Monthly Archives: January 2018

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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Buffet 1967 ‘Super Dynaction (SDA)’ Bb Tenor, #13,9xx

$2,899.00 - Original Lacquer at about 70%, this SDA was used by a true musician on USO tours. Buffet Super Dynaction saxes are French in design and smooth in action, and also heavy in build - built like tanks! The sax did have some mild pull-down damage in the past and we will repair/align the neck once we start work.
REBUILD: This sax will need/get a full rebuild, bath, and "acid+ treatment" - included! - to remove the small areas of green growth. It will come alive. I would recommend a WWS Standard Vintage Rebuild with tan pads and flat resos, but you are welcome to upgrade any component to your liking.
CASE: Original Buffet it arrived in is pretty shot. Expect me to purchase and new Protec ($200-250) to pair this sax with.

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King 1958 ‘Super 20’ Bb Tenor, #362k

$4,999.00 - Nice original lacquer super 20, with the Serial number 362,xxx dates it to roughly 1958. What I really love is the rich, big tone. Super 20's are more or less divided up into 3 categories, early, middle and late production, this one falls in the middle and has a great balance of sound. The King horns sure get my vote and I gig with them often. This one is yet to be rebuilt and will need such to be rockin'. No major dents to worry about; a few pings in the body or backside(some I removed before photos). The bell interior will be washed and treated to help remove the green during a rebuild here. Price includes a killer rebuild and I'd love to help you set it up to your liking. CASE: original King case (note: no end cap for tighter fit inside the case.)

Item #::WWS2ES1.52.80.7121.6-0

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Martin 1957 ‘The Martin Tenor’ Bb Tenor, #202k (Archived)

SOLD - (AVAILABLE- Rebuild Complete) Another great Martin here at WWS. It's a 75% Original Lacquer "The Martin Tenor" purchased from the 2nd owner. These are super hard to find and always in high demand. The serial numbers match on the Neck and Body #202k dates it to 1957, Martin's have a great tone that is quickly becoming very well respected in the market--clean tone, resonant low end!, even tone throughout, and better than average ergos for the vintage sax world. CASE: Original case was in rough-stinky shape... So I will be pairing this sax with a NEW PROTEC CASE ($142). It's getting our Vintage Standard Rebuild with large flat metal resonators (75% sizing, which is larger than Standard) and natural cork throughout. Item#:WWS12.0S0.251.5-C5-17

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Buescher 1967 ‘400’ Bb Tenor #429k

$1,999.00 - This is a nice 400 model made about a year after the Selmer takeover ser. # 429,xxx. The finish is original and to me, looks very handsome. It has the same body, neck with underslung octave mechanism and keywork as the famous older brother the "Top Hat" model, but with nickel plated keys. Buescher still made great 400's through the sixties, this one was made appx. 1967. It has a warm centered tone, but can be pushed hard with a metal mouthpiece. The Lacquer is original and about 85%, but the neck and the inside of the bell are nearly worn to bare brass.
These are some of the most undervalued horns on the vintage market.
Ready to Go! (ask me about my available cases to pair with it)

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