Monthly Archives: February 2019

Yamaha 1989 ‘YSS-62ii “Purple Logo”‘ Bb Soprano, Series II #10,8xx (Archived)

SOLD - Highly sought after "purple logo" YSS-62 - Serial # 10,8xx, original lacquer in good, used, condition. Keyed to high F# also. It's in relatively clean condition with the pictures telling the story; I'll note the upper pip either has an acid bleed or a light resolder. This sax was owned by an adult player and played/loved well. It arrived to WWS with the many of the original factory pads in it. It does decent right now to test and get a vibe on its tone and ergos - I like it. (This is the older, deeper tone from the "purple logo" era.)
REBUILD: (Included) - TBD - It will get a WWS Standard Rebuild included and be a sweet soprano for your collection and enjoyment. You can order it and help choose the setup. However, left to my own methods, I would do a similar setup as the factory original.
CASE: Original hard case.
This is a Consignment instrument, however, is being sold as a normal WWS inventory which will include a rebuild to your personal specifications.
Item#: ConsignMKlein2S3.5S9-061.7-0

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Buescher 1936 ‘Aristocrat I – The Aristocrat’ Bb Tenor, #273k

$2,299.00 - REDUCED - For the warm, blend and punch on command, think of a Buescher Aristo 1. Blended dark lacquer colors. It looks like the era of 50s re-lacquer color to me. These Aristocrats are well-loved and respected for a little punch in their warm tone. The bells on this Aristo model have that narrow look, which I think helps add to its unique projection.

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Selmer ‘”Soloist Style”‘ Tenor, 1960/70s Long Scroll Shank – 0.067″

$169.00 - This is the 3rd era of the "Soloist" models and basically identical to the [long shank] mouthpieces but with a baffle lowered - made them darker. Made of excellent hard rubber, these mouthpieces have the horseshoe chamber and offer a clean, warm, vintage tone that can do many genres - that's probably helped the demand go up. The tip measures 0.067" which is a little low for C* (0.071) but I will leave it original for now and allow an interested person to love it or discuss altering it.

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Brilhart ‘Designed by Arnold Brilhart, Great Neck NY – #1’ Tenor, (RAC Reface) – 0.090″

$599.00 - SOUND FILE - Looking for an early Otto Link for half the price!? This is your best option! A research piece!: Serial Number 8803 currently not tracked on Theo Wanne mouthpiece info pages - This mouthpiece may be one of the later ones made (1942+). According to Wanne's current listings, the hard rubber Verson 1 & 2 were made from #7895-7900. Version 2(small font) starting in 1940. This mouthpiece is the small font option. At any rate, it was made about 1942 and was perhaps one of the transition pieces into the "Great Neck" model eara. It is my inclination to say: by the end of the run, you can bet they had figured out how to make them well! aka: this could be a good one. These are one of the best Hard Rubber Mouthpieces ever made. These have a a Nice big sound, medium tone, not too dark, not too bright. The rounded side walls and medium+ chamber are very similar to the Otto Links from the same era. It arrived with an original #1 tip - too small to enjoy. So I visited Bob Carpenter and asked him to open it up as far as we can go, hoping to get to 85-95. It maxed out at 0.090", or comparable to about an Otto Link 6.

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Armstrong ‘Model 3000’ Eb Alto, #7,2xx

$425.00 - Another starter sax with decent ergos, good metal, and a lineage of Keilwerth parts. This sax looks like the old Couf parts (my 1970s pro sax.) Gold lacquer, nickel keys. No high F# key, Cosmetic condition: 6.0. I expect it to have a great sound that would rival and new sax.

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