Category Archives: Student

Selmer ‘AS500’ Eb Alto, #AK04xxx, Like New (Archived)

SOLD - These are great for kids. The name brand, nickel plated keys (stronger), and easy ergos. I got this one and suspect it was a floor model or unsold inventory because it it "like new" condition. It would seem wrong to turn this beauty into a rental, so I hope had it off to your child who will keep it nice. Comes with original case, and a mouthpiece. I'll see if I can help with any other accessories too. From Conn-Selmer.com: "The Selmer AS500 provides a great addition to the array of student through professional model saxophones available from Selmer. Beginning musicians and their teachers will notice the many design features that ensure a comfortable playing position for young hands. Features such as the adjustable right hand thumb rest and the linear design of the left and right hand key sections will help students get off to a great start. Young performers will value the high F# key that extends the range of the saxophone to facilitate performance of advanced literature. Parents will appreciate the durability of the nickel-plated key mechanism and the addition of a support guide to protect the vulnerable right-hand trill key hinge rods from damage. The innovative change of lowering the octave key pin flush with the top of the neck receiver will protect it from damage, especially when students forget to use the end plug. These are just a few of the special design features that establish the Selmer AS500 Eb Alto Saxophone as a noteworthy addition to the Selmer family of high quality instruments.
Nickel-plated keys, a high F# key, left- and right-hand section-adjusting screws, an engraved bell, clear lacquer finish over brass, rocking table key mechanism with articulated C# adjusting screw, an adjustable right-hand thumb rest," Item #:WWS4.9E9.50.381-7-0

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Jupiter ‘JAS-769’ Eb Alto, #H13k (Archived)

SOLD - I like these as a good "all round" starter sax (one of a few that meet this). Great Ergos, it has the high F# key, nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, Gold lacquer, nickel keys.
Cosmetic Rating: 7.0 -- mostly great
There's a cosmetic issue on the bell that was the engraved school name (pictured). Aside from this alteration, the sax in excellent shape.
Item #:WWS2.7E7.50.511.7-C120

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Grassi 1974 ‘Standard-Jade Series’ Eb Alto, #27k (Archived)

SOLD - A "diamond in the rough" alto! This little Grassi has a tone that blows us away in the shop. It reminds me a of the French tone that everyone is after. Not many people have ever played a Grassi, even more so, there is not a ton of information on these. These were "Made in Italy". This #27k is right on the cusp of the model change over into the Jade Roller series. I cannot say if this sax is a true transitional-era sax with the black rollers, or if they were changed out. But this one has a black G# touch. However, the octave thumbrest is that correct Jade coloring. There are 3-4 resolders, and dented C-post that I'll work on. The needle springs are working great. FINISH: Original Lacquer Body, Nickel Plated Keys. SOUND: Sweet, vintage, French-like. Current pad setup is a stock Selmer-style with plastic resos. It plays well enough to hear the sweet tone, but I think that you'd really fall in love with this sax with a fresh WWS Rebuild and pads chosen for your preferences. ***WWS Rebuild included at the listed price.*** Any one who actually knows what these horns offer will agree with the common statement: "These horns are highly undervalued, and offer you more for the money than many others in the same price range". Item #:WWSE3.5E0.131.17-X

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Keilwerth ‘ST-90, Series 1’ Bb Tenor, #870,1xx (Archived)

SOLD - Here's a great used, one-of-my-favorite, not-thrashed models! New in the last 10yrs-ish, serial #870,1xx, newer construction, gold lacquer throughout! No high F# but a great tone! This model has the real pearls, which makes it either the Series I or III(there's not a known dating to really know; I would guess Series 1) . I've seen some of these hold their own with some pro saxes just in the tone. These have very comfortable, modern keywork and should not hinder any student getting started. Comes with good case and mouthpiece.
Cosmetic condition rating: 8.5
Minor PC repairs needed - pending.
Item #:WWS0E4.7E6.00.2211.7-C0

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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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Jupiter ‘JAS-669’ Eb Alto, #604,xxx (Archived)

SOLD - I like these as a good "all round" starter sax (one of a few that meet this). Great Ergos, no F# key but that's ok, nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, #604xxx Model JAS-669. Gold lacquer, nickel keys.
THE PACKAGE DEAL: Nice case, Neotech neckstrap($25+), Yarn stuffer($20+), neck brush($5+).
Cosmetic Rating: 8.5 -- Nice
PC work pending!

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Keilwerth ‘ST-90, Series 1’ Bb Tenor, #970,3xx (Archived)

SOLD - Here's a great used, one-of-my-favorite, not-thrashed models! New in the last 10yrs-ish, serial #970xxx, newer construction, gold lacquer throughout, Real pearls! (the later series III and IV lost that), no high F# but a great tone! I've seen some of these hold their own with some pro saxes just in the tone. These have very comfortable, modern keywork and should not hinder any student getting started. Comes with good case and mouthpiece.

Cosmetic condition rating: 9.0

READY TO PLAY!

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Yanagisawa 1970-80s ‘Artist’ Eb Baritone, Stencil, Low A, #876,4xx (Archived)

SOLD - This bari is from the good, 1970s era, and early to the Yanagisawa lineage. (Yani seal on the neck brace, "Japan" with the serial number, which is: #876,4xx. Original lacquer finish at 70% on body & keys. Great, heavy Stainless Steel Springs! (ACTION: firm and fast) These are very nice baritones that you don't have to spend $3000 in order to acquire. No extra heavy damage to mention. (school engraved #s under the serial number) Notes of repair: perhaps to most notable thing is the replacement neck; a few screws have been replaced 7x or so resolders; The tenon screw will need strengthened, & F3 arm. bell lip was slightly bent.
Dents are not too bad for baritone. I will do my best to make a few of the them disappear and help the cosmetic look. CASE: Arrived with a nice hard, wood case.
Waiting for PC work: matching neck repairs(sizing and tenon work), pads.

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