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  • Buescher Aristocrat 140 Alto Original Lacquer Very Good Condition

    $ 950

    Great deal on a clean, original lacquer, original pads Buescher 140 alto saxophone. This horn has its original snaps and spuds intact, and is a repad shy of being a VERY good player. Minimal wear, minimal past repairs, neck in good shape. This is a clean one that will be an easy repad job for someone. These are among the most undervalued vintage horns right now!

  • Chateau CAS-20 Student Alto Saxophone Very Good Condition Solid Choice 1412

    $ 600
  • King SilverSonic Tenor Solid Silver Neck and Bell 433140 Very Good Condition

    $ 4,950

    This is a very early Eastlake King Super 20 SilverSonic tenor saxophone with solid silver neck and solid silver bell. It plays reasonably well on older pads and comes with the original case in good condition. Many players love the early Eastlakes for their huge, powerful tone and comfortable keywork. They’re also priced a lot lower than a typical Cleveland SilverSonic (despite the early Eastlakes being the exact same horn). If you want to get into a beautiful vintage professional King Silversonic tenor that doesn’t break the bank, this would be an excellent option.

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    King Zephyr Special Tenor Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Recent Overhaul 209710

    As I’ve said many times, the King Zephyr Special tenor is both the most beautiful vintage saxophone ever made, and one of the best sounding and most fun to play. Everything about it is deluxe and tastefully designed: Double socket, solid silver neck with a deco octave key design, delicate starburst engraving on all of the bell /bow key cups, beautiful bell engraving. You also have the extra pearls on the side keys, palm key touches, and G#, the three ring strap hook, and general styling that says “this was made when people really cared about how things were made.” The tone is gorgeous as well. It’s dark and velvety warm, but with a special combination of wideness and punch when pushed that you only find on Kings. It will shake the walls while sounding effortless and relaxed somehow. The action is easy and light under the fingers, but still plenty fast. It’s a comfortable horn to play. If you join me and many other saxophone lovers on team ‘Zephyr Special,’ I think you’ll be very happy you did. Whether this is your only tenor or just one of a small collection, it may quickly become your favorite, because it just does everything well, and it does it well in style.

    This particular Zephyr Special has pads in great condition and no significant past repairs to report. It has some ‘honest wear’ from playing, because it plays well, but it has always been well cared-for, and it shows,. The overhaul was done through GetASax about 5 years ago, and then it just had a fresh full COA to get everything back into shape for the next 5+ years of playing. Response is effortless, low register is easy, intonation is good. It comes in a BAM Classic case that fits it well and will keep it safe in shipping. It’s one of the best horns on the site, despite not being nearly the most expensive. Fantastic horn!

     

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1965 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 129247

    $ 7,750

    Beautiful condition 1965 Selmer Mark VI Alto saxophone with original lacquer and American engraving. The neck has the matching serial number to the body. It has some stand scratches on the bell, and some miscellaneous wear from use, but it is as nice as can be. The pads are in gret condition! This was a one owner horn that was well cared for its entire life. Now it’s ready for a new owner to take care of it for its next 60 years.

    The tone is dark, powerful, and focused with lots of projection. I like the mid 60’s VI altos the best for tone out of all of the VI altos.

  • Selmer Mark VI Alto 1973 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 208643

    $ 5,000
  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1955 Silver Plated Replate Very Good Condition Plays Great 57291

    $ 8,250

  • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1974 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Getting a Full Overhaul Now! 234158

    $ 7,650

    The Selmer Mark VI sets the standard for pro tenor saxophones. No other tenor sax has been used on as many landmark recordings, or by as many top artists. The basic reason is because it has the best all around combination of features: excellent ergonomics, excellent build quality, excellent design and dependability, but most of all, a rich, complex tone that is just very pleasant to listen to. This particular tenor is original lacquer and came in with its original pads still intact! I love buying pristine examples, because they can be easily overhauled and put into factory fresh playing condition again when the overhaul is done right (which it is). This one has its full overhaul in progress, which is a big job on a saxophone but is well worthwhile, and basically resets the sax back to nearly new playing condition, and makes it dependable and easy to own for another decade or two depending on how much you play it.

    This one checks all the boxes: affordable price, original lacquer in great shape, American engraving, no significant past repairs and no current repair issues, original neck is in great conditions — even the original case looks good! The VI holds its value better than any other saxophone too, so the cost of ownership is quite low— it will often even go up in value over time if you keep it for a while.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Paris 10G Bb Clarinet Very Good Condition E0864

    $ 1,400
  • Selmer Prelude Student Alto Very Good Condition

    $ 600
  • Selmer Radio Improved Alto Original Lacquer, Recent Overhaul 19276

    $ 4,250

    This is a fantastic, overhauled, original lacquer Selmer Radio Improved alto in excellent condition! If you read around on here a bit, you’ll see that I love Selmers from the 1930’s and the Radio Improved in particular. This one has most of its original lacquer intact, and is in quite good condition. it is also in great playing condition with a recent overhaul done by Jack Finucane from a few years or so ago before he stopped doing overhauls, and feels nice and snappy under the fingers. The resonators look like a Reso-Tech set made to match the vintage Selmer Tonex resos, but slightly oversized, and very slightly domed. They are a good match for the horn, and they almost look like vintage Selmer resonators. This has barely been played since the overhaul and is all fresh and nice.

    The tone of a Radio Improved alto is the reason to buy it. It’s like a Selmer blended with a Conn almost- delicate lyrical core that reminds me of an SBA, but with a wider, warmer, more spread feel like a Conn. The keywork is not modern. This is before the ‘Balanced Action’ keywork improvements, so you will have to get used to the left hand pinky keys if you haven’t played a vintage horn before. If you have, then it’s no problem. I barely notice keywork differences anymore after playing all the different styles out there. This one is more comfortable than most, and I like the direct action bell key mechanism.

    The original lacquer is in beautiful shape and looks great – deep honey gold. The only spot that isn’t original lacquer (and you’d have to really look closely to tell this) is at the neck receiver, where it looks like Jack had to resolder the neck receiver and then mix up some matching lacquer to over spray there. The only way to tell is that there’s just a little sign of overspray of the new lacquer on top of the original lacquer just below the receiver. That resolder often needs to be done on a 30’s Selmer to make the neck receiver strong again after 80+ years of use. (It was done on my personal RI, so I specially look for it). These horns are very uncommon, and this one is nicer than the great majority of RI’s out there. Only 1140 RI altos were made, and this is probably in the top 10% of those.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Reference 54 Alto Saxophone Flamingo Dark Lacquer Plays Great! 708286

    $ 5,450

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    Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Very Good Condition Plays Great!