Category Archives: Altos

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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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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Keilwerth 1964 ‘[Tone King] – Selmer MAJOR’ Bb Alto, #51k

$1,499.00 - A pro sax that is hidden by the other popular name on the bell. But the key guard design, and the plastic pants guard, serial stamping, and keywork will label it as a full-blooded Julius Keilwerth sax. All JK Stencils has the high-quality metal from JK. And to my knowledge, there is no bad-JK-stencil. The original finish is in good shape overall; the photos show the wear. This is the TONE KING model design, and the early era with Rolled Tone Holes.
SOUND: These are still in the "vintage" category for tone, but actually these JKs carry more brightness and treble that I want to expect or admit. They are not like their Tenor brothers who are meaty and dark.) The altos have 'spunk' in the tone; 'kick' you might say.
REBUILD: I'd like to sell this with a full rebuild, and set it up to your specifications because it is playing on the original pad setup and it beginning to show age beyond what will be enjoyable. Let's discuss what you'd like; otherwise, I can put the JK Standard setup on it: seamless-domed, nickel resonators, on tan pads.
CASE: original case in pretty worn condition. I haven't given up saving it for use; but I am leaving the option to upgrade the case to a new one (the price would jump up also, at cost). Protec XL model recommended.
WWS2.7E0.0E0.8151.7-0

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