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Jupiter ‘JAS-869SG’ Eb Alto, #E02,xxx (Archived)

SOLD - I like these as a great intermediate sax. Great Ergos, high F# key, nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, #E0225x Model JAS-869. Sterling silver neck! Currently in factory pads that come with slight-domed metal resonators. These have fast action and you'll love it over any student sax. They play a little louder with power and presence. Cosmetic Rating: 8.5 -- Nice, minor tarnishing to note on the silver body. PC work pending. Item #:WWS6.0E9.2E9.12181.6-0
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Conn 1931 ‘New Wonder II/6M Transitional’ Eb Alto, Art Deco, Silver #246k (Archived)

SOLD - Amazing condition! Serial #246,xxx... shining example in original silver plating! +95% intact!, to be verified during rebuild when she is polished. No wear on the thumbrest! Small wear on the octave key and high F palm key. Small dent in the back bow that will come out excellent, and the only other thing to mention is the knock to the neck under the neck cork area - this will get my delicate touch to repair. The toneholes look great. This is an early transitional model, and true example at that with flat-Chu G#, neck tuner, even the Eb trill key like the Chu!... The sax is in great condition, and will need a full rebuild to enjoy! We will do that for the price included, AND remove all the tarnish. Case: Currently paired with what is likely the original, in rough, travel-able shape. Ask me about upgrading this.
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Selmer 1969 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #172,xxx (Archived)

No Longer for sale - (On Consignment - Plays OK) A nice original lacquer Mark VI. Ser #172k. It is currently setup with older tan pads and larger noyak resos. Overall the sax is in excellent condition. There is dent in the front bow guard. With one modification to note: there was a very professional repair work done to the F-F# add on as a helper arm. (This is a great thing from a technician/player's perspective. This key always needs help to close.) Should you want it removed, it can be taken off easily with a very small repair scar. CASE: Red Reunion Blues bag in very good condition. Item#:WWSConsignmentWyard
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Conn 1935 ’26M – Connqueror’ Eb Alto, #269,xxx (Archived)

SOLD - A deluxe Conn "M series" sax - loved for the Silver key touches and the ornate engravings, and the added key height adjustment engineering. NOTE: I would normally have to charge the $299.00 up-charge to rebuild this sax if it walked in. I personally do like the adjustments on these saxes for their purposes. However, they still require extra time to adjust the sax and dial it in. And thus, this is why these models give repairmen headaches ... if they don't know what they are doing. Ser.# dates it to 1935. CASE: It arrived with a non-original Selmer case in solid shape. I'm happy to discuss RE-ENGRAVING (solo) as part of the rebuild process along with your choice of pads and resonators. This sax will be a sweet sounding sax - Rebuild included in the price, as usual.
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Otto Link ‘RG-Berg Larsen’ Tenor – 0.118″ (Archived)

SOLD - A newer hard rubber mouthpiece for the advanced player. very large tip size is not for beginners. The bullet designed chamber is that of the Berg Larsen tone. (my personal bias). Description from the JJ Babbit Company: "Want your music soft and mellow? Bright and edgy? Have it your way with the all-new RG, by Otto Link. The Easy-to-blow RG has a unique parabolic chamber for big, dynamic sound at all projection levels. A hard rubber tooth protector runs full bite length; the thickness encourages an open embouchure allowing a big sound. Available in hard rubber or satin stainless steel finish. Satin gold plating available as special order. Choose from three tip openings: .108", .118", .128" Another jj Babbitt exclusive." Item:WWSWWSL4.7W6.12151.6-017
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Berg Larsen ‘110-2-x’ Tenor, 1940s Duckbill, Boat tail, (RAC reface)- 0.105″ (Archived)

SOLD - SOUND FILE - Saved by Bob Carpenter (due to a poor refacer), this is one of the rarest of the rare Bergs and it comes with original brass ligature and cap! It was messed up arriving at an unplayable 0.080" but Bob brought it back up to 105! wow. Considering that this mouthpiece was badly altered previously, I can't ask the +$700 that these demand. I will price it at a comparable vintage Berg price. SOUND: It play very bright! I would give it a label of "105-0-L" for custom measurements. The 105 being the tip, the "0" being the very bright baffle tone, and the "L" for the 48mm "long" facing length. Item: WWS2.2S5.11291.5-BC75
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