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    Conn Gold Art Deco Transitional NWII Tenor Rare and Fantastic! 243453

    $ 8,450

    Among the most desirable vintage saxophones of all, are the Conn gold plated transitional tenors with art deco style engraving. I have only seen a handful of these ever, and they all sold for high prices. They were all excellent players as well. This one has a huge voice like I always expect on a Conn of this serial. It has older pads and will need an overhaul soon. If you want that rarity factor with the original gold plate, that’s the reason to get this one. The lacquered or silver ones from the same period also play wonderfully, so you can definitely get the same kind of tone for less money. But if you want to be in the exclusive club of folks who own a gold art deco Conn transitional tenor, then this is your ticket.

  • Haynes Solid Silver Piccolo Rare! Old Pads 10436

    $ 950
  • 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.

  • Selmer Radio Improved Tenor 20158 Rare – Low price, Fair Condition Needs Overhaul!

    $ 3,200
  • SML Super 46 Tenor Rare! Original Silver Plate Overhauled Good Condition 5117

    $ 4,750
  • Theo Wanne MOKSHA Alto Rare and Super Deluxe Mantra – Fully Engraved 20003

    $ 3,500

    Theo Wanne Moksha alto made mostly of titanium! This was an exciting new model that Theo Wanne wanted to make, but it was too expensive to make. The matching alto and tenor final prototypes were sold by Theo, and they’re on consignment here for the original owner. These have brass keys, titanium bell and body tube, and lots of engraving. They also have ‘tone bridges’ that you can install or leave off as you like, that give an extra connection between neck and body tube, tube and bow etc.

  • Theo Wanne MOKSHA Tenor Rare and Super Deluxe Mantra – Fully Engraved 20002

    $ 3,850

    Theo Wanne Moksha tenor made mostly of titanium! This was an exciting new model that Theo Wanne designed and was having manufactured, but it was too expensive to be marketable. The matching alto and tenor final prototypes were sold by Theo as one offs, and they’re on consignment here for the original owner. These have brass keys, titanium bell and body tube, and lots of engraving. They also have ‘tone bridges’ that you can install or leave off as you like, that give an extra connection between neck and body tube, tube and bow etc.

  • Yanagisawa A991B Alto Black Lacquer Excellent Condition Rare

    $ 3,750

    Beautiful example of an original black-lacquered Yanagisawa ‘Elite’ Professional A991B Alto Saxophone. This premium alto plays great, and is ready to go, with good pads, and no damage or problems. I love how the black lacquer looks with the engraving cut through it into the brass. You might upgrade to a fully engraved, gold plated neck, if you want even more eye-turning bling on this horn. I have one of those available by special request.