Category Archives: Tenors

Archived Tenors

Selmer 1972 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #204k (Archived)

SOLD - (Special Consignment - WWS Rebuild! Plays Excellent!) Ser #204k, ORIGINAL FINISH at 85%, with Fresh WWS Rebuild! This was originally Rebuilt with Black Roos and large nickel domed resos for a customer about a year ago. It only ended up with 10 hours of playing time on the sax after we worked on it--consider it a "Fresh Rebuild". That being said, I'll personally inspect it and send it out playing great. It has a SKB Case, molded (one little metal base-peg is gone) in good shape.

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Selmer 1966 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #135k (Archived)

1966 Selmer Mark VI Tenor #135k [gallery link="file" columns="5" ids="3028,3031,3029,3030,3027,3026,3025,3023,3024"] [content_box custom_class="block_1"][row][span8] Price: $SOLD [/span8][/row][/content_box] [row] [span4][caret_list] Year:  1966 Make:  Selmer Model:  Mark VI [/caret_list][/span4] [span4][caret_list] Status:  SOLD! Finish:  Original Lacquer 70% Serial Number: 135,xxx [/caret_list][/span4] [/row] Serial #135,xxx made in 1966, Made in France,  the body is in excellent shape with 70% original lacquer. The bad:…
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Selmer 1952 ‘Super Balanced Action’ Bb Tenor, #53,15x (Archived)

SOLD - There is no need to talk much about this sax's quality. It plays with a smoky tone as expected, with the warmth and clarity of an SBA. The finish is an 85% relacquer. Superb Serial #53,xxx with Mark VI-style bell keyguard!!! (I love this! because I hate the earlier design; from my Technician's point of view.) It also comes with vintage Selmer "Centered Tone" wood Clarinet! ($$$) The clarinet does play all the way down also, however, I would recommend some major repadding on it too.

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Selmer 1950 ‘Super Balanced Action’ Bb Tenor, #40,29x (Archived)

SOLD - (Special Consignment - Plays excellent) 95% relacquer, great Player. tan pads, likely the original metal resos on the pads, with a slight dome. great serial # 40,2xx, Pads are in used, but nice shape. This sax was used on CD recordings (a copy is included from the owner). The Case is currently a vintage Buffet case. Talk to me about upgrading it to a Protec or other options. (Pictures don't do it justice. These were taken NOT in our proper lighting area. New photos will happen. Please inquire. Oh my goodness! I made the mistake of playing this one... subtle softs, to rocking highs..!!!

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Martin 1949 ‘The Martin Tenor’ #166k (archived)

SOLD - Serial # 166k, FINISH: 95% pretty! It looks Original, but it's a very good relacquer, it looks like a potential "Factory Relacquer" because the color looks like the 1950s Martin color. Fresh pads, larger brass resonators. IT HAS A HUGE SOUND! Very responsive and bold! This sax will be ready to play/leave asap. case is an original Martin case (brown, not the orange one), in "OK" condition, missing handle--I'll see what I can do to help that.

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LeBlanc 1962 ‘Rationale’ Bb Tenor, #513 (Archived)

SOLD - From Sarge's Collection: This is an amazing and rare Leblanc Tenor saxophone, a pro horn with the unique Leblanc mechanism, where the G# tone hole is at the rear and all the front pads remain open - the fingerings possible on a Leblanc are far more versatile than a conventional sax allowing for easier transitions in what are usually difficult passages - as well as multiple false fingerings and a greater range of altissimo fingerings. The Leblanc has a strong individual voice and speaks extremely well, one of the great advantages of the system is that normally stuffy notes like middle D and E speak with a clear open voice - the uniformity throughout the range is simply unachievable in any other horn. This one has at least 95% original lacquer and is in top notch condition. I haven't had to do too much to it, except a minor tune up. It even has the original green print case in great shape! Serial #513.

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