Category Archives: Tenors

Archived Tenors

Keilwerth 1949 ‘[New King] – “Silvertone”‘ Bb Tenor #21k (Archived)

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.

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Tenor, Neck: Peter Ponzol, Gold Plate (Archived)

SOLD - A gold neck for Selmer Mark VI's (replacement or supplemental). It offers a clear tone and easy response. This neck has an outside diameter of 27.55mm (27.50-.59).
Recently released from Sarge's Collection. Sarge had it as an extra neck with one of his Selmers in the past. It does show some plating wear on the tenon edge. I would also recommend this get sized to your sax by a local tech when your sax body is present. It should also get a new pad and neck cork too.

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Martin 1960s ‘Imperial’ Bb Tenor, #305k (Archived)

SOLD - Here is a sleeper sax! - I love Martins and most knowledgeable people do too. This sax has the richness in the tone that Martins are known for. It's a lighter horn too! This makes it great for a student, or especially marching band or pep band (that's why I scouted this one). Cosmetic Rating: 7.3 -- some vintage wear and tear. CASE: Yes. TBD - I have to pair it with one. All Student/Intermediate saxes come with, at least, a mouthpiece... and usually anything that came in the case with that sax.

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Selmer 1951 ‘Super Balanced Action’ Bb Tenor, #43,32x (Archived)

SOLD - A One-Owner horn that was bought IN Paris while on military travels - selected and "a special order one", according to grandpa. This horn was played to the respectful level; aka: often & with love. It was loved enough to be preserved through a relacquer as well (antique value aside). There is no need to talk about this sax's sound quality. It plays with a smoky tone as expected, with the warmth and clarity of an SBA.  The finish is an 90% relacquer; most of the wear is on the neck. Serial #47,32x dates it to the beginning of the 1951 year.
PADS: They are are a mix of three eras: alright, old, and older. You are welcome to discuss tune-up work with WWS or opting for a complete rebuild.
CASE: a square Protec case in good condition.

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Otto Link ‘Tone Master – 5’ Tenor, 1940s (WWS Reface) – 0.085″ (Archived)

SOLD - A #5 Tone Master tenor mouthpiece with original ligature - both at about 15% original plating on arrival. This mouthpiece has serial # K72 on it. It arrived with the tip at the original 0.080" tip size and the tip and rails are in good shape but they were uneven on one side. This was addressed in a reface and now the tip sits at 0.085".
TONE: Known for huge tone/resonance, "vintage smoke", Dexter Gordon all day. Evenness and sultry. These mouthpieces are known for ....vintage greatness.

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Conn 1945 ’10M’ Bb Tenor, Silver #311k (Archived)

SOLD - Built for the player, this modified 10M is from the prime era, with newer pads, brass resos, in silver plate, S# 311k, rolled toneholes, with a few modifications:

-neckstrap ring lowered(be happy);
-the Eb trill key & tonehole have been expertly removed and patched;
-the upgrade to a Selmer metal thumbrest (valued at $100) however, the original hook is also in the case;
-a few metal-wear patches at the thumb hook and octave rest.
The sax has some medium wear throughout the sax--miscellaneous dings, dents, silver wear--to tell you that this sax was loved and played. It may be an indicator of why it was set up to do so for previous owner(s?). The pearls also feel/show some of the heavy playing time. 
Item #:WWST2S5.9S0.00.01221.8-C120-98

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