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  • Buescher New Aristocrat Alto Rascher Serial Original Silver Plate Old Pads 265024

    $ 1,400
  • Buescher True Tone Series IV Tenor Saxophone Original Silver Plate 237689

    $ 1,200
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    Conn 6M VIII Alto Saxophone Silver Freshly Overhauled! 312086

    $ 3,950

    Pending 3/31/22Yes, that’s the original silver plating on this amazingly well-preserved Conn 6M VIII alto from 1945. It’s just been totally overhauled and can blow the walls down. Tunes great too. No past repairs or issues at all. This is like a freshly restored barn find Ford Mustang convertible.

  • Conn 8M C Melody Unbelievable Condition Fresh Overhaul Original Silver Naked Lady 274636

    $ 6,000

    This is a wonderful and extremely rare example of a very late serial Conn 8M C Melody saxophone with the ‘Artist’ / ‘Naked Lady’ engraving pattern on the bell. It’s gorgeous original silver plate finish with gold wash in the bell. It just got a full top-shelf overhaul with Italian leather Pisoni pads and nice sent of screw in reusable flat metal (brass) resonators. If you want a really good C melody for less money, look for a late New Wonder II Conn – around 200k serial if you can find one. This particular late serial version is ultra-rare — I’ve only seen 7 of them ever. This is the latest one I’ve ever sold. The cool thing about the later Conn C melody saxophones is that the tone opens up and gets really big and projecting like a tenor. If you use a GS RESO C Melody mouthpiece on this horn, you can get a tone that you just can’t get on any other type of saxophone. It’s in C but it’s fat and full and open like a tenor, but it concert pitch. Nothing else sounds like this. I had Tyler do a demo with one of my Conn C melodys and the GS RESO, so that you can get a basic idea of what it can sound like. Tyler had never played a C melody before, so I think he did pretty well for his first time!

  • Conn Art Deco Transitional NWII / 10M Tenor Original Silver Plate Recent Overhaul 244566

    $ 4,500

    This is a players Conn tenor – recently overhauled really well, and pads are still fresh. Original satin silver plate with gold wash in the bell. It’s been played a lot, because it plays well!  The fresh overhaul feels great under the fingers. This is a horn that needs nothing and plays its best right out of the case. It has flat metal reso-techs and Pisoni leather pads, strap hook moved for balance, and the desirable art deco engraving.

    The 238-247k serial range is among the most prized among tenor players who love Conns. These tenors have a huge sound like the New Wonder II, but some key work and tuning improvements looking toward the 10M. This is a really fine playing example that should make anyone happy who wants a huge Conn tone on a horn that they don’t have to overhaul or plan on spending any money on anytime in the near future. Only one available!

  • Conn New Wonder II Alto Saxophone Silver Plate 227313

    $ 950
  • Conn New Wonder II Baritone Silver Plate Aaron Barnard Overhaul Mulligan Serial Fantastic! 189676

    $ 5,000
  • Conn New Wonder II Transitional Alto Saxophone Original Silver Old Pads 237954

    $ 950

    This late Conn New Wonder II alto sax is in very good original condition, and just needs a quality overhaul to be an excellent player. It’s original silver plate, and it will shine up and look amazing with a cleaning and polishing job put into it. These late New Wonder II’s start to be called transitional when they get their first 6M-anticipating feature: the raised side E key touch. Besides that, this is pretty much a New Wonder II, though Conn also starts to experiment with the neck around this serial, to improve intonation and give slightly more focus to the sound (still very wide and spread). When overhauled nicely, these altos are unmatched for the amount that they feel alive in your hands. They vibrate and respond so amazingly well. I never want to put the horn down!

    Only one available!

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    Conn NWII Alto Original Silver Plate 201785 Great Shape Old Pads

    $ 750
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    Conn NWII Alto Original Silver Plate 207753 Great Shape Old Pads

    $ 750
  • Conn NWII Alto Original Silver Plate 228049 Great Shape Old Pads

    $ 850
  • Conn Transitional Art Deco Tenor Original Silver Plate Overhauled 243357

  • Couf Superba 1 Tenor Rare Original Silver Plate Early Serial Big Player! 65988

    $ 4,250

    New photos coming soon when the overhaul is done beginning of April 2022.

    This is one of the first Couf Superba 1 tenors made, and it was picked out by a guy who worked with Herb Couf to make the Superba 1 a reality. It was used on a Philip Glass recording along the way, and then played a bunch of jazz. It has original lacquer over the original silver plate (very rare finish for a Keilwerth), and where the lacquer is flaking off, the silver is tarnishing. This thing is/was a big player on old pads, but I am now getting it completely overhauled, which is now included in the price.  You’d be hard pressed to find a bigger sounding tenor for the money. The tone of the Superba 1 is dark like an SBA, but wider like a Conn, and it stays fat in the palm keys unlike a Selmer. Plus it has modern keywork. This tenor was on consignment, but I bought it so I could overhaul it. These horns are so good that Tyler, who does the GetASax YouTube channel, picked his Superba 1 out of all the horns that came through the shop over a period of years, as being the best one. You can hear Tyler’s Couf Superba 1 on the GetASax YouTube channel in several of the videos. The Superba 1 is one of those sleeper tenors that you don’t hear as much about for how good it is. Definitely recommended! Vintage tone + modern keywork + top build quality = what everybody wants.

  • Keilwerth ToneKing Special Tenor Original Silver Rare! Recent Overhaul! 49375

    $ 4,500
  • King New Voll True Baritone Original Silver Plate Near Mint Insane

    $ 1,750
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    Martin Handcraft Soprano Original Silver Plate My Favorite Soprano 78936

    $ 1,750
  • 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.

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    Rampone R1 Jazz Semi Curved Saxello Soprano Mint Silver Plate

    $ 2,350
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    Selmer Mark VI Alto 88079 1960 Silver Plate Very Good Condition Great Deal

    $ 5,450

    This is a well cared-for Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone from 1960 that has the high F# key and silver plate. The silver plate finish is aftermarket, done so that this would match the other instruments in a military band. It doesn’t look like it was relacquered or buffed significantly as part of that process. Probably just chemically stripped and then plated. It currently has older pads that are still sealing fairly well. It has the original neck with matching serial number. It’s american-engraved, in case you were wondering. Plan on a repad before too long. You would be hard pressed to find a nicer Mark VI for this price. The 80k serials are just about the most desirable version, and they are often priced much higher. Plus you get the high F #, which is a big bonus for many players today.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Old Varitone Fully Engraved + AfterMarket Silver Plate Job Big Player 141570

    $ 6,000

    This is a really powerful Mark VI tenor that was one-owner, and well played and loved its entire life so far. The original owner had the varitone pickup system removed from the bell, and he then had the horn fully engraved, neck to bell flare by Sherry Huntley, and then silver plated. It has the Selmer factory pickup port still present in the neck, which you could use for recording or to run through effects pedals if you want to, and it would work great. Or just ignore it and it plays like a regular Mark VI. The current pads are medium way through their usable life. This horn was frequently maintained by a local shop here, including just a few weeks ago, and they are still sealing well. If you want a powerful, medium bright Mark VI tenor that also turns heads with its silver plate finish and full engraving, and you want that all for a low price, since the silver is aftermarket, that’s what you’re getting. It’s a great value in a Mark VI, because this horn has always been well cared-for, and it had a ton of money put into it in the engraving (+$750 or more) plus the plating (+$2k at least).

    Only one available!

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

    $ 4,950
  • SML Super 46 Tenor Rare! Original Silver Plate Overhauled Good Condition 5117

    $ 4,750
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    Yamaha YSS-82ZRS Soprano Saxophone One Piece Bent Neck Silver Plate! BRAND NEW

    $ 4,750

    Available new by special order anytime. Email me at [email protected] to order. The Yamaha YSS-62R and 62RS are the most desirable vintage sopranos pretty much. Yamaha made an upgraded reissue of this soprano, with improved keywork but the same bore. It’s simply the best.

  • Yamaha YTS-875S Tenor Saxophone Silver Plate Near Mint Condition Fresh Setup

    $ 3,750

    SUPER clean example of a Yamaha Custom 875 Tenor in original silver plate. This came from a collection of amazing saxophones and barely got played. It has been babied its entire life so far. There’s a pin point ding in the back of the bow that you might never notice. Otherwise it’s like new. I just had this fully setup, and the pads are sealing really well. My first pro tenor was one exactly like this, which I bought new. This brings back fond memories of playing that horn. It tunes great, and it is among the darkest sounding Yamaha tenors ever made. With a Link style mouthpiece, you can get a real Wayne Shorter sort of vibe on this. I used a metal Yanagisawa piece back in the day, and it sounded really good. These are extremely well built, and comfortable to play. Easy to own. I had the spring tension setup properly on this one, so that it doesn’t feel too stiff, like they sometimes do. It’s much better.

    Only one available!