$1,699.00 - Yamaha's Intermediate, yet very high quality, saxes. This is the next generation from the YTS-52 model. Another pretty example, a well-loved sax that will advance any growing player--youth to adult. Original hard case included.
$2,599.00+ - "Affordable Music Man" or a "Silver Restoration Candidate"! Serial #218k. There were also some bumps and repairs along the way - hey, at least she got played and repaired for the sake of music.
$1,599.00 - I like these as a great intermediate sax. Great Ergos, high F# key, nice original hard case. Made in Taiwan, Model JTS-889 (the model era makes me guess the year around 2000.). Sterling silver neck! Currently in factory pads that come with slight-domed metal resonators. These have fast action and you'll love it over most any student sax. They play a little louder with power and presence. (from the silver ringing) Cosmetic Rating: 9.0 -- Nice! Minor tarnishing can begin on the silver body.
REDUCED $999.00 - An affordable 10M - Yeah Buddy! Don't knock on the 60s era 10M too harshly. It still sounds like a 10M, but the snobs will overlook this horn. Trust me, it's good but obviously is no match against a 10M from 1935-42($3000-4500 duh). Previously rebuilt at WWS by the master, Sarge; this sax was owned by a friend who had a stable of saxes to rotate between. Thus, the pads didn't get worn out much considering the rebuild was from a few years ago. We took the sax back in on trade and it still played effortlessly down through the sax.
SOUND: This one is [that 10M tone but with the '60s reputation]. (I'm trying to say that it still sounds like a Conn 10M, but it's not the $3,000+ crisp/resonant-tone that comes from the 1930s/40s... This one is 25+ years later!)
PADS: the setup is a WWS Rebuild (Sarge did in 2008 or so) tan pads on 50% flat resos with rivet (similar to Conn originals). The pads have a ton of life left on them; expect little to no problems over the next 1-5 years.
CASE: a very nice square case (looks like a Selmer).
Now $1,299.00 - A lovely King Zephyr tenor in lacquer. Nice case. This is a very vibrant and pretty sax. The lacquer color is a deep yellow and the shine pops - see photos!
The lacquer was quick tricky on this one as some Kings had shading and poor prep from the factory. However, the proof on this one for me was the very light wear under the lacquer at a few touch points. It was very hard to see! So this one is a "very good/nice relacquer" because they preserved the engraving very well also.
PADS: are older and look like the original era. Although old, that quality was amazing!
CASE: a brand new Protec case!
$6,799.00 - Another pretty Mark VI. Unique rear engraving & Ser #167k, ORIGINAL FINISH at 92%, with 50% original pads. It is a "Euro" model with such engraving, however no high F#. Kept mostly in the closest by the current owner (his backup sax... yea, you heard that right!). It a gorgeous example that I know you'd be proud to call your own. Blue ink "S" in good condition, and serial number etched inside the neck which is typical for many Euro models (not outside). For such a pretty horn, there was area to mention: the rear body tube shows the scratches and wear in the middle, the metal thumbhook had been pushed into the body slightly, and there is wear below that near the serial number. Otherwise, the sax is very very clean.
CASE: The original case is in excellent condition also, inside and out. The latches are firm and strong.
PADS: Currently being listed and sold 'as is'. The upper stack pads (G and up, & palm keys) look like they have been changed in the last 15 years. The lower pads pads all look like factory originals. All pads have plastic resonators.
SOLD - Cosmetically 9.0 - The newest Yamaha student line that will support a growing player--youth to adult. Original yamaha case in good working order.
$1,499.00 - From Chadd's Collection: I am really fascinated by this sax. There are so many ornate features! It has some of the most elaborate tube rings with 3D weave on the bell lip too! The sheet metal octave key on the neck is where she gets her nickname: "The Ram", the pearl bonuses are great--even on the neck screw!, I love the light engraving on the key guards and the G# too, the lucite pants guard like JK or older Kolhert, and the raise bell logo.
FINISH: 99% original satin/shiny Silver Plate with goldwash bell....well, I think the Bell is actually a lacquer judging by the flaking part. I still need to electro test that. It could have been gold but not sticking to the brass (at the lip where it pealed off). I also did spot silver plate 4 small areas that shows some wear. You won't find where.