Tenor

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  • Buescher 400 Tenor Saxophone Fair Condition Low Price S-25

    $ 800
  • Buescher True Tone Series IV Tenor Saxophone Original Silver Plate

    $ 1,200
  • Buffet Keilwerth Expression Tenor Excellent Condition

    $ 2,000
  • Conn New Wonder II Tenor Original Gold Plate Recent Overhaul 1929 228150

    $ 3,250

    Price Reduced July 21 2021! Get it while it’s available!

    This is a desirable late example of a Conn New Wonder II Tenor Saxophone ‘Chu Berry’ in original gold plate! Gold plated Conns are the hardest to find of all the finishes, and they are the favorites of many players and collectors all over the world. The 11 Karat ‘coin gold’ used on Conns like this is a harder alloy, lighter in color, and is a durable finish that looks gorgeous and takes a long time to tarnish. This horn has some lacquer over the gold to protect it in some places. It would shine up and look more even with the lacquer removed, but it’s on consignment, and I’m not authorized to get that done at the moment. You could have it done for $200 by a repairman and the horn would go up a couple of notches in cosmetic condition. It has been played a lot, as you can see – wear on the touch points, some key guards and posts resoldered from popping off over time. This happens on 80 year old instruments, and its no big deal. There’s nothing major to report repair wise, except that the neck on this horn is from a New Wonder 1 Im’m told. Conn necks aren’t numbered or marked, so it’s not like you can really tell, but the gold is a slightly different look in person. The neck plays great! The NW1 necks sometimes feel a little wider and wilder to play than the NWII’s, and this horn has that wide, room-filling quality to it for sure.

    This gold NWII tenor had a complete high end overhaul in the last couple of years, and it plays great on it! It resonates throughout the whole body tube, and it feels ‘dry’ and snappy under the fingers, like a Conn should when overhauled properly. An overhaul like that costs a lot of money, and you’re getting it nearly for free at this price, so this should be an excellent deal for someone! I mean, for the price of a new ‘name brand’ Chinese horn at Sam Ash, you can get one of the best tenors ever WITH a top shelf overhaul, in actual gold plate.

    Only one available!

  • Conn Transitional NWII 10M Tenor Fresh Overhaul Great Deal!

    $ 3,150

    This is a great deal on one of those special ‘transitional’ Conn tenor saxophones that have a huge following. They combine the huge sound of a New Wonder II with some of the ergonomic and tuning improvements of a 10M, and they are also pretty hard to find in good shape. This one is NICE. It’s relacquered, but it looks like it was done just to make the horn look great again, and not to deal with underlying mechanical problems. That’s the kind of relacquer you want. Doesn’t do much of anything to the sound in my experience. The basic condition of the horn is more important than the new coat of paint, and this one is beautiful! It also has a fresh overhaul done by Erick Wistreich at Meridian Winds in Michigan, which is a speciality woodwind shop with decades of experience.

    The tone is big, warm, medium dark, and pretty spread. Nothing plays like a Conn – it’s hard to put in words the actual experience of playing one – the vibration of the horn under your fingers as the body tube comes alive – the wideness of the sound – the effortless way that you get a velvety smooth tone that fills a room. That’s why folks keep coming back to these. Once you play one, you’re hooked. I play a 10M with the GS SLANT 7* on tenor, and I sound a lot better than I deserve to. It’s a really excellent combination.

    So here, for a bargain price, you get one of the best Conns ever, plus a fresh overhaul, and the horn is also beautiful because of the carefully done refinish. That’s really pretty good.

    Only one available!

  • Couf Superba 1 Tenor Saxophone Recent Overhaul 91368 Big Player Original

    $ 3,350
  • Keilwerth SX90R Tenor Saxophone Black Nickel Excellent Condition

    $ 4,950
  • King SilverSonic Tenor Overhauled Early Eastlake 430459

    $ 5,850

    Super nice King Super 20 SilverSonic tenor in excellent condition. This horn has a fresh overhaul and plays great, with a huge, punchy, projecting tone that stays fat well up into the upper register. This is a naturally loud, bold sounding King. It sports both solid silver neck and solid silver bell with gold wash inside. These horns are hard to beat, and they are definitely undervalued at the moment! Early Eastlake (or late Cleveland) tenors like this with single socket neck are many people’s favorite version, who are looking for a beautiful vintage King with silver bell and great build quality that doesn’t cost as much as a new car. Only one available. These always sell quickly. It will come in a new BAM case for maximum protection, or if you want to buy a vintage King alligator style black and silver case, I could sell you one from my little case collection for extra.

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    King Super 20 Tenor Full Pearls Very Good Condition Good Pads

    $ 6,500
  • King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Very Good Condition Old Pads

    $ 5,500
  • Martin Comm III The Martin Tenor Fresh Overhaul Nice Shape

    $ 2,450

    This The Martin Tenor just got a full overhaul done by Peter Lamb at Flying Squirrel Music in Raleigh, NC. The pad work feels nice and snappy, and the horn is totally overhauled and ready to go! The price is on the low side for an overhauled Martin because the lacquer is a factory refinish. It looks original, but there’s just a tiny bit of buffing evident around the bow area to show that it’s a redo. This should make virtually no difference on this particular horn to how it plays, because it was obviously done just for some type A person to have a tiny scratch removed or something. Back in the day, that’s how it would work. You’d get the horn refinished at the factory and repadded for a very low price, to get it back looking totally great.

    And it does look great! The engraving is nice and sharp, the lacquer is dark honey colored, nitrocellulose of the vintage type. It’s just like an original Martin, only you save maybe $1250 on the price for the new coat of paint! That’s a great deal.

    The main reason to buy a The Martin Tenor is the tone. These horns are POWERFUL, medium dark, with lots of projection. They’re built for volume, and do great on rock, blues, R&B, smooth jazz, or really anything you like. The tone stays full in the upper register and doesn’t thin out or go nasal at all, like some horns do. The design is also really nice on these, with curves and key work angles all unified to make a classic looking saxophone. Reminds me of a 50’s Chevy or something.

    Only one available!

  • 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 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 Reference 36 Tenor Saxophone Full Setup

    $ 6,850
  • Sold Out

    Selmer SBA Tenor Relacquered Nice Shape Great Serial

    $ 7,500
  • Selmer Series II Tenor Original Lacquer Beautiful Condition

    $ 4,250
  • 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!

  • SML Gold Medal 1 Tenor 18835 Great Deal!

    $ 3,350

    This SML Gold Medal 1 tenor is in on consignment! It has a big, powerful, dark tone!

    If you’ve played an SML before, this is a classic example – sort of like a Selmer and Conn hybrid. Focused, lyrical core like a Selmer, but big, wide, fat sound like a Conn. Neck angle higher than average for tenor. Plays easy altissimo.
    In terms of condition – the lacquer obviously has quite a bit of wear from use. The neck is in nice shape with no past damage evident. Rolled tone holes look great. There are no dents or dings, but there has been dent work in the bow area, back of the bow, and bow guard. Crease removed from bell flare approx 3 o’clock to 6 o’clock if you’re looking with the horn upright.  Looks like the low C and Eb keyguards have one foot resoldered each. Maybe a little dent work in the upper body tube, like around the D palm key foot and maybe near the neck receiver, but if so, it was done really well. I’m just going from the way the lacquer looks there. The tube is nice and smooth. There are no dents or dings at all! SML’s are really hard to beat in the quality per dollar department. And they are only getting more popular as people find out about their unique tone and combination of premium features.
    Only one available!
  • SML Super 46 Tenor Rare! Original Silver Plate Overhauled Good Condition

    $ 4,750
  • Yamaha YTS-23 Student Tenor Older Pads

    $ 650
  • Sold Out

    Yamaha YTS-62 Professional Tenor Saxophone Very Good Condition 45358

    $ 2,650
  • Sold Out

    Yamaha YTS-62II Tenor Saxophone Great Deal

    $ 2,250
  • Yamaha YTS-62III Tenor Saxophone Near Mint Condition

    $ 2,750
  • Yamaha YTS-82ZM Tenor Rare 1 of 50 Matte Gold Lacquer Finish Near Mint

    $ 3,950

    The Yamaha 82ZM Tenor saxophone is one of the main go-to professional tenor saxophones in today’s market. It’s the Lexus of pro saxophones – it’s beautiful, stylish, dependable, and it just plays easily. Intonation is easy; keywork is easy. It’s easy to get a nice tone, and it works well with almost any mouthpiece that you pick.

    The Yamaha 82ZM tenor saxophone almost always comes in regular lacquered brass finish. Any other finish in an 82Z is rare, and most alternate finishes have to be special ordered. THIS one is not even available by special order. I had never seen a Yamaha in this ‘matte gold’ lacquer finish before. The Yamaha USA Pro Shop told me that this is one of only 50 that Yamaha made as a special limited edition run. So it’s definitely one of the rarest finishes you can get on the Yamaha 82Z tenor.

    This Yamaha 82zm tenor is in excellent condition. It almost could pass for a new saxophone, but it has been played at least a few times and shows very minor signs of use. It’s just tuned up, plays great, needs nothing, and is about as close to new condition as one could hope for. If you’ve been looking for a Yamaha 82Z Tenor saxophone, and you want something extra special, then this could be the one for you!

    Only one available!

  • Yamaha YTS-82ZS Silver Custom tenor Excellent Condition Plays Great!

    $ 3,500
  • Yanagisawa T901 Professional Tenor Saxophone Excellent Condition!

    $ 2,850