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Otto Link ‘Tone Master – 5’ Tenor, 1940s – 0.080″

$799.00 - An original #5 Tone Master tenor mouthpiece with original ligature - both at about 15% original plating on arrival. This mouthpiece has serial # K72 on it. It arrived with the tip at the original 0.080" tip size and the tip and rails are in good shape.
TONE: Known for huge tone/resonance, "vintage smoke", Dexter Gordon all day. Evenness and sultry. These mouthpieces are known for ....vintage greatness.
I know you'll want to try this one.
Refacing available for discussion.

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Selmer 1929 ‘Model 26’ Eb Alto, #10,6xx

$1649.00 - An undervalued 1920s sax that plays awesome. This sax had work done here at WWS in 9/2017 where we did a Full Disassembly and new oils everywhere, as well as gave it a necessary tuneup. It has a modified Bb1 pinky lever from the previous owner -- to help with classical studies.
FINISH: Bare Brass. I do suspect that the sax was relacquered (or at least a light buffing) prior to its current finish.
ERGOS: Although from the early selmer era, the ergos are not as bad on alto as they feel on tenor. Only potential complaint may be the pearl G#. Otherwise, the previous owner used it for classical studies through school!
CASE: A tri-pack selmer case in excellent condition! Protected by the leather wrap, the wear and tear on on the handles and the wrap. the case is very well preserved. 
PADS: Sax has good pads, tons of life left with plastic resos.
TONE: a "crisp" vintage tone. This is not as smooth as the later Selmer that most people may know. More power than a Buescher, and a little less depth/spread/richness than a Conn 6M.

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Conn 1945 ’10M’ Bb Tenor, Silver #311k

$TBD/Available 3.31.2018 - Built for the player, this modified 10M is from the prime era, with newer pads, brass resos, in silver plate, S# 311k, rolled toneholes, with a few modifications:

-neckstrap ring lowered(be happy);
-the Eb trill key & tonehole have been expertly removed and patched;
-the upgrade to a Selmer metal thumbrest (valued at $100) however, the original hook is also in the case;
-a few metal-wear patches at the thumb hook and octave rest.
The sax has some medium wear throughout the sax--miscellaneous dings, dents, silver wear--to tell you that this sax was loved and played. It may be an indicator of why it was set up to do so for previous owner(s?). The pearls also feel/show some of the heavy playing time. 
Item #:WWST2S5.9S0.00.01221.8-C120-98

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Brilhart ‘Level-Air 10*’ Tenor, 1960s Ser# 8453 (WWS) – 0.110″

$229.00 - A very rare #10*!!! with a 4-digit ser#: 8453, with horizontal machining mark on the table (prior to repairs) dates it to the early era of the 1960s.
It arrived with an unlevel table and tip, however, It was worked on here at WWS. Although it seems a bit low for a 10*, 0.110" is the current measurement. Prior to the work, the table had horizontal machine lines and you can see the small amount I left near the window. These are made of stainless steel and are extremely hard to work on; however at a #10* I knew I wanted to save it/improve it.
It plays big and robust - not for the beginner.
Now there is a bite pad installed over the very small indents on the bite pad.
At the time of this listing I do NOT have a ligature in the shop for this. But you are free to inquire; that fact may change.early 4-digit vintage series with side-to-side machining on the table (meaning: the early era of likely the 1960s).

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Conn 1930 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Eb Alto, Gold #234k

$3,249.00 - Custom Rebuild with Brown Chocolate Kangaroo Pads, and Gold plated (over silver) custom over-oversized Resotech resos (Flat, with matte spun finish). ***THIS IS A LOUD ALTO SAX!*** Ser.# m234,xxx dates to 1930. Excellent condition "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, Goldwash bell, everything we love. Original gold plate and Satin gold highlights model, in very nice overall condition. Now, if you've never played a Chu, they are stunningly powerful altos...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. I will repad it, with a Conn-style, french standard repad. Pairing an original old Conn case to go with it.

Item #: WWS5.0S0.411.6-C16

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Buffet 1967 ‘Super Dynaction (SDA)’ Bb Tenor, #13,9xx

$2,899.00 - Original Lacquer at about 70%, this SDA was used by a true musician on USO tours. Buffet Super Dynaction saxes are French in design and smooth in action, and also heavy in build - built like tanks! The sax did have some mild pull-down damage in the past and we will repair/align the neck once we start work.
REBUILD: This sax will need/get a full rebuild, bath, and "acid+ treatment" - included! - to remove the small areas of green growth. It will come alive. I would recommend a WWS Standard Vintage Rebuild with tan pads and flat resos, but you are welcome to upgrade any component to your liking.
CASE: Original Buffet it arrived in is pretty shot. Expect me to purchase and new Protec ($200-250) to pair this sax with.

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Yamaha 1990s ‘YAS-52’ Eb Alto, #00719x

$1,499.00 - Another great step-up alto, ser#007xxx, Original Lacquer at 97%. They are clean sounding, comfortable playing saxes, with great intonation. Few saxes can be 'intermediate' and get so much praise.
PADS: Pads play great and show more age and use (goes with the finish = pretty sax)
CASE: comes with original hard case in nice shape.
Cosmetic rating: 9.6
PC work Complete
Item #:WWSCON-MK1S0.5S0..00.01101.8-C15

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