Category Archives: Tenors

Selmer 1969 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #172,xxx

REDUCED $6,220.00 or $6,720.00 (Rebuilt) - (On Consignment - Plays OK) A nice original lacquer Mark VI. Ser #172k. It is currently setup with older tan pads and larger noyak resos. Overall the sax is in excellent condition. There is dent in the front bow guard. With one modification to note: there was a very professional repair work done to the F-F# add on as a helper arm. (This is a great thing from a technician/player's perspective. This key always needs help to close.) Should you want it removed, it can be taken off easily with a very small repair scar. CASE: Red Reunion Blues bag in very good condition. Item#:WWSConsignmentWyard

Read More

Conn 1930 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Bb Tenor, Silver Art Deco #243k

$3,899.00 - (5/2017 Restoration/Rebuild in process - New Photos Coming Soon!!!) Overall, this sax is in great condition! 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.
Item #:WWS1S6.0S0.12061.6-C0517

Read More

Otto Link ‘RG-Berg Larsen’ Tenor – 0.118″

$100.00 - A newer hard rubber mouthpiece for the advanced player. very large tip size is not for beginners. The bullet designed chamber is that of the Berg Larsen tone. (my personal bias). Description from the JJ Babbit Company:
"Want your music soft and mellow?
Bright and edgy?
Have it your way with the all-new RG, by Otto Link.
The Easy-to-blow RG has a unique parabolic chamber for big, dynamic sound at all projection levels. A hard rubber tooth protector runs full bite length; the thickness encourages an open embouchure allowing a big sound. Available in hard rubber or satin stainless steel finish.
Satin gold plating available as special order.
Choose from three tip openings: .108", .118", .128"
Another jj Babbitt exclusive."
Item:WWSWWSL4.7W6.12151.6-017

Read More

Berg Larsen ‘110-2-x’ Tenor, 1940s Duckbill, Boat tail, (RAC reface)- 0.105″

$460.00 - Saved by Bob Carpenter (due to a poor refacer), this is one of the rarest of the rare Bergs and it comes with original brass ligature and cap! It was messed up arriving at an unplayable 0.080" but Bob brought it back up to 105! wow. Considering that this mouthpiece was badly altered previously, I can't ask the +$700 that these demand. I will price it at a comparable vintage Berg price. SOUND: It play very bright! I would give it a label of "105-0-L" for custom measurements. The 105 being the tip, the "0" being the very bright baffle tone, and the "L" for the 48mm "long" facing length. Item: WWS2.2S5.11291.5-BC75

Read More

Other ‘Penzel Mueller “New York”‘ Tenor, Hard Rubber – 0.065”

$45.00 - Is this a from a Brilhart "Hard Rubber" blank??? After a customer noticed the similarities to the Brilhart "Hard Rubber" mouthpiece design, I looked into this one further. Under inspection:
-yes, the side walls vs the rounded walls.
-the HR has a longer beak tooth pad, but shorter overall mpc length.
-the HR has more of a roll-over baffle (I think this is true also prior to the refacing of the HR in the photo too).
= however, I would not put this two mouthpieces in the same "sound" category... but there may be something to say about the potential of the similar rubber material being used due to their resemblance. Although, I lean toward pointing out the color of their rubbers. That doesn't rule the PM mouthpiece out though. Perhaps these Penzel-Mueller mouthpieces are in the "deep sleeper" category for tone, price, and popularity. Item:WWSL4.7W6.12151.6-010

Read More