Category Archives: Tenors

Selmer 1951 ‘Super Balanced Action’ Bb Tenor, #43,32x

$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.

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Otto Link ‘Tone Master – 5’ Tenor, 1940s (WWS Reface) – 0.085″

$679.00/799.00 - A #5 Tone Master tenor mouthpiece with original ligature - both at about 15% original plating on arrival. This mouthpiece has serial # K72 on it. It arrived with the tip at the original 0.080" tip size and the tip and rails are in good shape but they were uneven on one side. This was addressed in a reface and now the tip sits at 0.085".
TONE: Known for huge tone/resonance, "vintage smoke", Dexter Gordon all day. Evenness and sultry. These mouthpieces are known for ....vintage greatness.

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Conn 1945 ’10M’ Bb Tenor, Silver #311k (Archived)

SOLD - Built for the player, this modified 10M is from the prime era, with newer pads, brass resos, in silver plate, S# 311k, rolled toneholes, with a few modifications:

-neckstrap ring lowered(be happy);
-the Eb trill key & tonehole have been expertly removed and patched;
-the upgrade to a Selmer metal thumbrest (valued at $100) however, the original hook is also in the case;
-a few metal-wear patches at the thumb hook and octave rest.
The sax has some medium wear throughout the sax--miscellaneous dings, dents, silver wear--to tell you that this sax was loved and played. It may be an indicator of why it was set up to do so for previous owner(s?). The pearls also feel/show some of the heavy playing time. 
Item #:WWST2S5.9S0.00.01221.8-C120-98

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Brilhart ‘Level-Air 10*’ Tenor, 1960s Ser# 8453 (WWS) – 0.110″

$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).
Item:WWST1.2W5.0W0.02081.8-C60

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Conn 1928 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Bb Tenor, Silver, Custom #211k

$3,499.00(+) - Specifics Pending: OK!, this great sax that has seen better days. These are great players, so I wanted to make it someone's perfect gig sax! AND improve the cosmetics! Slightly abused, but nothing major. LET'S MAKE IT AWESOME.
Named: "Hotrod", Ser.# m211,xxx. another great "Chu" in original silver, with gold wash bell (in good shape) with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, everything we love. Overall it's in good condition with minor wear only on a few key tops and rods! Upon initial inspection, there was one main 'damage story' in its past: the lower edge looks to have taken a knock, the bell-to-body brace needs resoldered, the rear body tube will need aligned to the bow (de-soldered damage), and address the front knock, address dents to the high palm keys, messy solders, remove the unnecessary lyre holder, The Front F rocker arm went missing but I'll fabricate a replacement of some sort (if not, replace it with a spare one!). Just call her by Name: "Hot Rod".
Now, if you've never played a Chu, they are stunningly powerful tenors...big fat sound top to bottom. Ergos are not that great, but I know a lot of players that play them in spite of the 20's design and would never switch to a Selmer.
WWS SPECIAL CUSTOM PROJECT - "Hot Rod - The Super Gigger"
Item #: CONSD10W.0W0.00.01311.8-C0

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