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  • Buescher True Tone Series IV Tenor Saxophone Original Silver Plate 237689

    $ 1,200
  • Buffet Keilwerth Expression Tenor Excellent Condition

    $ 1,900

    Great deal on a beautiful original lacquer Keilwerth / Buffet Expression tenor saxophone. This is on consignment and has original pads. I haven’t been authorized to get any work done, but in lieu of that, the price is hard to beat! So plan on a tune up when you get it, but there are no mechanical problems that I see besides some pad leaks. If you want a pro quality Keilwerth for a discount price, this would be hard to beat. You could pay double this for a pro Keilwerth!

    Only one available!

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    Conn 10M Tenor Pre-War 300326 1941 Original Lacquer Matt Stohrer Overhauled!

    $ 6,500

    This beautiful Conn 10M tenor is one of the nicer original lacquer pre-war examples that you will see! And it just got Matt Stohrer’s excellent overhual done on it. Add that to the fact that Conns like this are among the best playing tenors ever made, and you’ve got a horn that really checks all the boxes. Beautiful condition, original lacquer, best vintage, best overhaul, best model and brand of horn. These Conns are just so fun to play. The tone is so hard to beat (Go listen to Dexter in his Conn period and see what I mean.) The keywork is also quite comfortable (though not modern). Once you get used to it, you can play as fast on a Conn as on anything. The intonation is frankly great! Better than a lot of modern horns.

    But the tone is the reason to play a Conn like this. This one is just effortless to play. It has a beautifully saturated low Bb even at ppp volume. It just whispers and fills the room at the same time! And if you push it, it really goes noticeably louder than other tenors without backing down. The overhaul is part of the cost of this horn. For what you get, it’s a great deal. Matt is about two years backed up with pros wanting their horns overhauled, so his overhauls can be hard to come by, and his work is worth paying for I think! You also get the BAM Softpack which fits this horn well. The newer Softpacks don’t fit a 10M as well, but this one does.

    Only one available!

  • Conn 10M Tenor Pre-War Original Lacquer 304k Incl Matt Stohrer Overhaul

    $ 5,750

    This is a beautiful condition pre-war Conn 10M tenor saxophone that is currently getting overhauled. It’s original lacquer, and there’s only some minor play wear here and there, and a bit of oxidation in the bell engraving. The horn is really nice and clean, with no dents or dings, no resolders, no serious current or past damage evident. The original neck is in excellent condition as well. If you read around GetASax, you will know that I really like Matt Stohrer’s saxophone overhauls, and if anything, I like them particularly much on Conns. I think they turn out to play better than almost any other Conns I have played, time and time again. Conns from the mid 20’s on up to WWII (and beyond) are remarkably well built and are consistently great players once you get them properly overhauled. That last bit is important. Many years into GetASax, I am only more convinced than I ever have been that you just have to get a good overhaul on your saxophone (vintage or modern) in order to experience it at full potential. Many folks have never played a saxophone that was all the way right, so they don’t know what they’re missing until they play one that finally is.

    The nice thing about a Conn when setup well is that it comes to feel remarkably modern under the fingers. There’s a couple of weeks’ adjustment period where your muscle memory has to learn some new tricks. After that, this keywork layout is just as fast as a Selmer style one – really! If you don’t believe me, check out Sal Nistico on his 10M, or go watch some Dexter Gordon videos.

    In any case, that’s what you’re getting here – and what you’re paying for. A hand selected, beautiful example of one of the best 10M’s ever (= one of the best tenor saxophones ever) and also overhauled by one of the best repairmen around, so that it plays its best, and will do so for the long haul.

    For the moment, I’m posting some photos of the horn in progress. It’ll get done pretty soon, but go ahead and grab it to reserve it for you. It will be ready within a month of purchase, and maybe much sooner. it’s Christmas/New Years, so I can’t promise you get it right away, but you will get it!

    Only one available!

  • Conn 30M Connqueror Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer Orig Pads 1 owner!

    $ 6,950
  • 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 Gold Art Deco Transitional NWII Tenor Rare and Fantastic! 243453

    $ 8,950
  • Conn Transitional Art Deco Tenor Original Silver Plate Overhauled 243357

  • Conn Transitional NWII 10M Tenor Fresh Overhaul Great Deal! 256812

    $ 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 Eric 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 Original Lacquer Good Pads 68945

    $ 2,750
  • Couf Superba 1 Tenor Rare Original Silver Plate Early Serial Big Player! 65988

    $ 3,250

    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 a big player and is sealing well on a set of mostly older pads. 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 is on consignment, and I would buy it myself and keep it if I didn’t recently pay a lot more for an equally rare gold Superba 1 that I’m committed to keeping. 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. Branford Marsalis played Tyler’s Superba 1 and was really impressed as well. You can hear Tyler’s one 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!

  • Ishimori New Vintage AF Antique Finish no F# Tenor Saxophone New

    $ 4,500
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    Ishimori New Vintage No high F# Unlacquered Antique Finish Tenor Tunes Especially Well!

    $ 4,495

    Adam Neiwood’s personal Ishimori tenor for sale here. He bought it back in 2017 and was able to try a bunch of them to pick out the best one, and then matched that with a neck that tuned the best. This horn got setup by Bill Singer. It plays great and also comes with the original and a second upgraded thumb hook. You won’t find a better playing Ishimori tenor! There’s no damage, no past repairs. The antique finish has aged in nicely and looks great.

  • Keilwerth SX-90R Tenor Original Lacquer Great Deal

    $ 3,250
  • King Super 20 Tenor Full Pearls Very Good Condition Good Pads 308996

    $ 6,500

    This is the Super 20 that most people want. This is the version with the more modern LH pinky (spatula) keys, but that still has ‘full pearls’ on all the key touches, double socket, solid-silver neck, and engraved bell keys. It has had a recent repad, and I just got it freshly checked out and setup, so it’s playing quite well. There aren’t many original lacquer Super 20’s from this most desirable serial range in the world. Far fewer than people realize! There are about 10x as many 5-digit Mark VI’s as there are full pearls Super 20’s.

  • King Super 20 Tenor Original Lacquer Full Pearls Fresh Overhaul Fantastic! 299686

    $ 6,750
  • King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Full Pearls Original Lacquer Old Pads Great Horn 319719

    $ 6,500
  • King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Series III Silver Neck Overhauled 364611

    $ 4,750

    Original lacquer King Super 20 tenor in great shape. This also had a recent overhaul by Aaron Barnard and plays great. It would be hard to find a nicer Super 20 for much less money. The ‘Series III’ Super 20’s (as we call them) come right after the ‘full pearls’ series II’s, and are different from the previous version in that they have completely upgraded keywork that feels more modern. The left hand spatula keys are now a lot more like a Selmer, and the stack keys are ergonomically easier too. The tone is much the same as a Series II. Still warm, complex, powerful, fat in the upper register and super projecting. Just slightly brighter than a Series II in my experience, though you can change that easily with mouthpiece choice. The neck is solid sterling silver and has the double socket. The Series III’s are basically like a Series II but less expensive, mostly just because you don’t have the side key pearls. Same quality build and tone, but for thousands of dollars less. That makes this a smart buy in my opinion! Plus Aaron’s high-end overhaul is about a $1500 value and has basically no miles on it.

    Only one available!

  • King Zephyr Special Tenor Full Pearls Fresh Matt Stohrer Overhaul Exceptional Player! 273890

    $ 4,250
  • Martin Comm III The Martin Tenor Fresh Overhaul Nice Shape 167963

    $ 1,975

    Price just reduced Jan 7, 2022! Get it while it’s available!

    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!

  • Martin The Martin Tenor 163872 Original Lacquer Original Pads Good Shape Needs OH

    $ 1,650
  • Martin The Martin Tenor Saxophone Committee III Original Lacquer Overhauled 195777

    $ 3,250

    The Martin Tenor is loud, punchy, medium dark, and built like a tank. It is a great rock and roll horn, and sounds wicked with a higher baffle mouthpiece. Or play ballads on it with your GS SLANT or GS RESO. This one had a recent high end overhaul, and plays effortlessly. The original lacquer is in beautiful shape as well. This is a rare opportunity to buy a The Martin Tenor that is playing RIGHT, and that has a really nice, snappy, dry pad feel that is how these really should feel to play. Low register is effortless. Altissimo pops without sounding thin. There’s a reason why Martin sold these with a 50 year warranty. They really are built to last. They’re way undervalued for what you get. That won’t last a whole lot longer, in my opinion.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Balanced Action Tenor 24461 Relacquered Freshly Overhauled Great Price

    $ 6,450
  • Selmer Early BA Tenor Sunburst American Engraving Fresh Overhaul Exceptional!

    $ 13,500
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    Selmer Mark VI Tenor 112706 American Engraved Very Good Condition

    $ 8,750
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 143865 Exceptional Player Original Lacquer Very Good Condition

    $ 7,850

    This Mark VI tenor from 1967 is a real screamer! It is moderately focused, medium bright in tone, and LOUD. It has effortless response, and the low register pops out easily. It just got a fresh overhaul done and plays great throughout! The pads feel nice and ‘dry’ and snappy under the fingers, and you can put as much air through the horn as you want without it breaking up, or sounding shrill. It’s a fantastic VI if you want one that has some of the warmth and complexity of the earlier VI’s (not as brash and in your face as the later ones), but has tons of power.

    Cosmetically, this horn is in very good condition with minimal past repairs and no dents or dings. It’s original lacquer and looks beautiful. When you see it, you think – ‘Man, that Mark VI looks almost new!’ Looking closer, there are a few signs that it was played and loved over the years: The Bb keyguard popped off at some point and got resoldered (happens a lot on vintage horns), and the neck shows a little lacquer wear on the side from flexing, but is the correct angle now, and was never pulled down in anything like a bad way. It’s about a 2 on a scale of 1-10 — just enough to make the lacquer fracture and fall off over time. The only other thing to note is some minor dings removed from the back of the body that are gone now. Normal stuff for a vintage horn, and nothing bad; nothing needs repaired etc. And you save around $2k versus the price if this horn had no repairs, which is significant savings! Not to mention it’s already overhauled and done very tidily and well.

    If you want a nice, powerful, beautiful Mark VI tenor for quite a bit less than a new Ref 54 that plays better, is built better, and is an exceptionally good player, that’s what this is.

    Only one available!

     

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 77158 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Great Deal! 1958

    $ 11,000

    It would be hard to find a better deal on a Mark VI tenor at the moment. This horn just got tuned up by Aaron Barnard in Cedar Rapids (great repairman), and it plays effortlessly with a big, powerful tone. The tone is medium dark, and focused with lots of power. It brightens up when pushed, but this is the sort of tone that people love in a good 80k Mark VI. It sounds a lot like my 81k. The only reason this isn’t priced about $3k higher is that it had a neck pickup removed, and has had a few minor past repairs. That doesn’t matter when Aaron does the pickup-ectomy, because he puts a ‘flush plug’ in that matches the curve of the brass inside and outside. It’s like the pickup was never there. Besides that, this was a one owner horn, and it was played a lot but well cared for. The only other past repairs I see are a few dings removed from the back of the body tube and bow (bow ones are basically invisible, and the back of the body ones look like a tiny cloudy spot, for example above the serial number). And the bell flare had a crease removed and is in the correct contour now and feels just fine. Neck is in great shape aside from the lacquer loss from when the pickup was installed in the first place. As repairs go, none of these is very serious, and the horn plays just how it should.

    For an original lacquer 1958-59 VI, you’d typically have to pay a lot more than this. I’m pricing this one on the low side for what it is, so that someone can get a relative bargain on it. The market is a bit confusing to folks right now, with people on eBay and some private websites listing horns for 3-5x their actual value. I’m not going to do that. But I’ll tell you this horn would be priced much higher elsewhere, and it is an excellent value if you’re looking for tone, and not cosmetic perfection, but you want a horn in good shape, from a great vintage and serial number, and with original lacquer. That’s what this is. There’s only one available, so get it before it’s gone.

  • Selmer Mark VII Tenor Fresh Overhaul Original Lacquer 244631 Plays Great!

    $ 3,950
  • Selmer Series II Tenor Original Lacquer Beautiful Condition 451502

    $ 4,250
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series 1 Tenor Recent Overhaul 337710

    $ 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 Tenor Like New Overhauled 2 Necks! 435k

    $ 5,750

    This is a mint, like new Selmer Series II tenor that just got a full high end overhaul through GetASax. It has the extra neck octave pip/’harmonic key’ for easier altissimo, and it WORKS! It also comes with a second, silver plated Series II neck if you want to compare and contrast. This horn came new in the plastic, but it’s a 435k serial, so that’s why I went ahead and completely overhauled it. The dry, thin original Selmer pads were going to give you a lackluster playing experience, and I felt like it really deserved the full treatment. If you’ve been wanting a Series II tenor with all the bells and whistles, that responds better than new, and that will hold up better than a new one, this is it! Plus the harmonic key really is a useful feature. I’m impressed!
    Only one available!

  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Tenor Mint Condition 382524

    $ 4,500
  • SML Gold Medal 1 Tenor Original Lacquer Deluxe Engraving Gorgeous 17481

    $ 5,350

    This is the SML that is the most desirable of all in my book. Only in a narrow serial range right around this, did they have the fancy engraving all over the bell including inside. This is the coveted Gold Medal 1 with all the touted features that set this model apart, and with rolled tone holes and new pads. This sax is original lacquer, excellent condition. It would be quite hard to find a better gold medal tenor.

  • SML Super 46 Tenor Rare! Original Silver Plate Overhauled Good Condition 5117

    $ 4,750
  • Yamaha YTS-23 Student Tenor Older Pads 98255

    $ 650
  • Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Very Good Condition Plays Great!

    $ 1,400
  • Yamaha YTS-52 Intermediate Tenor Saxophone Excellent Condition 7254

    $ 1,950

    Yamaha 52 Tenor in nearly new condition. This just got a thorough tune up and plays GREAT. This is a near-pro quality horn for the price of a student horn. The 52’s like this were made in Japan and are nearly identical to the much more expensive and highly-coveted ‘Purple Logo’ 62 tenors. They have the exact same neck, bore, and keywork, but only lack some bells and whistles of the finish. So this is a really good one for someone to grab.

  • Yamaha YTS-62II Tenor Good Condition Just Tuned Up Plays Great! 68588

    $ 2,500
  • Yamaha YTS-875S Tenor Saxophone Silver Plate Near Mint Condition Fresh Setup

    $ 3,750
  • Yanagisawa TWO2 Tenor Mint Barely Played Like New

    $ 4,250