Category Archives: Saxophones

Selmer 1965 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #120,xxx (Archived)

SOLD - player/collector's delight, ORIGINAL lacquer 93%! Will need a full rebuild to be fully enjoyable, however, I will tune it up so that you can play test it on the old pads. There are signs of pull-down (repaired here at WWS). Serial number on the neck matches the body "120,08x"

CASE: original Selmer wood case in nice shape; orange with latches, not zippers.

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Selmer 2000s ‘La Voix II’ Eb Alto, Silver Plate, #9,024k (Archived)

$SOLD - Ser# 9,024,xxx. Intermediate Selmer from the recent years. Rare Silver plate in 97% condition. Model SAS-280RS. It arrived we'll played, yet still playing very strong. I was very impressed with the action and feel and I would say that this could keep up with some pro saxes! 1) it's a "selmer", with all the ergos and tone you're after. I would label the tone as "bold, focused, slightly brighter than Vintage tone, yet, very responsive and firm". The bell is "traditional-sized bell" for the clean, focused sound. (I found the bell curve to be very interesting--flares to the right). Comes with the original Selmer hard case/backpack-type with the "la voix" on it.
---We just finished a full disassembly, silver dip cleaning, chemical cleaning, and replaced the main palm key pads and Eb for longevity and easy maintenance! All shined up and helped her sing the doors down!
Cosmetic Rating: 9.0
This sax is a super cool sax! I actually really like the tone. It must be reminiscent of my ol' Series II selmer.

Item #: WWS11.2E5.77.1131.5-C240

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Conn 1921 ‘New Wonder I’ Bb Soprano, Curved, Silver #76,xxx(Archived)

SOLD - (On consignment -- Plays mild-ok on old pads) #76k, Keyed to F!, Finish: Original Silver. There are only a few curved sopranos we can recommend. This is one! Having the high-F key and it being is great shape overall make this one to watch, or scoop up. No major damage to report and the sax is in great shape cosmetically.
Comes with original case is good shape (mild vintage smell); currently no handle, but ask be if I have a replacement to add to the this package.

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Keilwerth 1959 ‘H&A Selmer-Bundy’ Eb Baritone, #35k

$1989.00 - General Description: a great Bb Bari, with good ergos, some past damage wounds, missing pants guard. A Great sax to PLAY without worry on collector issues)
A vintage 1958-60 original lacquer body with lacquer keys and the solid sheet keyguards and plastic pants guard(missing) (keilwerth indicators). Ser. #35K dates it to about 1959. Some dings/dents; I'll replace a few lost screws to the bell guards, also had bell-to-body brace dented in (we have fixed many of these, so the sax will recover, however some scars may remain). It has fresh tan pads with Seamless domed, metal Pisoni resonators.
SOUND: mid core bark and evenness; not completely resonant like a Buescher/Martin, but not as timid either.
CASE: It arrived in an old case in fair/poor shape; I expect to be looking into a New case. ($190-250, may affect price)

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Buescher 1967 ‘Buescher 400’ Bb Tenor, #420k

$1899.00 - This is a nice 400 model made about a year after the Selmer takeover ser. # 420,xxx. The finish is original and to me, looks very handsome. It has the same body, neck with underslung octave mechanism and keywork as the famous older brother the "Top Hat" model, but with nickel plated keys. Buescher still made great 400's through the sixties, this one was made appx. 1967. It has a warm centered tone, but can be pushed hard with a metal mouthpiece. The Lacquer is original and about 85%, but the neck and the inside of the bell are nearly worn to bare brass. I plan burnish out a few dents and to do a complete Buescher style rebuild. These are some of the most undervalued horns on the vintage market. Ready to Go! (ask me about my available cases to pair with it)

Sound File (actual sax!): Tenor MOUTHPIECEs Custom Series:

Blues Blaster112 - Florida113 - FatBoy113

Mouthpieces Sound File: Selmer "Jazz E", WWS custom 6, Level Air 7, Tonalin 5*

Item #: WSS00.00.111.1-S11

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Buescher 1948 ‘Aristocrat II – Big B’ Eb Alto, #325k (Archived)

SOLD - Here's the warmth and power combined! This is a very good player! 325xxx... no snaps (negative to a collector--does not hurt the playing) but great pads with plastic resos, Original finish (some might argue this by looking at the engraving. It is my opinion that the bell was worn with hands and re-buffed--see how the edges are still deeply cut; this verifies more original). CASE: TBD--I'll find a nice upgrade to go with it. This one will get fully tuned up to play even better, smoother, oiled and you're going to make your band-mates jealous!

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