Category Archives: Baritones

Archived Baritones

Keilwerth 1962 ‘H&A Selmer-Bundy’ Eb Baritone, Silver #44k (Archived)

SOLD - Vintage 1960s lacquer bari in silver plate and the solid sheet keyguards and plastic pants guard design (keilwerth indicators). Ser. #44K dates it to about 1962. The sax has some dings and wear that I'll give my love. The plastic pants guard has gone missing, so we'll solve that; the neck screw will get replaced; there are a few resolders to mention but overall, "The sax was used, not thrashed" which is about normal for baritones. This model has good ergos compared with other vintage saxes. So when you're after good intonation, solid tone, and good ergos.... these are some of the best you can get for 1) under $3000, but #2) you'll have to give the the Low A key wishes.
SOUND: mid core bark and evenness; not completely resonant like a Buescher/Martin, but not as timid either.
CASE: nice wood case in ok/good shape; shows signs of medium wear and use. Good latches.
Item #: WWS1E1.7E4.74.10301.7-0

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Buescher 1920 ‘True Tone’ Eb Baritone, Silver Plate #96k

$1,799.00 - (Purchase or Rent!) Here's another early TT model ser.#96k, in excellent 93% silver plate, light Goldwash bell (faded). Keyed to high Eb, thus no Front F key, no spit value either on this era, these old saxes are known for their woody tone. It's a buescher thing. If you want true vintage 20's (or earlier) tone, you have to get a buescher or conn. This sax did not have snap in pads. This frees up the new owner to customize the resos to your liking without being concerned about damaging the original body. CURRENT PADS: are newer with plastic resos. The neck looks ok too. Some resolders on the neck joints are present, the most silver wear is on the upper U-joint. Good, hard case.

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