest bet, though you’ll also find good build quality on Yamaha pro saxes, and to a lesser extent on Selmer and Keilwerth, both of which tend to need more of a thorough overhaul when they burn through their intial factory setups.

    This particular A990 has excellent pads, and plays great on them. It is just freshly tuned up, and responds easily throughout the entire playing range without any trouble. The tone is medium bright, and rich, and will darken down with a classical mouthpiece, or project extra with a higher baffle jazz mouthpiece. You can do what you want with it, because the intonation is good and the horn is not mouthpiece-picky at all. The keywork is comfortable and snappy, and the feel is nice under the fingers. The underslung octave key on these adds some interest to the look of the horn, and also works great as a mechanism.

    If you want a horn that just works, dependably, tunes well, sounds great, and gets out of the way so that you can focus on the music, that’s what a Yanagisawa does for you. It’s easy to maintain, with just regular checkups and the occasional cleaning and adjustment. If you happen to be interested, I also have the A880 and the A991 in stock at the moment, and can even get you a great price on a new WO-1 or WO-10 if you email me directly.

    Only one available!

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    Yanagisawa A-991 Alto Excellent Condition Plays Great 227791

    $ 3,150

    On trial Oct 20 2021

  • Yanagisawa S990 Soprano Saxophone High G Excellent Condition 210471

    $ 3,450
  • Sold Out

    Yanagisawa T901 Professional Tenor Saxophone Excellent Condition!

    $ 2,850