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King 1950 ‘Super 20’ Bb Tenor, Full Pearls #308k

$5,799.00 - #308k!, engraved pants guard!, with tear-drop G#. It arrived in the original case, but I'm not sure you'll want that for daily uses(collecting perhaps). let's talk about how to set this one up with the pads and resos to woo your neighbors!

... please talk me out of putting it in MY collection.

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

SOLD - 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! - It's tip at 0.100" is now closer to a [Meyer 9]. It plays with a bold presence due to the boost of treble from the baffle during the refacing. 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.

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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 (Archived)

SOLD - 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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