$950.00 SOLD - Ultra rare, side-stamped 9* tenor mouthpiece. It arrived with a 0.120" tip that had crooked rails and a poor tip seal. It also had a custom baffle that we took out. The tip and rails looked original, so I must conclude that it took a tough bump along the way. Otherwise, no other obvious damage to figure out that story. It is currently paired with a 1990s/00s ligature. This era is a great era of mouthpieces and now plays easy after the refacing work. TONE: Huge tone/resonance in the low end, a more medium tone in the middle and high ranges. This era is known for regaining the warmth as the baffle leveled/rounded out. I know you'll want to try this one. WWSL0W3.0W0..3311.7-C60-006
$879.00 - With high F# and the JK oversized pearls (plastic on this series IV), Here's a great used, one-of-my-favorite, not-thrashed models! New in the last 10yrs-ish, serial #870,1xx, newer construction, gold lacquer throughout! Comes with good case and mouthpiece.
Cosmetic condition rating: 7.5
PC work pending.
ON HOLD/Pending - $5,399.00 REDUCED - #108k, player/collector's delight, ORIGINAL lacquer 75%! Will need a full rebuild to be fully enjoyable, however, I will tune it up so that you can play test it on the old pads. There are signs of past dent work in the bell and bow, one noticeable dent on the front bow guard, evidence of minor pull-down that was repaired well.
SOUND: This sax has a great resemblance in sound to the early 5-digit selmers. NOTE: rumor has it that the great craftsmen of the late 50s were still working on the Mark VIs through about #110xxx. This means that you can have that 5-digit tone in a sax like this and save $1000-4000 off that early-era pricing.
CASE: used protec case(blue) in nice shape.
ON TRIAL - This is one of my favorite mouthpieces of the modern makers! (my bias is toward a #7 tip). This was repaired/refaced by master refacer Bob Carpenter. All repairs were silver plated to seal them. Although you can get these new for a little less money, this one was inspected and perfected by hand. SOUND: a depth in tone (like a Berg Larsen), which crispness from the metal (nickel plated brass). Comes with replacement, brass ligature.
SOLD - A pro sax that is the precursor to the Julius Keilwerth SX90. Don't let the "Buffet" label fool you; this is a Keilwerth sax. complete with the C/Eb design, high F# layout, and don't forget the adjustable palm key heights too! Serial # 98,xxx, it was built in about 1992. The dating is less exact on this era, but all info points to 1991-93. In the history of companies, Buffet and Keilwerth came under one ownership. Rumors from a friend/player in Iceland: These being made in the Buffet factory for Keilwerth. This seems correct as the pearl design is not that of Keilwerth (large version), but more like Buffet. SOUND: These are supremely warm and meaty, although not as meaty as my Couf or older JKs. I must insert the rumor here: factory talk of blending the JK with Buffet to build a [JK classical tone]. It this is true, I concur with this attempt because the sound is a bit more focused and reserved than my other Keilwerths in the shop (and my personal horn). REBUILD: I'd like to sell this with a full rebuild, and set it up to your specifications because it is playing on the original pad setup and it beginning to show age beyond what will be enjoyable. Let's discuss what you'd like; otherwise, I can put the JK Standard setup on it: seamless-domed, nickel resonators, on tan pads. CASE: original case in good condition.
$1,699.00 - Looking for a loud Conn 10M under $2000? Since I see a faint engraving, I must say "re-lacquer"; the previous owner was sold this sax as Original, but I doubt that it is. The wear on the bell could be from use, or old buffing. Wear and tear report: A few dents in the rear bow, rolled tone holes that do look like some were flattened, none appear to be filed through the 'roll', no missing set-screws(one was cut into the post to remove--upper octave button post), one replaced pivot screw(C#1), upper bell lip has slight bent (I can help). Overall, it's a complete 10M with a huge, loud sound.
SOUND: This one is particularly "crisp" in tone. I suspect this tone is due to the mostly bare-brass finish.
PADS: the setup is tan pads on smaller flat resos with rivet (similar to Conn originals). Some pads with rivet only. I would guess, depending on use, they are 10-25 years old. They will play as is, with mild tuneups along the way, for another 1-7 years(depending on use).
CASE: a very nice Hiscox case! ($280+).
I would recommend this sax get a full rebuild to be enjoyed fully, however, since it can play great for a while with some tuneups, I will sell it with two prices.
$879.00 - Here's a great used, one-of-my-favorite, not-thrashed models! New in the last 10yrs-ish, serial #870,1xx, newer construction, gold lacquer throughout! No high F# but a great tone! This model has the real pearls, which makes it either the Series I or III(there's not a known dating to really know; I would guess Series 1) . I've seen some of these hold their own with some pro saxes just in the tone. These have very comfortable, modern keywork and should not hinder any student getting started. Comes with good case and mouthpiece.
Cosmetic condition rating: 8.5
Minor PC repairs needed - pending.
$6,500.00 - The gold plating looks to be about 70% intact and the photos will help see her beauty. No need to talk this resume up - I'm sure you know how special these are. Highly sought after 1) GOLD 2) PORTRAIT model 3) "Chu Berry" Tenor. Overall condition is "very good". The pearls are not heavily worn either. Wear on the gold is present on the touch points as you'd expect; plus the thumb hook and palm holding zone across the bell front. I see 2 solders (both F-3 palm posts), and some mild repairs to the neck, as well as neck finish. The neck looks like it got 're-gold plate'. Please ask me how you would like me to address the gold finish throughout, as I can do some spot plating on the thinner areas (NOTE: we would want to do several areas if you chose to do this.) CASE: Original hard in moderate condition, due to age etc. REBUILD: Needed. I recommend our Vintage Standard Rebuild unless you want something with more of an upgrade to blow the doors down. Item #:WWS2W5.0W7.1271.6-0