Category Archives: Saxophones

Holton 1922 ‘Elkhorn’ Bb Tenor, Silver #11k

$599.00 - A collector's joy - The Frank Holton Company operated in Elkhorn, Wisconsin, USA. The serial numbers on the Holton saxes can be misleading online. For dating, note the Eb/C touch design shape, the thick neckstrap ring, the split bell keys... This sax also features:
--G# trill
--Eb3 trill

FINISH: Original silver plate, in excellent 90%+ condition

SOUND: Sweet, vintage, ... more to come here...

Original (near) 100 year old pads installed! WOW! They are the white leather with a stitch in the center (no rivets used yet). You can bet the tone is restricted, yet fit for the era. What a "collector piece". There is a vintage, musty smell than must be mentioned. I have yet to treat the case to help.
Item #:WWSConMK3.5S0.00.6281.7-0

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Jupiter ‘JAS 669-667’ Eb Alto, #408k (Archived)

SOLD - Another starter sax with good ergos and decent tone. It doesn't have the high F# key, but that's not needed to start. nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, Gold lacquer, nickel keys.
CASE: -yes. It arrived with a case in functional/ok/poor condition, but I'll look around the shop to upgrade it.
Cosmetic Rating: 6.5 -- shows signs of past dent repair. There's a cosmetic issue on the bell and the backside of the bow.
Item #:WWS0E2.5E7.42.8291.7-S0917

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Conn 1941 ’10M’ Bb Tenor, #295,xxx (Archived)

SOLD - Looking for a loud Conn 10M under $2000? Since I see a faint engraving, I must say "re-lacquer"; the previous owner was sold this sax as Original, but I doubt that it is. The wear on the bell could be from use, or old buffing. Wear and tear report: A few dents in the rear bow, rolled tone holes that do look like some were flattened, none appear to be filed through the 'roll', no missing set-screws(one was cut into the post to remove--upper octave button post), one replaced pivot screw(C#1), upper bell lip has slight bent (I can help). Overall, it's a complete 10M with a huge, loud sound.
SOUND: This one is particularly "crisp" in tone. I suspect this tone is due to the mostly bare-brass finish.
PADS: the setup is tan pads on smaller flat resos with rivet (similar to Conn originals). Some pads with rivet only. I would guess, depending on use, they are 10-25 years old. They will play as is, with mild tuneups along the way, for another 1-7 years(depending on use).
CASE: a very nice Hiscox case! ($280+).
I would recommend this sax get a full rebuild to be enjoyed fully, however, since it can play great for a while with some tuneups, I will sell it with two prices.

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Selmer 1969 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #172,xxx (Archived)

No Longer for sale - (On Consignment - Plays OK) A nice original lacquer Mark VI. Ser #172k. It is currently setup with older tan pads and larger noyak resos. Overall the sax is in excellent condition. There is dent in the front bow guard. With one modification to note: there was a very professional repair work done to the F-F# add on as a helper arm. (This is a great thing from a technician/player's perspective. This key always needs help to close.) Should you want it removed, it can be taken off easily with a very small repair scar. CASE: Red Reunion Blues bag in very good condition. Item#:WWSConsignmentWyard

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Conn 1931 ‘New Wonder II/6M Transitional’ Eb Alto, Art Deco, gold #246,52x (Archived)

SOLD - #246k, player/collector's delight, Finish: GOLD (to be verified on arrival).
Underslung neck, and swivel thumbhook era. The dual-backside bell keys will place this one on in the transition era; notice that the bell-backside wire guard wasn't present on this model yet. Chu: G# cluster ... 6M: NECK, Bell keys (thus, bell guard at 50%), ... Item #: WWS8.5E9.95.891.6-C0

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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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