SOLD - Serial number 276,xxx. 80+% Original Lacquer, original snap in pads (CURRENTLY PLAYS GOOD!), but the old old pads will likely need replaced for you to enjoy and also to help remove the smell during a bathing. All of this can be done during a rebuild.
SOLD - #21k, silver plate, Finish: Original Silver body & keys,with elements of the Rev D (1950s? key guards) and King Marigaux tone holes and high F#. It also has the SML gold springs. This sax will prove to be one that perks my interest in research and tone. It's a very heavy build, with good weight perhaps from the plating.
It will need a fully rebuild to enjoy. Judging by the sheer power/boldness in this model, I might recommend we discuss how to keep the resonators a 'medium' size -- pad upgrades encouraged.
$2,599.00 - #19k would put it at 1965-6 by SML charts, Finish: Original lacquer body & nickel keys, with elements of the Gold Medal design in engraving, and key guards. This sax will prove to be one that perks my interest in research and tone.
***Bias note: I play on an SML Rev D alto.
SOLD - player/collector's delight, ORIGINAL lacquer 93%! Will need a full rebuild to be fully enjoyable, however, I will tune it up so that you can play test it on the old pads. There are signs of pull-down (repaired here at WWS). Serial number on the neck matches the body "120,08x"
CASE: original Selmer wood case in nice shape; orange with latches, not zippers.
SOLD/On Hold - $4,199.00 - (WWS Rebuild + Sound File) - #199k, Finish: silver plated keys, Original Lacquer body. In excellent condition. I bought this from the original owner. It was well loved as you can see. Originally marketed for the European market, these Mark VI's had a different engraving, and also the silver plated keys!
REBUILD: This one is getting an upgraded rebuild. Black Saxgourmet Roo pads ($100); Pisoni, nickel plated domed resos; and our WWS Premium Upgrade ($299) as we assemble this sax to be able to do more than just 'quiet jazz'. This setup will be towards a Lead Alto sound and great for solo work again rock/blues players.
$2,499.00 - WWS REBUILD in buescher snap-in pads, Finish: Original Lacquer at 50%.
Serial number 351xxx. 60+% Original Lacquer, The Big Bs are famous for a BIG warm sound with rich low notes--resonant low end the fills the room, probably due to some help from the big bell flare. Mid-range gets a little thin but the low notes make up for it. These fit very well in jazz or concert bands. Intonation is pretty good all-round, C# is non-articulated, but my biggest complainant on the model is the lack of pants-guard on the backside. Beyond that, the Big B Baritones have a cult following who seek that fat warm sound.
This sax has a a WWS Rebuild on it. We originally sold it to a local customer who chose to sell it back to us due to their life changes. I will happily tune our pad-work up and send it out playing as good as I remember it.
CASE: It came back with the original case (working, yet poor condition). We can talk about case options for this one.
SOLD - #246k, player/collector's delight, Finish: GOLD (to be verified on arrival).
Underslung neck, and swivel thumbhook era. The dual-backside bell keys will place this one on in the transition era; notice that the bell-backside wire guard wasn't present on this model yet. Chu: G# cluster ... 6M: NECK, Bell keys (thus, bell guard at 50%), ... Item #: WWS8.5E9.95.891.6-C0
$1,000.00 - On arrival, this looks to be a 100% Original tip at 0.079", sadly, the chip in the tip will require us to save it -- we all know this is totally worth saving. Bob Carpenter and I will tag-team this one to ensure that it meets both of our standards. It also arrived with a few nicks on a rail--we will treat this mouthpiece with extreme care and preservation; we will fix all necessary items. TIP, after repair: 0.089". Consider that the Hollywood models now demand $900-1500+, and these are credited with being nearly identical with a medium chamber.
Gerry Mulligan played on one, a 5M. .... and we're forced to raise our 4M size, to 5M, if you catch my drift.