Monthly Archives: December 2018

Buffet 1974 ‘S-1’ Bb Tenor, SDA Transitional #22,3xx (Archived)

SOLD - A rare Buffet S-1 transitional with "Super Dynaction" on the body, and no [S-1] label on the bell. But make no mistake, it has all the S-1 components minus the high F#. The S-1 is actually quite brighter and bolder than the previous SDAs; so they're a cross between the Buffet SDA & a King Super 20 but lean towards the French sound.

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Keilwerth 1949 ‘[New King] – “Silvertone”‘ Bb Tenor #21k (Archived)

SOLD - Vintage JK tone that is smokey and fills the room. It has rolled tone holes and the "JK Best in the World" stamp on the rear tube. It is mostly in the bare brass body from the lacquer falling off, and the nickel plated keywork is in great shape and strong as expected. There was no high F# on this model, like the next model Tone King. The former lucite pants guard was replaced with a metal guard.

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King 1932 ‘Voll-True II’ Eb Alto, #145k

$1,499/799.00 - In a clean lacquer finish, it looks like a "first time lacquer" since lacquer wasn't all that common before 1934. Perhaps it is 1930s/40s due to the color. Pearl octave lever, backside G#, and double-G pad venting (early King style).

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