Monthly Archives: November 2017

Yamaha 1996 ‘YSS-475’ Bb Soprano, #001,2xx

$1,799.00 - Priced to sell! One of the great sopranos on the market. This YSS745 is a series 1, and was adult owned (!). It received very little playing time and is a in excellent condition. Comes with a Yamaha stock mouthpiece and Rovner ligature($25) and cap.
PADS: Original pads in excellent shape!
CASE: Original hard case, in great condition.
There's really not much to add; I'll let it speak for itself.

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Otto Link ‘Tone Master – 4<6*' Tenor, 1940s (RAC Reface) - 0.095"

SOLD/On Trial $799.00 - From Sarge's Collection! - Full Package: Box, ligature and cap! Recently released to be listed "for sale" from Sarge's Collection. This mouthpiece has serial # M100 on it. It plays like butter. TONE: Huge tone/resonance, "vintage smoke", Dexter Gordon all day. Evenness and sultry. These mouthpieces are known for ....vintage greatness.

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Keilwerth 1962 ‘H&A Selmer-Bundy’ Eb Baritone, Silver #44k

$2,699.00 - Vintage 1960s lacquer bari in silver plate and the solid sheet keyguards and plastic pants guard design (keilwerth indicators). Ser. #44K dates it to about 1962. The sax has some dings and wear that I'll give my love. The plastic pants guard has gone missing, so we'll solve that; the neck screw will get replaced; there are a few resolders to mention but overall, "The sax was used, not thrashed" which is about normal for baritones. This model has good ergos compared with other vintage saxes. So when you're after good intonation, solid tone, and good ergos.... these are some of the best you can get for 1) under $3000, but #2) you'll have to give the the Low A key wishes.
SOUND: mid core bark and evenness; not completely resonant like a Buescher/Martin, but not as timid either.
CASE: nice wood case in ok/good shape; shows signs of medium wear and use. Good latches.
Item #: WWS1E1.7E4.74.10301.7-0

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LeBlanc 1960 ‘Rationale System’ Bb Tenor, w/ F#, #494

$3,800/$4999.00 - One of the coolest saxophones ever made! - Made to solve most all of the "saxophone issues" with intonation, evenness, with tonehole venting and also so engineered that it has mass amounts of screw adjusters (Add $300+ to a rebuild price for such; more pads, more adjustments like a Conn 26M/30M...). I have seen multiple variations on this model as they may have made changes along the design (different neck emblems, octave keys..., most notable -- You can compare it to Sarge's Collection LeBlanc too; at #513 it had a different neck altogether!)
SOUND: Big, resonant, loud but centered core, controllable power, focus yet depth....
Chadd Comment: "They remind me of a SML Rev D/GM crossed with a Buffet S1!"
PADS: the setup is currently in original setup! (I love that) with old pads and screw in resonators (must be reused). ***It's may be missing the F3 reso.
CASE: Original LeBlanc case in vintage condition. It arrived with a lightly 'old' smell so I'll treat that with some of my special cleaners. Ask me how this ends up.
Item #:CON-DG.10-2S88S0.00.10041.7-F60

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Keilwerth 1958 ‘Tone King’ Bb Tenor, w/ F#, Silver #32k

SOLD/On Trial - $4,499.00 - Rare. Stunning condition. Deluxe JK. A silver plate, professional Julius Keilwerth with high F# key, and G# trill, and the plastic guard in tact. If this is for the collector in you, I might even throw in a JK slimline mouthpiece to the sale of my baby. She is not perfect, as you can see the dreaded sax-stand scratches on the bell. 
PADS: She was rebuild elsewhere with black roo pads and plastic resos. (The pads are far too new/nice for me to be unhappy with the setup that was choosen, so I will leave them. JK would have had domed-metal resos originally.)
CASE: Original "JK" emblemed, green case in excellent condition. It's super cool to see these with the case, but they are hard to trust for safety of the plastic guard. 
Item #:CP-WWS1E5.7E8.58.10181.7-98

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Conn 1966 ’10M’ Bb Tenor, #H42,09x

$1,099.00 - An affordable 10M - Yeah Buddy! Don't knock on the 60s era 10M too harshly. It still sounds like a 10M, but the snobs will overlook this horn. Trust me, it's good but obviously is no match against a 10M from 1935-42($3000-4500 duh). Previously rebuilt at WWS by the master, Sarge; this sax was owned by a friend who had a stable of saxes to rotate between. Thus, the pads didn't get worn out much considering the rebuild was from a few years ago. We took the sax back in on trade and it still played effortlessly down through the sax. 
SOUND: This one is [that 10M tone but with the '60s reputation]. (I'm trying to say that it still sounds like a Conn 10M, but it's not the $3,000+ crisp/resonant-tone that comes from the 1930s/40s... This one is 25+ years later!)
PADS: the setup is a WWS Rebuild (Sarge did in 2008 or so) tan pads on 50% flat resos with rivet (similar to Conn originals). The pads have a ton of life left on them; expect little to no problems over the next 1-5 years.
CASE: a very nice square case (looks like a Selmer).

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