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  • Ishimori Wood Stone New Vintage Tenor VL with F# NEW Dark Lacquer Tenor Saxophone

    $ 4,700

    See below for some sound samples and an unboxing video.

    Only one available of these highly-desirable Ishimori Wood Stone New Vintage tenor saxophones. This one is in beautiful Dark Lacquer. You can find the unlacquered ‘Antique Finish’ version here.  They are usually back ordered, but I will try my best to keep at least one in stock. Ishimori is Japan’s premiere saxophone repair shop, and Mr. Ishimori has been designing, building, and repairing saxophones for decades.

    These tenors not only sound great, but they stand out from the crowd with their excellent new horn setup done in the Ishimori workshop. The Ishimori New Vintage tenors hold up extremely well over time, and every detail of construction and assembly is optimized for ease of play. The tone on this Ishimori tenor is meant to remind you of a vintage Selmer – to my ear, it plays like a late SBA – not as loud and wide open as some Mark VI’s, but more focused than earlier Selmers also. The neck and the engraving are meant to evoke the Selmer Super Balanced Action, so I suspect that the neck is an SBA bore. The tuning is excellent. This body tube is designed to have the high F# tone hole present, so it tunes well with the high F#, and that’s also just a convenient feature. Lacquer is gorgeous, as is the hand engraving.

    Ishimori New Vintage tenors play so effortlessly, they sell themselves. Every time one comes in the shop, it sells almost immediately. I have one in stock coming next week. Get it now!

    See below for some sound samples on a range of mouthpieces, and an unboxing video.

  • Selmer Balanced Action Alto Saxophone Excellent Condition Original Overhauled

    $ 7,500
  • Selmer C* Long Shank Soloist Style Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece MPC548

    $ 275

    Vintage 1970’s Selmer Long Shank Soloist Style tenor saxophone mouthpiece in its original C* facing at .068″ or so. Complete your set with a 70’s Selmer Mark VI tenor, or Mark VII tenor, or get a solid, all-purpose tenor mouthpiece for wind band or ensemble playing. These also work pretty well for classical tenor repertoire. This has a different chamber and sound from the detestable modern S80 C* for tenor, which is my least favorite tenor mouthpiece. This is much better.

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    Selmer Centered Tone Clarinet Overhauled Beautiful!

    $ 1,450
  • Selmer Cigar Cutter Super Sax Alto Original Gold Plate Near Mint Low Miles Matt Stohrer Overhaul

    $ 9,500
  • Selmer Dorsey Alto (Radio Improved / BA Hybrid) Super Rare + Matt Stohrer Overhaul

    $ 14,500
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    Selmer Mark VI Alto Original Lacquer 1954 One Owner Fresh Overhaul

    $ 9,250

    On Trial June 2021

    First year Mark VI that came in with original pads! I got it overhauled, cleaned up, and ready for its next 67 years of playing time. This was a one owner horn, owned by a good player in NYC who played it seriously for several years in the 50’s and studied with Joe Allard, before putting it in the closet for the next 55 years until now. We gave it the full treatment, and it’s really beautiful, with a focused, lyrical, medium dark, powerful tone. This is a rare chance to get a first year VI with original lacquer that is just great.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 190714

    $ 5,750
  • Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone 1964 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition

    $ 7,950
  • Selmer Mark VI Baritone Original Lacquer 100k Serial Plays Well Low Bb

    $ 7,500
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 159k Original Lacquer High F# Very Good Condition

    $ 8,350

    Beautiful original lacquer Selmer Mark VI Tenor saxophone from 1968. It is in very good condition with no dents or dings. The neck is in great shape, as is the bell flare and bow. The only repair I see is a nearly invisble one to the octave lever arm at the top of the body tube. (Got a bit damaged from the way it lays in the case, but the fix is superb.) It’s uncommon to find such a beautiful example of a Selmer Mark VI tenor, and this one also comes with the rare high F# key option also included. This Mark VI is priced on the low side for quick sale. It still plays surprisingly well on the mostly original factory pads! If you’re going to play it a lot, you should plan on getting it repadded before too long, though I have known folks to stretch the original pad life a surprisingly long way!

    The tone is medium between bright and dark. Not too dark, not too bright. It has a focused, lyrical core and is nice and free blowing. The later VI’s like in the 200k serial range tend to be more bright and bold playing, where the 150-160k’s are more balanced and ‘just right’ tonally. If you’re looking for a gorgeous Mark VI that sounds great, looks great, and has all the bells and whistles, and that has no hidden problems or concerns, this would be a prime example to consider. For what you get, it’s priced quite low in comparison to other similar horns that I see around. And these are only going up in value.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 195260 Original Lacquer American-Engraved Plays Well

    $ 5,950
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1963 Worn Original Lacquer

    $ 6,500

    Low price for this worn original lacquer 1963 Mark VI Tenor. This horn is on consignment for a great local player who played it constantly for the past 35+ years. It was his main horn all that time, and hence, has been played a ton. It’s still sealing on the older pads, and it plays great, but it’s not freshly overhauled and does not have tight, new feeling keywork by any means. The neck is also not original, and lacks the matching serial number though it is a Mark VI neck, and it plays great with the horn. This sax will be a dependably great player if you get it overhauled and play it for the next 35 years. It has a medium dark, focused, moderately powerful tone, and nice free blowing feel. It’s rare to find an original early 60’s VI that plays great for this sort of price. If you don’t mind the older pads and the neck, then you’re in business. I like the look of it. It’s well used, because it’s fun to play.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 77158 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Removed Pickup Plays Well!

    $ 11,500
  • Selmer Metal F Tenor Mouthpiece MPC323

    $ 299

    This is a Selmer Metal F tenor saxophone mouthpiece. Its tip measures at 0.086. This piece is in great shape.

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    Selmer Mouthpiece for Clarinet HS** D34

    $ 50

    Contact us to reserve this item. This is a Selmer Clarinet HS**. It has a .050 tip opening. There is a bit of wear on the bite plate and the piece needs a new cork.

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    Selmer New Large Bore Alto Saxophone 1930 11816 Old Pads Good Condition

  • Selmer Paris Bb Clarinet K8641 Good Condition

    $ 700
  • Selmer Paris Depose Clarinet

    $ 750
  • Selmer Prelude Student Alto Very Good Condition

    $ 600
  • Selmer Radio Improved Alto 19276 Recent Overhaul Very Good Condition

    $ 4,950
  • Selmer Reference 36 Tenor Saxophone Full Setup

    $ 6,850
  • Selmer Reference 54 Alto Excellent Condition Getting Overhauled

    $ 5,950
  • Selmer S80 C* Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece MPC544

    $ 110

    Tip opening measures 0.066. No baffle, straight sidewalls, small squared off chamber. OK dark tone with a hard reed.

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    Selmer SA-80 Series II Alto Excellent Condition Top Playing Condition 662689

    $ 3,600
  • Selmer SBA Super Balanced Action Alto 41532 Relacquered Plays Great

    $ 4,950

    This was the main alto of a top level gigging musician who just retired from playing after 50 years or so. He went through a lot of horns over the years, and all of the ones he ended up with are excellent! This was the alto that won the decades-long shootout for best alto. It’s a Selmer Paris ‘Super (Balanced) Action’ (SBA) Alto saxophone made in 1950, which many consider to be the most desirable year for SBA’s (though they are all desirable)! Coltrane played a tenor of this, which probably helps them have a bit of a value bump.

    This alto has a sweet, lyrical, moderately focused tone that is warm and medium between bright and dark. The ‘French lyrical core’ to the tone is what I love most about it. It’s challenging to describe tone, but there’s a central, complex thread to the sound that you can easily latch onto that makes these really pleasant to listen to, whether that’s blending with a section, or playing solo. The build quality is of course excellent, and the feel under the fingers is nice and snappy. This sax got a ‘new coat of paint’ along the way at some point – probably in the late 50’s by the lacquer color, and probably by the Selmer factory in Elkhart (same reason), who would frequently overhaul and strip and respray the lacquer at the same time for their customers. It doesn’t really affect anything tonally. But it makes the horn a lot less expensive for you! So if you’re looking for a really nice, clean, beautiful vintage Selmer Paris alto that is better built than anything you can buy today, AND that plays beautifully, has good pads, and will go up in value — and all that for around the price of a new Yamaha, that’s what you’re getting! And this is a particularly good one, as mentioned above.

    Only one available.

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    Selmer SBA Tenor Relacquered Nice Shape Great Serial

    $ 7,500
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    Selmer Scroll Shank D Vintage Metal Soprano Saxophone Mouthpiece Soloist

    $ 400

    Made famous by John Coltrane, who played this mouthpiece on his classic soprano recordings like In a Sentimental Mood, and Favorite Things, the vintage Selmer Scroll Shank (Soloist) Soprano saxophone mouthpieces remain popular today. This is a beautiful example of a Scroll Shank D with silver plate and its original facing. It also includes the original ligature and cap. It plays easily and has that reedy, focused, projecting, medium bright tone that you think of with those classic recordings. The chamber is round and not very large, much like the hard rubber version of the Soloist soprano pieces. The metal seems to give you just a bit more brightness. The tip on this one measures a comfortable .051″ making it easy to play with a medium reed strength.

  • Selmer Series II Alto 403860 Great Playing Condition Low Price

    $ 2,950
  • Selmer Series II Alto Super Action 80 Excellent Condition 570324

    $ 3,450
  • Selmer Series II Tenor Original Lacquer Beautiful Condition

    $ 4,250
  • Selmer Series III Alto Great Playing Condition Great Deal

    $ 3,000
  • Selmer Series III Soprano Saxophone Near Mint!

    $ 4,250

    This is a gorgeous, near mint example of a Selmer Paris Series III soprano saxophone. It just got tuned up, and it plays as well as any new Series III, if not better. It tunes beautifully, and the tone is centered, lyrical, and refined. You can play jazz on it, but Selmer designs this to be a classical soprano. It likes to have a Selmer mouthpiece – either an S80 or a Concept. I have a very nice Concept that I can include with the instrument for a big discount if you need a mouthpiece. The keywork feels great, and everything is just nice. So if you want a soprano you can just pick up and play, that is world class and can accomplish whatever you can think of, then check this one! It’s over $2000 off the new price, and it has hardly been played at all since new. Probably has been played less than some new instruments sitting in stores right now! Only one available!

  • Selmer Soloist C Tenor Saxophone Mouthpiece MPC505

    $ 275

    This is a quintessential vintage Selmer Soloist with a classical-leaning tone. It has straight sidewalls, horseshoe chamber, subtle rollover baffle, and the tip opening measures 0.073″. It has a dark Selmer tone, with no edge at all despite mild rollover baffle. Round and warm and dark like a cello. If you want your Selmer to lean classical or wind band or small ensemble, this would be ideal. It also completes your set with a Selmer Mark VI tenor from the 1960’s.

  • Selmer Soloist Style C* Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece MPC485

    $ 125

    Selmer Soloist Long shank C* alto saxophone mouthpiece from the later 60’s or 70’s. Tip opening measures a correct 0.065″. This is a nice, balanced all-purpose alto mouthpiece. Maybe you’re buying it for saxophone lessons. Maybe for school concert band. Maybe because you just want a reliable step up alto piece for much less than the retail new price. Not really the best for jazz, but it works well for lots of concert settings. Or completes your set with a Selmer Mark VI from roughly 1965 or later.

  • Selmer Soloist Style C* Tenor Mouthpiece MPC 321

    $ 299

    This is a Selmer Soloist Style C* tenor saxophone mouthpiece. Its tip measures at 0.069. There is some light wear from age but nothing that will affect playability.

  • Selmer Soloist Style Long Shank C* Alto D21

    $ 999

    This is a Selmer Soloist Style Long Shank C*. These mouthpieces look identical to the Soloist but do not have soloist stamped onto the table. They also have less of a rollover baffle than the soloist. This piece has a .070 tip opening, no baffle, straight side walls, and a horse shoe chamber. This piece is in excellent condition.

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    Selmer Soloist Style Long Shank C* Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece E09

    $ 225

    This is a Selmer Soloist Style Long Shank C*. These mouthpieces are identical to the Soloist mouthpieces except that they do not have soloist stamped onto the table. They also have less of a rollover baffle than the soloists. It has a .068 tip opening, straight side walls, a slight rollover baffle, and a horse shoe chamber. There are some scratches and wear on the bite plate, but other than that it looks untouched.

  • Selmer Soloist Style Long Shank C* Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece E11

    $ 225

    This is a Selmer Soloist Style Long Shank C*. These mouthpieces look identical to the Soloists but they do not have soloist engraved on the table and are therefore called Soloist style. These mouthpieces also have less of a rollover baffle than the soloist. This piece has a .068 tip opening, a slight rollover baffle, a horse shoe chamber, and straight side walls. The piece has a few scratches and is a bit discolored, but no playability issues.

  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series 1 Tenor Recent Overhaul

    $ 3,950

    The Selmer Series 1 tenor has the best build quality of any modern Selmer. It has normal pivot screws and is easy to work on and adjust. It also has better pad geometry and lacks the cost-cutting measures that Selmer put into place starting with the Series II and getting more pronounced up to the present.

    It also has arguably the best tone for a lot of players of any modern Selmer. The tone is dark, powerful, and focused, and very ‘Selmer-y’ of course. Meaning, it’s not dark and fat and punchy like a Keilwerth, and it’s not dark and velvety and spread like a Conn, or dark and loud and raucous like a King Zephyr Special. It’s dark and centered and focused and under control, with good intonation and precise scale and definition between notes. It works fine with a range of mouthpieces, unlike a Series II or III which tend to be more mouthpiece-picky. You can play jazz, rock, and commercial music (even, gasp, smooth jazz) on a Series 1 and sound great. I know a lot of folks who pair them with a high baffle piece and use them for smooth jazz and rock and sound great. Crisp, projecting, but still fat in the upper register.

    This one is in nice shape and plays well on the recent overhaul, done for the owner (it’s on consignment) by Peter Lamb at Flying Squirrel Music in Raleigh NC.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Excellent Condition

    $ 3,650
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Fresh Overhaul! 402197

    $ 3,650
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Plays Great Just serviced

    $ 3,450
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Saxophone 517537 SA80-II Excellent Condition Great Price!

    $ 3,150

    Save thousands of dollars getting this beautiful condition used Selmer Series II alto. This instrument has very little wear, and comes to you in excellent condition. It just got several new pads and a thorough setup, so it is playing very well and effortlessly throughout. As I’m sure you know, the Series II is the standard, go-to alto saxophone for serious saxophone study. You never need to upgrade it, and you can take it to college for saxophone study and it will be in good company there with a lot of other Series II’s and III’s. The tone is balanced, warm, clear and round, with a lyrical core tone and very good intonation. The Series II likes to have a classical style or concert mouthpiece like a Selmer S80 C* or D, or a Selmer Concept etc. Lots of other mouthpieces work, but if you’re not sure what to get, then get one of those two.

    Saxophones don’t really wear out if you maintain them, so there’s really no reason not to save a few thousand dollars on a nice used example of one of the most popular professional alto saxophones. You can keep this for the rest of your life and play it. It will hold its value as long as you own it. These are only going to go up in price over time.

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    Selmer Super Session HR Alto .073 (Meyer 5) Saxophone Mouthpiece MPC436

    $ 125

    This mouthpiece has straight sidewalls, a medium to small chamber and no baffle. It plays great, with a flexible tone and good projection, in contrast with a Selmer C*. Great all-around alto sax mouthpiece for a good price. The tip opening is 0.073 so the same as a Meyer 5 = very comfortable for most players.

  • Selmer Tenor Air Flow Short Shank Saxophone Mouthpiece G15

    $ 450

    Selmer Air Flow short shank tenor mouthpiece, precursor to the “Soloist” model and would have been the original mouthpiece supplied with a Selmer Super (Balanced) Action tenor saxophone. This mouthpiece is in good physical condition, featuring a small rollover baffle and medium circular squeeze throat chamber. Teeth marks on the beak have been expertly repaired, probably at the same time it was refaced, which appears to be recently. The facing, which is not original, measure .074. Refaced by Ted Klum, not signed, with a minimal amount of material removed as evidenced by the oval D marking on the table being nearly completely intact.

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    Selmer Vintage Metal E Tenor – Early “Jazz” model?

    $ 299

    This is a Selmer Short Shank Metal E. It has a .089 tip opening, a small/medium round chamber, fluted sides, and not much baffle. This piece will polish up nicely, and it plays very well. It comes with the ligature and cap. This is the early Selmer metal tenor piece that later became the “Jazz” model. These pieces have a dedicated following and do play quite well – much darker than you might expect, if you automatically think metal=bright.

  • Selmer Vintage S* Alto Saxophone Mouthpiece D46

    $ 350

    This is a Selmer S*. It has a .065 tip opening, no baffle, curved side rails, and a medium sized round chamber. This mouthpiece is in great condition.