Category Archives: Saxophones

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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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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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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King 1940 ‘Zephyr Special’ Eb Alto, #223k

SOLD/On Hold $3,499.00 - Collector Alert!: Original Sax, with "Zephyr Special" mouthpiece, case, and endplug. Original lacquer finish at 95%, Full Pearls in great shape, triple neckstrap ring, and Silver Neck model! These are a transitional link between the Zephyr-Super 20 era (super 20s starting around #272K). Matching serial number 223k on the neck and body, I really like this model. These have many zephyr traits but also some traits that are unique to only the Special model. This ser# is early in the production run and, thus, it has all 5 keys engraved with the [starburst] on this model (affecting the keys only). I've seen some with all 5 low keys, some with 4, some 3. 
I love Kings; and these models surely hold their own for those with a good ear.
CASE: Original case in great condition. (missing one corner of leather cap)
PADS: Rebuild elsewhere with tan pads and plastic resos (vintage Selmer style).

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Buffet 1978 ‘S-1’ Eb Alto, w/ high F#, #27k

REDUCED! $1,899.00 - Another stunning looker! - Pretty - Another stunning looker! - Pretty - These are considered the pinnacle of Buffet's designs.  They are known mostly for they're genius (or wacky) rockers on the C#/Bb and Eb/C...."only sax in history to be able to comfortably go from low C# to Low Bb"(in Sarge's words). They have a French richness in tone and smooth action. Ergos have a High rating for comfort. Tone is brighter than the Super Dynaction era prior. I would say these are like a focused Buffet sound crossed with a King Super 20 cutting abilities; and it is a well designed heavy horn. it keeps its adjustment well and is overall reliable. Typical S-1 style neck with the cut-out for the F#, adjustable thumbrest, several screw adjusters throughout (like selmers).
The serial number is 27,4xx, which means it was made in 1978.   EXCELLENT Original Lacquer is about 97% although there are some very minor scratches to note, the neck cork was sanded beyond the cork(on metal) and one lone repair to the bell brace hidden under the keys (body side). Nothing else to point out. The photos should tell the rest of the story.
PADS: Original Setup. Plays very good considering the age.
CASE: Original Buffet case is excellent shape to match.
Item #: WWSConsignJH-08091.7-F80

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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 supremely warm and meaty. Power, harmonics, rich, fat.... all are terms that would be used to describe this one.
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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