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Buffet 1940s ‘SA 18-20’ Bb Soprano, Silver #2,889

$2,499.00 - Buffet soprano (rare), in silver!(RARE), keyed to high F; also with SOLDERED ON TONEHOLES! (like a King or Martin) Once you geek-out on sax specifics, some players prefer and require soldered toneholes for the sound they seek.

Original case in good shape. Pads, the owner says, were invested in not long ago. There was a high level of PC work done prior to the sax arriving, consider the pads 'playing great on older pads' . It's worth mentioning that the lyre holder is removed (post solder evidence on the backside--good thing you don't want that anyway!) Notice the modern keywork!: Articulated G#+B, palm key design (not In-line)!

I must say that the uniqueness of this sax is the huge factor to this one. I was testing several mouthpieces (along with client--Doctorate in Sax) to see if this was perhaps a sax that he was searching for. Short Conclusion: After many mouthpieces, we conclude that the original mouthpiece (not present) must be crucial for the best optimum intonation. Overall it's a playable sax, where the biggest intonation issue was over the break (C2 to D2). The sax will need a vintage mouthpiece for best performance.

I have only seen one other similar sax for sale; it wasn't silver, nor was it labeled with the main parent company names as a flag-bearer.

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Buescher 1955 ‘Aristocrat II – Big B’ Eb Baritone, #351,41x (Archived)

SOLD - WWS REBUILD in buescher snap-in pads, Finish: Original Lacquer at 50%.
Serial number 351xxx. 60+% Original Lacquer, The Big Bs are famous for a BIG warm sound with rich low notes--resonant low end the fills the room, probably due to some help from the big bell flare. Mid-range gets a little thin but the low notes make up for it. These fit very well in jazz or concert bands. Intonation is pretty good all-round, C# is non-articulated, but my biggest complainant on the model is the lack of pants-guard on the backside. Beyond that, the Big B Baritones have a cult following who seek that fat warm sound.
This sax has a a WWS Rebuild on it. We originally sold it to a local customer who chose to sell it back to us due to their life changes. I will happily tune our pad-work up and send it out playing as good as I remember it.

CASE: It came back with the original case (working, yet poor condition). We can talk about case options for this one.

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Meyer ‘6S “Made in USA”‘ Tenor, 1970s (RAC reface)- 0.100”

SALE $199.00! - By it's general looks, i would say this is a ca. 1970's mfg. It's in excellent condition and of course i sent it to Bob to perfect the tip and facing. He has made this one a .100" tip , with a 22mm facing length. This batch of Meyers all play superbly. These versatile mouthpieces can bridge the gap between swing, trad and jazz. with Bob's refacing included.

Item:WSS

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Gregory ‘Model B, 4A 18’ Tenor, 1940s(+/-) Ser# 6265 (Archived)

SOLD - Original tip measures 0.065". The brother to the Model A (Paul Desmond on alto), the Model B is quite different. It is a slimmer design (pictures) and the chamber has flat sidewalls--not a round exit like the Model A. In tone, it is more focused with more reedy tone than the Model-A. The beak continues to be very shallow, so no biting without protection. I found a substitute ligature to fit.
Item:WWS5S0.00.12261.2-0-2

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Martin 1938 ‘Committee I – Skyline’ Eb Alto, #122k

$1,399.00 - Tone with a zip in it! Serial number 122,xxx on both the body and neck that dates it to approx 1938. Famous for Solid Nickel keywork, soldered on toneholes, heavy walled body, big warm tone. This is a very well done relacquer, with the engravings still looking good, as seen in the pics. It has the Eagle with star and Skyline with searchlights engraving and adjustable thumb rest. Comes with a vintage faux-alligator like case. There are no major dents just a few small ones that i will remove, when i do a complete "Vintage style" rebuild on her (included in the price)

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Selmer 1987 ‘USA – TS100’ Bb Tenor, #826,5xx (Archived)

SOLD - One of the secret gems in the whole sax world! I have plans with this sax to be a great Pro Tenor for a player on a "budget". Let me explain: a Pro, Selmer, Tenor... for under $3000. That is a very hard thing to offer. I'll do my best to help you all out.
CASE: original hard case in good+ shape, hard wood rectangle style, added latch.
Serial #826,5xx, Original lacquer finish at 65%. It was worked on to 'ok playing' condition and I want to have you help make it your own. It had lost the pants guard & F# guard--I'll try to add a proper replacements. This sax also had some neck repairs done that are worth mentioning. I gave that some love and helped round out the tubing. I will also do more during the repair work.

Item #:WWS6.4E0.4161.6.C0

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Conn 1931 ‘New Wonder II – “Chu Berry”‘ Eb Alto, Art Deco-custom #244k

$1,449.00 - Ser # 244,xxx, a 1931 model. Another Great "Chu" with Art Deco engraving, nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love. It has been very nicely relacquered and looks nice and vintage (see pics). I repaded it, with a Conn-style, standard repad (aka, a vintage rebuild). Sarge decided to send it off to Sherry Huntley and have it re-engraved to make this Deco-style bell really pop out (also secretly adding Silver on the engraving for blend/pop). Classic vintage Conn hard case included.

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Selmer 1963 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #108k (Archived)

SOLD - #108k, player/collector's delight, ORIGINAL lacquer 85%! 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.

Item #:WWS5W0.00.841.6-50ConsignmentKD

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