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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

$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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Otto Link ‘Super Tone Master – 5’ Tenor, FL-Double Band – 0.081″

$1,099-1,199.00 - Full Package: Box, ligature and cap! Who doesn't love a double-band? It arrived with a 0.079" tip that had a poor tip seal and unlevel table. I hate altering these great pieces, ...but it needed done. This era is a great era of mouthpieces and it now plays easy after the refacing work.
TONE: Huge tone/resonance in the low end, a more medium tone in the middle and high ranges. Evenness and sultry. This era is known for ....greatness.
I know you'll want to try this one.
WWS Refacing work: pending - seal plating (silver and gold on the table/entire mouthpiece!), included at the listing price.
PRICING OPTION: Ask me about refacing it, opening it up some more. Realistically, the max tip to get to on this one will be about 0.090-095". For the pricing of $1,199.00, this will also include plating the repairs.
(Thus, that is why the mouthpiece is in it's rough, arrival condition. PLATING WILL HAPPEN ONCE YOU HELP ME LOCK IN THE TIP SIZE. I only want to plate it once.)
Item#: WWS3.0S0.0S0.10201.7-C15

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Brilhart ‘Level-Air 5*’ Tenor, 1973 Ser#73,173 – 0.089″

$169.00 - This mpc is a nice free blowing mpc with a tip measuring 0.089". Tooth pad in excellent shape. It blows easy and with a big sound with heavy mid tones for a metal, cliff-style baffle. Vertical denim table marks date it to the 70s as well. These are made of stainless steel.
Currently paired with the original ligature and cap (these are often lost and someone may try to separate these from me).

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Buescher 1945 ‘400 – “Top Hat & Cane”‘ Eb Alto, #304k

$2,299.00 - A gorgeous Buescher TH&C alto here. These are less common to come available for sale and once you hear and feel this one, you'll know why. Paired with a good mouthpiece, these have great intonation, evenness in tone, and a warm, fat, melodic tone that is tied the Buescher's pinnacle and the big bell on this model. The older pads on this sax have tons of life left, minor tune-ups were done and few more that are included with the price. The sax plays to low Bb easily. Notable mentions: one shipping-damage repair was done here to the octave linkage to replace the lever.
CASE: Comes with original red case in ok/good shape (all latches work etc).
I'm more than happy to queue up a Sound File to prove this baby plays lusciously.
Item #: ConsBG.1W8.0W1.00.10101.7-C20

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