Category Archives: Saxophones

Keilwerth 2001 ‘EX-90 Series II’ Bb Tenor, #113k

$1,849.00 - An intermediate sax with the big brother as the SX90(pro model). You'll love the pro build in quality and slick keys. As a fellow JK (couf) player, the main difference I noticed was the side Bb-C-E placement. It was very close to the body. Perhaps this is a design for smaller hands to not bump them.
SOUND: full of harmonics, like the JK sound is known for. "meaty, robust, round, full".
PADS: It has what seems like mostly original factory pads with nickel resos (domed with rivet center). they have a good pad life left and should be good, with normal, mild maintenance, for the about 2-7 years.
CASE: original case in good, working order; but note the wear and tear to the styrofoam backing in the interior.
This sax was given a recent tuneup on arrival here at WWS. You should be able to leave with this sax and enjoy it right away.

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Buffet 1978 ‘S-1’ Eb Alto, w/ high F#, #27k (Archived)

SOLD - Listen to Buffet S1 Sound Files! - Another stunning looker! - Pretty - These are considered the pinnacle of Buffet's designs.  They are known mostly for they're genius (or wacky) rockers on the C#/Bb and Eb/C...."only sax in history to be able to comfortably go from low C# to Low Bb"(in Sarge's words). They have a French richness in tone and smooth action. Ergos have a High rating for comfort. Tone is brighter than the Super Dynaction era prior. I would say these are like a focused Buffet sound crossed with a King Super 20 cutting abilities; and it is a well designed heavy horn. it keeps its adjustment well and is overall reliable. Typical S-1 style neck with the cut-out for the F#, adjustable thumbrest, several screw adjusters throughout (like selmers).
The serial number is 27,4xx, which means it was made in 1978.   EXCELLENT Original Lacquer is about 97% although there are some very minor scratches to note, the neck cork was sanded beyond the cork(on metal) and one lone repair to the bell brace hidden under the keys (body side). Nothing else to point out. The photos should tell the rest of the story.
PADS: Original Setup. Plays very good considering the age.
CASE: Original Buffet case is excellent shape to match.
Item #: WWSConsignJH-08091.7-F80

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Conn 1931 ‘New Wonder II’ Eb Alto, Art Deco-custom #244k

$1,449.00 - Ser # 244,xxx, a 1931 model. Another Great "Chu" with Art Deco engraving, nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love. It has been very nicely relacquered and looks nice and vintage (see pics). I repaded it, with a Conn-style, standard repad (aka, a vintage rebuild). Sarge decided to send it off to Sherry Huntley and have it re-engraved to make this Deco-style bell really pop out (also secretly adding Silver on the engraving for blend/pop). Classic vintage Conn hard case included.

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Buescher 1926 ‘True Tone’ Eb Alto, Series III, Silver, #205k

$1,025.00 - (Consignment Sax - Plays Excellent) Serial #205k, the first good era with roller G#. In great condition, and a little tarnish to wipe off (it will shine great!). Silver is 90% intact, the bell is silver inside, not goldwash. Some wear inside the bell down to brass. I'm not sure if it was gold and was rubbed out over time--my gut says silver since the beginning. It has the earlier-era engraving, with a crisp "Buescher" on the bell. Neck is # "1". This model has a great tubby-warmth to the sound --Sigard Rascher made this one famous! They have a tone that is uniquely 'Buescher' for early vintage saxes--very woody--but intonation was not perfected well on these 1920s horns; having a proper mouthpiece will help! (A larger chamber will be recommended.) It has the original wood case in "Good/ok" shape. Currently we are treating the case with some anti-odor methods. Please check in with me on this topic. I believe we'll be able to make it work well for you. This sax was rebuilt with tan pads and plastic resos (no snaps present) by a very reputable Northwest WA sax repairman. The work was done 10yrs ago and the sax was barely played during that first year. It has been in its case since.

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Buffet 1972 ‘Super Dynaction (SDA)’ Bb Tenor, #18,73x MINT

Reduced! $5,300.00 - The nicest SDA for sale in the world. Mint Condition, Museum worthy! EXCELLENT Original Lacquer is about 98%(due to wear from the stock lacquer). Factually speaking, stories from the owners account for this horn getting a very very short stint playing and then kept in the closet ever since. By my account, the mild lacquer wear on touch points has led me to start connecting stories and other SDA data about the [strength/durability of the Buffet lacquer]. I am starting to piece together historically that these saxes began to gain cracks in the lacquer (beneath, perhaps, as the norm) over time -- from use and, now I see with this sax, simply over time.
COSMETICS: Excellent. very little makings anywhere.
PADS: Original Factory Setup!
CASE: Original Buffet case in excellent condition to match. Even the blue fuzz is pretty!
What a time capsule piece! - includes original Buffet C2 mouthpiece, ligature, and cap also!
Item#: WWSCON.GF3W2.0w0.-5.251.7-F72

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Keilwerth ‘ST-90, Series 1’ Eb Alto, #655k (Archived)

SOLD - I like the series 1 for the REAL pearls. Although no high F# key (just fine for learning). All student saxes come with mouthpiece and case. (sometimes a few other misc accessories in the case. A strong, German design. I love these students saxes because (bias - I play on a JK tenor) they don't sound like other student saxes! - they have more meat in the tone; even across the student models.
CASE: a new case paired with it!
Cosmetic Rating: 7.5
PC work complete.
Item #: WWS2.5E9.99.381.6-C150

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