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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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King 1939 ‘Zephyr’ Eb Alto, Series II #216k

$1,599.00 - Original lacquer finish at 90%, Matching serial number 216k on the neck and body. This horn has a very nice, sweet tone.
It does have a few scratches shown in the photos. No known resolders to mention. You may notice the two different hues of lacquer (bell vs bow), and I have seen this before on Super 20s; I see this trait as fully original. (See my WWS Zephyr Special with the similar trait.)
I love Kings; and these models surely hold their own for those with an ear like mine.
CASE: Original case in great condition. (missing one corner of leather cap)
PADS: Rebuilt elsewhere with tan pads and plastic resos (vintage Selmer style).

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Cannonball 2007 ‘Big Bell Stone Series – Raven’ Eb Alto, Black Nickel #122k (Archived)

SOLD - Who doesn't love the look of black nickel, much less matte black? I will confess that this sax has a tone that lives up to the "big bell" name. There is a nice mid-core resonance that mellows out the tone from other modern textures. It still contains the modern punch with the clarity and the metal resonators help that too.
Comes with TWO Necks, silver one for more clarity and ring, the black matte one for a softer, mellow tone. The bell lip has some wear that I'll call attention to. 
Model info from Cannonballmusic.com:
(A5-BICEB) Big Bell Stone Series Alto (Raven)
Iced Black-Nickel Body / Polished Black-Nickel Keys
CASE: - Yes. Original hard case in Ok shape (took some wear on the outside and latches). Fully functional.
Cosmetic Rating: 7.7
The sax arrived as a trade in on the original factory pads and play well enough that we only did minor tuneups to the sax. It's ready to be enjoyed! - PC Work Complete.
Item #:WWS1E0.0E1.44.9121.7-C60

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Conn 1932 ‘[Pan-Am] – Geo M. Bundy’ Eb Alto, Silver #47k (Archived)

SOLD - This is a sweet little alto that is a Conn Pan-Am sax with a few unique parts. It has a robust tone and is 50% vintage in the tone; the resos boost the treble/presence yet it is not as shrill as a modern student sax. Come quick!
Rebuilt elsewhere with MusicMedic pads and resos.

Plays excellent!
CASE: older Protec case in great condition!
Consider it an above-student sax, to intermediate level vintage sax. What an option. This is a bargain sax for the right person who is looking for this specific sax.

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Jupiter ‘JTS-889SG’ Bb Tenor, #E20,xxx (Archived)

SOLD - A great sax in great condition! I like these as a great intermediate sax. Great Ergos, high F# key, nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, #E0225x Model JTS-889.  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.
Cosmetic Rating: 9.0 -- Nice, minor tarnishing to note on the silver body.
CASE: Yes, the original hard case in "ok/good" condition. (There was a slight scent on arrival; it isn't something worthy of discarding the case so I will treat it with my deodorizers.)
All Student/Intermediate saxes come with, at least, a mouthpiece... and usually anything that came in the case with that sax.

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Selmer 1954 ‘Super Balanced Action’ Eb Alto, #52k (Archived)

SOLD - Another superb alto sax. So first and foremost the lacquer on this sax is worth discussing. According to my expert opinion and microscope inspection I will say this: "Original lacquer, with wear and redness underneath what looks like another layer of clear coat. It was tricky to formulate this opinion." This sax was babied by the owner since about 1965 and I know they never did any finish modifications under their ownership (second owner). Serial number on the neck and body match.
PADS: Currently in newer pads that play well. Original domed, metal resos were reinstalled (according to the owner).
CASE: A non-original hard case. In good condition. It does fit the sax, but the end plug makes the sax fit differently due to the top block for the end. There is plenty of room in the case for the sax to be safe.

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Rousseau ‘Jazz Model JDX #6’ Baritone – 0.103″ (Archived)

SOLD - A hard rubber mouthpiece that is a great addition to any player and especially those on a budget. I really admire the Rousseau company for making quality mouthpieces that don't break the bank. New pricing is $140-190.00 ... come quick!
Marketed Description via WWBW:
"The JDX series of jazz mouthpieces features a unique wedged baffle that allows the performer to balance a stable sound with maximum power, edge and projection"
Item: WWSL3W6.2W5.6281.7-003-0

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Grassi 1993 ‘Professional 2000’ Eb Baritone, Low A #64k

SOLD - A superb baritone that will blow the doors down! This Grassi has a tone that blows us away for its "crispness" & "bark". It reminds me of Keilwerth bark, but with slightly less spread in the harmonics. "Professional 2000" engraved under the serial #, elongated C/Eb key touches (added modern comfort). There are other great features also: Grassi's elaborate tube rings, bell engraving, F#-arm adjustment screws, ...note that there is no high F#. There were ding dings/one dent to mention on the lower, front bow--*I can take this dent out; It will clean up nicely. There may be a few small pings on it too. She's not perfect, but she is very very pretty. 
Not many people have ever played a Grassi, even more so, there is not a ton of information on these. These were "Made in Italy" and do have a respectful following - as long as you are working with the professional model. This #64k is later in the factory run.
CASE: Original Grassi Hard case. It is a little lighter-grade, (light, and a little flimsy) but overall it's in excellent condition.
FINISH: Original Lacquer Body & Keys.
SOUND: Powerful, presence, a little "bark", crisp. This is not ideal for quiet chamber work. (I really liked the tone with a Medium Chamber mouthpiece best -- see: similar to Yamaha 5C or Meyers, as an example.)
PADS: Current pad setup is original and plays very well.  It has tan pads and larger metal resonators - nickel; with a seamless, light dome; and no-rivet.
I think you could fall in love with this sax as-is and enjoy it for several years without needing major pad work. I am happy to tune up the sax with some precision. There are minor things that I'd love to perfect.
Any one who actually knows what these horns offer will agree with the common statement: "These horns are highly undervalued, and offer you more for the money than many others in the same price range". Item #:WWS2E4.6E3.35.222.17-F

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