$500.00 - TBD (Coming Soon)
$450.00 - Great modern ergos, backed by two big names LeBlanc, and Vito. It was made in Taiwan, but these are saxes that can be good for the starter budget and still play correctly.
CASE: non original case paired with it in good shape.
Cosmetic Rating: 6.5
PC work complete. 6 Pads, neck cork, and full adjustments.
Item #: WWS15E3.3E0.6231.7-CS150
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
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.
$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
Sold - I like these as a good starter sax and as a pep band sax as a backup sax.
PC work Complete!
SOLD - I like these as a good "all round" starter sax (one of a few that meet this). Great Ergos, High F# key, silver neck, nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, #G14xxx Model CES-760
Cosmetic Rating: 9.0 -- Nice
PC work Complete!
SOLD - This bari is from the good, 1970s era, and early to the Yanagisawa lineage. (Yani seal on the neck brace, "Japan" with the serial number, which is: #876,4xx. Original lacquer finish at 70% on body & keys. Great, heavy Stainless Steel Springs! (ACTION: firm and fast) These are very nice baritones that you don't have to spend $3000 in order to acquire. No extra heavy damage to mention. (school engraved #s under the serial number) Notes of repair: perhaps to most notable thing is the replacement neck; a few screws have been replaced 7x or so resolders; The tenon screw will need strengthened, & F3 arm. bell lip was slightly bent.
Dents are not too bad for baritone. I will do my best to make a few of the them disappear and help the cosmetic look. CASE: Arrived with a nice hard, wood case.
Waiting for PC work: matching neck repairs(sizing and tenon work), pads.