Worldwidesax - Fine Vintage Saxophones

Worldwidesax.com is a Vintage Saxophone repair shop that also buys, completely rebuilds and resells Vintage Professional Saxophones and I also do Rebuilds and Restorations for customers from all over the world.

(by appointment only).  WWS is not a "music store".  Customers can see and hear what is available on this website.

Everett, WA 98201, U.S.A. 

 

E-mail Chadd with questions: 

  WorldwideSax@Gmail.com 

 

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The Work Schedule 2014:  

 

1-16-14 Buescher TrueTone Baritone:  customer horn #224k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap-in pads, natural cork throughout, acid bath and clean up work. Cantrael Done

 

2-4-14 Buescher Tenor: Customer horn #13k gets TLC and Buescher Standard Setups for customer. Balk Done

 

2-24-14 Buescher Big B alto: Customer horn gets a Buescher Standard Rebuild with Snap-in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Strassmaier Done

 

3-1-14 Buescher "The Aristocrat" series 1 Tenor: WWS horn #278k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap-in pads, natural cork throughout for a customer. Gore Done

 

3-10-14 1952 Selmer Super Balanced Action Low-A Baritone: Consignment horn gets a Custom Rebuild with tan pads, resotech resos, natural cork throughout with some premium upgrades for customer. Vitale Done

 

3-24-14 Conn Chu Berry Alto: Customer horn gets a WWS Vintage Standard Rebuild with Prestini Pads and natural cork throughout. Miranda Done

 

4-14-14 Selmer Mark VI Tenor: Customer horn #183K gets a WWS Vintage Standard Rebuild with Prestini Pads and natural cork throughout, spring replacements. Vogelgesang 

In Progress

 

5-1-14 SLOT OPEN:

 

5-15-14 SLOT OPEN:

 

On-going '14 side projects:

King Saxello-standard

In Progress

Conn Chu Tenor-custom

In Progress

Buescher Bass-Resurrection

If you wish to schedule a rebuild, or purchase one of the saxes (and it still needs to be rebuilt),  send me a 50% deposit to hold your place in the work schedule.  I work from a published schedule (see left margin) so that your sax will only be out of your possession a couple weeks, while i do the actual work, it does not have to just sit on the shop floor, until its turn comes up... you send it to arrive on schedule and we return it on schedule.

  E-mail chadd with  questions about our vintage saxes at:   worldwidesax@gmail.com  

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(Wells Fargo, Bank of America, Chase...)

 

  If  a horns says "just rebuilt", then it's ready to go, saxes that say "scheduled for a rebuild" are waiting for the work to be done, but it will be included in the posted price.  If a sax says "ON TRIAL" someone is taking advantage of the "Three Day Trial" policy (See Info and Orders page).

 

Saxophone Comparison Chart 

Some of the best vintage saxes of all time

(and SOUND FILES)

 

Here is a pic of some custom resonator work. The reso can be sized to your tonehole, or whatever you would like.

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I can get you virtually any resonator ordered. Sarge's favorite was the  Resotech solid silver reso.

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Check out Sarge's Tribute page...

Sarge's Page

 

 

 

WE  DO GOLD AND SILVER ELECTRO-PLATING

That's right! 

We have a:

 GOLD STAR

Pro plating system

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The Industry's Premier Silver and Gold Plating System 

 Ask about having us Plate your Bell interior in
24 carat or  ROSE GOLD 

  

It is our business to Rebuild your sax or sell ours as Fully Rebuilt Saxes. We never sell our stock "As-Is". We are Restorers.

 

If you wish to schedule a rebuild, or purchase one of our saxes and it still needs to be rebuilt,  send us  a 50% deposit and we will schedule its rebuild before any of our other worldwidesax.com inventory. 

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Everybody loves these new Kangaroo skin pads, aka Saxgourmet  Pads and you can get them from Curt, at musicmedic.com you can request that any WWS stock be rebuilt with them, or just click this link and order some for yourself.

 

 

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Hard to find:

Here is a helpful outline of SML serial Numbers:

S.M.L. Serial Numbers:

0001 – 3000  /  1934 to 1940

3000 – 5500  /  1940 to 1945

5500 – 8000  /  1945 to 1950

8000 – 12000 / 1950 to 1955

12000 – 16000  /  1955 to 1960

16000 – 19000  /  1960 to 1965

22000 – 24000  /  1970 to 1975

24000 – 26000  /  1975 to 1980

26000 – 27000  /  1980 to 1982

Here is a helpful outline of Keilwerth serial Numbers:

Keilwerth Serial Numbers:

1925:   0-800 

1933-5:     9000     

1941:  18,500

1947: #20,000

1953: #23,000

1958: #28,000

1960: #38,000

1962: #43,000

1964: #49,000

1966:  #55,000

1971: #69,000

1975-6?: #79,000

1977: #81,000

1986: #91,000

1993: #99,100

1996: #104,000

1998:  #109,000

2004:  #119,000

Keilwerth made The New King and Tone King  as their main brand names, from 1932 to 1969 or so, but there were always stencils, like Edgeware and later Couf.  Here are few of the other names you may find on Keilwerth made horns.  The New King and Tone King saxes were identical except for a high F# key on the tone king model, but keilwerth marketed the Tone King as the "deluxe" Pro model and the New King as the "standard" Pro model

Known Keilwerth Stencils:

Couf Superba 1 & 2

 Royalist

Conn DJH

Buffet

Edgeware

Marco

Vincent Albert

Martelle

Winsall

Tam

Bundy Special

(H&A Selmer)

Armstrong

Heritage

King Tempo

Champion

Calvert Deluxe

Silvertone

Hammerschmidt (sopranos)

Jean Barre Artist (seen Alto) 

Princeton (seen Alto)

 

Keilwerth copiers, such as Amati,  Dörfler & Jörka (1949 to 1968, then purchased by Keilwerth) and B&S

H.Genet

Roxy

Jubilee

Voss

Silvertone

Rene Dumont

Keilwerth relatives:

Max Keilwerth and Richard Keilwerth (Graslitz) made saxes under the names:

 

Weltklang (baritones only)

Senator

Hohner

 

Here is a handy chart for King ZEPHYR series:

Zephyr and Zephyr Special
Zephyr, "Series I": 

s/n 170xxx to 180xxx
Zephyr, "Series II": 

s/n 180xxx to 237xxx

Zephyr Special: 

s/n 200xxx to 280xxx
Zephyr, "Series III": 

s/n 237xxx to 305xxx
Zephyr, "Series IV": 

s/n 305xxx to 423xxx
Zephyr, "Series V": 

s/n 423xxx to 540xxx

1945 was the beginning of King's  Super 20 (s/n 272xxx)
and Zephyr "II"s (s/n 272xxx)

Here is a handy chart for King SUPER 20 series:

1945-1949 "Series I":

#272xxx to 295xxx

Tranny "Series Ia":

#295xxx to 305xxx
1950-1951 "Series II":

#305xxx to 340xxx
1955-1962 "Series III":

#340xxx to 380xxx
1962-1967 "Series IV":

#380xxx to 426xxx

Factory moves to Eastlake
1967-1975+/-  "Series V":

#426xxx to 540xxx

1975 "Series VI":

<1975? era debate 1975+?

#540xxx to 800xxx

 

 

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Past Work Schedule 2010:  

4-13-10  Gold Plated The Martin Soprano 64,xxx:   Done

4-18-10 Silver The Martin Tenor 184K "USMC":  Done

5-7-10 Buffet SDA Alto 18K:  Done

5-14-10 Armstrong Low A Baritone: Done

5-25-10 Conn 10M  Done

5-28-10 Martin Committee 2 Alto: WWS Done

6-1-10 J. Keilwerth 1934 New King Alto:  Nickle plated  Done

6-11-10 The Martin Alto:  Done

6-17-10 Silver Buescher Big B:  Silver plated WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos for customer. Done

6-24-10 1948 Conn 6m Naked Lady: Done

7-2-10 Buescher 400 Tenor #505K WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with Prestini rivetless dome metal resos. WWS Done

7-8-10 1928 Silver Conn Chu Alto:  Customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. DONE

7-20-10 King Super 20 Alto #415K:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. WWS Done

7-28-10 Conn 6m:  customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. Done

7-28-10 1945 The Martin Tenor:  WWS horn 153K gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with Seamless Domed resos. WWS Done

8-5-10 Buescher Aristo "156" Tenor #338K Done

8-12-10 1953 SML Rev D #10K Chadd horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads, some Premium upgrades, minor fabrication work, and some plating restorations.  Done

8-13-10 1972 Selmer Mark VI alto #208K WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads and natural cork throughout. WWS Done

8-27-10 1940 Conn 26M alto:  Customer horn gets a Premium Vintage Rebuild with White Roos & Seamless Flat resos. Done

9-7-10 1952 King Zephyr Alto WWS horn 328K gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild. WWS Done

9-23-10 Buescher Big B Tenor #322K WWS horn gets a Standard Buescher Rebuild with Buescher snap in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Done

6-17-10 Silver Buescher Aristocrat #280k:  Silver plated WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

10-15-10 1960s LeBlanc Rationale Tenor WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads. Sarge/WWS Done

10-22-10 1953 SML Rev D #10K WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads for customer. Done

10-26-10 1940 Martin Comm 2 alto Chadd horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Presini pads, some Premium upgrades for customer. Done

11-4-10 Buescher Aristocrat Alto #345k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

11-4-10 Buescher Big B Aristocrat Tenor #317k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

11-18-10 Silver Conn Chu alto:  Customer horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos. Childs Done

12-2-10 Buescher Big B Aristocrat Alto:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Buescher snap-in Rebuild with original metal resos.  WWS Done

12-14-10 The Martin Tenor #208k:  WWS horn gets a Standard Vintage Rebuild with flat metal resos and rivet center.  WWS Done

12-17-10 Nickel Conn Chu Tenor:  WWS horn gets a Vintage French Standard  Rebuild with plastic resos. WWS Done

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    Please e-mail or phone us for   additional   descriptions or  JPEG's  of  any  of  our current  inventory,  or if  you don't   see   something   you would  like  to  have,  let  us know.
     Unlike some web shops, we will  try  to list all  of  our current inventory and prices so  you  can  see  and  shop here  in  our  virtual  store.

     We  have  a  long  list  of customers  you  can  e-mail for references. (see References Page)
    Thanks,  for  visiting Worldwide Sax.  

~~Chadd&Steve~~

Past Work 2011:  

1-1-2011 H.Couf Superba 1 Tenor:  Customer horn gets a Standard  Vintage Rebuild with Pisoni rivetless dome metal resos. Thaut  Done

1-4-11 1938 Buescher Aristocrat series 1 Tenor:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher Snap-in Rebuild with natural cork throughoutWWSDone

1-19-11 1940s Buescher Aristocrat Alto:  Customer's alto neck gets pull-down repair and dents removedGarcia Done

1-19-11 Conn "tranny" Chu alto:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with natural cork throughout and Sherry Huntly EngravingWWS Done

1-28-11 Conn 6m alto:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with natural cork throughoutHarford Done

2-5-11 King Super 20 alto - pearls:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with premuim extrasWWS Done

2-22-11 King Super 20 tenor - pearls:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with oversized Noyak resos on Black Saxgourmet Roo padsAtkinson Done

2-23-11 Buescher 400 Tenor 429K:  WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher Snap In rebuildWWS Done 

3-10-11 Conn Gold C-Soprano 98K:  WWS horn gets a rebuild for customer with silver Resotechs to be gold plated & Premium UpgradeGast Done 

4-7-11 King Super 20 tenor --full pearls Sax gets a Vintage Rebuild with premium extras and seamless flat resosSarge Done

4-14-11 Conn Chu tranny tenor:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild with oversized Resotech resos on Black Saxgourmet Roo pads and a Premium Upgrade and New stainless steel springsMattina Done

4-21-11 Buffet S-1 Tenor Sax gets a Vintage Rebuild with premium extras and seamless flat resosSarge Done

5-10-11 Vintage YAS-62 purple label:  Customer horn gets a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resosTebo Done

5-13-11 Vintage Dolnet #24K:  WWS horn gets a French Standard rebuild with Flat Metal resosWWS Done

5-19-11 Selmer Mark VI alto:  Customer horn gets a Silver Restoration with a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos and full Spring ReplacementZax Done

6-3-11 Selmer Mark VI Tenor:  Customer horn gets a French Standard rebuild with plastic dome resos and swedgingLayer Done

6-20-11 Silver Buescher TrueTone IV Alto:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard rebuild with Buescher Snap In PadsTarvin Done

7-1-11 King Saxello customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild. Zax Done

7-15-11 Silver Conn curved Soprano: WWS horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild after chemical Lacquer stripping, for customer. Luchtan Done

7-29-11 Silver Conn 26M alto:  WWS horn gets Rebuilt and some much needed TLC. WWS Done

8/7/11--8/13/11 TIME OFF

8-15-11 1935 Conn 10M tenor: WWS  horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer.

Oleru Done

8-16-11 The Martin Tenor 1953:  Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild. Neilo Done

8-29-11 King Zephyr alto WWS (OS) horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. harrson/Keller Done

9-1-11 Maintenance & School Prep 

 

9-10-11 Maintenance & School Prep 

 

9-20-11 Martin Committee II alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild.Siboliban Done

 

10-1-11 Martin Committee I alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild + a new custom screw rod. Siboliban Done

 

10-18-11 Martin Committee III "The Martin alto": WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. Zink Done

 

11-1-11 H&A Selmer Bundy Baritone: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer with domed metal resos for customer. Snowhill Done

 

11-13-11 Mark VI alto:  Silver Restoration Returns from Andersons. Customer horn gets a with a French Standard rebuild with Metal dome resos and full Spring Replacement with Rose Gold Plating AccentsZax Done

 

12-6-11 Buescher Big B Baritone: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with metal-backed pads and natural cork throughout. Aaberg Done

 

12/22--31/11 TIME OFF

 

~  2012  ~

 

1-3-11 Conn Gold Artist "Harp" alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild for customer. Seward Done

 

1-17-12 Buescher Big B Tenor: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with metal-backed pads and natural cork throughout. Williamson Done

 

2-1-12 SML Rev D Alto:

Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout, + custom key fabrication. Heine Done

 

3-8-12 The Martin Tenor:

WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Gillette Done

 

3-16-12 Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Croasdale Done

 

3-28-12 Conn baritone?:

Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Tarvin Canceled

 

3/29--4/16/12 TIME OFF

 

4-26-12 Martin Committee I Alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard Rebuild with prestini pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

 

5-10-12 Buffet SDA Alto #18,7xx: WWS horn gets Premium Rebuild with Saxgourmet Black Roo pads with Noyak resonators for customer. Sheedy Done

 

5-31-12 Silver/nickel The Martin Alto: WWS horn gets vintage standard rebuild with new stainless steel springs, Rose-gold wash bell. Krause Done

 

6-21-12 Silver The Martin Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild for customer plus custom thumb hook, post repairs. Evans Done

 

6-27-12 The Martin Tenor, Official Music Man Model: WWS horn gets Premium Standard rebuild for customer with Saxgourmet Roo Pads. Tuncel Done

 

7-3-12 Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor: gets Premium Standard rebuild for customer with tan pads and domed metal resos50%+. Maxwell Done

 

7-13-12 The Martin Tenor: 

Customer horn gets a Premium Rebuild with prestini pads and seamless flat resos, and custom work. Leisenbach Done

 

7-27-12 B&S Blue Label alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild (premium) for customer and custom pearls installed. Incorvaia Done

 

8/2--8/5/12 TIME OFF 

 

8-6-12 Buescher "The Aristocrat" alto: WWS horn gets a Vintage Buescher rebuild with original snap-on pads and natural cork throughout. In Progress

 

8-10-12 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with stack swedging and screw replacements and minor fabrication. Suhling Done

 

8-22-12 Silver Conn Chu Alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild (premium) for customer, with neck octave key work and swedging throughout. Hayes Done

 

9/1--9/12/2012 School Prep

 

9-13-12  Conn 6M viii alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout and case solving. O'Brien Done

 

9-28-12 Gold Plate SML Rev D Tenor: WWS horn gets The Sarge Special rebuild (Premium) for customer, with gold plated domed Resotech resonators on Black Saxgourmet Roo pads. Ester Done

 

10-12-12 Silver Selmer " Model 26"  Tenor: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with neck repair and oversized flat resonators with rivet. Verver  Done

 

10-31-12 Selmer Mark VI alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with Saxgourmet Roos with original resos. Premium? Spring Replacement?. Johnson Done

 

11/3--11/14/12 TIME OFF

 

11-16-12 Conn Virtuoso Deluxe C-Melody 8M: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with White Roos for consignment sale. Emmons- Catalano  Done

 

11-23-12 The Martin Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild Natural cork throughout. Machin Done

 

12-6-12 Conn 10M Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout. Ruud Done

 

12-17-12 Conn Artist Soprano in gold plate: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild Natural cork throughout and Saxgourmet Roo pads. Woodmancy Done

 

12/21--1/2/13 TIME OFF

Christmas Break

 

 

The Work Schedule 2013:  

1-7-13 Conn 10M, silver 1945 Tenor: WWS horn gets Vintage Standard rebuild  for customer with natural cork throughout. Smith  Done

 

1-10-13 Buescher 400 alto: WWS horn gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout. Done

 

1-18-13 SML Rev D Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with oversized flat resos, Natural cork throughout and acid bath. Pearson Done

 

1-29-13 The Martin Baritone: WWS horn gets Premium Rebuild  for customer with vintage standard resos and tan pads. Bogle/Ryba Done

 

2-21-13 King Zephyr Tenor #308k: WWS horn gets Vintage Rebuild  with seamless flat resos and Black Roo Pads! WWS Done

 

3-1-13 Buescher 400 TH&C alto: WWS horn #306k gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout. WWS Done

 

3-13-13 1960s Selmer Mark VI alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and plastic resonators. Adams Done

 

3-25-13 1952 Selmer Super Balanced Action Baritone Low A: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators. Hanan Done

 

4/1--4/7/13 TIME OFF

 

 

4-29-13 Buescher 400 TH&C alto: WWS horn #306,44x gets Vintage Buescher Rebuild  with snap in pads and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

 

5-2-13 King Silversonic Tenor: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators. Gifford Done

 

5-16-13 Martin Imperial Baritone: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and metal resonators; and new blue steel springs. Johnson  Done

 

6-1-13 The Martin Alto: WWS horn #163k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout. Done

 

6-18-13 Conn New Wonder Alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and flat metal resonators. Fisher Done

 

7-1-13 Silver Conn 6M VIII alto: WWS horn #314k gets new GOLD plate in bell and a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout for customer. Balk  Done

 

7-11-13 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with tan Prestini pads and plastic domed resonators. Backman Done

 

8-7-13 The Martin Tenor, Official Musicman Model:

WWS horn #214k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with Black Roo pads, seamless flat resonators +50%, and natural cork throughout for customer. McKeirnan Done

 

8/19/13--8/30/13 

Two weeks School Prep

 

9-1-13 Selmer Balanced Action alto: Customer horn gets new springs Backman Done

 

9-2-13 Conn C-Soprano: 

WWS horn #117k gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild  with flat resonators +50%, and natural cork throughout for customer. Lindberg Done

10-3-13 Buescher Tipped Bell Bb Soprano: WWS horn #204k gets a Buescher Standard Rebuild  with snap in pads, and natural cork throughout for customer. Zax Done

 

10-15-13 Conn Gold C-Melody: WWS horn gets a prepared for customer. Lindberg Done

 

10-29-13 The Martin Alto: WWS horn #163k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  with tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout. Done

 

11-1-13 Selmer Mark VII alto: Customer horn gets a Vintage Standard Rebuild with plastic resos and natural cork throughout. Rachmiel Done

 

11-21-13 Selmer Mark VI Tenor 205k:  Customer horn gets a Vintage Rebuild on Saxgourmet Roo Pads with seamless domed metal resos at 60%+ and natural cork throughout, also some neck repair. Coile Done

 

12-10-13 Conn Curved Soprano: WWS horn #57k gets Vintage Standard Rebuild  tan pads, flat resonators and natural cork throughout for customer. Eberhard Done

 

12/22/13--1/1/13 

TIME OFF - Xmas Break

 

 

 

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BOB'S COLLECTION: 

~Harrison GOLD vintage ligature.

~RARE RARE Berg Larsen Tenor: Slant Signature.

 

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"Wax Service" (during rebuild) 

The secret to preserving your lacquer!

 

 

 

 

 

SARGE'S COLLECTION "for sale" additions:

1960's LEBLANC System, Buescher 400 Top Hat & Cane, Conn 10M, 

1959 Julius Keilwerth 'Tone King', Buffet S1, Guardala BLACK

King Super 20-PEARLS, King Saxello Bb soprano

 

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LIGATURES_002.jpg (1718972 bytes) NEW PAGE: "Ligatures

Worldwide Sax is your home for the world-famous Sound Files. It's time to create some for Ligatures!

New ligaturesharrisonA2lig.JPG (1080195 bytes) just added: Harrison, Brancher, BG, Francois Louis, Lebayle, Abrazadera, ...and more!

 

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Inventory Updates:

BuescherBASS101456_003.jpg (652001 bytes)Buescher Bb BASS sax - resurrection project (damaged): Details - COMING SOON

 

BuffetS1-2609x_003.jpg (511634 bytes)Buffet S1 Tenor, GORGEOUS:  See "Tenor"  page for more photos--COMING SOON.

 

BuescherTHCalto339,8xx_001.jpg (417090 bytes) Buescher 400, Top Hat & Cane: ***MOTIVATED SELLER*** now 1270.00  

 

Vito35sALTO_000.JPG (1074613 bytes)1969 rare Vito "Model 35S": Looks to be landing in Chadd's Collection! 

 

KingSilversonicTenor406k_003.jpg (865285 bytes) King Super 20 "SilverSonic" Tenor: Sold before arrival! See "Tenor"  page for more photos.

 

SMLrevD9k_001.jpg (494895 bytes)1951-52 Perma-Gold Plate SML, Revision D Tenor: See "Tenor"  page for details. 

 

SelmerOmega162alto_882k_002.jpg (1292996 bytes)1980-83 Selmer "162" [Omega] Alto, Professional: See "Alto"  page for details. 

 

VitoBeaugnierTenor22k_001.jpg (702031 bytes) 1972 vintage Vito (by Beaugnier) Tenor Sax: See "Tenor"  page for details.

 

 

Coufsuperba1alto83_002.jpg (534648 bytes) 1979 H.Couf "Superba 1" Alto:  Consignment coming soon!...

 

SelmerSopraninoN297k_007.jpg (491593 bytes)1980s Selmer Eb Sopranino: See ["Soprano"]  page for details.

 

BuffetSDAalto18,86x_4.JPG (495524 bytes)1972 Buffet Super Dynaction Alto:  See "Alto"  page for details. 

 

ConnChuProject211k_012.jpg (418657 bytes)1928 silver Conn New Wonder II "Chu Berry" Tenor -- WWS Super Gigger Custom Project: See "Tenor"  page for details. IN PROGRESS

 

ConnChuTrannyBaritone245k_025.jpg (399006 bytes)ConnChuTrannyBaritone228k_005.jpg (367334 bytes)TWO Conn Chu-Tranny Baritones: #228k & #245k

 

SelmerVItenor85,13x_002.jpg (503754 bytes)1960 Selmer Mark VI tenor #85k Brecker era: See "Tenor"  page for details. SPECIAL CONSIGNMENT: COME QUICK!

 

 

Create an Order:

SAX or REBUILD

   I love connecting to my customers. 

   Here's the new guide to get the ball rolling. 

   (COMPLETE PRICING GUIDE)

 

 

pizza1.jpg (124009 bytes)Father of World Wide Sax, Steve "Sarge" Stransky, 

peacefully passed away after a +3 yr battle with brain 

cancer Feb, 2012. 

Please see: "Sarge's Page" 

-(Near Left) Pam (wife), Steve & Chadd. 

Steve Stransky - WWS Creator, my friend and mentor

Chadd Berry - WWS Owner

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Now unlocked for public viewing:

Sarge's Personal Sax Collection

Prepare yourself !

 

 

 

 WWS SOUND FILES!!!

Thank you for your positive feedback! We are proud to help customers "hear" different models of saxes and mouthpieces, in a Versus basis...

          Minor Disclaimer: we play these mixes to help the sax world and our customers get the raw impressions of each sax. These are usually impromptu by whatever page we turn to and played for the sheer joy of the vintage horns.  Don't judge our playing too harshly.  :)  Enjoy! 

        ***other crucial tip: Use Large Speakers!***

 

New Sound File 3-2014: Tenor MPCs: 4x: Otto Link NY 0.093", Berg Larsen SS 90-0-SMS, Dukoff D7 0.097", Berg Larsen 110-1-M Rubber

New Sound File 2-2014: ALTO LIGATURES: Ligatures x11!!!LigaturesSOUNDFILEx11.jpg (1084177 bytes)Ligatures_x11-SOUNDFILEaudioimage.jpg (230520 bytes)

New Sound File 1-2014: Baritone MPCs: MC Gregory GALE 4M, Selmer S80D, Otto Link 6*, Meyer 6M, Steve Broadus Perfected ModelbariMPCsPIC-Gale-S80D-Link-Meyer-Broadus.jpg (497366 bytes)

New Sound File 1-2014: ALTOs file: 1950 Buescher400 Top Hat & Cane, 1947 "The Martin Alto", 1931 Conn Chu (deco), (misspoke, not a '45 B400)

New Sound File 1-2014: Alto MPCs: OttoLink MasterLink 0.059", Morgan M-2 0.057", Conn Steelay 0.072"

New Sound File 12-2013: Tenor MPCs: Otto Link 4**** 0.100", Brilhart Hard Rubber 0.103", Berg Larsen SS 130-0-SMS

New Sound File 11-2013: Soprano MPCs x5: Selmer s80 D 0.052", Morgan 1-C 0.052", Sigard Rascher 0.063", Marveltone 0.067", 1920s vintage Selmer 0.044"

New Sound File 10-2013: Tenor MPCs x4: OttoLinkSlank089, PersonalineL4-090, PersonalineL3-100, PersonalineS6-105

New Sound File 10-2013: SOPRANOs x4: King Marigaux, Conn Curved Wonder, Yamaha YSS61, Martin Typewriter

New Sound File 10-2013: TENOR x2 & MPCs x3: Selmer MarkVI, Selmer New Largebore -- Selmer Soloist C* short shank 0.070", Otto Link NY 6**0.097", Tonalin0.085"

New Sound File 10-2013: TenorMPCs CustomSeries: Blues Blaster112 - Florida113 - FatBoy113CustomVintageSeries_003.jpg (1054935 bytes)

New Sound File 10-2013: TENORs 3x and MPCs 2x: Selmer MarkVI, Conn 30M, SML RevD -- Tonalin85_WoodwindCoNY097

New Sound File 10-2013: Tenor MPCs file: Selmer Soloist C*, brass Woodwind Co. #5, JK/Wagner Slimline 90, Otto Link 4**** Master 0.100"TenorMPCSx4-SoloistC-,WWco5,JK90,Link4star100.jpg (299483 bytes)

New Sound File 10-2013: TENORs file: THREE Selmer Mark VI's: 135k Lacquer, 103k Silver, 86k Gold (Gary's input and review comes with 60+yrs on his Selmer and others')

New Sound File 9-2013: SOPRANOs file: 1980 Selmer MarkVI, King Saxello, Buescher Tipped Bell audiopic-Sopranos-VI-Saxello-TippedBell.jpg (121223 bytes)SelmerVI-Saxello-TippedBell_004.jpg (1049930 bytes)

New Sound File 8-2013: Alto MPCs file: Selmer "TableC*" 0.065, Bilger-Morgan 1-C 0.057, Buescher 0.055, Broadus 0.058, Woodwind "N8" 0.062 AltoMPCs-x5-pic_selmer_morgan_buescher_Broadus_Woodwind.jpg (136608 bytes)

New Sound File 7-2013: Tenor MPC file, OTTO LINKs x5: Master Link .096", NY Master Link 4**** 0.088", NY Tone Master 0.096", Super Tone Master NY double band 0.094", Super Tone Master NY double band 0.097" OttoLinkSoundFileMix_001.jpg (1635897 bytes)

New Sound File 6-2013: Tenor MPC file, Jeff Kashiwa on Bergs: SS scoop bill 120-2-M, Very Vintage HR 100-3-SMS, Vintage long bill hr 110-2-M(refaced) bergsoundfileJeffK._003.jpg (747216 bytes)

New Sound File 6-2013: TENOR REEDs, Berg 105-1-M ss: x3: Fibercell med-soft, Java 2.5, Java 3.0

New Sound File 4-2013: BARITONEs file: 1958 Selmer Mark VI, 1952 Selmer Super Balanced Action-low A (SBA), 1917 Buescher TrueTone

New Sound File 3-2013: Tenor MPC file: BERGs x4: 110ss-105ss-100hr-110hr

New Sound File 1-2013: Tenor MPC file: Guardala brecker, Berg metal 110-3-M, Berg HR 110-1-M, Ponzol, Dukoff Fluted, King T "RAC" SoundfilePIC-guard-BL-BL-ponz-DF-king.jpg (404873 bytes)

New Sound File 1-2013: Tenor MPC file: Guardala brecker, Brilhart Level Air 7, Dukoff D8, Wagner, Wolfe Tayne 9 SoundFilePIC-guard-levA-D8-wag-WT.jpg (627442 bytes)

 

There are a few more sound samples around the website near their respective sax descriptions.

Also, we have the Sound File Archives on the  Saxophone Comparison Page. 

 

 

Your Sound on sax

     Playing sax is so much more personal than something like piano or drums... you have to play, yes, practice too, but you also have to work to make your particular sound... unlike piano or drums or similar instruments, it involves a technique (embouchure, wind control, reading, and controlling the instrument)  Then, it also means that you have to decide how you want to play, jazz, blues, new orleans dixie, etc.  Most people decide on a sound and a style, or genre.  To get that sound, you will need the right tools.  the tools are a mouthpiece (and there are over a hundred designs/tonal shades) and a saxophone (also a lot of designs, ergonomics and sounds).  Each sax will shade you to the sound you like best, for your personal taste.  i have my favorite sound, but it might be different that what you prefer...  ok, now i'm getting to my point, the only way i can help point you in the right direction, is if you can help me help you.
     usually, people find one or two sax hero's (fathead newman, ben webster, etc) and decide that their favorite sound and style is similar to one of their heroes.  We can help you sound like the legends by pairing the right sax and mouthpiece.

     so, the ball is in your court.  if you say john coltrane is closest to your favorite, we find you a old florida era otto link and a selmer mk vi.  that said, sometimes people don't want to sound like anyone else... they want to pick three famous horns and try them, to see what sound they get and like.  we can usually help with that too (for locals, they can play them in person, for out of the area players, we record them with state of the art equipment and email a sample mp3 of each horn).

   i hope that helps to get you started.  Here's a New Page to help you look at different models: Saxophone Comparison Chart.

regards,

chadd (& sarge, in spirit)

 

Our Sax Mouthpieces page was just updated!

 

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I (chadd) was studying more mouthpiece repair techniques with Bob in January 2012. He graciously let me photo the workshop AND he did plenty of showing off all the cool mouthpiece extras that were around. 

 

CHECK OUT THE COOL, original Double-Chamber MOUTHPIECE HERE! Wacky!

 

 

 

RECENTLY ADDED! 

Custom Vintage Series tenors: 

I am happy to offer a unique new mouthpiece option for manCustomVintageSeries_001.jpg (1198763 bytes)y vintage lovers who want the benefits of modern technology with intent: To mimic the classic tones we love: Otto Link, Dukoff, Berg Larsen, Guardala, Brilhart...etc.

   All of these mouthpieces will be hand-inspected, with your options to customize the tip to your preference and, of course, the goal is to hand-finish, hand-craft each mouthpiece for you!

185.00-299.00 Item: WWS50.00.9111.3-C50

Click the Photo for more info

 

Neat AND skilled craftsmen are always hard to find. It's been my pleasure to begin studying mouthpiece repair and secret techniques under Bob's teaching. Some of my latest geeking-out has been over curves and preferences:

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And Bob doesn't use computers to assist his curves. 

 

Just added new mouthpieces at our vintage mouthpiece page, check them out! 

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    We have been lucky to make many friends and am blessed with more business than one man can handle...  because of that, there's always a long waiting list. So long ago, Sarge came up with a system that works.  We have a work queue (upper Left sidebar)... people who want work done send us a 50% deposit to have their work added to the queue.  Then when their turn comes up, they ship the horn to arrive a couple days before work is scheduled to start.  The queue is posted on the Left Margin of my website pages and is updated weekly.  Doing it this way, your sax only has to be out of your possession a couple weeks.

       The "Work Schedule" now consists of me, Chadd, doing one rebuild every 11 days or so ( because I used to teach music at the local school + some lessons students)... and some of those will be WWS horns that are going to customers.  So, I'm not real speedy and I really don't want to have other people sub work in, or enlarge the shop and have different workers doing different levels of work. Aside from doing the restoration work on saxes and mouthpieces, there is the time consumed by "running the business"  and answering the phone, that never stops ringing, so hopefully this system can keep our customers happy. 

 I will do my best to be just as available as sarge has been for the last 13+ years and always happy to help, with the best customer service I can muster... If you are patient and like our style, then by all means let us do our best, for you.

    thanks, chadd 

 

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HAVE YOU SEEN... final photos from a Silver Restoration?        Mmmmm...

 

See: "Our Finest" for more (and scroll down)

 

 

 

 

 

Some recent fabrication work:

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It really made the horn beautifully complete again!

 

 

Current, Extended, Gold Restoration Project:

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One of the most common questions I get asked is... 

 

"How do I get to reserve a spot in your work schedule, or how long until a WWS stock horn gets rebuilt?"

Create an Order:

SAX or REBUILD

The best plan I have been able to devise is a Deposit System. Work, on almost anything gets scheduled right away when I receive a deposit for the work (or sax) you have interest in.  Email me and ask about what interests you, then we can discuss my next schedule opening, see if it works for you... and how to get me the deposit that makes the wheels roll. 

 

Check our F.A.Q's page for more answers

Looking for our Rebuild and Restoration Info? (click here)

 

  Steve had a music website ; it's for his original music recorded over the last 20 years.

 Steve Stransky's Music    <-------FREE MUSIC!!!  

(SORRY...Currently down due to refinancing the html certificate after Steve's passing. it will be fixed)

 

  here you can hear one of his bands, "the Phantoms" do something kinda unique, off their 2nd C.D. "Box Of Wine"  (YOUTUBE LINK) he wrote this little instrumental and played all the saxes on this original tune. it's different than the usual "rockin' blues" style, but it's fun. take a listen... 

I think he used a "The Martin Baritone" on the recording with his customized Martin slimline mouthpiece. 

WWS Celebrating +13 years on the Internet.

THANKS FOR HELPING US REACH OVER  1,000,000 VISITORS ON THE NET!

                              

 

Please send your questions about your vintage sax, that you want to try to identify,  resell, or date it's manufacture, etc, via email.  the phone rings constantly here and i need customers to be able to get through. 

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We are open for business  M, T, Th, F   Saturdays, Sundays off 

We are open for business  M, T, Th, F   Saturdays, Sundays off 

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I REALLY prefer emails, but I do answer the phone :)

 WorldwideSax@gmail.com 

360-631-0943 (cell) Chadd

 

 

All info is current as of last update.

Worldwidesax was created by Steve "Sarge" Stransky.  Worldwidesax ©1998-2010 

and as of 2011 is owned by Chadd Berry, Worldwide Sax ©2011-2014, all rights reserved.  

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