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 - (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.
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.
$SOLD - Ser# 9,024,xxx. Intermediate Selmer from the recent years. Rare Silver plate in 97% condition. Model SAS-280RS. It arrived we'll played, yet still playing very strong. I was very impressed with the action and feel and I would say that this could keep up with some pro saxes! 1) it's a "selmer", with all the ergos and tone you're after. I would label the tone as "bold, focused, slightly brighter than Vintage tone, yet, very responsive and firm". The bell is "traditional-sized bell" for the clean, focused sound. (I found the bell curve to be very interesting--flares to the right). Comes with the original Selmer hard case/backpack-type with the "la voix" on it.
---We just finished a full disassembly, silver dip cleaning, chemical cleaning, and replaced the main palm key pads and Eb for longevity and easy maintenance! All shined up and helped her sing the doors down!
Cosmetic Rating: 9.0
This sax is a super cool sax! I actually really like the tone. It must be reminiscent of my ol' Series II selmer.
Item #: WWS11.2E5.77.1131.5-C240