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Couf Superba 1 Alto Saxophone 54xxx Original

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The Couf Superba I is a highly sought-after saxophone, and this one is a rare early example (at least I’ve never seen one this early before) in good condition with most of its original lacquer intact. It has been overhauled with Noyek resonators, and they give the tone a punchy edge to the dark core that works well. The rolled tone holes look great! This horn has just been put into good playing condition and plays well on the current pads. This is a professional horn in every way. It was the pinnacle of vintage saxophone design by the Keilwerth company, and it was the best vintage saxophone made in Germany. It has a big, rich tone with a lot of complexity, and lots of power.

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The Couf Superba I is a highly sought-after saxophone, and this one is a rare early example (at least I’ve never seen one this early before) in good condition with most of its original lacquer intact. It has been overhauled with Noyek resonators, and they give the tone a punchy edge to the dark core that works well. The rolled tone holes look great! Besides the “honest wear” to the lacquer, there’s not much to mention in terms of a picky description of the condition. This early S1 has an acrylic pants guard, and it’s cracked where the screw attaches. I could probably have an identical one remade for someone, if you really want that to look perfect.

I should also mention that this horn has a high F#, which is very convenient. The engraving is gorgeous on these – some of my favorite saxophone engraving.

This horn has just been put into good playing condition and plays well on the current pads. This is a professional horn in every way. It was the pinnacle of vintage saxophone design by the Keilwerth company, and it was the best vintage saxophone made in Germany. It has a big, rich tone with a lot of complexity, and lots of power. These horns are surprisingly Selmer-like (especially like the darker sounding early VI altos around 90k) but with a fuller, fatter tone up into the palm keys. These also stand to go up in value significantly over the next 5-10 years, as people start to realize how nice they are. Get this physically clean, early example now before someone else does!

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