SOLD - Vintage JK tone that is smokey and fills the room. It has rolled tone holes and the "JK Best in the World" stamp on the rear tube. It is mostly in the bare brass body from the lacquer falling off, and the nickel plated keywork is in great shape and strong as expected. There was no high F# on this model, like the next model Tone King. The former lucite pants guard was replaced with a metal guard.
REDUCED $2,599.00! - was $3,249.00 - Custom Rebuild with Brown Chocolate Kangaroo Pads, and Gold plated (over silver) custom over-oversized Resotech resos (Flat, with matte spun finish). ***THIS IS A LOUD ALTO SAX!*** Ser.# m234,xxx dates to 1930. Excellent condition "Chu" with nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, Goldwash bell, everything we love. Original gold plate and Satin gold highlights model, in very nice overall condition. Now, if you've never played a Chu, they are stunningly powerful altos...big fat sound top to bottom. Ergos are not that great, but I know a lot of players that play them in spite of the 20's design and would never switch to a Selmer. I will repad it, with a Conn-style, french standard repad. Pairing an original old Conn case to go with it.
Item #: WWS5.0S0.411.6-C16
SOLD - (WWS Rebuild + Sound File!) The rare OLDs Super... These are strongly linked to Martins - think: Committee 1 & 2 blended.
We had a special rebuild/restoration planned for this one. We were planning to help the dings in the body, spot silver plate some of the wear and help it get new pads. The horn is owned by my apprentice, Sean, and he'll be putting new pads, corks, and oils throughout. This is a fun one that I'm happy to help with some of the improvements also; we will bring this one back to a respectable look, playability and you'll get to enjoy it for years to come.
CASE: A vintage wood case, from the HA Selmer bundy (JK) era.
REBUILD: WWS Standard: Prestini Tan pads, Resos at 60%+ (flat nickel with rivet), natural cork throughout, plus extra love for OLDS keywork. Ask me about special gold plating on the engraving or other ideas that we are considering.
2016 added research (to be continued): Prior to growing internet knowledge, Sarge used his collection and experience to help with the history and profiles on saxes. This horn needs an update to documentation: The CA company employed a former Martin employee. Thus the strong link in design from Martin. Was is made by Martin?-No; but you can clearly see the direct similarities.
SOLD - Deep, dark original lacquer finish at 90%, triple neckstrap ring. Matching serial number 281k on the neck and body. These Kings have nickel tubing too. There are some pings on the back bow, a ding in the neck (I think I can remove), and 2 small dents in the bell lip that I can work on also. Overall the sax is in good shape with no major damage to report. The engraving is very crisp so the lacquer coloration can be attributed to the variations that King had at this time (I've even seen original Super 20s with this look).
I love Kings; and these models surely hold their own for those with a good ear.
SOLD - A gorgeous Selmer "Super Action 80 - Series III". By it's beauty you can see that it was well-loved and cared for. It is the no-engraving model. This was adult-owned (!) by a local player/band teacher. Thus, Why is he selling it? - his ears are being drawn to another maker. I played on a SA80ii for 10 years and can tell you that this horn can do everything you need it to. Only negative to mention: some dent repair in the neck wall. I made the photo of this purposely look bad in the light so that you could see it (it hides at different angles). There are very very minor scratches too.
SOLD - A rare "Shadow" example. stunning craftsmanship, and modern JK tone. The Keilwerth G# lifter mechanism, on the original, sexy black pads to match. Adult owned and played professionally. These are "...nickel silver black nickel-plated body with clear lacquer finish, silver-plated keys, black leather pads with metal resonators, and black mother-of-pearl key inlays."
GONE - A drop dead gorgeous TMB - original lacquer at 98%, $1,000 Bam flight case, Newer pads, 1-2 Mouthpieces included. You don't see vintage horns like this that often.
SOLD - A beautiful ONE-OWNER HORN. She's pretty. Need I say more? Ser #218k, ORIGINAL FINISH at 95%, with mostly original pads. Kept in the closest for the past 30 years. The original case is even plush inside.