Category Archives: Altos

Woodwind Co. ‘New York “B4*”‘ Alto – 0.054”

$249.00 - Terrific hard rubber material and good classic design. LARGE CHAMBER makes for a big vintage sound. Original facing "B4*" marking, arrived original tip at 0.054"...but I expect to reface it or ask Bob Carpenter to do it. You can help request the sizing of it. Help me customize the tip to your liking! These are some of my favorite mouthpieces and you can bet that I'll copy my favorite Woodwind that is ~ 0.074".
Item:WWSL0S0.0S0.12231.6-002-C0

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

REDUCED $1,299.00 - 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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Yanagisawa ‘Metal #7’ Alto, Silver – 0.091″

$169.00 - These are well-loved and respected mouthpieces. This one is marked down from the $200+ pricing for the silver wear. 
SOUND: They maintain easy playability with a centered tone that still has controllable power it in.
Comes with replacement, ligature. 
These don't stay in stock for too long!
Item: WWST5W0.0W0.11151.7-C0

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Buffet 1967 ‘Super Dynaction (SDA)’ Eb Alto, #13,3xx

$2,099.00 - 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! 
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: It has a saxpac molded case that needs thrown out; expect me to purchase and new Protec ($150-200) to pair this sax with.

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Conn 1932 ‘6M’ Eb Alto, Silver #251k

$2,799.00 - (Lacquer over silver) 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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Jupiter ‘JAS-869SG’ Eb Alto, #H01,7xx

$1,049.00 - Just in! - I like these as a great intermediate sax. Great Ergos, high F# key, nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, Model JAS-869SG.  Sterling silver neck! Currently in factory pads that come with slight-domed metal resonators. These have fast action and you'll love it over any student sax. They play a little louder with power and presence - from the extra rich from the silver neck.
Cosmetic Rating: 8.8 -- Quite nice - minor tarnishing to note on the silver body, but I'll clean it up a lot!
CASE: a yamaha hard case in ok/good functioning.
Item #:WWS5.0E2.6E7.01131.8-C0

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