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Conn 1928 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Bb Tenor, Silver, Custom #211k

$3,499.00(+) - Specifics Pending: OK!, this great sax that has seen better days. These are great players, so I wanted to make it someone's perfect gig sax! AND improve the cosmetics! Slightly abused, but nothing major. LET'S MAKE IT AWESOME.
Named: "Hotrod", Ser.# m211,xxx. another great "Chu" in original silver, with gold wash bell (in good shape) with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, everything we love. Overall it's in good condition with minor wear only on a few key tops and rods! Upon initial inspection, there was one main 'damage story' in its past: the lower edge looks to have taken a knock, the bell-to-body brace needs resoldered, the rear body tube will need aligned to the bow (de-soldered damage), and address the front knock, address dents to the high palm keys, messy solders, remove the unnecessary lyre holder, The Front F rocker arm went missing but I'll fabricate a replacement of some sort (if not, replace it with a spare one!). Just call her by Name: "Hot Rod".
Now, if you've never played a Chu, they are stunningly powerful tenors...big fat sound top to bottom. Ergos are not that great, but I know a lot of players that play them in spite of the 20's design and would never switch to a Selmer.
WWS SPECIAL CUSTOM PROJECT - "Hot Rod - The Super Gigger"
Item #: CONSD10W.0W0.00.01311.8-C0

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Conn 1932 ‘6M’ Eb Alto, Silver #251k

$2,799.00 - Naked Lady Transitional era: Serial #251,xxx. These have a cult following as the first of the Naked Lady run. The body is in great overall shape. It has Rolled Tone Holes and the fine tuning neck adjuster. Other than the evidence of messy pad glue, there are no past repairs or damage to mention. What a beauty! It has the very rare, satin/shiny 'gold' finish at 60%...and lots of silver under-plating is visible. The neck is mostly silver only now.

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Buescher 1955 ‘Aristocrat II – Big B’ Eb Baritone, #351,41x

$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.

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Gregory ‘Model B, 4A 18’ Tenor, 1940s(+/-) Ser# 6265

SALE $149.00 - Original tip measures 0.065". The brother to the Model A (Paul Desmond on alto), the Model B is quite different. It is a slimmer design (pictures) and the chamber has flat sidewalls--not a round exit like the Model A. In tone, it is more focused with more reedy tone than the Model-A. The beak continues to be very shallow, so no biting without protection. I found a substitute ligature to fit.
Item:WWS5S0.00.12261.2-0-2

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Selmer 1988 ‘USA – AS100’ Eb Alto, Silver Plate #824k

REDUCED $2,299.00 - A entry-professional Selmer from the late 1980s - Model AS100(Omega). At #824k I will estimate its dating at 1988. Rare Silver plate in 97% condition. These are one of the best kept secrets in the sax world.--pro sax, "selmer", with all the ergos and tone you're after. Most people mistake the "USA" on the bell for the later student-line. Do not be fooled! She arrived with a few missing screws (I will replace with silver ones to match!) Future Rebuild: The specifics are yet to be decided. I would love to plan a Full Rebuild on this one with special pads and/or resonators. I'll shine up all the silver, and help her sing the doors down! Comes with a great Selmer hard case (like the Series I, II, III have) without the leather wrap, although the handles were repaired. Ask me about those.
Cosmetic Rating: 9.0
This sax will be a super cool sax!

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Martin 1938 ‘Committee I – Skyline’ Eb Alto, #122k

$1,399.00 - Tone with a zip in it! Serial number 122,xxx on both the body and neck that dates it to approx 1938. Famous for Solid Nickel keywork, soldered on toneholes, heavy walled body, big warm tone. This is a very well done relacquer, with the engravings still looking good, as seen in the pics. It has the Eagle with star and Skyline with searchlights engraving and adjustable thumb rest. Comes with a vintage faux-alligator like case. There are no major dents just a few small ones that i will remove, when i do a complete "Vintage style" rebuild on her (included in the price)

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Selmer 1987 ‘USA – TS100’ Bb Tenor, #826,5xx (Archived)

SOLD - One of the secret gems in the whole sax world! I have plans with this sax to be a great Pro Tenor for a player on a "budget". Let me explain: a Pro, Selmer, Tenor... for under $3000. That is a very hard thing to offer. I'll do my best to help you all out.
CASE: original hard case in good+ shape, hard wood rectangle style, added latch.
Serial #826,5xx, Original lacquer finish at 65%. It was worked on to 'ok playing' condition and I want to have you help make it your own. It had lost the pants guard & F# guard--I'll try to add a proper replacements. This sax also had some neck repairs done that are worth mentioning. I gave that some love and helped round out the tubing. I will also do more during the repair work.

Item #:WWS6.4E0.4161.6.C0

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