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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!

  • Buescher True Tone C Soprano Original Silver Very Good Condition 140769

    $ 1,950
  • Conn 10M Tenor 1936 Original Silver Plate Pre-War Very Good Condition 274937

    $ 4,950
  • King SilverSonic Tenor Cleveland 433140 Very Good Condition

    $ 5,350
  • 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.

  • 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 1966 Original Lacquer American Engraved Very Good Condition 127997

    $ 6,750
  • 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

    $ 4,650

    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 (Aka Jack Tyler) from a few years or so ago before he stopped doing overhauls, and feels nice and snappy under the fingers. The pads look a little funny in photos – that’s because of some powder from Yamaha powder paper that is on the leather. But the pads themselves are in excellent condition and are nearly new. 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. It didn’t get played much after overhaul, as the owner is in a military band and plays a modern horn most of the time for work. It’s on consignment now, and I think it’ll likely sell quickly.

    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

  • Sold Out

    Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Very Good Condition 638302

    $ 3,450
  • Sold Out

    Yamaha YBS-52 Baritone Very Good Condition Plays Well 14987

    $ 4,850

    The Yamaha YBS-52 baritone is a modern classic. It is the go-to baritone of virtually everybody who wants the best quality modern baritone saxophone, and who doesn’t want to spend $8-12k on it. The YBS-52 has many traits to recommend it to prospective baritone buyers. Firstly, it’s built like a tank. These horns take a beating and just keep playing great. They’re easy to repair, they feel great under the fingers, and they tune well too. Compared to a much more expensive YBS-62, you are only missing the high F#, and who cares about that on baritone?

    Yamaha just stopped making the YBS-52, ostensibly because it was too expensive to produce and turn a profit on. So they came out with the cheaply made and inferior  YBS-480 to fill their intermediate baritone position on the roster. But you should most definitely get a YBS-52 instead of a 480, as anyone who knows about saxophones will tell you.

    This particular one is in great shape, and was a one-owner horn that was sold only to cover some expenses, but would have been kept otherwise. It’s in very good playing condition and it also comes with a nice, SKB contoured baritone case with wheels. The SKB reduces the weight of the horn by about 10 lbs versus the wood case that the 52 normally comes in, and it protects the horn better too, so it’s a valuable upgrade for anyone, and especially for a student. The YBS-52 always holds its value extremely well, and even moreso now, when there is bound to be increasing demand and there is no longer the option to buy one new.

    Only one available!

  • Yamaha YSS-62 Soprano Very Good Condition 5142 Fresh Overhaul!

    $ 4,650

    Beautiful Purple Logo Yamaha 62 soprano in excellent condition that also just got a complete high end overhaul through GetASax. It’s a modern classic that has become even more desirable over time than it was when it first came out, as people recognized what a special combination of beautiful warm tone, modern keywork, and good intonation these sopranos have all in one package. And with the fresh overhaul, you can just play and enjoy it while it holds its value over time.

    Only one available!

  • Sold Out

    Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Very Good Condition Plays Great!

  • Yanagisawa SC-992 Professional Curved Soprano Saxophone Very Good 237465

    $ 3,850