Category Archives: Saxophones

King 1945 ‘Zephyr’ Eb Alto, #281k

$1,299.00 - Deep, dark original lacquer finish at 90%, triple neckstrap ring. Matching serial number 281k on the neck and body. These Kings have nickel tubing too. There are some pings on the back bow, a ding in the neck (I think I can remove), and 2 small dents in the bell lip that I can work on also. Overall the sax is in good shape with no major damage to report. The engraving is very crisp so the lacquer coloration can be attributed to the variations that King had at this time (I've even seen original Super 20s with this look).
I love Kings; and these models surely hold their own for those with a good ear.

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Selmer 2005 ‘Super Action 80 – Series III’ Eb Alto, #648k

$3,899.00 - A gorgeous Selmer "Super Action 80 - Series III". By it's beauty you can see that it was well-loved and cared for. It is the no-engraving model. This was adult-owned (!) by a local player/band teacher. Thus, Why is he selling it? - his ears are being drawn to another maker. I played on a SA80ii for 10 years and can tell you that this horn can do everything you need it to. Only negative to mention: some dent repair in the neck wall. I made the photo of this purposely look bad in the light so that you could see it (it hides at different angles). There are very very minor scratches too. 

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Keilwerth 2005 ‘SX90R “Shadow”‘ Eb Alto, #126k

$3,999.00 - A rare "Shadow" example. stunning craftsmanship, and modern JK tone. The Keilwerth G# lifter mechanism, on the original, sexy black pads to match. Adult owned and played professionally. These are "...nickel silver black nickel-plated body with clear lacquer finish, silver-plated keys, black leather pads with metal resonators, and black mother-of-pearl key inlays."

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Selmer 1969 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #167k

$6,799.00 - Another pretty Mark VI. Unique rear engraving & Ser #167k, ORIGINAL FINISH at 92%, with 50% original pads. It is a "Euro" model with such engraving, however no high F#. Kept mostly in the closest by the current owner (his backup sax... yea, you heard that right!). It a gorgeous example that I know you'd be proud to call your own. Blue ink "S" in good condition, and serial number etched inside the neck which is typical for many Euro models (not outside). For such a pretty horn, there was area to mention: the rear body tube shows the scratches and wear in the middle, the metal thumbhook had been pushed into the body slightly, and there is wear below that near the serial number. Otherwise, the sax is very very clean.
CASE: The original case is in excellent condition also, inside and out. The latches are firm and strong. 
PADS: Currently being listed and sold 'as is'. The upper stack pads (G and up, & palm keys) look like they have been changed in the last 15 years. The lower pads pads all look like factory originals. All pads have plastic resonators.

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Dörfler & Jörka 1959 ‘Luxor Solo – Arta Guban’ Bb Tenor, #674k

$1,499.00 - From Chadd's Collection: I am really fascinated by this sax. There are so many ornate features! It has some of the most elaborate tube rings with 3D weave on the bell lip too! The sheet metal octave key on the neck is where she gets her nickname: "The Ram", the pearl bonuses are great--even on the neck screw!, I love the light engraving on the key guards and the G# too, the lucite pants guard like JK or older Kolhert, and the raise bell logo.
FINISH: 99% original satin/shiny Silver Plate with goldwash bell....well, I think the Bell is actually a lacquer judging by the flaking part. I still need to electro test that. It could have been gold but not sticking to the brass (at the lip where it pealed off). I also did spot silver plate 4 small areas that shows some wear. You won't find where.

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Selmer 1962 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, w/ F#, #103k

$9,499.00 - Professionally owned buy two pros - aka: handpicked by picky sax players. Lacquer at 75%; it also has high F#. No Serial # on the neck. No major damage to report - Opt.F# guard resolders, and perhaps an old resolder to the high E3 upper post. Other sax history: It was rebuilt in 2003 and had regular adjustments, then the sax did a small amount of playing from 2008-2015, some palm key pads changed in 2016, and then some recent repair work ($$$) Jan. 2018 for cleaning and necessities.

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