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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 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!

  • Conn 10M Tenor Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Orig Pads 282058

    $ 4,500
  • 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 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!

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    Keilwerth ToneKing Special Tenor Saxophone Original Silver Plate Rare Early Serial 42198

    $ 4,850

    Just overhauled. Looks nearly new. This thing plays beautifully with more of a Selmer-like tone than later Keilwerths. Sort of half Keilwerth/Conn dark and rich, half Selmer SBA smoky and centered.  Incredible. Earliest serial I’ve seen also! If you love Keilwerths, let me know if you’ve seen a ToneKing Special (Keilwerth’s first real top level horn) earlier than 42198. I haven’t. It’s the beginning of Keilwerth as a Big 4 saxophone maker! This just got a complete overhaul including new stainless steel springs to match the silver. It feels great – nice and snappy and dry under the fingers. Low register response is effortless. Everything is good as new.

  • 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.

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    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

    $ 4,750
  • King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone Very Good Condition Incl Overhaul! 299686

    $ 6,750

    This beautiful original lacquer King Super 20 tenor is in the process of getting a complete overhaul right now. That’s all new everything that can be changed, leaving the lacquer, of course. It’s going to feel fresh, snappy and better-than-new mechanically. This serial range is what Charlie Parker and Charlie Ventura played, and it has a deep, powerful tone. Slightly darker than the later 50’s Super 20’s but with the same projection. I think these are a real sweet spot for saxophone tone and this one is in great shape. It’s been played some, because it plays really well. But no major damage. I’ll update the description with details once it’s back from overhaul in a week or two.

  • Martin Comm III The Martin Tenor Fresh Overhaul Nice Shape 167963

    $ 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!

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    Martin Committee II Tenor Saxophone Great Deal Old Pads Relacquer 137670

    $ 1,500
  • Selmer Balanced Action Tenor Original Lacquer Rare Sunburst Engraving Including Overhaul 21445

    $ 13,500
  • 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 VI Tenor Near Mint All Original Amazing 223649

    $ 7,500
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Near Mint Original Lacquer Amazing 160601

    $ 8,950
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Recent Overhaul Original Lacquer 95365

    $ 12,500
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    Selmer Reference 36 Tenor Saxophone Full Setup 641416

    $ 6,850
  • Selmer Series II Tenor Original Lacquer Beautiful Condition 451502

    $ 4,250
  • Selmer Series III Tenor Saxophone Near Mint Silver Plate 684209

    $ 5,000

    Super clean, just tuned up, comes in a new BAM Softpack; rare silver finish upgrade, plays effortlessly. No past repairs or damage. What’s not to love?

  • 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 Saxophone Silver Plate Excellent 554156

    $ 4,500
  • Selmer Super Sax Cigar Cutter Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer Overhauled Amazing 18466

    $ 9,250
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    SML Gold Medal 1 Tenor 18835 Great Deal!

    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 5117

    $ 4,750
  • 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!

  • Yamaha YTS-23 Student Tenor Older Pads 98255

    $ 650
  • Yamaha YTS-475 Intermediate Tenor Saxophone Just Tuned Up 62271

    $ 1,500
  • 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.

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    Yamaha YTS-62 Professional Tenor Saxophone Very Good Condition 45358

    $ 2,650
  • Yamaha YTS-62 Purple Logo Tenor Saxophone 1980’s Overhauled Near Mint Exceptional! 5917

    $ 3,850
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    Yamaha YTS-82ZS Silver Custom tenor Excellent Condition Plays Great! 153490

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

    $ 2,850