$649.00 - Here is a sleeper sax! - I love Martins and most knowledgeable people do too. This sax has the richness in the tone that Martins are known for. It's a lighter horn too! This makes it great for a student, or especially marching band or pep band (that's why I scouted this one). Cosmetic Rating: 7.3 -- some vintage wear and tear. CASE: Yes. TBD - I have to pair it with one. All Student/Intermediate saxes come with, at least, a mouthpiece... and usually anything that came in the case with that sax.
$179.00 - This mpc is a nice free blowing mpc with a tip measuring 0.090". Ser # 10749 There was a small tooth imprint that Bob C repaired. I may cover the bite pad with a clear bite tab--typically needed on these mouthpieces. It blows a big sound with heavy mid tones for a metal, cliff-style baffle.
Early vintage series with side-to-side machining on the table (meaning: the early era of likely the 1960s).
Comes with the original ligature and cap.
$7,599.00 - A One-Owner horn that was bought IN Paris while on military travels - selected and "a special order one", according to grandpa. This horn was played to the respectful level; aka: often & with love. It was loved enough to be preserved through a relacquer as well (antique value aside). There is no need to talk about this sax's sound quality. It plays with a smoky tone as expected, with the warmth and clarity of an SBA. The finish is an 90% relacquer; most of the wear is on the neck. Serial #47,32x dates it to the beginning of the 1951 year.
PADS: They are are a mix of three eras: alright, old, and older. You are welcome to discuss tune-up work with WWS or opting for a complete rebuild.
CASE: a square Protec case in good condition.
REDUCED $3,099.00 - A matte restoration sax: Overall, this sax is in good condition with high mileage as a player and unknown history. Here's one of the most in demand Conn Tenors with the Art Deco engraving. The silver is deceiving to the eye because it could fool many people; I noticed some very hidden marks that lead me to conclude that the silver was re-plated later. I have not verified whether or not this was silver to begin with. I am willing to discuss with you more about that under a more detailed inspection. (During the rebuild, I expect to find more clues.) Two resolders to mention, Eb trill guard and the low C guard. The only complicated fix for me to handle is the E-rod-brace (this is in the center of the E3 span). I'm happy to discuss options with you. I'll fix this sax up with a vintage rebuild and make it sing for the above price. ERGOS: Late-era Chu with the tilted E3 lever on the side (a plus!). Most people will find these "old" and "awkward", however, you'll find many Conn lovers who would never trade their Chu for a Selmer (tone preferences). SOUND: Expect a huge, robust Conn tone with the early "smoke" of a true vintage sax. CASE: Original, old, wood Case in good usable shape.
$50.00 - Inverted screw design, with dual reed plates. I was told this was a Gold model, I think it is but I'm not sure. So I'll make it a fair price for either the lacquer or gold finish (Compare new at $88 or $110).
$229.00 - A very rare #10*!!! with a 4-digit ser#: 8453, with horizontal machining mark on the table (prior to repairs) dates it to the early era of the 1960s.
It arrived with an unlevel table and tip, however, It was worked on here at WWS. Although it seems a bit low for a 10*, 0.110" is the current measurement. Prior to the work, the table had horizontal machine lines and you can see the small amount I left near the window. These are made of stainless steel and are extremely hard to work on; however at a #10* I knew I wanted to save it/improve it.
It plays big and robust - not for the beginner.
Now there is a bite pad installed over the very small indents on the bite pad.
At the time of this listing I do NOT have a ligature in the shop for this. But you are free to inquire; that fact may change.early 4-digit vintage series with side-to-side machining on the table (meaning: the early era of likely the 1960s).
REDUCED $999.00 - 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).
SOLD - Another pretty example, a well-loved sax that will advance any growing player--youth-adult. This is one of Yamaha's Intermediate, yet very high quality, saxes. This is the next generation from the YTS-52 model.
Cosmetic condition rating: 9.0+ *********