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King Soprano Saxophone Gold Plate Fresh Overhaul Amazing! 99847$ 3,600
Just freshly overhauled!! This got a full restoration, so it’s back to like new mechanical condition.This is the vintage soprano you should get!
This amazing gold plated King soprano saxophone will blow the walls down. It is in excellent condition, with nearly all the original gold plate intact. It has just received a full overhaul and restoration, which is not a small job on a 90 year old instrument. It is now back in like-new playing condition and ready to make music for many many years to come.
King sopranos are rare, and were only made in low pitch (regular concert pitch). They tune nicely, and have a big, warm, medium-focused tone that is less polite sounding than a Buescher, and really fills a room with ease. This example in gold plate and in such amazingly good condition is extremely rare. The great depression in 1929 spelled the end of most of the saxophone market, and marked the end of most makers building sopranos in any kind of quantities. So it’s not surprising that you don’t see a King soprano later than this serial. This is one of the very last ones made, and the latest serial I have seen. The later the better is my motto on vintage sopranos generally speaking, so getting a late one also in gold plate is really exceptional.
Only one available!
LeBayle Ebonite Studio S7 Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece MPC421 Meyer 5 Good player!$ 225
Fred LeBayle is basically out of business these days, after tanking his reputation in a big way. This is a rare chance to get a really good one from when he was doing his best work. Nicely made example of a LeBayle Studio alto mouthpiece in an S7 facing, measuring .075″ which means that it plays more like a Meyer 5 tip. This piece has a high baffle for a crisp, projecting alto sound like you’d want in the studio for commercial music or smooth jazz etc. The larger bullet chamber gives you some warmth and complexity, but it’s mostly crisp bright power that I hear.
Powell Silver Eagle SE10 Alto One of 18 Made – all options solid silver +Matt Stohrer Overhau$ 12,000
For your viewing pleasure, this is one of the 18 Powell Silver Eagle saxophones made. Powell conceived of an ambitious project to bring back an American-made saxophone of the highest quality. Inspired by the Super 20 SilverSonic, the Silver Eagle reproduces the bore while adding solid silver soldered tone holes and modern keywork. Powell sadly ended their project after making only 18 saxophones, despite high demand, due to the high cost of production. This horn plays like a good super 20 but a little more evenly, and has been completely overhauled by Matt Stohrer. This is the ultimate collectible among modern saxophones, and it is also a burning player. Asking price is just what these cost new, plus a little extra since it got a $1500 overhaul on top of that! It’s not even inflated for the collectibility value, which is probably not smart of me, but there it is. If you want to discuss all the details of this project, I can put you in touch with the people who built it. These were most definitely a new saxophone bore and neck design, inspired by the best King Super 20 SilverSonic altos, both according to them and according to the folks who bought the tooling and mandrels when the project ended. The keywork is modified from tooling bought from B&S, which accounts for the pinky table that sticks out farther than it would on something like a Yamaha.
There is most certainly only one available. This one has all the possible factory options, which only a subset of Powell Silver Eagles had – including the solid silver tone holes and even cryo treatment. Of the 18 saxophones built, I know at least a couple of them were brass bell, and some others lacked other of these features. This is one of the ones with everything, which makes it even more collectible. Includes the original accessories, case, and paperwork.
Just for fun, here’s Matt Stohrer’s repairman’s overview from when he overhauled it.
SML Rev B Tenor Rare! Relacquered Old Pads Great Deal Tons of Potential!$ 1,000
SML Super 46 Tenor Rare! Original Silver Plate Overhauled Good Condition$ 4,750
Yamaha YAS-62III Rare Original Silver Plate Near Mint$ 2,850
Super clean original silver plated Yamaha 62-III alto! This is the newest version with the new ’62’ neck. It’s probably the best new pro alto on the market today for the money. Yamaha quality, great build, beautiful tone, and the rare silver plate finish make it especially nice.
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Yamaha YSS-62R Soprano Saxophone 3-Digit 631 Original Rare!$ 4,650
Freshly overhauled June 2020. Photos coming soon.
Fantastic price on a beautiful and EARLY Yamaha 62R soprano! These are just about the most desirable modern sopranos, period. It has a mix of pads, mostly older, and it had a minor crease removed from the bell flare. It plays well on the current pads, and it’s the more desirable early version with low C# on ‘top’. Usually, I sell the 3-digit serial 62R’s about $1k higher than this, but I priced this one to be a deal for someone! There’s a little scrape on the pinky table keys, but not anything seriousl – just purely cosmetic. It’s a very good example and has almost all its original lacquer intact. Original case is in good shape too!
The 62R is prized for its warm, complex tone, excellent ergonomics and excellent intonation. If you want a warmer sounding soprano that isn’t just clear and round, but has some complexity and character to the sound, that’s the 62R. Also, the one piece body means you get full resonance – no neck socket to potentially cause you neck-fit problems. And the bent neck design puts the horn’s weight down onto the strap hook without your having to hold the horn straight out with your thumb. It’s super comfortable to play. I love these horns, and I totally get why they hold their value so well and keep getting more and more desirable.
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