Category Archives: Sopranos

Other: ‘York’ Soprano, Rubber, Large Chamber (WWS Reface) – 0.054″

$129.00 - Large Chamber - Recommended for vintage sopranos! Rubber, arrived with an original tip that was too closed to enjoy.  LARGE CHAMBER, and a slight rollover baffle from the reface. The look of the mouthpiece reminds me of some older Buescher 'pickles' with the ring-lip at the shank; but I am not certain on that. The photos are prior to the finished reface and you are free to help guide to with how much baffle you'd like left in there. 

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Martin 1925 ‘Handcraft’ Bb Soprano, Gold Plate #51k

$2,799.00 - Serial #51k, Straight Bb soprano in rare gold plate (heavy tarnish but beautiful underneath!). It looks like it will be in excellent condition.
The first inspection says that it is in great shape with denting to the bell (from setting on the sax stands too hard). I will work on the bell lip - the good news is that the metal is thick and strong.
CASE: It arrived without a case, however, we can discuss acquiring a nice one included in the price.
Martin sopranos are some of Sarge's and my favorites! They are well-built in strong metal. Intonation is easy to enjoy and I'll test a few mouthpieces when possible.

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Yamaha ‘YSS-L1’ Soprano, 1970s – 0.045″

$169.00 - A rare Yamaha soprano mouthpiece made of hard rubber or blended composite (it definitely has some rubber). Straight baffle, straight side walls into a very small round chamber. This one is in great condition and also has a thin front tip rail --that's a good thing and not all had that.
This mouthpiece is to a  Yamaha 61 (purple logo) what the Selmer S-80 became to Selmer. It was paired with the pro Yamahas.
With original, grooved ligature! (and a Selmer cap. PS-I will clean the green on the cap up for you.)

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Yamaha 1996 ‘YSS-475’ Bb Soprano, #001,2xx

$1,799.00 - Priced to sell! One of the great sopranos on the market. This YSS745 is a series 1, and was adult owned (!). It received very little playing time and is a in excellent condition. Comes with a Yamaha stock mouthpiece and Rovner ligature($25) and cap.
PADS: Original pads in excellent shape!
CASE: Original hard case, in great condition.
There's really not much to add; I'll let it speak for itself.

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