B&S 1990 ‘Blue Label’ Bb Tenor, Silver #8,3xx (Archived)

B&S "Blue Label" Tenor Sax

Price: SOLD


  • Year:  1984-98 (90?)
  • Make:  B&S
  • Model:  Blue Label
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish:  Silver Plate
  • Serial Number: 8,378

The B&S saxes are less known, yet they maintained as consistent quality over the years. This main line was built from 1965-98 and this is at the later end of the run by the serial number. Getting the exact year is possible, but harder than most saxes. But I can say that it is post-1983 for sure. I have an educated guess at around 1990.

The ergos are a bit different. Even as a player/technician who jumps from many models, it takes me a few passages of music to adjust to these. They aren't terrible, just different in the alignment of your fingers.

Built by B&S (VEB Blechblas- und Signal-Instrumenten-Fabrik) .

PADS: The pads are in excellent condition and the sax plays great.

CASE: Comes with the cool, vintage case in functional shape, but I don't trust these latches much.

For the best B&S write up, I encourage you to see Helen's work on European-made saxes!

Sound Files on this B&S Blue Label!
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Item#: WWS04.8ES7.5ES7.05042.0-C60