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Saxophone: I think its a Cleveland., distinct design, time peter
distinct design, time peter, ebay: Peter, Thank you for giving me the chance to answer your question. I feel that something isn t quite right here. Most if not all saxophones have identifying marks on them, patent dates, serial numbers, brand names, engraving of some kind... If your sax has...

Saxophone: type of saxphone, reed pipes, selmer bundy
reed pipes, selmer bundy, classy one: Bec, Thanks for the question which i find extremely interesting. I am guessing that you own a very nice Selmer or a sax that has a similar tone that you want to leave behind as it would have the possibility to get damaged or even lost in your travels. ...

Saxophone: Value of my Mark VI, selmer mark vi, vintage instrument
selmer mark vi, vintage instrument, shroyer: Roman, I appreciate you sending me your question about the Mark VI that you have. I have seen a lot of these wonderful instruments through the years and have had the privilege to have owned several. I still have one which is very sentimental to me as it...

Saxophone: Vito alto saxophone, wisconsin plant, mint condition
wisconsin plant, mint condition, e bay: Even the very best Vito horns are not highly prized as resale or collectible items. There is a horn on e-bay at the moment that is in mint condition from about 1974 (just about your vintage?) - the asking price is $599 and I will be surprised if it makes...

Saxophone: YAS 62, saxophone mouthpiece, great mouthpiece
saxophone mouthpiece, great mouthpiece, selmer mark vi: The Yamaha YAS62 is a pro horn from the mid 70 s. These horns were Yamaha s version of the Selmer Mark VI. These are great playing saxophones for Jazz and Classical. The value is going up all the time. They really have a following and are wonderful for all...

Saxophone: 1943 Selmer Balanced Action, selmer balanced action, horn makers
selmer balanced action, horn makers, occupation period: Al, Thank you for sending me your question about the Selmer BA Alto that you have. These are wonderful instruments and a lot of professional continue to use them in recording and performances worldwide. I have read many reviews on the saxophones that...

Saxophone: 1960 Low Pitch Selmer New-York Sax, selmer serial numbers, selmer sax
selmer serial numbers, selmer sax, selmer new york: Alexander, Thank you for sending me your question about the Selmer sax that was bestowed to you. It was a fine instrument in its prime and I am sure that if it is not in playable condition, it would be a great instrument to restore and play. The low...

Saxophone: altissimo fingering/range, selmer paris, tenor sax
selmer paris, tenor sax, sax players: Linda, Thank you for sending me your question about playing altissimo on your King Tenor Sax. Playing altissimo has really been a necessity since the performances of saxophone greats like David Sanborn and Lenny Picket have made strides in Jazz and Pop...

Saxophone: alto martin elkhart "indiana", rubber mouthpiece, martin indiana
rubber mouthpiece, martin indiana, destroye: Hello Mosca, thank you for letting me give you some thoughts on the Martin Indiana saxophones made in Elkhart, Indiana. These were fantastic horns from back in the day when horns were hand made. The Brass is very high quality, and the tone is the full American...

Saxophone: alto sax, saxes, e bay
saxes, e bay, bunches: Armstrong saxes were beginner horns made in bunches during the 70 s and 80 s. The N prefix may indicate it was made in the 70 s and probably early 70 s at that. These are just not heavily sought after by either players or collectors. There are several listed...

Saxophone: alto sax eval, selmer mark vi, selmer alto sax
selmer mark vi, selmer alto sax, sgog: Congratulations - you have a wonderful old Mark VI there. In good playing condition with the lacquer in good shape this horn could easily sell for $4,500 to $7,000 on a site like e-bay. The large range is due to a few factors but all in all this a terrific...

Saxophone: alto vs soprano sax, soprano sax, novelty instrument
soprano sax, novelty instrument, eb: Your daughter should probably begin on alto sax as it the most common sax in her elementary or junior high band. The soprano sax is rarely used in beginner bands as it is notoriously out of tune. Saxophones are an important part of mostly every school band...

Saxophone: BUZZING, vintage sax, tenor sax
vintage sax, tenor sax, mellow tone: Mark, Thank you for asking your question about the buzzing that you are experiencing while playing your vintage sax. I believe that you may be experiencing this phenomenon as your stance may be slightly leaning forward which allows saliva to naturally...

Saxophone: Buescher Sax, cleveland ohio area, poor shape
cleveland ohio area, poor shape, accurate dates: This serial number (if accurate) dates the horn to circa 1920 s (maybe 1922 or 23). Here is a little website that has some good info about your True Tone: http://www.saxpics.com/buescher/truetone/index.htm The value really depends on the condition....

Saxophone: buying a saxophone, google search, private teacher
google search, private teacher, google: I must admit that I have never heard of Jollysun saxophones, so I did a Google search for it. I looked at several sites and viewed several examples of their saxophones. I also read several reviews of it, and most of the ones I saw were negative. The few...

Saxophone: Cleaning Saxophones, silver nickel, sound waves
silver nickel, sound waves, air hole: You aren t going to like my answer so I ll apologize in advance. If indeed the instrument is very dirty on the inside, it definitely needs to be cleaned by a professional. Otherwise, it will not play well or sound right. The reason for this is that...

Saxophone: Clueless..., value judgement, saxophones for sale
value judgement, saxophones for sale, old coin: Off the top of my head, I would guess around $200, but is very difficult to make a value judgement without being able to see and play the instrument. It s like if you were asking me what is the value of an old coin that you ve had for a while. If it...

Saxophone: CONN USA ALTO SAXOPHONE, serial number list, conn usa
serial number list, conn usa, alto saxophone: I m sorry to say that I am unable to be of much help. I m not an appraiser, but even if I were, I would need to know a lot about the instrument, and even better, to see and play it to be able to make a judgment as to its value. I searched the internet...

Saxophone: Dave Guardala Tenor Sax, selmer mark 6, dave guardala
selmer mark 6, dave guardala, usaf bands: Matt, Thank you for letting me answer your question. No, I am not in the market for a saxophone right now... I have a 1952 Selmer Super Balanced Action Bb Tenor in mint condition, and also play on a government Selmer Mark 6 for the USAF Bands. I own a C-melody...

Saxophone: altissimo fingering/range, tenor sax, altissimo fingerings
Saxophone: altissimo fingering/range, tenor sax, altissimo fingerings, kindness

Saxophone: Dave Guardala Tenor Sax, tenor sax, exact model
Saxophone: Dave Guardala Tenor Sax, tenor sax, exact model

Saxophone: Martin tenor saxophone, balanced action selmer, selmer balanced action
Saxophone: Martin tenor saxophone, balanced action selmer, selmer balanced action, construction detail

Saxophone: High F# Key, saxophone, high F# key
saxophone, high F# key: First of all I would like to say that a high F# ke is a really unimportant feature on a saxophone. I own one sax that has a high F# and a dozen that do not. On the saxophone that has the key, I think in my entire playing career I have probably used it only...

Saxophone: Martin tenor saxophone, martin tenor saxophone, selmer mark vi
martin tenor saxophone, selmer mark vi, tenor sax: Your question brings back fond memories--my first saxophone was a Martin alto. I really liked that instrument, but eventually moved up to a Selmer Mark VI. Martin has always had a good reputation among the saxes. Although considered a beginner to intermediate...

Saxophone: Monique (French) straight soprano, straight soprano, soprano sax
straight soprano, soprano sax, jazz gig: Hello Jony, Thank you for allowing me to answer your question. This horn on E-bay looks nice. The price is right, It s not a Selmer or Yamaha, but these old made in France Monique s aren t as bad as you have read. From the picture, it s hard to tell if it...

Saxophone: mark 6 Tenor serial 59304, repair history, dr rick
repair history, dr rick, original materials: This horn needs to be presented to the right group of collectors. It is one of the first Mark VI s made - probably around 1954 or 55. This is an extremely valuable instrument. If you need money fast you might take lots of pictures and list it on e-bay. Do...

Saxophone: Notes Below The Staff, baritone sax, tom coster
baritone sax, tom coster, tenor sax: On a saxophone, usually you cannot go below the low Bb. On Tenor, there is no way. On a Baritone Sax, some models have the Low A. In rare cases you might even see the Bari s go to a Low G but its not very likely and the cost will be astronomical. So,...

Saxophone: nichol saxaphone, pristine condition, nichol
pristine condition, nichol, mother of pearl: I am sorry but you have not provided enough information to evaluate the saxophone. There must be a maker s name somewhere on the bell or body, as well as a serial number. Is the metal shiny or dull nickel? Do all of the keys move up and down quickly and...

Saxophone: OLd saxaphone, local music store, saxaphone
local music store, saxaphone, band director: I am so sorry to be so long in responding, but I have a cat that is very ill and I have been preoccupied with her and trips to the vet, etc! It definitely is not normal for a saxophone to be like you describe. What it (and the mouthpiece) needs is a thorough...

Saxophone: Old saxophone, micro tuner, style finish
micro tuner, style finish, great shape: This is a neat old horn sometimes called an underslung because the octave key mechanism is on the under side of the neck piece. Some of these older horns have a collar of sorts around the neck where the mouthpiece attaches. This could be turned in and out...

Saxophone: regent tenor saxaphone, serial number chart, tenor sax
serial number chart, tenor sax, tenor saxaphone: Andrew, Thanks for asking me your question about the silver tenor sax that you have. I believe that you have a Boosey and Hawkes made instrument. The English company Boosey And Hawkes made and marketed saxes, clarinets, flutes , oboes , trumpets and...

Saxophone: Saxophone, selmer bundy, maintenance protection
selmer bundy, maintenance protection, beginner level: Accent horns are decent beginner horns, easy to play and very affordable. The Selmer Bundy may be a bit more sturdy and without a doubt, Selmer/Bundy have had a great track record over the years for providing good student horns. I always recommend going with...

Saxophone: Selmer Alto MkVI, crop worth, gut instinct
crop worth, gut instinct, instrument maker: Your OZ dealers are only going to resell the horn at a profit - there s nothing wrong with that after all they are most likely - shrewd businessmen. I have no idea what the US to Aussie dollar ratio is but you seem reluctant to sell. I say go with your...

Saxophone: Selmer Bari Sax Mouthpiece- Soloist, bari sax mouthpiece, baritone sax
bari sax mouthpiece, baritone sax, sax players: Elizabeth, Thank you for sending me your question about the Selmer Baritone Sax Soloist F mouthpiece that you have. It is a wonderful mouthpiece and has been used by professional bari sax players all over the world. This mouthpiece would sell new for...

Saxophone: Selmer-Bundy Tenor sax, tenor sax, serial number list
tenor sax, serial number list, selmer bundy: George, Thank you for sending me your question about the Bundy sax that you have. I have seen a few serial number list for the older Bundy saxophones available online. The newer Bundy saxophones are probably something that you will not find available...

Saxophone: saxophone identification, winnipeg mn, thumb rest
winnipeg mn, thumb rest, heart shape: This is an old Buescher made in Elkhart, Indiana - (probably what The E in the heart shape stands for) and that s an elk on the bell more than likely, not a deer. LP refers to Low Pitch. This horn might date to the early 1920 s - unfortunately, unless...

Saxophone: soprano sax embouchure, soprano sax, rubber mouthpiece
soprano sax, rubber mouthpiece, tenor sax: It is most likely due to the mouthpiece/reed combination. Try a variety of combinations and you will find the sound you are looking for. To this day, I still look for better combinations of mouthpieces and reeds. For a Soprano, I like the Yamaha 4C...

Saxophone: soprano top brands, selmer soprano sax, soprano saxophones
selmer soprano sax, soprano saxophones, selmer mark vi: Gabriel, Thank you for sending me your question about used soprano saxophones to consider. There are so many brands available for selecting a used soprano. First of all, the tone quality and playability need to be considered since this is what one will...

Saxophone: Tenor Saxophone, selmer mark vi, quality saxophone
selmer mark vi, quality saxophone, tenor saxophone: Hello Nimi, The 2 top brands are Selmer [Made in France] and Yamaha[made in Japan]. Some other brands are the Keilwerth[made in Germany]and the Yanagisawa[made in Japan]. Also old Conn s(Made in USA) are very nice! A good sax is one that seals and is not...

Saxophone: Vintage Martin Saxophone, elkhart saxophone, ebay
elkhart saxophone, ebay, e bay: My first horn was a Martin circa 1970. By then their horns were relegated to beginner status though it served me well for several years. Your dating looks accurate and your horn looks to be in great shape. Particularly the finish and the etching. I wish...

Saxophone: Does YAS-53 model exist?, yamaha yas 52, yamaha yas 23
yamaha yas 52, yamaha yas 23, reed pipes: Ming, Thank you for sending me your question about the Yamaha saxophones that you are looking at purchasing. The Yamaha YAS-23 is the finest student alto saxophone on the market. They are wonderful instruments in a rental situation and in a school owned...

Saxophone: 1899 Conn alto sax, conn saxophone, saxophone repair
conn saxophone, saxophone repair, reputable repair shop: Ron, Thanks for sending me your question about the vintage Conn saxophone that you have. I believe that you definitely have a rare bird indeed and rest assured you should have it restored to playing condition to be able to fully appreciate what it is...

Saxophone: 1970's Buescher alto sax, selmer bundy, pad type
selmer bundy, pad type, vintage model: The new aristocrat is probably your best choice (of the 3 you mentioned). The others were horns made much earlier than the 1970 s and had different bore sizes and specs. Your horn is really a Selmer/Bundy-Buescher horn made around 1971 and not a vintage...

Saxophone: AGE OF CLEVELAND TENOR, saxgourmet, cleveland line
saxgourmet, cleveland line, e bay: This horn dates between 1965 and 1970 (probably just about in the middle - maybe 1968). These come up often on e-bay and generally sell for between $200 and $500 depending on the condition. Cleveland was made by King - called a second model. They were...

Saxophone: Alexandre alto sax, model instrument, four digits
model instrument, four digits, instrument company: Debbie, Thank you for taking time to contact me about your Alexandre saxophone. I have seen and repaired a few of these instruments and have also witnessed a few variation on the markings. I saw serial numbers on these saxophones with three digits like...

Saxophone: age/value of alto sax, approximate value, jkb
approximate value, jkb, repair person: As to the year, I reference the following website: http://www.musictrader.com/boosey.html From it I see that your saxophone was made in 1951. As to the approximate value, without being able to see or play the instrument, I am at a complete loss....

Saxophone: BandMaster Sax, tenor saxophone, tenor sax
tenor saxophone, tenor sax, low pitch: I believe this is a Conn made horn originally and stenciled in Elkhart with the artist label (others have the super or supertone labels. The L probably means low pitch and and as for the T - it may just be a prefix to a serial number to help date the...

Saxophone: Beautiful 1937 Mark VI, selmer mark 6, selmer saxophone
selmer mark 6, selmer saxophone, selmer paris: Richard, Thank you for sending me your question about the Selmer saxophone that you have. I have a couple of comments concerning the statement about the age of your horn. Selmer began production of the famous Mark VI series of saxophones in 1954 with...

Saxophone: Best student saxophones, selmer lavoix, selmer bundy
selmer lavoix, selmer bundy, yamaha instruments: The best bang for the buck is the Yamaha YS23 - it s probably the best student horn available. There are Jupiter, Olds, Bundy, Allura, Vienna and even something called Woodwind among others. Most have lower price tags but poorer specs as you might imagine....

Saxophone: Buescher Alto sax, remarkable instrument, buescher
remarkable instrument, buescher, google: Please check the following site: http://www.musictrader.com/buescher.html According to it, your saxophone was made between 1919 & 1920. I would expect that the finish isn t good, if it is that old! But does it play? If so, you have a remarkable instrument....

Saxophone: beginning saxophone, jazz sax, sax players
jazz sax, sax players, bottom teeth: The bottom lip folds or rests over the bottom teeth - thereed does not sit on the bottom teeth. The bottom lip creates a little cushion or pillow. Many classical players use more of a rounded shaped embouchure which takes a bit of pressure off the bottom...

Saxophone: C.G. Conn Ltd - can you estimate the value please?, conn selmer, downward curve
conn selmer, downward curve, thumb rest: To tell what kind of saxophone it is, look at the neck piece. If it is straight (about 5 long), ending in a downward curve, it s an alto sax. If it curves up and down (about 8 long), it s a tenor. Also, the body of the alto is about 24 while the tenor...

Saxophone: CE Winds Alpha Tenor vs. Selmer TS500, selmer sax, tenor saxophones
selmer sax, tenor saxophones, mechanical features: Matt, Thank you for contacting me about your comparison shopping for the CE Winds Alpha and the Selmer TS500 Tenor saxophones. These are both common variety instruments in the mainstream market. The Selmer TS500 is a student model sax that was manufactured...

Saxophone: Conn Age/serial number, conn saxophone, serial number chart
conn saxophone, serial number chart, chu berry: Joe, Thank you for sending me your question about the Conn Saxophone that your friend has. I believe that she has a low pitch New Wonder model Conn Saxophone that was manufactured in 1924 just previous to the Chu-Berry model. Nickel plating was very...

Saxophone: Conn Altos, chu berry, gold horn
chu berry, gold horn, nickel plate: George, Thank you for taking time to contact me about your Conn Alto saxophones. Vintage Conn Altos are fun instruments to play and I am sure that you must enjoy yours as much as I have enjoyed mine through the years. The A simply refers to it being...

Saxophone: Conn Saxaphone, conn saxophone, serial number list
conn saxophone, serial number list, tone holes: Courtney, Thank you for taking time to ask me your question about the Conn Saxophone that you have. I believe that your Conn Saxophone was manufactured in 1968. I have included a chart for you to browse concerning this. Conn Saxophone Serial Number...

Saxophone: Conn Saxophones, fun horns, thumb support
fun horns, thumb support, conn saxophones: Mark, Thanks for sending me your question about the two Conn saxophones that you have. I have owned several model Conn saxophones and hope that you have enjoyed them as much as I have enjoyed mine. Your horns are both of the student model variety. The...

Saxophone: Fuzzy noise, otto link mouthpiece, yamaha sax
otto link mouthpiece, yamaha sax, luck mike: Have you tried different mouthpiece reed combinations? Finding the best solution for you is something I cannot tell you....I can just tell you to experiment with different reeds and mouthpieces. As long as your embouchure is tight on the mouthpiece, you...

Saxophone: BandMaster Sax, conn instruments, stencils
Saxophone: BandMaster Sax, conn instruments, stencils, baritone

Saxophone: Beautiful 1937 Mark VI, lacquer, tenor
Saxophone: Beautiful 1937 Mark VI, lacquer, tenor

Saxophone: new alto neck, dc pro, dominic
Saxophone: new alto neck, dc pro, dominic, sax

Saxophone: Soprano Saxophone circa 1890, sidney bechet, bearer of bad news
Saxophone: Soprano Saxophone circa 1890, sidney bechet, bearer of bad news, mum and dad

Saxophone: weltklang alto sax, sax on the web, photos
Saxophone: weltklang alto sax, sax on the web, photos, music

Saxophone: Grassi saxophone, warm tone, selmer
warm tone, selmer, saxophone: Rough guess somewhere in the lat 60 s or very early 70 s. These lists are not very accurate. Grassi is Italian made, their factory is now closed. Many folks enjoy their warm tone and durability but they are not collectibles or in high demand. Grassi copied...

Saxophone: Henri Selmer, henri selmer paris, cigar cutter
henri selmer paris, cigar cutter, decent shape: The serial numb er (if correct) indeed dates the horn as an early (probably 1930) Cigar Cutter - named for the shape of the octave mechanism. These horns are highly collectible - don t worry about the missing mouthpiece. The value will depend on a few factors...

Saxophone: hohner saxophone, guestimate, good shape
guestimate, good shape, tough market: There s not alot of info about these horns online - I have answered a similar question a few years back - here s what I said: I don t have alot of info on these horns and I get asked about them once every 3 to 4 years. I know they were made in Germany...

Saxophone: Identifying Conn Alto Saxes., descriptive photos, shroyer
descriptive photos, shroyer, m series: Jessie, Thank you for contacting me about your saxophone. It is rather difficult to determine what exactly you have without seeing the specific marking on the bell. It is likely that you do have a Conn made saxophone but without further details, I am...

Saxophone: info on c soprano sax, soprano sax, soprano saxophone
soprano sax, soprano saxophone, tone holes: Louis, Thank you for sending me your question about the Conn Soprano Saxophone. I believe that you have an low pitch soprano sax that was manufactured by Conn in Elkhart, Indiana in the year 1964. These sopranos are a lot of fun and I hope that you are...

Saxophone: jw york and son saxaphone price??, deco art, saxaphone
deco art, saxaphone, mouth piece: If your serial number is accurate, this horn could be VERY old - possibly as old as 100 years dating to circa 1905. The value will be in its age - not practical playability. These horns were made in Grand Rapids, MI - take a look at the following website...

Saxophone: Martin alto sax, local music store, ebay
local music store, ebay, google: There aren t many alto saxophone necks available without the rest of the instrument! However, I suggest that you do an internet search, using Google, for alto saxophone neck. I did and several possibilities came up. I also suggest that you do a similar...

Saxophone: new alto neck, different kinds of shapes, old conn
different kinds of shapes, old conn, saturn series: Andrew, thank you for letting me answer your question. I m not familiar with your horn. At yesterdays gig, our 2nd alto player had a custom neck for his Selmer Super Action 80 series II. The neck was manufactured by OLEG. It was nicely finished and really...

Saxophone: VERY OLD ELKHART SAX, seriel number, low pitch
seriel number, low pitch, e bay: The horn is a solid old beginner made in the early 1920 s (if your serial number is accurate). You might take it to a shop for an overhaul where they will disassemble, clean and reassemble the horn with new pad, corks, bumpers and possibly springs as well....

Saxophone: How old is my saxophone?, conn saxophones, serial number chart
conn saxophones, serial number chart, tone holes: Cliff, Thank you for sending me your question about the Conn Alto sax that your father bought you. Using the serial number, I believe that your Conn Director 14 M model alto saxophone (aka. shooting star) was actually manufactured in 1970 in Mexico....

Saxophone: Pan-American Alto Sax and Wurlitzer American Tenor, american soprano, american tenor
american soprano, american tenor, wurlitzer company: Pan American saxophones are often thought to be Conn stencils but in fact, Conn bought Pan American in 1915 and made them their student line. I would date your Pan American to around 1923 or 25. The Wurlitzer company began marketing band instruments...

Saxophone: Pan American Alto Saxaphone, pan american, conn
pan american, conn, music: Pan American is a stencil name for instruments made by Conn. Over the years (1957 to present) I have seen only a few, and was never impressed with them. However, an individual instrument, regardless of maker or brand, can be outstanding. Check out the link...

Saxophone: poss year of manufacture, tender loving care, calf pads
tender loving care, calf pads, remarkable instrument: I must apologize for the delay. My computer crashed last night as I was addressing your concern! Then today I had responsibilities. I believe that your saxophone is a Boosey & Hawkes, even though it s stamped HAWKES and SON. If you check the link below:...

Saxophone: Saxophone brands, sears catalog, great shape
sears catalog, great shape, body material: The older Lark saxes were also beginner horns were sold by Sears in Canada. From the info I ve read they were not great. I assumed yours was of the ROC variety because of the serial number, but it could very well be one of these sold out of the Sears catalog...

Saxophone: Saxophone dating/value, selmer mark vi, elkhorn wisconsin
selmer mark vi, elkhorn wisconsin, old case: I m sorry to be so slow in answering, but I ve been trying to find out anything I could about your two instruments. I am sure that your instruments are worth something, but without being able to see or play them.... As to the tenor, without any identifying...

Saxophone: SELMA BUNDY II, selmer bundy saxophone, saxes
selmer bundy saxophone, saxes, corks: I believe that you have a Selmer-Bundy saxophone. With that serial number, it would have been made between 1980 and 1982. As to it s worth, that is dependent on what condition the instrument is in, and how well it plays. I assume that you don t know how...

Saxophone: Selmer saxophone models, band instrument repair, selmer saxophone
band instrument repair, selmer saxophone, selmer mark vi: Hello Kelly, thanks for letting me answer your excellent question! Both these saxophones are fine beginning horns, with the only difference being the price. Why are the prices so vastly different for 2 horns that both share articulated low c# keys, and...

Saxophone: Severin Sax 239731, chu berry, octave key
chu berry, octave key, instrument companies: Bob, Thank you for taking time to contact me about the Severin saxophone that you have. I have look through most of my notes about the Severin branded saxophone and do believe that you either have a horn manufactured by Conn or King instrument companies....

Saxophone: Soprano Saxophone circa 1890, sidney bechet, straight soprano
sidney bechet, straight soprano, soprano saxophone: Tony, If you can prove provenance than you have something truly valuable there. From my cursory research I was unable to find any conclusive evidence as to the make and model of the horn(s) Bechet purchased. Your best bet might be to gain access to photos...

Saxophone: saxophone, selmer saxophone, saxophone selmer
selmer saxophone, saxophone selmer, bundy saxophone: I assume you mean a Bundy-Selmer saxophone. Selmer and Bundy joined around 1965, but as you can see from the website below the serial number would have 6 digits, so I m puzzled by yours having only 5. (I believe that Bundy bought out Buescher first.) ...

Saxophone: saxophone model, grant king, koeller
grant king, koeller, yahama: Hello Steffan, thanks for letting me answer your question. The Conn is made in Mexico. The King is made in USA. I m not familiar with the Lamont company. A horn is only as reliable as it s owner. Because of the nature of the saxophone, (a finely tuned machine),...

Saxophone: saxophone tunings, tenor sax, midi keyboard
tenor sax, midi keyboard, ledger line: All saxophones have the same natural range of 2 octaves plus a fifth. This is written as Bb, one ledger line below the staff, up to F, 3 ledger lines above the staff. Newer saxophones include an F# key and many players can control the horn to include as much...

Saxophone: Tenor Sax, quality saxophone, yamaha yts
quality saxophone, yamaha yts, tenor sax: This is a definitely a professional quality saxophone, but I have never played one of these. The closest I have played would be a Yamaha alto (YAS62), which in my opinion was as good as a Selmer MKVI, but with better intonation. I can only give a very subjective...

Saxophone: tenor sax, selmer tenor sax, selmer dealer
selmer tenor sax, selmer dealer, henri selmer: This is an early balanced action horn and your dating is pretty accurate. Of particular interest is the engraving - it could make this a Jimmy Dorsey model. Here is some info on these horns: The next model was a limited success and saw very few horns...

Saxophone: tenor saxaphone, tenor saxophone, tenor sax
tenor saxophone, tenor sax, tenor saxaphone: There are a bunch of Larsen mouthpieces on e-bay at the moment. Most are going for around $100 or so - some are a little more rare (older) and some come with a few extras (like a cleaning brush and ligature). Metal generally brings more than the hard rubber...

Saxophone: A Vintage Rampone, rampone cazzani, poor shape
rampone cazzani, poor shape, saxes: These saxes never really caught on here in the states though they were some of the very first Italian saxophones made and the workmanship from the Rampone & Cazzani Company is quite good. Any sax in poor shape is simply not valuable unless it has been proven...

Saxophone: value of a Vito Alto Sax, precise value, school bands
precise value, school bands, ebay: As much as I would like to help, without being able to see it up close or play the instrument, I can t give you a precise value. Does the instrument have a Model No. on it? If not, then it was probably made between 1988-1990 and is a student-line instrument....

Saxophone: Warwick and Gretsch altos, sears catalog, antique category
sears catalog, antique category, interesting instruments: Wow! What interesting instruments! I had heard of the Gretsch brand , but not the Warwick. I searched the net, using Google, and came up with a few Royal Artiste saxophones, but nothing for Warwick Artiste. I m sure it is an off brand, like you might...

Saxophone: Wurlitzer Saxaphone, selmer mark vi, buescher true tone
selmer mark vi, buescher true tone, hixson pike: Lisa, Thank you for sending me your question about the Wurlitzer Saxophone that you have. I believe that you have what is referred to as a stencil horn. It was manufactured by the Buescher Instrument Company for Wurlitzer as it resembles a Buescher True...

Saxophone: weltklang alto sax, reputable dealer, east germany
reputable dealer, east germany, solist: Be careful and check thoroughly! The history of horns made in East Germany and other European States can be convoluted at times. It would be best if you can have a trial term for this horn so that you can take it to a reputable dealer to have it played and...

Saxophone: How much it worth???, selmer tenor sax, serial number chart
selmer tenor sax, serial number chart, model instrument: Itai, Thank you for sending me your question about the Selmer Tenor Sax that you have. The Tenor that you have was made by the Beaugnier instrument company out of France for Selmer who at the time also had instruments being made in the USA under the...

Saxophone: Yamaha Tenor Sax, selmer mark 6, yamaha tenor sax
selmer mark 6, yamaha tenor sax, crisp action: Hello Naresh. Thank you for allowing me the privilege of answering your question. You are very lucky. The Yamaha tenor model YTS 61 is a professional saxophone that was manufactured in the early 1970 s as a predecessor to the YTS 62. If I m not mistaken,...

Saxophone: 1922 Martin Tenor Sax value?, ornate engraving, vintage horns
ornate engraving, vintage horns, tenor sax: You ve got the date about right! This is the 2nd handcraft model made from 1919 to 1928 with beveled tone holes and no front F key. And by the way....the horn looks to be in terrific shape! If you can locate a collector it might bring $850 to $1,000 or more,...

Saxophone: 1944 king zeypher tenor sax, metal resonators, king zephyr
metal resonators, king zephyr, tenor sax: These are good old horns though if it were me I would opt for something made after 1955 especially if I were going to play it. The new mechanisms make playing lots easier. It sounds like the horn has really had a complete overhaul plus a re-lacquer (which...

Saxophone: Abbott Premiere New York, low pitch, sax player
low pitch, sax player, high pitch: Yes, the picture is of an alto saxophone. Abbott Premiere is a stencil name--that is, the instrument was made by a saxophone manufacturer (Martin, if Google search is accurate) and Abbott Premiere was put on it. http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&num=100&q=abbott+premiere+alto+saxophone&aq=o&oq=&aqi=g10...

Saxophone: Allan Tenor, inventor writer, tenor sax
inventor writer, tenor sax, niche market: These are made by an Englishman, entrepreneur, inventor, writer, actor type guy.. he probably splits atoms in his spare time! I have never played these horns so I have no idea if I am worthy of my guess-timating a value. These seem to be intermediate horns...

Saxophone: Antique Saxophone Value, instrument repair shop, reputable shop
instrument repair shop, reputable shop, st louis mo: I will take a wild guess that this horn is what we call a stencil probably made by Conn or Buescher specifically for sale at the Music House in St. Louis(which by the way is on the register of historic places in MO.). A local instrument repair shop...

Saxophone: alto sax brand, closeup photos, revan
closeup photos, revan, saxophones: What you have is referred to in the business as a stenciled saxophone. That is, a major saxophone company manufactured it, but another company put it s name on the saxophone. I cannot find any information on the Andre Revan brand. However, there is a...

Saxophone: Buescher Aristocrat stamped #719654, selmer mark vi, buescher saxophone
selmer mark vi, buescher saxophone, saxophone repair: Hello Virginia, Thank you for letting me answer your interesting question. Your Buescher saxophone does not take snap on pads. Yes you re correct, It s a newer model from when Selmer USA bought out Buescher. The $200 dollar price you paid was the perfect...

Saxophone: Bundy Selmer usa alto sax, saxophone mouthpiece, quality saxophone
saxophone mouthpiece, quality saxophone, grade daughter: Hello Matt, Thanks for letting answer your great question. This horn was made in USA in 1977 according to the records of the old Buescher factory which got bought out by Selmer USA 1963. The horns were re-badged as Bundy s and were aimed at the increasing...

Saxophone: What brand to buy?, reed pipes, custom mouthpieces
reed pipes, custom mouthpieces, metal mouthpiece: David, I appreciate you sending me your question about choosing a saxophone. I have a written report on the subject of choosing a saxophone which can be found online at www.saxophoneresources.com. I do think that this is a touchy subject for many individuals...

Saxophone: C G Conn Saxophone valuation, conn saxophone, e bay
conn saxophone, e bay, mint condition: The M prefix began around 1969 for Conn. This is really a student model horn - they were at the height of production around this time. There is a beautiful tenor on e-bay right now that is just about your same vintage - it is going for $500. If it is...

Saxophone: Concord Cadet Tenor, conn saxophones, tenor sax
conn saxophones, tenor sax, instrument company: Dennis, Thank you for sending me your question about the Concord Cadet Tenor Sax that you have. The Concord Saxophones from Italy are very simular to the Conn Saxophones that I have compared them with that were also made in Italy. I beleive that you...

Saxophone: Concord Cadet tenor, serial number list, ny board of ed
serial number list, ny board of ed, tenor saxes: The only reference I have seen to these over the years is that Schenkelars (a manufacturer out of Holland I believe) branded (or stenciled) the more common La Monte saxophones as Concord s (beginning around 1962) and sold them to the NY Board of Ed. as an...

Saxophone: Conn Alto Sax, nogales arizona, indiana factory
nogales arizona, indiana factory, arizona plant: Lauren, Thank you for sending me your question about your friends Conn Alto Saxophone. I beleive that you are correct in your assumption of the manufacturing date for this horn based on the serial number. I also beleive that your friend may have on e...

Saxophone: Conn Alto (?)Sax, conn saxophones, conn saxophone
conn saxophones, conn saxophone, google search: If you will click on the link below, you ll see that your saxophone was made in 1970, as your serial no. begins with an N (scroll down the list a ways). So if it s 39 years old, it should look a little different from Conn saxophones that are around today....

Saxophone: Conn Chu Berry C-Melody, chu berry, vintage sax
chu berry, vintage sax, m series: Interesting serial number - the M series didn t really begin until 1934-ish with the first digits falling in the M26xxxx range. Are you a collector or are you going to play? If you are going to play, I recommend avoiding anything made before 1960 as they...

Saxophone: Conn Soprano, soprano saxophone, metal mouthpiece
soprano saxophone, metal mouthpiece, reed pipes: Joe, The fact that you had it re-lacquered so many years ago should affect the tone. I imagine that it sounds as it should and probably has a lot of people drooling of it wishing it was part of thier prized horn collection. Thanks for asking, Gwen Shroyer...

Saxophone: Conn Soprano, saxophonists, mouthpiece
saxophonists, mouthpiece, conn: I m sorry to be so long in responding, but I took some time contacting other saxophonists to discuss your problem. Quite frankly, you ve got us stumped. For the instrument to be flat, it must be too long, or the interior may be flawed in some way....

Saxophone: c# to d, saxophone section, middle c
saxophone section, middle c, shroyer: Chelsea, Thank you for sending me your question about trilling. The technique of trilling was designed when the saxophone was actually created. The side keys are also known as trill keys which are simular to the French and German clarinet. This enables...

Saxophone: Determine model and value of Selmer USA Alto Sax, selmer mark 6, selmer paris
selmer mark 6, selmer paris, clarks nebraska: Hello Tina, Thank you for allowing me the privilege of answering your question. In 1981 Selmer USA introduced a Professional saxophone line called the Selmer Omega. Their advertising slogan was... Can you buy a good pro horn for under $1,500? The answer...

Saxophone: Dolnet Saxaphone, bel air one, educated guess
bel air one, educated guess, engravings: Follow the link below to learn a bit more about your Dolnet sax: http://www.saxpics.com/dolnet/index.htm Unfortunately the serial number is of little help in dating or assessing value because the lists for Dolnet numbers include all of their instruments....

Saxophone: sop indentification, mouthpieces, sopranos
Saxophone: sop indentification, mouthpieces, sopranos, gwen

Saxophone: find alt sax data, repair person, buescher
repair person, buescher, instrument repair: The pictures that you have presented are very helpful. From them, it appears that you have what is referred to as a Bundy alto saxophone, made in Elkhart, Indiana. The serial number is 47770. If you click on the link below, you ll see that your sax was...

Saxophone: fingering, alto saxophone fingerings, instrument support
alto saxophone fingerings, instrument support, alto saxes: Try the link below. I designed these myself as part of MusickEd.com. Roll over the note that you want the fingering for and it pops up in the top box. http://www.musicked.com/instrument-support/alto-saxophone/_fingerings-complete/saxophone-fingerings.htm...

Saxophone: How good is this sax/and what year, tenor sax, tenor saxophone
tenor sax, tenor saxophone, ebay listings: I am sorry to be so long in responding but I have been away for a few days and this is the first time I ve checked my messages. The instrument was manufactured in 1970. ( http://www.musictrader.com/buescher.html ) From the description, it sounds like...

Saxophone: henri selmer mark VI, selmer mark vi, henri selmer
selmer mark vi, henri selmer, tenor sax: This horn dates to around 1968 - nearing the end but still a good year for the Mark VI. I will assume it is an alto - and that it has its original lacquer and neck as well as all its original parts. Though the market is currently down, this horn could still...

Saxophone: information, auction market, artist model
auction market, artist model, history information: I m afraid I know little about these horns though I have come across this question before. What little I have read is not great. They are not particularly well made and were fairly short lived. I wish I had more or better news - if I learn anything new over...

Saxophone: Keilworth Alto, julius keilwerth, jupiter line
julius keilwerth, jupiter line, st90: Gerry, Thank you for taking time to send me your question about the Julius Keilwerth ST90 Series III saxophone. As a student model saxophone, the ST90 Series III is a good step up from the previous ST90 model in that it has enhanced keywork and keep...

Saxophone: King saxophone, king saxophone, low pitch
king saxophone, low pitch, shroyer: Joe, Thank you for contacting me about the King Saxophone that you have in your possession. Here is a chart to help you with your inquiry. Date Serial Number 1893-1915 1-50,000 1915-1925 50,000-78,000 1925-1930 78,001-126,000...

Saxophone: Le Blanc tenor, metal mouthpiece, berg larsen
metal mouthpiece, berg larsen, tenor saxophone: Gerry, Thank you for sending me your question about the LeBlanc Tenor Saxophone that you have with a Berg Larsen mouthpiece. There are a few different models that LeBlanc made in the early to mid 1960 s. If your tenor saxophone is a Model 752, I would...

Saxophone: How old is my Alto Saxophone?, yamaha yas 23, east paris
yamaha yas 23, east paris, paris ave: Contact Yamaha directly: 3445 East Paris Ave. S.E. Grand Rapids, MI 49512-0899 USA Tel: (1) 616-940-4900 Fax: (1) 616-949-7721 Internet: www.yamaha.com/band Their saxophone serial number lists are not published and any list online is usually a guesstimate...

Saxophone: Prestini II Soprano Saxaphone, soprano sax, selmer bundy
soprano sax, selmer bundy, prestini: Great pasta.....so-so saxes! Prestini is not highly regarded though they do make a high end model primarily sold in Europe. I recently saw someone trying to say they are built along the lines of Selmer on e-bay. Hmm...I guess that may be as Selmer also...

Saxophone: who really made my saxophone?, mint condition, buescher
mint condition, buescher, paternity: It s really hard to pin down the makers of Silvertone sold by Sears. I will take a guess that ot might have been one of the following in this order: Conn, Buescher, Martin, and possibly but less likely, Olds. There are no reliable lists that I have found...

Saxophone: Sax Upper register - Sharp, fresh batteries, ink mark
fresh batteries, ink mark, loud tone: Yes, the upper and lower notes will never be perfect. The sax isn t built perfect, but you can get darn near close. Your horn is one of the finest alto s ever made. Is your mouthpiece one of those metal high baffle (rock) David Sanborn type of mouthpieces?...

Saxophone: Saxaphone & Bassoon, instrument loan program, will most likely need
instrument loan program, will most likely need, level instruments: Kevin, Those prices sound (unfortunately) about right for solid, college level instruments. I might suggest your daughter check with her chosen school about the availability of renting a bassoon. Many colleges that have music programs usually have some...

Saxophone: Saxophone or Clarinet??, soprano sax, woodwind instrument
soprano sax, woodwind instrument, air column: If the holes and kets are the same as a clarinet, then this is probably a metal clarinet. I don t have one so I can t confirm this from your dimensions,but that seems very likely. These were made mostly for military use in countries withhot or humid conditions...

Saxophone: Saxophone leakage?, selmer sax, ring seals
selmer sax, ring seals, furniture oil: Hello Yasmine, Thanks for allowing me to answer your fine question here on ALL Experts. On the Saxophone, there are two kinds of keys. Those that stay closed all the time, and those that are open. The Closed keys are, Low C#, Low Eb, G#, Alternate F#, Side...

Saxophone: Selmer Metal Alto Mouthpiece, art deco style, selmer
art deco style, selmer, shroyer: Norm, Thank you for sending me your question about the Selmer Alto Mouthpiece that you have. These are some of the finest mouthpieces that Selmer ever produced. I have owned several of them through the years and feel that the fluted design aided in the...

Saxophone: Selmer Saxophone, selmer alto saxophone, selmer saxophone
selmer alto saxophone, selmer saxophone, cigar cutter: The serial number (if you ve copied it correctly) dates the horn to the early 1930 s and the so called cigar cutter variety. This horn was most likely made in Paris for sale in London or the UK. The 3 S s are a quandary - is there a chance is might say JR...

Saxophone: Soprano Saxophone, soprano sax, soprano saxophone
soprano sax, soprano saxophone, real dogs: Yanagisawa makes a darn good soprano, as does Yamaha and Selmer. Each one of these top of the line saxes will run at least $5,000 brand new. However, you should keep an eye out for sopranos on e-bay but avoid anything that looks too cheap ( brand new professional...

Saxophone: saxophone, rudy wiedoeft, melody instrument
rudy wiedoeft, melody instrument, elk horn: The Holton (with an l ) serial number lists are very suspect by me and other experts. The Weidoeft Models are often dated to the early 19-teens but he became more popular as a performer closer to the 1920 s. During that time, Holton took features from existing...

Saxophone: selmer alto sax mark vi, selmer mark vi, selmer alto sax
selmer mark vi, selmer alto sax, question thanks: This is a terrific old Selmer Mark VI dating to the first few years of their run - around 1956/57 (they began around 1954). I know of only a handful of the silver plated VI s so it s a rare horn as well as being of great vintage. These horns get top dollar...

Saxophone: selmer tenor saxophone vintage #23300, ENGLAND, henri selmer paris, selmer tenor sax
henri selmer paris, selmer tenor sax, selmer tenor saxophone: Gil - I apologize - I did not catch that it was indeed a Selmer. It could be an early balanced action horn dating to about 1937 - which is just the first few years of their existence. If so, this is a very desirable horn and if it is n good shape (original...

Saxophone: sop indentification, soprano sax, yamaha mouthpieces
soprano sax, yamaha mouthpieces, tone holes: Geo, I appreciate you sending me your question about the Conn Soprano that you have acquired. These are unique instruments and I am sure that you will enjoy yours for a long time. The answers to your questions about the markings on your soprano are as...

Saxophone: Tenor Saxophone, tenor saxophone, tenor sax
tenor saxophone, tenor sax, tenor saxophones: I am sorry, but I have never heard of a Barclay saxophone. I have searched the net and have come up with nothing. I believe that the saxophone is a stencil type, that is, it s made by a saxophone manufacturer, but a different name is put on the instrument....

Saxophone: Value of two saxes, selmer tenor sax, selmer alto sax
selmer tenor sax, selmer alto sax, jazz saxophonist: Hello Robert, thanks for letting me answer your question on the web site, all experts. Wow! You have 2 very valuable saxophones! The Selmer Alto is a Mark VI was made in 1954. The very first year of the fantastic Mark VI Selmer Greatest Horn ever made.This...

Saxophone: value of saxaphone, conn selmer, yamaha models
conn selmer, yamaha models, old conn: What few lists I ve seen for Grassi are incomplete but I would guesstimate that your horn dates to 1972 or so. These just never caught on as reliable or cheap alternatives to higher end models. Most people who own them enjoy them well enough, but collectors...

Saxophone: vintage sax, martin band instrument company, vintage sax
martin band instrument company, vintage sax, low pitch: Low Pitch is what we play today - though yours might indeed be a C melody (it should be very easy to identify by looking at the horn, especially for a collector). If it is a C melody then he is correct, they are really not functional in music today. Your horn...

Saxophone: my vintage saxaphone, low pitch, buescher
low pitch, buescher, colledge: Your serial number dates to around 1929 or 1930 (the 1914 date is a patent date not a manufactured date). These horns have moderate value if they are in good condition with original parts and a good percentage of the lacquer in tact. Take a look at the link...

Saxophone: 19?? Selmer Bundy Baritone Saxophone, bari saxophone, baritone saxophone
bari saxophone, baritone saxophone, bari sax: Heidi, Thank you for contacting me about the Selmer Bundy Bari Saxophone that you are considering. First of all, The Bundy line of saxophone never measure up to the Selmer status. I have played many of the varying models of bari sax that Bundy has made...

Saxophone: 1935 Conn 6M, patd, appd
patd, appd, shroyer: Stephanie, Thanks for sending me your question about the value of your Conn 6M Alto Saxophone. This horn is affectionately known as the Naked Lady because of the engraving of the woman s profile on the bell. It will bring out the collectors every...

Saxophone: 1939 Selmer, selmer saxophone, jazz players
selmer saxophone, jazz players, vintage instruments: Kimberly, Thank you for contacting me about the Model 26 Selmer Saxophone that you have. I beleive that you have a wonderful instrument in your possession and it is really great that you have some additional parts to make the person who finds your info...

Saxophone: alto sax, duke ellington, sister kate
duke ellington, sister kate, piron: OK this is going to sound weird but here goes...lol. First let me say that this is probably a stenciled horn made by a French company and stamped with the Armand name - I have seen these horns come up before. However, the 1946 date (who dates reeds by...

Saxophone: B flat soprano, sousa band, don charles
sousa band, don charles, insurance estimate: Charles A. Weber Jr. was indeed in the Sousa Band around 1918. If you can prove this was his horn it would certainly add to the value, but without paperwork or pictures of Weber playing this horn, that might be difficult. At any rate, here is a link to a...

Saxophone: BARITONE SAX BRAND, baritone saxophones, bari sax
baritone saxophones, bari sax, baritone sax: Hello Terje, First of all, is my pleasure to answer your question here on Experts. Second, before you hit the send button, find the spell checker, it will correct about 90% of your bad spelling. I m not familiar with the ORSI brand, by they are Italian...

Saxophone: Buescher Elkhart Sax, elkhart sax, fork logo
elkhart sax, fork logo, number thanks: The 78XXX serial number dates your horn to 1923 or 1924. Buescher began manufacturing their True Tone models in the early 1900 s (perhaps as early as 1905) and ended the run around 1932. That s a nice shot of the tuning fork logo and serial number - thanks...

Saxophone: Bundy alto sax, beginner model, e bay
beginner model, e bay, auction sites: The Bundy lists I have end in 1983 at 875,000. I suspect this might be a Bundy II made maybe in the late 1980 s. These were punched out by the thousands to provide booming band programs a decent but beginner model horn. These are not highly collected and...

Saxophone: buescher true tone Bb tenor sax, tenor sax, serial nummber
tenor sax, serial nummber, tenor saxophone: Paul, Thank you for sending me your question about your Buescher TrueTone Tenor Saxophone. This saxophone was made in 1922 and is definitely a TrueTone model Buescher. I love these saxophones and think that they were one of the earliest with decent intonation....

Saxophone: buffet crampon sax, buffet crampon, aqi
buffet crampon, aqi, google: From the information you ve provided, and after checking the link below, your saxophone was made in 1934. That would make it 75 years old! And if it is still in good condition and plays well, it could be quite valuable. http://www.musictrader.com/buffet.html...

Saxophone: C.G. Conn Saxophone, conn saxophone, vintage horns
conn saxophone, vintage horns, sax player: Here is some really nice info about Dick Stabile: http://www.parabrisas.com/d_stabiled.php He was a very popular and very successful sax player. He parlayed his success into a very long career that included merchandising his name on instruments and...

Saxophone: Conn Alto Saxophone, conn saxophones, conn saxophone
conn saxophones, conn saxophone, great instruments: Lynn, Thank you for contacting me about your consideration of a Conn Saxophone that you have found. Generally speaking, it is extremely difficult to estimate the condition of the saxophone without seeing it or knowing more about the specific model that...

Saxophone: Conn Elkhart alto saxophone, old conn, fine collectibles
old conn, fine collectibles, metal collar: Yes that is the collar or tuning barrel. And the mouthpiece may indeed be original which is fun and might bring a few bucks from a collector (if it is not chipped and includes the original ligature - which holds the reed in place). There really is no...

Saxophone: cleaning my sax, costly endeavor, natural aging process
costly endeavor, natural aging process, extreme circumstances: How did you clean the bell? Hopefully not with any polish or harsh chemical. A soft damp cloth is all you need for starters and many of the Yanagisawa horns came with polishing cloths for just this purpose. Your tarnish may just be the natural aging...

Saxophone: Dave Guardala Tenor Saxophone DG-500BN, dave guardala, selmer mark vi
dave guardala, selmer mark vi, tenor saxophone: Hello George, I am glad you asked your question here on all experts. The Dave Guardala sax you mentioned is really a saxophone made by the B&S company in Germany. It s a good horn, but as a Mark VI performer, I still think the Selmer Mark VI is the best...

Saxophone: date my vito sop sax, soprano sax, soprano saxophone
soprano sax, soprano saxophone, serial number chart: Gregory, Thank you for sending me your questions about the Vito Soprano Saxophone that you have. There were a few different Vito Sopranos made. If your Soprano is a Vito model 7133SS Soprano Sax which was made in Japan then it would have a one piece...

Saxophone: 19?? Selmer Bundy Baritone Saxophone
Saxophone: 19?? Selmer Bundy Baritone Saxophone

Saxophone: Lignatone altosaxophone, saxes, old books
Saxophone: Lignatone altosaxophone, saxes, old books, serial number

Saxophone: Yanagisawa Alto Saxophone, soprano sax, yani
Saxophone: Yanagisawa Alto Saxophone, soprano sax, yani, question and answer

Saxophone: Information on tenor saxophone, selmer paris saxophones, saxophones selmer
selmer paris saxophones, saxophones selmer, selmer tenor saxophone: Al, Thank you for contacting me about your Selmer New York Tenor Sax. These saxophones were a decent student/intermediate level horn and often confused with the professional Selmer Paris saxophones. There are several Selmer labeled/stenciled saxophones...

Saxophone: identification, tenor sax player, soprano sax
tenor sax player, soprano sax, flat key: The thumbnail picture of the engraving, rods, posts and rollers reminds me of a Selmer, but the odd #120 number and location is similar to early Armstrong saxes. I doubt it is a handmade horn or a prototype. Do you have any idea of the age or area of origin?...

Saxophone: identity of tenor sax, metal mouthpiece, tenor sax
metal mouthpiece, tenor sax, low pitch: If you will click on the link below, you ll see that your saxophone was made in 1922. http://www.musictrader.com/buescher.html If it still works and plays well, it is quite a rarity! It is a Buescher TruTone tenor, and the Low Pitch refers to how...

Saxophone: King 613 alto sax, yamaha yas, e bay
yamaha yas, e bay, local school: This would have been a good beginner horn back in the 60 s or 70 s. Now however, it probably is not worth refurbishing for your young beginner vs. the cost of renting to buy a newer Yamaha. These come up often on e-bay and typically sell for $150 to...

Saxophone: Lignatone altosaxophone, serial number list, czech countries
serial number list, czech countries, e bay: These were Amati saxes made in the Czech Republic. There is one on sale at e-bay (listed as a tenor but it is an alto) with an asking price of $599. I doubt it will bring as much. The seller is trying to bill it as a vintage collectible that If you know...

Saxophone: Marching band and neck straps, bari sax, tenor saxophone
bari sax, tenor saxophone, sax reeds: Leeann, Thank you for contacting me about using a harness instead of a neck strap while playing tenor in marching band. This is a great question and I do feel for you as I have also had neck trouble from time to time which I attribute to using a neck...

Saxophone: old saxaphone, paris section, saxaphone
paris section, saxaphone, brass instruments: Besson & Co may be better known for their brass instruments than saxophones and their history goes a long way back to the 1890 s. The engraving on your horn is interesting and could be an early attempt by Besson to forge their way into the saxophone market..though...

Saxophone: orpheum sax, rampone, italian manufacturer
rampone, italian manufacturer, auction sites: These horns have been attributed to Buescher, Conn and even Kielwerth but I believe they were made by the Italian manufacturer Rampone and Cazzani who had ties with German and Czech (USSR Occupied) distrinbuters. These are often said to be heavy and have...

Saxophone: SAX Cleveland King Musical serial number c209573, mother of pearl inlay, shroyer
mother of pearl inlay, shroyer, mother of pearl: Kathy, Thank you for sending me your question about the King Cleveland Saxophone. I beleive that your saxophone was manufactured in the late 1960 s. It is a student instrument which would have a replacement value of around $500 if it is in perfect playing...

Saxophone: SAXOPHONE ALTO, conn saxophones, vintage horns
conn saxophones, vintage horns, gerald albright: This was a fun question to research though I didn t quite find your answer so i apologize in advance! I came across all sorts of engravings on vintage horns, animals, humming birds, covered bridges, and naked ladies I already knew existed, but very lavish...

Saxophone: Serial number, conn selmer inc, john stoner
conn selmer inc, john stoner, ceo john: Haley, Thank you for contacting me about your 24M Conn. I am afraid that I am not much help when it comes to this newer version of the 24M. It is also odd that Conn doesn t give us the opportunity to see this available online somewhere. I suggest that...

Saxophone: Severin Saxaphone, tenor saxophone, school thanks
tenor saxophone, school thanks, shroyer: Vince, Thanks you for contacting me about the Severin Saxophone that you have. I have to say that I do not know of a connection with any Severin Saxophones and Japan but all of the ones that I have seen are stencil horns made by another factory. It...

Saxophone: Soprano Sax for a beginner, soprano sax, straight soprano
soprano sax, straight soprano, instrumental experience: It s not that it s any easier to play alto, but here are a few considerations. The typical straight soprano is heavier than it appears and can be cumbersome for a young beginner. I have an old curved soprano that I use with a few smaller students who...

Saxophone: Sticky keys, saxophone soloist, coke pepsi
saxophone soloist, coke pepsi, playing the saxophone: Hello Mandy, There are 2 kinds of keys on the saxophone. Those that stay open and those that stay closed. The closed keys are High D, Eb, F, Side Bb, Side C, High E, middle G#, alternate F#, Low Eb, and Low C#. These are the most common keys for sticking....

Saxophone: saxaphone value, local music store, beginner model
local music store, beginner model, repair technician: Hey Debra, It s great to answer your question. I need more info in order to fully determine the answer to your question. Your son s sax-O-phone sounds to me like a Bundy beginner model but the fact that it s Made In USA says that it could be one of 7...

Saxophone: saxophone, google image search, low pitch
google image search, low pitch, e bay: Low pitch simply means it is tuned to A = 440 which is standard. It has nothing to do with being an alto or tenor..etc. But you can tell what it is by the neck piece - do a Google image search for alto neck-piece and tenor neck-piece and it will be easy...

Saxophone: My son wants to learn to play sax, saxophone soloist, sax on line
saxophone soloist, sax on line, tenor saxophone: Hello Chuck, Thank you for allowing me to answer your question here on All Experts . It s possible to tell the difference between the alto and tenor saxophone by looking at the neck. A tenor saxophone neck is curved and an alto neck is straight. Both Jupiter...

Saxophone: soprano problem, tenor saxophonists, soprano saxophone
tenor saxophonists, soprano saxophone, soprano sax: Hello Terje, I hope you are having a nice Norwegian summer, thanks for giving me a shot at answering your fine question. If the reed is too hard the air stream backs up, creating water condensation(spit). You need to blow a faster air stream, use a slightly...

Saxophone: Tenor Sax Mouthpiece for beginner, tenor sax mouthpiece, ligature
tenor sax mouthpiece, ligature, instruction booklet: I trust you have a teacher. Please do not try to learn to play on your own! Your teacher, be it a band director or private one, should make the recommendations you ve requested of me. The mouthpiece with the instrument should be sufficient to begin with....

Saxophone: tenor saxophone noblet serial #9822, tenor saxophone, high school baby
tenor saxophone, high school baby, baby boomers: Noblet is a subsidiary of the Leblanc and Vito companies. They made tons of student level horns in the 60 s and 70 s to meet the rising demand of junior high school baby boomers. When I read of someone having these horns, it is generally to come to their...

Saxophone: thank you, value category, shroyer
value category, shroyer, ebay: Kimberly, Thanks for the reply. There are so many websites with good information and I suggest that you try several as one will probably not be enough to gauge the info that you are looking for. Ebay has always been a good place to sell an instrument...

Saxophone: Vintage Conn Tenor Sax Value, tenor sax, leaf detail
tenor sax, leaf detail, chu berry: The serial number is a little odd. The first M series started around 1934 with a serial number around 260XXX (the next M series came along around 1969). I have seen some of the old Chu Berry models carved with lake or castle scenes - they usually have...

Saxophone: value of conn-selmer sax, selmer sax, conn selmer
selmer sax, conn selmer, e bay: This is really just a beginner horn. These are common on e-bay and there is a good sampling of conn-selmer altos listed that can help gauge your value. The market is tough right now - there is a like new horn that is a better model than yours with an...

Saxophone: vintage bundy selmer alto saxophone, selmer bundy saxophone, selmer alto saxophone
selmer bundy saxophone, selmer alto saxophone, mother of pearl inlays: Dana, Thank you for contacting me about your Selmer Bundy Saxophone. These have been regarded as wonderful student instruments and have afforded a lot of people to hone thier skills before purchasing a worthwhile professional horn. Your Selmer Bundy...

Saxophone: vintage CG Conn saxaphone, gold lacquer, e bay
gold lacquer, e bay, s market: Your horn may date to around 1927. The original case helps its value a bit though in today s market, vintage collectors are playing the wait and see game . There are a few horns close to your vintage on e-bay and a few other sites at the moment; one with...

Saxophone: vintage sax, vintage sax, tenor saxophone
vintage sax, tenor saxophone, tenor sax: Mary, Thank you for sending me your question about the Conn Tenor Sax that you have in your possession. The Saxophone was manufactured in 1927 at the Conn plant in the USA. It is known as the Chu-Berry which is actually a very endearing saxophone to...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa Alto Saxophone, yanagisawa, instrument company
yanagisawa, instrument company, grant king: Hello Rick, Thanks for allowing me to answer your fine question here on all-experts. You have a wonderful saxophone made by The Yanagisawa Wind Instrument Company, who has been manufacturing and repairing wind instruments in Japan since 1893. Your horn is...

Saxophone: 1934 Conn 6M alto Gold Plated, jazz soloist, serial number range
jazz soloist, serial number range, chu berry: Hello Gillian, Thanks for the question on AllExperts. I m so sorry about your uncle. This saxophone of his is very special. There is no way I can tell the value without a photograph. Many people ask me what is the value of their sax and I say, over and over......

Saxophone: 1939 Selmer Bundy / L & H Curved Sopranino, tenor saxaphone, selmer bundy
tenor saxaphone, selmer bundy, low pitch: Hi Frank, Please see my profile for instructions. Low Pitch engraved near the right hand thumbrest usually does signal Martin manufacturing, but I have to be careful not to give out faulty information. I will need to see detailed photos to comment....

Saxophone: 1950 Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor saxophone, selmer tenor sax, selmer mark vi
selmer tenor sax, selmer mark vi, tenor saxophone: Let the person who buys it fix it up. Why would you want to spend $550 to $850 on a total overhaul, just to turn around and sell it. The buyer will want to choose what kind of pads and tone boosters to use, the spring tension and the pad height, and other...

Saxophone: 1976 Yanagisawa A-5 Saxophone, selmer mark vi, yanagisawa sax
selmer mark vi, yanagisawa sax, vintage models: Hey Vince, Thanks for the question on all-experts. You have a 1976 Yanagisawa A-5 professional horn. Those Yanagisawa s were similar to a Selmer Mark VI, but not quite a full fledged copy. I would keep it and play the heck out of it! In 1965, the A-5 (1965-1976)...

Saxophone: 4 Old Saxophones, leblanc paris, paris system
leblanc paris, paris system, chu berry: It seems you ve already done some research and put these in order from best to worse . Horn #1 was most likely made in Paris and stenciled for sale in England (London). I believe this horn dates to around 1910 - it is a very old saxophone. If it is...

Saxophone: 70's Buescher Aristocrat Tenor Sax, buescher aristocrat, tenor saxophone
buescher aristocrat, tenor saxophone, tenor sax: Hi Scott, Value is anywhere from $225-$550, generally speaking, based on your description. I would need to see a batch of photos to say more (see my profile instructions, etc.). If you decide to take some, please mount them to photobucket or another...

Saxophone: Alto Sax, hefty price tag, thumb support
hefty price tag, thumb support, hand thumb: This is probably on of the crossover model horns dating to around 1932 or 33. These transitional horns came at a time when Conn was changing (or re-tooling) from the New Wonder design to the M series. These may have some interesting key-work as well as elaborate...

Saxophone: Alto Saxaphone, baby boomers, indian face
baby boomers, indian face, saxpics: That s an old Martin student level Indiana sax. The Indiana a second line of Martin. These horns were made in great quantity to be affordable for the baby boomers who were populating junior high band programs in the late 50 s and 60 s. These are really...

Saxophone: Alto saxophone-how to choose?, e bay, usa post
e bay, usa post, auction sites: I would instead put the $350 into a newer (or more newly used) horn. Stick with a name brand if you can. Yamaha (YAS23) or one of the upper level student Selmer horns made in the USA post 1980. These can be gotten ion auction sites like e-bay. Your old...

Saxophone: antique Winston alto sax, mother of pearl buttons, pres clinton
mother of pearl buttons, pres clinton, pristine condition: Aside form being played by an ex-pres (Clinton) - these (older) horns are generally not highly regarded and are considered student horns in most cases. They come from the Rampone company out of Italy but they have been assembled in many places (the US horns...

Saxophone: Buescher"The Elkhorn" year of sax?, buescher saxophone, low pitch
buescher saxophone, low pitch, martin indiana: Hello Lynn, Thanks for you question here on AllExperts. When someone hears the word ELKHORN the first thing that pops into their head is the town in Wisconsin where Frank Holton set up shop and made all of his instruments in 1917, when he moved his company...

Saxophone: Buescher Tenor pt 2, ebay sales, model condition
ebay sales, model condition, music trader: Hi Jeff, Yes, if in good condition these have some significant value (anywhere between $500-$2200 (for the gold plated example), depending on condition, when represented by a private individual. An Aristocrat with that serial number that is goldplated...

Saxophone: Buescher Tenor, keywork, mechanical adjustments
keywork, mechanical adjustments, professional line: Hi Jeff, That should be a late-40 s or 1950 vintage (yes, properly termed vintage in the descriptive usage, as well), and either an Aristocrat or a 400, from a good part of the Buescher run. These were both professional line instruments in their day...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone, sydney bechet, soprano sax
sydney bechet, soprano sax, vintage saxophone: Hi Janice, the Low Pitch Buescher True-Tone sopranos are very good sopranos, and very sought after by vintage saxophone enthusiasts. Yours is fairly early, 1920s; you can look up the exact date on Lars Kirmer s Music Trader, a site with dependable serial...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone tenor with "saltkeeper" neck PIP, tenor sax, prototype model
tenor sax, prototype model, tone hole: Hello Michael, After alot of research here s what I found out... Your neck s original to the horn. Between mid 190k and mid 200k Buescher introduced the salt-keeper neck octave vent on the tenor saxophone models, in order to attempt to fix the sharpness...

Saxophone: What brand of tenor sax, tenor sax, southeast side
tenor sax, southeast side, sentimental value: Hi Glenn - I can only see one photo, and would need to see more. Please go to photobucket.com -- a site that has been safe to use for me -- and mount your photos there. You can then post the links here. I think I can probably help you with this, but...

Saxophone: C.G. Conn saxaphone, conn saxophone, e bay
conn saxophone, e bay, auction site: 12498 is an extremely low number, if verified it could date to 1907 or 1908. Unfortunately these horns were often pitched in C or A (an not in the now standard keys of Bb and Eb). They also have older mechanisms that are outdated and cumbersome in relation...

Saxophone: Conn 14M Alto Sax, 9710, straight tone holes, usaf bands
straight tone holes, usaf bands, student models: Hello Chad, You have a Conn Director 14M alto saxophone. These were first introduced in 1955 with the Shooting Star engraving) and ushered in two new plating choices that were probably available on all the Conn line: lacquer body with nickel-plated keys...

Saxophone: Conn Alto Sax, soprano sax, questin
soprano sax, questin, approximate age: Hi Jeff, When new, your Conn would have been a student line instrument. Most people today refer to them as Shooting Star models. It s difficult to date yours because it doesn t have a letter, and the serial number charts for that period are hazy unless...

Saxophone: Conn Alto saxophone, conn saxophones, chu berry
conn saxophones, chu berry, tenor saxophonist: Hello Ed, I hope I can shed some light on your Conn Alto Saxophone. You have a C.G. Conn Ltd Alto saxophone from Elkhart, Indiana On the back shows the following PATD Dec 8,1914 1119954 A M228270 L Thanks for letting me answer your question. You...

Saxophone: Conn Saxophone from 1914, conn saxophone, leap of faith
conn saxophone, leap of faith, knowledgeable person: Hi Jen, if you re thinking of mailing it, I do appraisals. Other than that, you should be very careful to whom you send it, and do your research on that person/biz before making a leap of faith. There are some notorious scammers in my line of work, but fortunately...

Saxophone: Conn Soprano saxophone, soprano saxophone, soprano sax
soprano saxophone, soprano sax, vintage saxophone: Hi Dale, That should be a very nice soprano when put right. Value has a great deal to do with condition, so as you seem to understand the best way to get it appraised is to have someone do it in person. For the date of manufacture, Lars Kirmser s Music...

Saxophone: Conn Wonder Improved 1914 Alto Sax, conn instruments, adolf sax
conn instruments, adolf sax, saxophone players: I would say that you could try EBay, Craigslist, Sax-Quest, Wichita Band Instrument company or 1-800-USA-Horn. Try them first. But remember, the horn must to be in good condition. No-one wants a junker. I don t know what condition it s in but you either sell...

Saxophone: A couple of Conn tenors..., professional clarinetist, island philharmonic
professional clarinetist, island philharmonic, hilton head island: Hi Steve, An L would stand for Low Pitch, which actually means concert pitch, which is actually right pitch, so there is no change you would need to make as far as intonation, other than to have the saxophone put right and tune properly with the...

Saxophone: Dave Guardala Tenor Sax, dave guardala, tenor sax
dave guardala, tenor sax, wichita band: Hello CHLOE, Do you want to find a buyer? Craigslist, eBay, 1-USA-Horn, Sax Quest and Wichita Band Instrument Company all will buy your horn. If I were you, I wouldn t sell it at all. First of all, this is a great tenor. It will get more collectible. The...

Saxophone: Franz Köhler " Empor" Tenor sax, sax tenor, tenor sax
sax tenor, tenor sax, war materiel: Hello Tomasz, After looking on-line at the inter-web all I could find was the following: QUOTE: German saxophone manufacturers are a bit difficult to learn about, primarily because a lot of the documentation has been destroyed either in the manufacturer...

Saxophone: 1950 Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor saxophone, decent price, tenor
Saxophone: 1950 Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor saxophone, decent price, tenor, spaceport

Saxophone: 4 Old Saxophones, number 3, serial number
Saxophone: 4 Old Saxophones, number 3, serial number, tenor

Saxophone: Franz Köhler " Empor" Tenor sax, tenor saxophone, german makers
Saxophone: Franz Köhler " Empor" Tenor sax, tenor saxophone, german makers, markneukirchen

Saxophone: Greatest tenor saxophonists of all time?, those guys, dang
Saxophone: Greatest tenor saxophonists of all time?, those guys, dang

Saxophone: Indiana Band Instrument Company, quality horn, indiana band
Saxophone: Indiana Band Instrument Company, quality horn, indiana band, version7

Saxophone: V Kohlert Sohne Graslitz Saxophone, kohlert, frind
Saxophone: V Kohlert Sohne Graslitz Saxophone, kohlert, frind, saxofon

Saxophone: Greatest tenor saxophonists of all time?, frank tiberi, pete christlieb
frank tiberi, pete christlieb, tenor saxophonists: Hey Kris, Do you mean the tenor saxophone players who enjoy playing in a Major as opposed to Minor tonality? I m just joking, The greatest Tenor Saxophonists of all time made some great records. Here s a list of my favorites. They are some of the greatest...

Saxophone: Growling on saxophone, sax mouthpiece, usaf bands
sax mouthpiece, usaf bands, new years resolution: Hello Hayley, When you play a note on the sax, at the same time, hum, the listener will hear a growl. It s really very easy, just hum in a guttural way at the same time while blowing air into the sax mouthpiece. Not everyone might be able to do this, in the...

Saxophone: Holton C-Melody sax- Value of instrument?, tenor sax, piano sheet music
tenor sax, piano sheet music, sax player: Hello Marvin, I get this question all the time, but it s still a great question. Thanks for using the AllExperts website. You said you thought you were buying a tenor, well, You did buy a tenor. A C melody tenor, which is technically a tenor in C also called...

Saxophone: Indiana Band Instrument Company, serial number chart, indiana band
serial number chart, indiana band, band instrument: Hi Henry, It probably is a Martin. If you want to mount 10 detailed photos on a photohosting service (photobucket.com is safe in my exp) I can tell you for sure. Please do not mount photos here (which people always seem to do when I request this) as...

Saxophone: LAVANA PARIS 351, lavana, accordian
lavana, accordian, uncles: Hi David, I ll be happy to comment if you ll post some detailed photos to a hosting site and link them here. This is not a common brand, as I m sure you have already discovered, so I will need to see (multiple) photos to have anything to say. Best...

Saxophone: Markis, octave key, keywork
octave key, keywork, crown logo: Hi Marion, Thanks -- I can give you a lot of information with those photos, but offbrand manufacturers stencils are not my specialty. They are generally not sought after by collectors or professional players, so I have not had much cause to look into...

Saxophone: Missing Octave Key, selmer bundy saxophone, saxophone repair
selmer bundy saxophone, saxophone repair, octave key: Any decent (saxophone) repair shop might have one on hand. But it s probably best to contact the Selmer Co. directly to be sure you get the correct match. Here is their website, Good luck! http://www.selmer.com/ You may also check sites like e-bay...

Saxophone: Mouthpiece tip openings, many different things, tip openings
many different things, tip openings, tone master: Hi Mike, A larger tip opening will give you more flexibility, generally speaking, but freeblowing is a function of many different things, not least of all how well the particular mouthpiece (not the model, or sizing, but that specific mouthpiece) you...

Saxophone: Mysterious tone holes on Tenor neck, buescher true tone, tone holes
buescher true tone, tone holes, low pitch: Hi Mike, I have seen that before on a True-Tone tenor of a similar vintage. Initially I was going to say that I am unsure whether it is a mod that may have been common, or original equipment, but the fact that I have seen it before, and ONLY on a True-Tone...

Saxophone: old "Executive" stencil tenor saxophone, dukoff mouthpiece, bobby dukoff
dukoff mouthpiece, bobby dukoff, tenor sax: Hello Jackie, Thanks for the all experts question. It looks like your trying to get the best answer, by asking the same question to 3 experts. I hope that all 3 of us can be of help. Your sax is a stencil, but there is no record on the Internet of who made...

Saxophone: PRESTINI Alto Saxophone model, prestini usa, saxophone models
prestini usa, saxophone models, bassoon reed: Hello Armerius, Thanks for letting me answer you question here on AllExperts. The Prestini USA musical instruments are designed and tested in their factory in USA and produced overseas in order to be affordable for the consumer. Their instruments are designed...

Saxophone: Pro and Cons of Vintage or Newer Starter Sax, time spirituals, baritone sax
time spirituals, baritone sax, vintage sax: Hello Jim, Thanks for asking your question here on ALLEXPERTS. Remember that most professionals recommend that you start the saxophone on the Eb alto, although learning to play the sax on the Bb tenor is not unheard of, but just not as common. Why is this?...

Saxophone: Professional alto sax, woodwind brass wind, yamaha yas 62
woodwind brass wind, yamaha yas 62, selmer mark vii: Hello Robert, The professional saxophones out on today s market include the Yamaha YAS-62, The Yamaha 875 EX Custom in Lacquer, unlacquered or silver-plate finish, The Selmer Paris Super Action 80 series II, The Selmer Paris Mark VII, The Selmer Paris Mark...

Saxophone: about price, knowledgeable buyers, airseal
knowledgeable buyers, airseal, decent shape: Hi Cornel, As you may have discovered if you have tightened it up, the pre-Voll True model King altos can be very difficult, if not impossible to play in tune, especially with a mouthpiece with a medium-open lay or larger (say, .065 or larger), as palm...

Saxophone: Sax, buescher aristocrat, bar bands
buescher aristocrat, bar bands, keywork: Hi Eva, It s a student instrument whose bore more or less follows the old Buescher Aristocrat s design. The necks can be made into substitutes for lost Aristocrat necks, for example, although they will not sound as good as the Aristocrats did with their...

Saxophone: Saxophone age based on Serial Number, selmer bundy, buescher
selmer bundy, buescher, serial number: Could the first 7 actually be a 2? If not, this is probably a newer horn made in the 1970 s by the Selmer Bundy folks. Here is a link that may help clear things up a little: http://www.saxontheweb.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?100742-Bueschers-aren-t-Bundies!#post1113840...

Saxophone: Selmar Mark VI Alto # 89844, selmar, collectible vintage
selmar, collectible vintage, private seller: Hi Earl, I cannot tell much from that picture other than that it is shiny. The main question is whether it has ever been refinished. That is a very desirable and collectible vintage, from a much pursued range. A great deal depends on playing condition...

Saxophone: Selmer Alto, henri selmer paris, selmer bundy
henri selmer paris, selmer bundy, bad decision: Hi Kim, If it has Bundy engraved on it, then it is not a Mark VI. There are some different Bundy saxophones out there, though, which range from $150-$800, depending on condition. If it has Mark VI engraved on it, or Henri Selmer Paris and other...

Saxophone: Selmer Paris 52 Super Action 80 Series II, selmer mark vi, selmer paris
selmer mark vi, selmer paris, gold lacquer: Hello Vince, Thanks for the excellent question on All-Experts. This sax is worth alot more than $1,500! The Selmer Paris 52 Series II Super Action 80 by Selmer is Made in Paris, France, and is the perfect Saxophone for the professional saxophonist. It s...

Saxophone: Stolz GDR sax, vintage saxophone, kohlert
vintage saxophone, kohlert, keilwerth: Hi Maya, please see my profile for instructions on how to get feeback on off-brand saxophones. Yours is likely made by one of several different companies: Amati (Kraslice), Keilwerth, Dorfler & Jorka, Kohlert, or Weltklang. I will need to see numerous...

Saxophone: sax, tenor sax, finger pads
tenor sax, finger pads, new spring: Hi Jackie, I ll be happy to comment if you ll post some detailed photos to a hosting site and link them here. This is not a common brand, as I m sure you have already discovered, so I will need to see (multiple) photos to have anything to say. Best...

Saxophone: sax, tenor sax, finger pads
tenor sax, finger pads, buescher: I vaguely recall seeing this name come up before but I cannot remember where so I am going to simply give it a guess-timate answer. I believe this is a stencil horn made by either Conn, Buescher or maybe even Martin. Stencil horns are traditionally student...

Saxophone: student or pro model?, alphabet letter, elhart
alphabet letter, elhart, conns: Hi Marty, Although vintage Conns are a specialty and favorite of mine, the post-main run serial numbers (those preceded by an alphabet letter, which often signals the Nogales manufacturing period), are not an area of expertise for me. Vintage collectors...

Saxophone: V Kohlert Sohne Graslitz Saxophone, german instrument maker, double reed instruments
german instrument maker, double reed instruments, julius keilwerth: Hello Mathew, After some research on the internet I learned some things. The Kohlert Company was founded in Graslitz, Czechoslovakia by Vincenz Ferarius Kohlert. However, he did not produce any saxophones. In 1901, V.F. Kohlert dies and the ownership...

Saxophone: Vintage Selmer 80 Super Action, strong run, mark vii
strong run, mark vii, selmer: The Super Action 80 alto is a newer horn that dates to 1981 - the first year of this model. Unfortunately, they were met with indifference. After Selmer had such a strong run with the Mark VI, they followed up with their Mark VII which was a disaster....

Saxophone: Vintage Value, concert fliers, tenor sax
concert fliers, tenor sax, tommy dorsey: I will assume this is a tenor sax. These were terrific horns - and yours falls into the Silver Sonic category made after 1949. They traditionally have a big bell and big sound (especially when paired with that Link mouthpiece!). Today s market is not particularly...

Saxophone: valuation, happenstance, travel case
happenstance, travel case, e bay: This is most likely an old Martin or Couturier horn stenciled with the American Artist label. I ve seen a few references to these, mostly by people who have them by happenstance and who frankly don t know what to do with them. The mechanisms are outdated...

Saxophone: Wurlitzer American Saxophone, hazardous ingredients, buescher
hazardous ingredients, buescher, liability issues: Hi Willie, Based on the info you provided, this should be a Conn-made C-melody saxophone. I do not recommend you attempt to clean it yourself, unless you are not concerned with the finish remaining intact. Many of the polishes that will remove the ...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa T500 Tenor Sax 1982, tenor sax, ribbed construction
tenor sax, ribbed construction, mid 1980s: Hello Louise, Thanks for the question. The Yanagisawa T-500 without a photo could be confused with the more expensive 800 series. The T-500 series was Yanagisawa’s attempt to produce a beginner/intermediate horn. These were only available in alto and tenor....

Saxophone: 1914 Sax, curio, lacquer
curio, lacquer, sax: There s lots if damage on this old Buescher horn - it is old *(1914 is the patent date) probably dating to the late 1920 s or so (the serial number is tough to read accurately). With so much of the lacquer gone and some of the keys being crudely repaired,...

Saxophone: 1936 H N White Sax, mint condition, saxes
mint condition, saxes, rough idea: Hi Stephanie, That serial number does not jibe with the year you ve given. Will need to see pics. Please see my profile for instructions. If you have the serial number correctly, in any case, the maximum value as a museum piece ( near mint condition)...

Saxophone: Alto Saxophones, poor quality goods, google groups
poor quality goods, google groups, mainland china: Hi Jennifer, Most of the saxophones made in Taiwan today under known names (e.g. Cannonball) are high quality and dependable. Saxophones made in mainland China may be either quite good -- especially as priced, with many less than $1000 -- or not so good....

Saxophone: Baritone Saxophone, baritone saxophone, curly cue
baritone saxophone, curly cue, green slime: Hi Meagan, You might take this to a professional for repair, especially if it has dents in the bocal (the curly cue ), because there is probably a ton of gook in both the bocal and the neck. If you have the bocal opened to remove the gunk, you can have...

Saxophone: Buescher-Stencil, mercedes guard, low pitch
mercedes guard, low pitch, buescher: By your description it sounds like you ve done some research and know more about the horn than I do. It s tough to pin down the exact stenciler but Conn, Buescher and Martin would be my three guesses - in that order. If it has a pearl G# key (LH cluster keys)...

Saxophone: beginner!, saxophone lessons, beginner level
saxophone lessons, beginner level, saxaphone: Start with an alto sax. Get the best level horn you can afford from either Yamaha, Selmer or Yanagisawa - even if their beginner level horn is all you can afford. I might also add that you should try the Kore Series software at www.discoverlearnandplay.com...

Saxophone: Which one is better?, anaxa alto saxophone, yamaha yas
anaxa alto saxophone, yamaha yas, usa line: All of these are 2nd, 3rd and 4th tier horns made cheaply mostly in Asia. Though I have NOT played each of them, in my opinion they are all entry level (beginner) horns at best. If you are playing in a college band you need to have a better instrument. Put...

Saxophone: Which one is better for me?, anaxa alto saxophone, impulse buy
anaxa alto saxophone, impulse buy, google: Hi Zheng Hui, Because one of those is my own company brand, it would not really be appropriate for me to answer this question here. My advice is to search Google and read up as much as you can. The purchase of an inexpensive saxophone made in PRC or...

Saxophone: Conn Chu Berry, pearl inlays, chu berry
pearl inlays, chu berry, rough idea: Hi John, It sounds like what you have there is a C-melody rather than an alto. If you want to post the measurement (in inches), vertically, from the bow to the top of the body s neck receiver (with the neck *not* inserted), I can tell you for sure. ...

Saxophone: Conn Shooting Star, vintage quality, shooting star
vintage quality, shooting star, conn: Despite the name, these horns are not generally regarded as great players. They were made in abundance through to the 1960 s and 70 s and regarded as a beginner horn. Your serial number appears low but I caution you to be careful if you think it is pf vintage...

Saxophone: Conn Wonder C Melody ser 33,xxx, 1914, sax gourmet, pearl inlays
sax gourmet, pearl inlays, low pitch: Hello Frank, Thank you for your fathers service!! Conn made the best C melodys and yours sounds great! Your sax is from 1914, which explains why there are no pearl fingers buttons. Valuewise, c-melodys are not worth as much as altos and tenors, but don t worry,...

Saxophone: "The Elkhart" made by Buescher saxophone age, fender squier guitars, gibson epiphone guitars
fender squier guitars, gibson epiphone guitars, elkhart saxophone: Hello Pedro, What you have is a Second-Line Instrument.Whats a second line instrument? The best way of thinking of a second-line instrument is that they are student/intermediate horns sold by a major saxophone manufacturer.The Big Four American saxophone...

Saxophone: Horton Eb/Alto Sax value?, price variation, hardcore collector
price variation, hardcore collector, value question: The horn s finish and engraving is in excellent shape. If you are leery about online bid sites like e-bay you might try to find a local shop that specializes in saxes/woodwinds. This horn probably will not be attractive to anyone but a more hardcore collector....

Saxophone: Information on Evette & Schaeffer Sax, orginal equipment, carl fischer
orginal equipment, carl fischer, e bay: This is a solid old horn but most likely worth more to you as an heirloom than anyone playing or collecting horns today. If this was on a site like e-bay it would bring between $200 and $400 at most. For insurance purposes, $500 - $600 replacement value...

Saxophone: info
The C melody saxes are generally not valuable or widely collected today mostly because they are non longer used by players who opt for either the Bb tenor or Eb alto sax. I have seen these old Holton horns for as little as $75 or $100 on sites like e-bay....

Saxophone: info on my sax, selmer sax, selmer models
selmer sax, selmer models, conn selmer: If your horn is silver it could be worth upwards of $10,000 - possibly as much as $15,000. You need to contact the Selmer people immediately to verify its vintage and model. I just sent a note to the conn-selmer people on Twitter - if they send a response...

Saxophone: Neck for Buescher alto sax, circa 1953, aristocrat, selmer
aristocrat, selmer, bundy: Hi Marge, You actually have quite a few options, although the only thing that will play like an Aristocrat (if it s an Aristocrat) is an actual neck from the same period. Replacements that will work (with some refitting, but basically made from a similar...

Saxophone: Question on a low pitch saxophone., low pitch, saxes
low pitch, saxes, selmer: Hi Vernon, That appears to be a C-melody, and Wurlitzer is an off-brand, even among C-melody saxophones. C-melody saxes were popular in the 1920s and that s probably the era from which that saxophone originates. It s value will be somewhere between...

Saxophone: Reflection Soprano, gold lacquer, many horns
gold lacquer, many horns, honey gold: This is one of the many horns coming out of the east (Taiwan) over the past 10 years or so. Though the TK brand is family made and hand finished it is nonetheless made using less expensive materials than horns coming out of Europe or the states. If you...

Saxophone: Selmer alto sax, selmer alto sax, collection purposes
selmer alto sax, collection purposes, e bay: Without seeing the horn I will guesstimate that this is most likely a Model 26 dating to around 1928. It would be a great horn to hang onto for collection purposes and a fine horn to have restored into playing condition as well (which I highly recommend)....

Saxophone: Selmer Series II vs III Soprano (Jubilee), straight neck, quality repair
straight neck, quality repair, selmer: Hi Desmond, Other things being equal, practically speaking (an oxymoron, actually, those two considerations taken together), I would rather have a one piece than a two piece, if given a choice. Having a detachable neck means that you will need to have...

Saxophone: Selmer soprano, selmer, soprano
selmer, soprano, horns: I ve played these and read numerous reviews. The Series II most often comes out on top when compared side to side - I am baffled to explain the reason why since the Series III has more modifications. Both great horns though, you really can t lose with either...

Saxophone: Silver Saxophone, flexible voice, pa dec
flexible voice, pa dec, letters and numbers: Hi Lore, This is an early Conn Pre-Chu alto. When completely right, it should have a big, open, flexible voice. While they re not the most valuable vintage Conns, these altos can be very, very good, and they do have a following. Value depends on...

Saxophone: Soprano Sax, soprano sax, gold lacquer
soprano sax, gold lacquer, browser address bar: Hi Desmond, I m not sure what your question is, regarding the saxophone in the photos, but it appears to be Southeast Asian made. I do not know whom TK Melody gets its saxophones from, and I don t think anybody but the company does; even the company may...

Saxophone: schaeffer sax value, mouthpiece, schaeffer
mouthpiece, schaeffer, sixth grade: Hi Stacy, I m guessing you probably mean 1920.... The value should be somewhere between $175 and $325, depending on condition. You might want to research the mouthpiece if it has a brand name on it, as sometimes the mouthpiece is worth more than the...

Saxophone: Value of Saxophone, yanagisawa, saxes
yanagisawa, saxes, e bay: Yanagisawa numbers are repeated from series to series so it is impossible to tell which model you have by the number you ve given. The best thing to do is to scout out saxes on e-bay that are comparable and see what the current bids (not the asking prices)...

Saxophone: Vintage Sax?, tenor saxes, quality saxophone
tenor saxes, quality saxophone, vintage sax: If it is a tenor sax in good playing condition with few if any scratches and all original parts (including the neck and case), you might get $300 to as much as $650 on a site like e-bay. It could be more if the horn is pristine, less if the horn needs work...

Saxophone: vintage sax, worth restoring?, buescher true tone, vintage sax
buescher true tone, vintage sax, quality overhaul: Hi Sandy, That s a Buescher True-Tone alto, very early, in poor condition (formal usage of poor ). Because its keywork is more archaic than even keywork following it (in the late 20s and onward) that is already considered archaic, and because its finish...

Saxophone: 1986 Super Action 80 Alto Sax, ebay auctions, honest mistake
ebay auctions, honest mistake, private individual: On average, the most established contemporary production saxophones sell on eBay for about 54%-63% less than they do new, at an affordably priced internet store. Basically, as soon as you buy a new, retail saxophone, it deteriorates by more than half its...

Saxophone: Alto sax high register dynamic possibilities, sigurd rascher, precocious youngsters
sigurd rascher, precocious youngsters, chris answer: No doubt there are some very precocious youngsters who can do a lot, and who are ahead of the curve, but in general anything above the normal staff is too advanced for grade school children. You will have to talk to the child in question, of course, if...

Saxophone: alto sax, google search, alto sax
google search, alto sax, google: Hi Helen, I can help you if it s before Dec 20. If not, I cannot comfortably recommend any one in this area, in particular. I am closed for service, but I have a couple of altos that are ready for purchase. I cannot guarantee I will have any left after...

Saxophone: alto saxophone cgconn 300759, reed band, market variety
reed band, market variety, low pitch: The serial number (if accurate) dates the horn to 1941 or 42. The A probably means alto and low pitch is our current standard tuning. I am thinking there may be a 2 missing in front of the 6M - it s probably a model 26 (M 26). DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CLEAN...

Saxophone: american professional sax, market variety, e bay
market variety, e bay, value case: This is most likely a Buescher stencil (though it may also be a Martin). These are horns made by large manufacturers but stenciled (named) for and shipped to local stores or regional areas. I wouldn t put too much stock in the decals on the case as fas as...

Saxophone: Buescher Alto Value, buescher, living a lie
buescher, living a lie, imposter: Hi Ron, If I understand you correctly, this is going to be one of the Bueschers with a sort of Jetsons looking script to the logo, and an almost frosted gold-looking finish -- a sort of granular gold finish. These are actually among the least desirable...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone Saxophone, case mouth, mouth piece
case mouth, mouth piece, true tone: That s a nice old horn and I would LOVE to have that oil can! As a package to a collector your horn and all the extra s may bring $300 to $500 and maybe a little more if you can find a serious collector (the market is very low at the current time). ...

Saxophone: Buying First saxophone, play alongs, music learning
play alongs, music learning, ear training: There are a large number of cheaply made horns (mostly coming out of China and Taiwan) flooding the marketplace these days. Some are better than others but it s hit or miss at best and I have not seen any definitive lists that really break them down. If you...

Saxophone: Is the C melody the right choice?, saxophonists, airwise
saxophonists, airwise, ray c: Hi Ray, C-melodies are not as heavy as tenors, and they are usually fairly freeblowing (easy to blow, airwise, and embouchurewise), but they often have very poor intonation; they are difficult to play in tune. One plus is that concert G, A, and D are relatively...

Saxophone: Classical Alto Saxophone Tone, saxophone tone, sax section
saxophone tone, sax section, drawstring purse: That reed/mouthpiece set up is pretty standard for classical players in HS and college (you might try a Rovner ligature). You may need to make sure your horn is in solid playing condition. It could have small leaks or overall be wearing down and that could...

Saxophone: Conn Tenor Sax squeeks, new horizons band, time transitioning
new horizons band, time transitioning, tenor sax: Hi Frank, This is too broad a problem -- diagnosing your issue -- for this context. If you want to ask it on saxontheweb.net s forum, that s a much more amenable context to explore your repair issues -- there are a number of repairpersons (including...

Saxophone: YAS 62 , Selmer 54 Reference AltoSaxophone, selmer mark 6, selmer reference
Saxophone: YAS 62 , Selmer 54 Reference AltoSaxophone, selmer mark 6, selmer reference, yamaha yts

Saxophone: Kohlert alto, google search, serial number list
google search, serial number list, keyboard design: Hi John, I have handled a few Kohlerts over the years, and they are of excellent build quality, seemingly heavily influenced by Conn in their earlier years -- their mechanism has much in common with Conn, as do their rolled toneholes (tonehole style). ...

Saxophone: Looking for info on Conn 22M tenor sax, tenor sax, heritage heritage
tenor sax, heritage heritage, tone holes: Hi Eric, Thanks for reading directions before posting -- not many people bother to do that, so it s nice when someone does. These are interesting saxophones, although they aren t highly sought after or particularly valuable market-wise in general. The...

Saxophone: lyon & Healy American Professonal Sax, low pitch, niche markets
low pitch, niche markets, professonal: These are not highly collected unless they are in extraordinarily fantastic shape. These are often stencil horns - made by Buescher (most notably) and Martin to be sold in niche markets with the L &H trademark. The serial numbers are a little tough to pin...

Saxophone: Mouthpieces, Gene Ammons., sonny stitt, classical saxophone
sonny stitt, classical saxophone, jazz saxophone: Gene Ammons Mouthpiece was worked on by a Chicago, Illinois mouthpiece refacer who also worked on John Coltranes mouthpiece. His name was Frank Wells. Gene s standard Brilhart Ebolin Great Neck New York mouthpiece was opened up to a larger tip opening. I...

Saxophone: manufacturer's date, thumb rest, number charts
thumb rest, number charts, star history: The shooting star history is convoluted at best - though the originals were made by Conn, seconds and stencils have ties to Vito, Pan American, LeBlanc, Yamaha and a few others. Yours is probably one that was made in Mexico around 1963. One way to tell is...

Saxophone: old sax, keywork, s market
keywork, s market, holton: This Holton Collegiate is a later model, a student edition. These often have a nice fat sound and some play very well. The keywork is decent, except perhaps for the left pinky (spatula key) it s been called flimsy and is hard to keep in proper adjustment....

Saxophone: ooh la la, selmer mark vi, selmer mark vi alto
selmer mark vi, selmer mark vi alto, ooh la la: OY! that s like asking what a Cadillac in good shape goes for? but since you said ooh la la... the ballpark range for a standard 1965 Selmer Mark VI alto sax would be between $3,000 and $9,000 + - again depending on several factors that a hands on appraisal...

Saxophone: Price for a Conn Pan American Tenor Sax circa 1940s, I believe 1946. The serial number is 60343, tenor sax, american tenor
tenor sax, american tenor, craigslist org: The horn appears to be in decent shape but playing it is the ultimate test. Tenors of this vintage generally bring between $400 and $650. If is in perfect playing condition and has all the lacquer in tact, it may bring a few dollars more. If it needs work...

Saxophone: This is really feedback, rather than a question, indiana jones theme, embouchure
indiana jones theme, embouchure, personal music: Fantastic! Thank you for sharing and tell the little guy to keep playing and keep enjoying the learning process! PS - His embouchure looks great :) FYI - take a look at the Kore Series for saxophone at www.discoverlearnandplay.com - It s an online personal...

Saxophone: Sax very early Buescher - Elkhart, reputable shop, emhart
reputable shop, emhart, elkhart indiana: That s Elkhart as in Elkhart Indiana the home of many saxophones made in the US. Indeed the serial number you have here seems to be very low and date on some lists to the later 1900 s - possibly 1906 or 1907. BUT... I would caution you to have it authorized...

Saxophone: Saxophone, tenor sax, niche market
tenor sax, niche market, photo one: One of these surfaces every few years...everyone says the same thing - it looks great! ...but no one ever comments on how they play - and probably for good reason. Horns are often outsourced (or stenciled) for a niche market - that means, it is named...

Saxophone: SELMER SAXOPHONE, selmer saxophone, selmer sax
selmer saxophone, selmer sax, ebay: thanks for the close up - the springs and etchings make things alot clearer. This is at best a very basic student model horn probably assembled in the east for sale in the US. It is certainly not what we would consider vintage Selmer (and to be honest, I...

Saxophone: Selmer alto mod.26, henri selmer, eb
henri selmer, eb, mishmash: Your horn looks very much like a combination of several horns. It even appears (by the picture) to have 2 different side keys, an odd extra high F# key (wonder what that does?) and indeed the neck tuner. My guess is it s a mutt, the only thing that really...

Saxophone: Selmer USA Tenor Sax, selmer paris, tenor sax
selmer paris, tenor sax, eastern bloc: Good stuff - Please check out the following link, it s a great program called The Kore Series by MusickEd.com. If you are an intermediate player you may enjoy the sequential lessons and play-alongs here. http://www.discoverlearnandplay.com/index.php?page=_alto-saxophone...

Saxophone: Serial Number Selmer Alto USA Sax, selmer, engraving
selmer, engraving, serial number: Hmmm, I am skeptical about the number - it seems to fall into the very, very late Omega line of pro horns however that have stood up well - BUT I need to see a picture of the entire horn including all of the patent and serial # s before making that call....

Saxophone: saxaphone, williamsport pa, quality horn
williamsport pa, quality horn, vague history: The Imperial Band Inst Mfgrs have a vague history, they may well have been a small group of artisans who worked for a larger, more well known manufacturer and then either broke away altogether or began to make instruments on the side for the then growing ...

Saxophone: selmer sax, selmer sax, good luck
selmer sax, good luck, patent: Yes - this makes more sense - your horn was made around 1965 and may indeed be silver plated (which generally values at a full %20 more). The problem remains that you will have to have it inspected and appraised by someone who can get a hands on look. Good...

Saxophone: No sound from saxophone, local shop, saxophone
local shop, saxophone, gimmick: wow, ok - I will assume you are a new player? If so go to the following website www.discoverlearnandplay.com and checkout the saxophone learning program online. Here you ll find all the how-to s you ll need to get started from assembling and making a sound...

Saxophone: Value of soprano sax, curved soprano sax, knock offs
curved soprano sax, knock offs, better chance: Yanagisawa makes a great soprano - unfortunately the market is now flooded with cheap knock offs that sell for just a few hundred dollars. Curved sopranos are somewhat less desirable than the straightened horns. If you try to sell this online it might take...

Saxophone: Vintage Buescher sax ID help, chu berry, google search
chu berry, google search, pawn shop: Hi Charles, If everything you wrote is correct (it s a Buescher, branded as such, and the serial is as you have it), it s a very early example that will have some keywork that was soon antiquated in the later 1920s with a Front F key and a number of other...

Saxophone: Vintage Buescher sax question, low pitch, buescher sax
low pitch, buescher sax, silver color: If you are restoring it to play yourself then yes that s fine. If you are trying to sell it, simply keep it in the condition it s in. It is a vintage horn but it s not particularly valuable. It will be worth just about what it costs to get it into playing...

Saxophone: YAS 62 , Selmer 54 Reference AltoSaxophone, yamaha yas 62, balanced action selmer
yamaha yas 62, balanced action selmer, selmer mark vi: Hello Alfred, Thanks for your fine question. These are both fine professional saxophones. I don t know the Hong Kong prices, I m here in Dayton, Ohio. They are both copies of the Mark VI, If I was you I d just get a Mark VI. They can be found for sale at...

Saxophone: 1931 Conn New Wonder Transitional alto, pivot screws, thumb rest
pivot screws, thumb rest, tone holes: The letter A stands for Alto The Letter L stand for Low Pitch or today s pitch standard of A=440 Hertz (Cycles per second)All Conn s were Professional saxophones in the 1920 s, 30 s and 40 s. Your sax is a pro sax and is one of the finest alto s ever made!!The...

Saxophone: Buescher Aristocrat saxophone age?, sigurd rascher, classical saxophonist
sigurd rascher, classical saxophonist, buescher true tone: The Buescher Aristocrat is one of the greatest saxophones ever made. It s more than perfect to use as a starting instrument. Yours was made after the Selmer buy-out of 1963. Your sax was made in 1975. In 1963 the Buescher 400 became the Selmer Signet, and...

Saxophone: Buescher true tone tenor saxophone, saxophone soloist, selmer mark vi
saxophone soloist, selmer mark vi, selmer mark vi alto: Thanks for your great question here on All Experts. $500 is not that bad. Your sax is worth about $1200. This tenor saxophone was made in 1922. It is extremely well constructed and will have a fantastic tone. They just don t make them like this anymore. The...

Saxophone: BuescherTrue Tone Alto Sax value, sigurd rascher, straight soprano
sigurd rascher, straight soprano, alto horns: Hello Ronald, thanks for the question on ALLEXPERTS.I found on the web a guide to sax values from Saxquest. They feel that the alto is worth about $900 plus 20% or [$180] for the gold plate. The picture shows a gold plated horn. Yes, the silver horns had...

Saxophone: Curved Soprano - Conn-Wurlitzer stencil, soprano saxophone, straight soprano
soprano saxophone, straight soprano, tenor sax: A qualified repair technician can adjust the critical pad heights for those out of tune notes. A sax can be closed when the action is low and the pad heights are very close. A sax can be open with very large pad heights. My Selmer Mark VI alto is Closed....

Saxophone: conn saxophone, conn saxophone, lacquer finish
conn saxophone, lacquer finish, e bay: That s a good old fashioned basic Conn shooting star . These are plentiful and typically sell for just a few hundred dollars on e-bay depending on the condition of all original parts and lacquer (finish). Yours appears to be an alto and I m guesstimating...

Saxophone: Jody Jazz Mouthpiece reed choice for baritone saxophone, baritone saxophone, meyer mouthpiece
baritone saxophone, meyer mouthpiece, time none: Use the reed size that gives you the best results - period. Don t be concerned with the old wives tale of harder reed = better player that s nonsense. If the #2.5 is working well then so be it - you ve moved to a jazz mouthpiece with a wider bore and larger...

Saxophone: MARTIN HANDCRAFT TENOR SAX, martin handcraft, vintage saxophones
martin handcraft, vintage saxophones, straight soprano: Hello Brian ,thanks for your question. First of all your sax is from 1925. Here s some history for you from the web.... Martin Saxophone s were first created by the Martin Musical Instrument Company. The owner was Jack Henry. The Martin Company was located...

Saxophone: Martin Saxophone, martin handcraft, lacquer finish
martin handcraft, lacquer finish, ebay: Your horn could be fairly old - possibly dating to 1930 - but it is at or near the end of the handcraft run. Unfortunately, the lacquer finish on your horn appears to have significant wear and the body has none of the extravagant etching that some of have...

Saxophone: Old king, king saxophone, mr berg
king saxophone, mr berg, u s army: This changes everything. You sax is old, but not as old as we thought. Your sax was made in 1926 not by Buffet but by King which make a lot more sence. In 1924, King revamped their saxophone lines with the introduction of the New Series horns. You have a new...

Saxophone: Saxophone value, rudolph wurlitzer, american emblem
rudolph wurlitzer, american emblem, low pitch: Thats Rudy (not Rud) as in Rudolph Wurlitzer who founded the company. Your sax is most likely a a stencil - made by one manufacturer then etched with the Wurlitzer name to be sold in niche markets or catalogs around the country. There is a very nice model...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VI Saxophone, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, tenor saxophone: Hello Ryan, Thanks for the question. I need to know if it s an Alto or Tenor saxophone. Remember this one rule of thumb when concerning the value of Selmer Mark VI saxophones. Supply and demand. Selmer Mark 6 s are in high in demand right now, yet with the...

Saxophone: sax, e bay, disrepair
e bay, disrepair, lacquer: Some collectors enjoy these horns IF they are in extremely good, have original parts and almost like new lacquer condition. Yours may date to the 1930 s and if the silver finish is plate (as opposed to silver lacquer) - even better. Some of these (silver)...

Saxophone: sax pickup, gritty dirt band, nitty gritty dirt band
gritty dirt band, nitty gritty dirt band, rock gigs: Yes - the player was probably Al Garth - if you re old like me you will remember some of the bands he played with like Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Loggins and Messina (he also played a mean violin, oboe, English horn and keyboards!). It wasn t the microphone...

Saxophone: soprano sax, dixieland jazz band, soprano sax
dixieland jazz band, soprano sax, demenia: Hi Gayle, It really depends on the condition of the instrument. A used 992 curved soprano could be worth anywhere from $150-$2850 or so, depending on condition ( 1 - 10 ), at a used/wholesale (as opposed to a used/retail price. If he was playing it...

Saxophone: Tenor Relacquer?, traditional jazz tunes, brilhart tonalin
traditional jazz tunes, brilhart tonalin, tenor sax: If you are going to re-lacquer then wait on the pad overhaul. It is possible to polish the horn up a little bit after having it re-padded, but it will not eliminate the scratches or the pitting. I usually do not recommend getting a horn re-lacquered...

Saxophone: tight neck, little notch, screw driver
little notch, screw driver, tight neck: This is an easy one! Either the neck or it s counterpart on the sax has gotten out of round . A repairman can fix it in minutes. If you cannot get to a repair shop before tonight try this: Depending on the style of horn - there is generally a little...

Saxophone: vintage tenor sax, tenor sax, buffet crampon
tenor sax, buffet crampon, dantzig: Unless the horn is in almost like new condition (especially the finish) , my first instinct based on the cool response from your local shop is to say it is simply a well worn vintage Buffet. The tribal etching sounds interesting though so don t be too...

Saxophone: YAS-62 V. YAS-82Z, rubber mouthpiece, jazz sax
rubber mouthpiece, jazz sax, art pepper: There is only a marginal difference. The 82z is said to be more of a jazz sax by having some custom specs that produce a warmer jazz tone vs the brighter sound of the 62 series (which is typically associated with a classical tone). I play a Meyer...

Saxophone: Yamaha alto Sax, yamaha yas 62, yamaha alto sax
yamaha yas 62, yamaha alto sax, yamaha sax: Hello Mary. The information you found was on the new Yamaha YAS-62II. The Yamaha YAS-62II Professional Eb Alto Saxophone has an on line the price of about $2,549. Here are some of the features; The bell, bow and body provide better response and tone color...

Saxophone: Yamaha YTS-62 1980, yamaha yts, sax alley
yamaha yts, sax alley, selmer mark vi: Hello Jacob, thanks for the question. Keep it!!! Play it! Your sax is the YAMAHA YTS-62S. They were made between 1980 and 1994. Yours is an early one made in 1981. You re not going to find a better saxophone unless you want to pay above $5000 for a Selmer...

Saxophone: York "Artist" Sax, york horns, tone holes
york horns, tone holes, york artist: York saxophones are stencils meaning they are made by manufactures like Conn and Buescher (most notably) but also, Holton and Martin as well as a few others - then stamped or stenciled with the York name for sale in specific markets around the country. ...

Saxophone: Accent TS910BG Tenor sax Replacment necks, cannonball saxophones, tenor saxophone
cannonball saxophones, tenor saxophone, selmer style: Hello Angelo, You ve asked a great question here on ALLEXPERTS. Your sax was made in Salt Lake City, Utah by the same people who make the Cannonball saxophones. I would contact them first...Secondly, if the necks not too damanged, maybe a NAPBIRT certified...

Saxophone: Alto Sax, selmer bundy alto sax, 8 years
selmer bundy alto sax, 8 years, serial number: Hi Connie, Please search old posts in the site archive. This has been answered already, I believe. In general, the value is somewhere between $75-$650. The posts you will find via a search will help to explain why. Good luck, Palo Just Saxes,...

Saxophone: Alto Sax Valuations, serial number range, ebay
serial number range, ebay, private owner: Hi Maurice, I believe I have answered both of these questions in the past. If you search archives, you should find some commentary about both brands, and general eras. The Conn is a bit on the early side, and would most likely have a very robust voice,...

Saxophone: Artemis Soprano sax, squeaking G natural, sax mouthpiece, soprano sax
sax mouthpiece, soprano sax, soprano saxophone: When you play the high G, that is the last note of the ascending chromatic scale that uses the second octave key in a closed position. Think about this way...when you trill high G and A, the octave lever on the neck opens and closes. The octave lever must...

Saxophone: Auctions to find sax?, e bay auctions, tenor sax
e bay auctions, tenor sax, commercial entity: Kaz, sorry but personally I really only use eBay, so I cannot really comment on others, aside from Craig s List. Of course, with Craig s List, unless you are dealing with a commercial entity that you can check out, you are taking a big risk if you are not...

Saxophone: Bari sax neck cork too small, bari sax, berg larsen
bari sax, berg larsen, paper option: Other than re-corking no - there isn t a good permanent cure (that I am aware of). Besides, should you choose to re-cork, the other mouthpieces may not fit! The paper option is not pretty but it works fine and I have seen numerous players (especially those...

Saxophone: Buescher Aristocrat saxophone 1941, classic saxophone, local music store
classic saxophone, local music store, usa horn: Hello Megan, Thank you for the great question. I hope I can give you a good answer... You found a great old sax.(Alto or Tenor?) I need pictures, without them it s hard to tell the condition. It s really worth nothing because you don t play the sax. But...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone Series IV Saxophone, baritone saxophone, conn selmer
baritone saxophone, conn selmer, saxophone ensemble: Hello Rolando, You have asked a good question for the All-Experts website...Is it a Tenor, Alto, Soprano, C-Melody, or Baritone Saxophone? Let s just assume that you re talking about an Alto. By the serial number it would be a Buescher True Tone Series IV....

Saxophone: Buescher True-Tone Soprano 1929, conn selmer, saxophone ensemble
conn selmer, saxophone ensemble, classical saxophone: Hello Tony, You have asked a great question for the All-Experts website...That sounds like a great soprano. By the serial number it would be a Buescher True Tone Series IV. The Buescher True Tones were made from 1905 until 1932. Your saxophone,(by looking...

Saxophone: C.G. Conn LTD 1 Valve bugle-WWI, college music department, usaf bands
college music department, usaf bands, local music store: Hello Katrina, You have a Conn ONE KEYED BUGLE! I already mentioned that it was made in 1917, and used in the WWI. It has 2 water keys, but one valve. The ringlets are for the missing strap to go around the neck for carrying. It could be worth around $750...

Saxophone: Conn Alto 16M quality, conn saxophone, shooting stars
conn saxophone, shooting stars, serial number: Hi Joy, I would need to see photos in this case. I am unsure of what to make of your serial number as given, so I would need you to mount some photos online where I can view them. Please *do not* upload them to this site, but rather to photobucket.com...

Saxophone: Conn Alto Saxophone, last ditch effort, nogales mexico
last ditch effort, nogales mexico, first reich: This info is from a very trusted site: A. That sax is what is known as a ‘MexiConn’, built in the 1970s in Nogales, Mexico (hence the ‘N’ prefix). I don t believe these horns follow the Conn serial number charts at all. At any rate, there s not enough...

Saxophone: Conn alto sax cleaning, conn usa, thumb rest
conn usa, thumb rest, old conn: Does the serial number begin with C00S?? or is it just those numbers? If it s numbers only it may be a lot older. I m guessing it s from the 60 s though - a student Conn - maybe a shooting star variety named for the engraving on the bell. Clean it...

Saxophone: Conn New Wonder Transitional Alto Sax from 1931, charlie parker played one, bells and whistles
charlie parker played one, bells and whistles, bebop jazz: Hello Sim, Thanks for letting me answer your question. You have a Conn New Wonder Transitional Eb Alto Saxophone, made in 1931. Sometimes these are referred to as Conn 6M s but the serial number of 247*** shows the manufacture date of 1931. Your horn is a...

Saxophone: Conn saxophone, conn saxophone, ebay auctions
conn saxophone, ebay auctions, serial number range: Hi Vern, Please do NOT quote me on this, as I would need to see photos to make sure you are identifying this correctly to me, but that sounds like a Conn Chu Berry (casual popular name) alto saxophone of the late 1920s. The L stands for low pitch,...

Saxophone: Conn shooting star, mid sixties, aristocrats
mid sixties, aristocrats, shooting stars: You must be missing a digit or two on the serial number? Typically the early 60 s serial numbers include a C prefix. 650XXX dates the horn to the very late 50 s. Yours could be a hybrid or stencil horn made by Vito or Pan American ...which were common...

Saxophone: Accent TS910BG Tenor sax Replacment necks, cannonball saxophones, salt lake city utah
Saxophone: Accent TS910BG Tenor sax Replacment necks, cannonball saxophones, salt lake city utah, china experts

Saxophone: Bari sax neck cork too small, ribbon, pipes
Saxophone: Bari sax neck cork too small, ribbon, pipes, plumbing

Saxophone: Saxaphone History, marcel mule, classical saxophonist
Saxophone: Saxaphone History, marcel mule, classical saxophonist, sax on the web

Saxophone: Grand Opera Tenor Saxophone, made by Conn, opera tenor, tenor saxophone
opera tenor, tenor saxophone, american capitol: Hello Michelle, yes It s a stencil! If you don t know what I m talking about let me guide you... A stencil is a saxophone made by a major manufacturer but will have a different name on it. Music stores, schools and other businesses would order a number of...

Saxophone: Identify sax please, selmer tenor sax, photobucket
selmer tenor sax, photobucket, approximate value: Hi Leon, That does appear to be a Mark VI tenor, but I cannot determine if the neck is original, or if parts are changed, or originality of condition from the photos you have provided. If it were all original, including original finish, the value would...

Saxophone: King tenor sax, eastlake ohio, tenor sax
eastlake ohio, tenor sax, saxgourmet: Here is some GREAT info from a trusted site about King horns and in particular, those with the serial number you mention. Great reading and good information! After World War II, King introduced the legendary Super 20. The early examples were essentially...

Saxophone: Conn Soprano; Martin C Melody and Buffet Clarinet, martin handcraft, soprano sax
martin handcraft, soprano sax, soprano saxophone: Hello Ralph, Thanks for the followup question of your fine horns. Lets look at the Conn Soprano. With a serial number of #207***, it was made in 1927. This fine Soprano is a very collectible horn from the greatest period in instrument making. The 1920 s. Please...

Saxophone: Mystery saxophone, obscure brand, new orle
obscure brand, new orle, mouth piece: Hi Alice, This is a rather obscure saxophone, and I am apt to believe it is in fact of Italian manufacturing, as it looks to be imitative of Conn, and obscure + imitative of Conn (plus stamped as made in Italy) tends to mean made in Italy. The altos...

Saxophone: New Super Dearman (Conn Stencil), great mouthpiece, grafton plastic
great mouthpiece, grafton plastic, dearman: Hello Nathan, Thank you for letting me answer your question. Your saxophone sounds Great! It was manufactured in Eastern Europe. The New Super Dearman was a Czech Conn Stencil for Dallas of London. It s basically a Conn copy. It looks like a vintage Conn...

Saxophone: Olds Superstar, lincoln wood, olds trombones
lincoln wood, olds trombones, chinese musical instruments: Hello Megan, Thank you for letting me answer your question here on All Experts. You have an Olds Superstar Saxophone made by the F.E. Olds and Son Company. They were a division of the Chicago Musical Instrument Company in Lincoln wood, Illinois 60646. The...

Saxophone: old alto conn, straight tone holes, great shape
straight tone holes, great shape, elkhart indiana: Your horn dates to the mid 1950 s (probably 1954). It was probably made in Elkhart Indiana and most likely has simple straight tone holes (rather than rolled). The market is not strong right now and even though I have seen horns of this vintage with asking...

Saxophone: Photo for previous Question on finish, selmer tenor saxophone, photo hosting service
selmer tenor saxophone, photo hosting service, raw brass: Hi George, Please provide 8-10 more photos, mounted on photobucket.com or another photo hosting service, and I will try to be of more assistance. If you are listing it on eBay, your best bet is to document every millimeter of the saxophone in photos, and...

Saxophone: Prestini II Soprano Sax, prestini usa, bassoon reed
prestini usa, bassoon reed, soprano saxophone: Hello Penlope, Thanks for letting me answer your question, Prestini Musical Instrument Corp. is Arizona s 16th-largest exporter, with international headquarters in Nogales, Arizona. In the early 90s, the Prestini woodwind reed producer started making saxophones....

Saxophone: Refurbishing????, selmer mark vi, cannonball saxophone
selmer mark vi, cannonball saxophone, minor scratches: Hello Tyler, Don t waste your money. It would cost way too much money, and then when you re done, it would look horrible and play even worse. It s not worth it. Go out and buy a sax with dark black nickle finish, like a Keilwerth or Yamaha, even look at...

Saxophone: Replacement value for my saxes, dozen photos, evette
dozen photos, evette, adequate insurance: Hi Carole, I think this sounds like a job that you want done by someone who is hired to do a professional appraisal ( replacement value being for insurance purposes?). The Zephyr is probably worth insuring. The Evette less so, unless it is of a very...

Saxophone: Rough Estimate on a Buescher Sax, buescher aristocrat, buescher sax
buescher aristocrat, buescher sax, ebay: Hi Eric, If that is the serial number, it should be a Buescher Aristocrat from a very nice part of the run. Its value would depend on the degree to which it is original, in terms of its finish, snap-in resonators, gold Norton springs, and on the quality...

Saxophone: repainting my sax, black keys, music shop
black keys, music shop, lacquer: It s not advisable. You would likely cause problems, and it s a bigger job than you are imagining right now. It involves an overhaul. Most people who know what they re doing charge much more than that for that kind of work. This is probably not what...

Saxophone: Saxaphone History, exposition universelle de paris, l armee
exposition universelle de paris, l armee, conservatoire national: wow, that s an old gem of a horn there. Leave the horn as is for now - please do not have it relacquered or re-finished. A good repairman should take a lok at the horn and then be able to repair and pads or bumpers etc if need be. I recommend however...

Saxophone: Saxaphone Valuation, conn selmer, decent name
conn selmer, decent name, unsuspecting buyers: Unfortunately, this is a rather low - end horn with a decent name attached. It is by no means anywhere near the top of the line or even collegiate level horns made by Selmer/Conn. In fact, at around $600 new, these horns have a decent enough price tag to...

Saxophone: Saxophone value, low pitch, nominal value
low pitch, nominal value, pristine condition: I will assume this is an alto sax. Unless it is in extremely good (almost pristine) condition, they typically sell for $200 to $300 on sites like e-bay. Add another $100 if it is a tenor. In rare cases these were made with gold plated lacquer...they have...

Saxophone: How much is my Saxophone worth?, ebay auctions, level instruments
ebay auctions, level instruments, true manufacturer: Hi Aaron, Please mount at least 8-10 photos on photobucket.com, or another photo hosting site, and link them here. If I can assist, I will, but I will need to see photos to identify the true manufacturer and so forth, if possible. Vito branded other...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VI Alto 101***, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, selmer mark vi alto: Hello Angelo, Thanks for the question here on allexperts. You have one of the most in demand saxophones of all times. There is no finer saxophone ever made than the Mark 6. They are worth top dollar. The Selmer Mark VI was introduced in 1954 and was available...

Saxophone: Selmer Paris 22 Alto Sax, henri selmer, selmer paris
henri selmer, selmer paris, selmer company: If the serial number is accurate this is in fact a Modele 22 form 1923 - a vintage instrument. The following info is from a trusted site: Many professional saxophonists agree that the best vintage saxophones were manufactured by the H. Selmer company in...

Saxophone: Selmer Sax, selmer sax, jimmy dorsey
selmer sax, jimmy dorsey, period of transition: Unless there area few digits missing - the serial number 9210 dates your horn to the Model 26 years somehwere around 1928. This model generally features an elaborately engraved Selmer trademark stamp. This is a period of transition for Selmer and although...

Saxophone: Selmer Super Baritone saxophone 1932, saxophones selmer, sax selmer
saxophones selmer, sax selmer, henri selmer: Hello Bill, Thanks for the great question here on allexperts. Most people agree that when it comes to saxophones, Selmer is number one. It wasn t always that way, There was a time when Conn ruled the sax world. You have one of the finest Baritone saxophones...

Saxophone: Selmer soprano 1926, selmer soprano saxophone, etching and engraving
selmer soprano saxophone, etching and engraving, neck straps: This probably falls into the Model 26 vintage. The good news is it sounds like your horn may be in good condition with its original parts - that s great. The only downside is that the soprano is a fickle instrument and this vintage is not their best. The...

Saxophone: Which sax to buy: Kessler of Buffet, selmer mark vi, usaf bands
selmer mark vi, usaf bands, note response: Hello Mike, Thanks for the question. I feel this is a personal question. Only you know what horn you ll like better. I ve never played either horn. I play a Selmer Mark VI tenor. If you want a new sax that s great, but make sure you can try them out in advance...

Saxophone: saxaphone, low pitch, les brown
low pitch, les brown, saxes: It s still a quandary - the LP mark is quite archaic..and as far as the serial number is concerned, it would be low ....dating to the 1920 s by most standards. Sorry I could not be of more help! Let me know if you learn anything new. You may try taking...

Saxophone: Vintage Saxophone, vintage saxophone, tenor sax
vintage saxophone, tenor sax, four digits: Hi Judy, That is likely an early Bundy made with Buescher parts. The (online) value is somewhere between $150-$550, generally, if so. In person, if you could play first and either love it or leave it, if in really tip top playing condition it might be...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa Soprano, jazz jam session, soprano saxophone
jazz jam session, soprano saxophone, selmer paris: Hello Ron. Thanks for the great question. You made a great purchase! This wonderful horn is an almost spot on copy of a Selmer Paris Mark VI. You are correct it is a Yanagisawa Soprano saxophone model S6. Made in Japan. These were made between 1968 and 1977....

Saxophone: 2 Frank Holton Saxes, saxophone soloist, usaf bands
saxophone soloist, usaf bands, rudy wiedoeft: Yes! Walt They are keepers and both are low pitch which is great! The Holton History is very interesting. The Frank Holton Company of Elkhorn, Wisconsin is one of the earliest saxophone makers, with the Rudy Wiedoeft model being the most famous model that...

Saxophone: Alto Sax, saxophone lessons, east meadow
saxophone lessons, east meadow, local college: I would start at a local college or university, they often have community programs that are fantastic. I believe you are near Hofstra, Adelphi and SUNY which between them most likely have such a program. I can also recommend the alto saxophone software...

Saxophone: Alto Sax, quality overhaul, collid
quality overhaul, collid, student model: Hi Jennifer, No pictures are showing up there for me. Could be that the address there only works if you re the account owner? Happy to help if I can view photos. A top quality overhaul will cost between $650-$900, in general. A typical school band...

Saxophone: "AutoCrat" Eb Alto Saxophone Conn 1917, detective work, cluster design
detective work, cluster design, tone hole: Hello Dana, Thanks for asking your question on AllExperts. You didn t say if it s a Tenor, Alto or C-Melody. In Websters Dictionary, an Autocrat is a person, such as a monarch or dictator, ruling with absolute power and unlimited authority. I don t have any...

Saxophone: alto sax, music trader, jeannie
music trader, jeannie, serial number: Hi Jeannie, You should be able to identify the year of manufacture with a visit to Lars Kirmer s Music Trader s website. That is the most complete serial number listing site of which I m aware. I have some serial number lists on my site, as well. ...

Saxophone: B flat Elkhart Saxophone, elkhart saxophone, buescher true tone
elkhart saxophone, buescher true tone, deer head: Sounds like an old Buescher True-Tone dating to around 1920 (unless there is a digit missing - the 1950 s serial numbers begin around 332,XXX). The value will be in condition, these are not terribly collectible (and the current market is down) unless they...

Saxophone: Buffet Alto Sax, pawn shop in toronto, google search
pawn shop in toronto, google search, google: Hi Floyd, If you do a Google search for Lars Kirmser Music Trader Buffet Serial number it should lead you to good info. You could also visit saxpics.com to help you identify what you have. Once you identify it, through photos, and can provide me with...

Saxophone: bari sax part, bari sax, thumb pad
bari sax, thumb pad, wholesale rate: Hi Jerry, The easiest/best solution depends on the make, model, and year of manufacture. If your saxophone s thumbrest is still in production, the part can likely be bought by any local tech, and will cost you between $25-%75, depending on the source,...

Saxophone: C-Melody Saxophone, mail order company, fred and gus
mail order company, fred and gus, edison phonograph: Hello Floyd, Thanks for asking your question on AllExperts. I don t have any pictures to go on, but it s most certainly a stenciled saxophone. A stenciled saxophone was made by a major manufacturer but they would have engraved a different name on it. Companies,...

Saxophone: Care and storage of 1919 Conn soprano sax, soprano sax, gold lacquer
soprano sax, gold lacquer, straight models: I have nearly the exact same model (though mine is a gold lacquer Pan American) that plays well and wouldn t trade it for the world. Thanks for sending the image - it seems your horn has been well tended with those left palm key corks nicely built up and...

Saxophone: Carl Fischer Artist Baritone Saxophone, baritone saxophone, bari sax
baritone saxophone, bari sax, count basie orchestra: Hello Jim, Thanks for the great question, A stencil is a saxophone made by a major manufacturer but will have a different name on it. Music stores, schools and other businesses would order a number of saxophones from a major saxophone maker like Conn and have...

Saxophone: Cigar cutter?, cigar cutter, versatile instrument
cigar cutter, versatile instrument, selmer: If the horn is in good condition it can be a very, very nice addition to your collection. There are some really nice examples of this era on e-bay right now - some with asking prices between $2,500 and $6,500. Your etching though sounds a little interesting....

Saxophone: Conn 16M Director Tenor Sax, serial number prefixes, nogales arizona
serial number prefixes, nogales arizona, serial number range: Hello Floyd, All Conns were made in USA until 1968. Before 1968, Conn made the Pro M series, Directors models and Connstellation models. Up until late 1968, the horns were still made in Elkhart Ind. Horns made after 1947 did not have rolled tone holes. The...

Saxophone: Conn Alto Sax, vintage saxophones, conns
vintage saxophones, conns, shooting stars: Hi Arlene, This sounds like a 1970s or 1980s Mexi-Conn, a name for Conns made in either Nogales or Mexico, if you have the serial number correctly. I can t be absolutely sure. I would need to see photos to be certain. A Mexi-Conn would likely have...

Saxophone: How much is my Conn alto sax worth, usaf bands, correct serial number
usaf bands, correct serial number, 7 digits: Hello Marko, You have a Conn sax. But somethings not right here. In 1957 the serial numbers were 7 digits. If #9696 is the correct serial number, then your horn was made in 1905! And it would be a high pitch model ( A-456) not an A-440 pitch like todays saxophones....

Saxophone: Conn Sax 1915, tenor sax, acid damage
tenor sax, acid damage, mouth pieces: It s probably just standard lacquer erosion (it gets pitted and looks like water or acid damage). Don t use any polish or gel, just a damp cloth and maybe a bottle of air spray to clean off the dust between springs etc. Of course, if it had original in tact...

Saxophone: Conn Sax, conn, sax
conn, sax, horns: The N prefix dates the horn to 1970, indeed part of the Mexico years. You didn t mention the price but if it is more than $300 or $400 it may not be worth it (even if your son is a beginner or just wants a tenor to mess around on). You said the horn sounds...

Saxophone: Conn Sax, tenor saxophone, archived answers
tenor saxophone, archived answers, conns: Hi Eric, I would want to see photos before I comment. If you review old responses, you will find some commentary from myself about Mexi-Conns. If you have further questions, after reviewing archived answers, please feel welcome to refer me to photos...

Saxophone: Conn Tenor Sax, tenor sax, low pitch
tenor sax, low pitch, e bay: This sounds and looks like a low pitch alto. Those serial numbers look like Conn and date to around 1923. Unless this is in pristine almost like new condition, they simply sell as novelties and curios on sites like e-bay since the mechanisms are outdated...

Saxophone: Conn USA Model 16M Serial Number H33862, soprano sax, conn usa
soprano sax, conn usa, tenor sax: This horn was made in Mexico around 1966 and should be fine if it is in good shape. It s slightly old school so if your son doesn t mind the vintage look then it should work fine. My only other suggestion would be to look for a slightly newer horn, perhaps...

Saxophone: Conn "Wonder" Saxophone 1910., serial number ranges, conn saxophone
serial number ranges, conn saxophone, old conn: Hello Joshua, Thanks for the question here on AllExperts. The Conn sax in QUESTION was made in 1910. That s quite a difference from 1938. Before you buy this sax, make sure it s a Low Pitch and not a High pitch model.On the back above or below the serial number...

Saxophone: c.g. conn saxaphone, instrument repair shop, local pawn shop
instrument repair shop, local pawn shop, tenor sax: The dates and serial numbers do match up and although the horn is vintage it is not what we call highly sought after collectible. $300 is about what I would suspect a local pawn shop to offer but you might do better at an instrument repair shop or online...

Saxophone: Description of Cigar cutter Alto ( I think), henri selmer, cigar cutter
henri selmer, cigar cutter, model reference: Wow - if you can get this horn for a few hundred (say $300?) that is a great deal. More fair for both of you is probably closer to $500. Keep in mind that the horn may need work to get it into playing condition and that can be anywhere form $50 to several...

Saxophone: Embassy Tenor Saxophone, tenor saxophone, cluster design
tenor saxophone, cluster design, tone hole: Hello Gary, Thanks for asking your question on AllExperts. I don t have any pictures to go on, but it s most certainly a stenciled saxophone. A stenciled saxophone was made by a major manufacturer but they would have engraved a different name on it. Companies,...

Saxophone: Conn 16M Director Tenor Sax, nogales az, artist series
Saxophone: Conn 16M Director Tenor Sax, nogales az, artist series, 11m

Saxophone: Conn Alto Sax, begining, serial number
Saxophone: Conn Alto Sax, begining, serial number, mexico

Saxophone: Conn Sax, n series, naked ladies
Saxophone: Conn Sax, n series, naked ladies, horns

Saxophone: Getzen," Elkhorn", Made in Italy, alto sax, tenor sax, sound thanks
Saxophone: Getzen," Elkhorn", Made in Italy, alto sax, tenor sax, sound thanks, yardsale

Saxophone: HOLTON Alto sax, Rudy Weidoeft model, freaky man, coincidence
Saxophone: HOLTON Alto sax, Rudy Weidoeft model, freaky man, coincidence, serial number

Saxophone: Selmer USA Tenor SAX From late 80's early 90's, cork grease, tenor sax
Saxophone: Selmer USA Tenor SAX From late 80's early 90's, cork grease, tenor sax, shell case

Saxophone: Getzen," Elkhorn", Made in Italy, alto sax, getzen company, rampone cazzani
getzen company, rampone cazzani, search google: Hello,Ranger, You have a very special saxophone. Getzen is most famous for their production of Brass Instruments with the factory located in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Here s some interesting information about your sax. You see there was a fire in the Getzen company...

Saxophone: Good Brand??, resale value, washburn
resale value, washburn, alto sax: This is at best a beginner sax made by Washburn (good guitars - so-so saxes)- made afford-ably (that s a nicer word for cheaply) and primarily for the 6th grade or junior high beginner. It wouldn t be my first choice but it s hard to beat the price if you...

Saxophone: HOLTON Alto sax, Rudy Weidoeft model, serial number ranges, rudy wiedoeft
serial number ranges, rudy wiedoeft, low pitch: Hello Les, Thank you for asking your question here on AllExperts. Wow! 75 bucks? That s a great deal! In 1928, Holton purchased the LaPorte factory from Lyon & Healy; The First LaPorte made Collegiate I by Holton: tenor SN #31802; The general introduction...

Saxophone: Jazz Scales, jazz scales, major scales
jazz scales, major scales, pentatonic scales: Learn your major scales first (yes, all 12), they are easiest to hear and sing internally. Learn them over the entire range of your horn - from low Bb to high F (or F# if you have that key). All other scales are easy to attain once you can play your major...

Saxophone: King Tenor Sax, tenor sax, finger tabs
tenor sax, finger tabs, nickel plating: The 81XXX number on the King lists dates this horn around 1927 or 28. Here is a paragraph from this era from a trusted site: In 1924, King revamped their saxophone lines with the introduction of the New Series horns. These instruments continued many of...

Saxophone: Kohlert Tenor Sax, german instrument maker, double reed instruments
german instrument maker, double reed instruments, julius keilwerth: Hello Ramon, I WOULD NEED A PICTURE to really know what you have. This fine sax is could be worth anywhere from $250 all the way up to $1275. But it s only worth what some one else would pay. You must prove it was made before 1895, but they didn t make saxes...

Saxophone: Lyon & Healy Chicago, American Professional, eb c, tone holes
eb c, tone holes, scalloped neck: Please let me offer some observations... I hope you realize how rare this sax is... It s a very nice condition C-Melody sax. REMEMBER. C-MELODYS AREN T WORTH AS MUCH AS VINTAGE ALTOS OR TENORS... They are obsolete in todays bands. But you could always...

Saxophone: Lyon & Healy Chicago, American Professional, eb c, tone holes
eb c, tone holes, scalloped neck: Please let me offer some observations... I hope you realize how rare this sax is... It s a very nice condition C-Melody sax. REMEMBER. C-MELODYS AREN T WORTH AS MUCH AS VINTAGE ALTOS OR TENORS... They are obsolete in todays bands. But you could always...

Saxophone: Martin Committee Alto, 1954, jazz saxophonist, typewriter keys
jazz saxophonist, typewriter keys, art pepper: Hello Aaron, Thanks for your wonderful question here on AllExperts. Your Martin Committee Eb Alto saxophone is not a Master Model, these were made between 1929-1932. Your sax is actually much newer, 1954. The Martin Committee Alto s were made between...

Saxophone: Martin Handcraft Phase II Tenor sax, Elkhart, martin handcraft, tenor sax
martin handcraft, tenor sax, typewriter keys: Hello Jeffrey, Thanks for your wonderful question here on AllExperts. Your Martin saxophone is not a Master Model, these were made between 1929-1932. Your tenor is actually much older and more rare. You have a Martin Handcraft Phase II made in 1925. The Phase...

Saxophone: Nerves acting up when performing?, performance anxiety
performance anxiety: The best way to solve this problem is to gain as much experience playing with an accompanist as possible. Schedule a recital for a month from now, and another one for three months from now, and begin working with an accompanist each week. You will have...

Saxophone: Nerves while performing?, sax quartet, fear anxiety
sax quartet, fear anxiety, organ accompaniment: I think what your describing could be called anxiety. It s the psychological and physiological state characterized by cognitive, somatic, emotional, and behavioral components. These components combine to create an unpleasant feeling that is typically associated...

Saxophone: your opinion, tenor saxophone, ebay auctions
tenor saxophone, ebay auctions, selmer: Hi Bernard, If you search old posts on this site, I think you will find some posts of mine on this topic. If you still have questions, after that, please feel welcome to ask again. The easiest way to get a clear idea of value is for saxophones owned...

Saxophone: Saxophone, adult learners, dallas school
adult learners, dallas school, group lessons: Hello Dheeraj - I might suggest starting with the saxophone software from www.musicked.com. It is a fantastic curriculum and it can be used by yourself or with a teacher. It will at the very least begin the learning process on solid footing, My colleagues...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VI Alto and Tenor saxophones, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, selmer mark vi alto: Hello, Bill, Thanks for the great question here on AllExperts. With Selmer Mark Vi s, it s all about the serial number and the fact that the Lacquer is original. The number that we need to look at is the serial number (The one with the M prefix)M 226***,...

Saxophone: Selmer Tenor Sax Value, selmer tenor sax, local music stores
selmer tenor sax, local music stores, tenor saxophone: Hi Aubrey, The Selmer USA is a student horn made in the states.The finger touch areas are not mother of pearl. These are the best and probably the last of the good American made horns.Down at the bottom of the bell area as you hold it when playing it in...

Saxophone: Selmer USA Tenor SAX From late 80's early 90's, selmer paris, tenor saxophones
selmer paris, tenor saxophones, tenor sax: Hello Michael, Thanks for the great question. You have a Selmer USA. The Selmer(USA) Omega line of alto and tenor saxophones were superb professional instruments rivaling the Selmer(Paris) line. They have distinctly full bell engraving and may or may not...

Saxophone: Supertone, Made by Conn or Martin, alto sax, serial number range, instrument vintage
serial number range, instrument vintage, ebay: Hello Adam, Thanks for the great question on AllExperts, Just so you know, a Sax stencil is a saxophone made by a major manufacturer but with a different name on it. Music stores, schools and other businesses would order a number of saxophones from a major...

Saxophone: sax, classical players, keywork
classical players, keywork, good shape: Hi Baron, I have seen these before and they often seem to be very heavily influenced by Conn in relatively cosmetic ways. Any saxophone can be restored, but these older Rampones tend not to be impressive instruments even when 100% right. I would tend...

Saxophone: saxophone "The Elkhart IND?", straight tone holes, usaf bands
straight tone holes, usaf bands, finest craftsman: Hello Devyn, Thanks for the great question. Saxophones of this era, The mid, 1920 s, were seen with both soldered and drawn tone holes. The drawn tone holes are referenced by a patent engraved on the body tube [1,119,954 December 8, 1914] which was actually...

Saxophone: transposing from guitar to sax, tenor sax, concert guitar
tenor sax, concert guitar, eb: Hi Mike, B on Eb alto is D concert, so alto is 1 1/2 steps lower than concert. G concert (guitar) would be E for Eb alto. B on Bb tenor is A concert, so tenor is 1 full step higher than concert. G concert would be A for tenor. Here are two useful...

Saxophone: Vox Ampliphonic, selmer mark vi, typical auction
selmer mark vi, typical auction, noblet: This is a good looking horn with mechanisms designed to mock the Selmer Mark VI. From your picture I can just about make out the pick-up on the neckpiece. This was an era of electronic experimentation and a few different manufacturers were testing these...

Saxophone: vintage C. G. Conn Saxophones, pat sept, body tube
pat sept, body tube, bioi: Richard, It sounds like you have a C melody. I would need to see photos, and get a measurement of the body, from the bottom of the bow to the top of the body tube to be sure. Please read the instructions in my site bioi for photo posting instructions....

Saxophone: YAS 62 vs YAS 62 II, selmer mark 6, entry level professional
selmer mark 6, entry level professional, tenor saxophone: Hello Kat, Your question is a good one. The brand new Yamaha YAS-62II Mark II saxophone is trying to cash in on the Selmer Mark 6 name by calling it a Mark II. The company claims that the Yamaha 62II Eb Alto Saxophone is an extremely free blowing and flexible...

Saxophone: Yamaha tenor saxophones, selmer mark vi, yamaha yas 62
selmer mark vi, yamaha yas 62, yamaha saxophone: Hello Dale, Thanks for the great question. I would try Wikipedia. Please don t waste your time learning about every Yamaha saxophone ever made, just ask yourself, Who am I , are you a beginner?. if not then you don t want a YAS 23, 21 or 275. The most popular...

Saxophone: yanagisawaT5 prima, advence, professional line
advence, professional line, selmer: Hi Bill, This appears to be a non-US market release. I will need more information, and 8-10 detailed photos to identify this saxophone. The main professional line Yanagisawa current production instruments are in the 901 and 990 lines, and you can review...

Saxophone: year/worth of alto sax, tone holes, old conn
tone holes, old conn, patent number: It s hard to say without a photo or brand name but the 1119954 is actually a patent number for Conn tone holes. So, your 94198 horn is probably an old Conn Wonder made around 1923, just before the change to the New Wonder which happened around 1925. ...

Saxophone: 1925 Martin Handcraft Alto Sax, straight tone holes, martin handcraft
straight tone holes, martin handcraft, finest craftsman: Hello Lori, I love getting questions like yours! First of all, you re not to old to learn to play the sax. Are you kidding me? Anything worth doing is worth learning how to do it. I m 48, I learned to play the sax when I was 9. If I can do it any one can....

Saxophone: 1941 Bundy Selmer 42M Alto Sax USA, selmer paris, selmer company
selmer paris, selmer company, ludwig drums: In 1909, A person destined to take over the Selmer company in later years, Mr. George Bundy, started working in the store. He was an outstanding pupil of Alexandre Selmer. 1911- Selmer opens a manufacturing plant, with excelsior, at 251 Fourth Avenue,...

Saxophone: age of alto sax and approx value, bundy, saxophone
bundy, saxophone, used: You can probably find out the age of your instrument by using google to search for bundy serial number A bundy is a reasonable quality student model instrument, appropriate for beginners up through about 8th grade. A completely overhauled student...

Saxophone: alto sax tuning high concert b flat, google searches, sax players
google searches, sax players, spheroid: Hi Dennis, This is a much more involved question than I can answer for you here, especially with so little information (saxophone and mouthpiece makes and models would be crucial to know, for example) to go on. There are repair/adjustment corrections...

Saxophone: appraisal and info, student model, good shape
student model, good shape, e bay: The 613 is an older student model horn. These are frequently found online (at sites like e-bay) for $200 or $300 depending on condition (there is currently a model very close to your serial # available for $229). If the horn is in good shape it should...

Saxophone: Barclay Alto, difficulty playing lower notes,, larry teal, clarinet player
larry teal, clarinet player, light wand: Hello Richard, Thanks for the great question. Difficulty in playing the lower range of the saxophone can be caused by many factors. 1. The reed is way too hard; Mouthpiece tip opening is way too open; When the reed is too hard the low notes will become...

Saxophone: Beginner, playing the saxophone, new subscription service
playing the saxophone, new subscription service, internet lessons: I am a HUGE proponent of reading music, it s the best way to learn an instrument and set yourself up for future learning success. I recommend MusickEd.com (www.musicked.com) - the current software is terrific and there is a new subscription service about to...

Saxophone: Better brand, sax yamaha, physical observation
sax yamaha, physical observation, intermediate student: The Yamaha is a beginner horn made solidly and will hold up well for a new player. The 400 series though made in Asia have gotten some good reviews. I have played each horn and found the Yamaha to be easy to blow and a little thin compared to the fuller toned...

Saxophone: Blowing Sop., soprano, saxophone
soprano, saxophone, embouchure: Soprano does require more back pressure than alto. In general, the smaller the reed, the more back pressure is required. Oboe has the most; then E-flat clarinet; then regular clarinet; then soprano, then alto, then tenor sax and bass clarinet, etc. You...

Saxophone: BUESCHER True Tone 1925 LP, body braces, bell piece
body braces, bell piece, low pitch: Greetings Dave. It s nice to get your wonderful question here on all-experts. Let me start with 2 points. First of all, Saxophone is spelled with an O . Second of all, it s a BUESCHER not BLUESCHER. This is a common spelling error for both words. You did...

Saxophone: Buescher True-Tone Soprano,, soprano saxophone, usa horn
soprano saxophone, usa horn, ebay: Hello Mary, Thanks for the question on allexperts. The music is of more value as a teaching tool, rather than having a monetary value. There might be some collectors or educators who specialize in historical educational music. Try your luck on Ebay or Craigslist...

Saxophone: Bundy II Alto Sax age, selmer company, serial number list
selmer company, serial number list, google search: Hi Lamar, These are student saxophones, not to be confused with the main Selmer line. Please search archives for past comments on these, and if you still have questions I will be happy to answer them. Because these are not collectible, you may have...

Saxophone: bari sax Bandmaster, bari sax, boosey and hawkes
bari sax, boosey and hawkes, cheap materials: Bandmaster is what is called a stencil horn - some of these have been attributed to the Boosey and Hawkes, Martin, and even Conn companies. These horns are tough to date accurately by serial number but can be dated a little easier with a picture. GRD means...

Saxophone: Conn 10M Tenor Verses Conn 30M Tenor, tenor sax, conn 10m
tenor sax, conn 10m, google search: There are a number of differences in the keywork design of 30Ms from 10Ms, for example a different low Bb mechanism and a number of adjusting screws and linkage additions on the 30M. The 30M is a more valuable instrument, in terms of price and collectibility,...

Saxophone: conn sax. value, exquisite instruments, saxpics
exquisite instruments, saxpics, e bay: Ah yes, the Conn Naked Lady. Here is a link to some great information from a trusted site: http://www.saxpics.com/?v=mod&modID=45 Your dating (1933) is pretty accurate - the horn was brand new at that point. This is a solid horn and even though the...

Saxophone: Elkhart, by Buescher Alto Saxophone, elk head, martin indiana
elk head, martin indiana, heart shape: Hello Dewayne, Thank you for your service, and thank you for the great question here on AllExperts. Back in the late 30 s or early 40 s you could get a professional The Buescher (or Aristocrat or 400), Elkhart, Ind. = Pro-line, full-featured horn. Or...

Saxophone: Frank Holton C-Melody saxophone., band instrument repair, viable career option
band instrument repair, viable career option, woodwind and brasswind: Hello Loretta, Thanks for asking this fine question on AllExperts. Yes, believe it or not, there are class s you can take in order to learn the fine art of Band Instrument Repair. Back in the day it was from the Allied school but they are long gone now, today...

Saxophone: Frank Holton Saxaphone, eb, holton
eb, holton, david harris: This is a nice old horn - more of a curio than a true collectible. It also has older mechanisms which makes it less desirable as a horn that will be played in today s environment. The Holton serial number lists are somewhat incomplete at best and inaccurate...

Saxophone: Goldbeck & Co. "Superb" Bari Sax Mouthpiece, little don, mouthpiece
Saxophone: Goldbeck & Co. "Superb" Bari Sax Mouthpiece, little don, mouthpiece, conn

Saxophone: Goldbeck & Co. "Superb" Bari Sax Mouthpiece, bari sax mouthpiece, berg larsen mouthpieces
bari sax mouthpiece, berg larsen mouthpieces, superb models: Hello Paul, What you have is a Metal Goldbeck & Co. mouthpiece that was made from an American (J.J. Babbitt/Otto Link) blank, starting in the 1920s. Frank Kaspar senior (a former employee of Goldbeck) later took over Goldbeck & Co. and continued to produce...

Saxophone: Good Brand?, soprano saxophone, dense metal
soprano saxophone, dense metal, yanagisawa: This horn is manufactured in China. They are factory made intermediate horns with very competitive prices. The catalog claims Taishan is a manufacturer of high class wind instruments , and the few reviews I have read have been fairly favorable. The soprano...

Saxophone: Hamilton Tenor Saxophone made by CONN, tenor saxophone, tenor sax
tenor saxophone, tenor sax, chevy cavalier: Hello Trish,Thanks for asking a wonderful question here on AllExperts. Yes It s a stencil! Your sax was made by Conn. If you don t know what I m talking about let me guide you. A stencil is a saxophone made by a major manufacturer but will have a different...

Saxophone: HOLTON C-Melody saxophone,1909, stock market crash, tenor sax
stock market crash, tenor sax, piano sheet music: Hello Timothy, Your sax is old! I get this question all the time, but it s still a great question. Thanks for using the AllExperts website. You said you used it in marching band. Did you think you were playing a tenor sax?, well, You do have a tenor, but it...

Saxophone: Indiana Elkhart , Made By Martin, Alto Sax, martin indiana, branded line
martin indiana, branded line, elkart: Hello Mary, Thanks for the interesting question here on All Experts. Your horn is not worth much is it s present condition. Not to mention that it s a stencil or second line sax. The major line sax companies were,(are), Selmer, Conn, Martin, King, Holton,...

Saxophone: Info needed Tenor Saxophone Paul Beuscher, paul beuscher, tenor saxophone
paul beuscher, tenor saxophone, public inquiry: Milan, this is either a French, German, or East European make. It s probably a French make, based on the engraving style, but I will need to see the photos as indicated to say more. Please visit www.photobucket.com if you can t figure out another way. ...

Saxophone: Jinbao JBAS-200, ebay auctions, ebay
ebay auctions, ebay, retail prices: Hi Jonathan, Most new saxophones devalue by between 50-75% when resold. If you check old eBay auctions, you ll see that the average depreciation for the best professional saxophones, upon resale, tends to be somewhere between 50-60% of the lowest current...

Saxophone: Kima Saxophone, What do I have?, usaf bands, kima company
usaf bands, kima company, south el monte: Thanks Juanita for the question here on AllExperts, This was all I could find; KIMA MUSIC PRODUCTS CORPORATION--1230 Santa Anita Avenue #F, South El Monte, California 91733-3861. Telephone: (626) 575-9886. Toll-free telephone: 800-843-5520. Fax: (626) 575-9882....

Saxophone: loking for estimation, elkhart indiana, e bay
elkhart indiana, e bay, engravings: This is an old saxophone made in Elkhart, Indiana in the early 1920 s. These horns usually have lots of elaborate engravings that collectors like. If it is in very good condition with the original lacquer in tact and the horn in good playing condition, it...

Saxophone: low C#, B, and Bb notes on Alto Sax, professional band instrument, band instrument repair
professional band instrument, band instrument repair, yamaha 82z: Hello Chris, Thanks for letting me answer your fine question here on AllExperts. What you need is a leak light. You can get one from the Ferrees catalog, or visit your local repairman and talk to Him/Her. They will be happy to assist you in checking your...

Saxophone: Martin Busine Alto Sax 20300, intermediate learners, missing keys
intermediate learners, missing keys, winged horse: My first horn was a Martin but it was from the American company in Indiana. The Martin-Busine is produced by Grassi folks who also stenciled horns for Majestic and Buffet Evette. These are not highly regarded but in restored condition can be decent for...

Saxophone: Martin Busine Tenor Sax, tenor sax, intermediate learners
tenor sax, intermediate learners, busine: I just recently answered a question about Busine alto: My first horn was a Martin but it was from the American company in Indiana. The Martin-Busine is produced by Grassi folks who also stenciled horns for Majestic and Buffet Evette. These are not highly...

Saxophone: Martin MASTER Typewriter tenor sax 1929, martin handcraft, tenor sax
martin handcraft, tenor sax, typewriter keys: I changed the subject line to indicate it was a Master model, I didn t realize that the bell of your horn said Handcraft, sometimes my job is harder then you would think, because I can t see the horn in person. Your sax is really a Martin Master Handcraft...

Saxophone: Master-Art (Conn) Elkhart tenor saxophone, conn selmer, finest craftsman
conn selmer, finest craftsman, tenor saxophone: It must be beautiful! I bet it really plays! You re lucky to have such a fine, rare collectable saxophone from another time in history! These were made by the finest craftsman to have ever manufactured saxophones. Elkhart, Indana was the home to Buescher,...

Saxophone: major help with old sax, rigid quality, sax
rigid quality, sax, 60s: Hi Derek, You need to see a competent repairperson. It sounds like any number of things may be wrong, but certainly you can vastly improve your horn s response with a visit to a repairperson who knows what s/he is doing. Good luck, Palo Just Saxes,...

Saxophone: mold on sax, saxophone, pads
saxophone, pads, leather: It sounds like the instrument was stored in a damp location, which has damaged the leather pads, perhaps ruining them. I suggest you bring the instrument to a good instrument repairman - preferably someone who works on the instruments of professional musicians,...

Saxophone: mouthpieces, saxophone mouthpiece, saxophone mouthpieces
saxophone mouthpiece, saxophone mouthpieces, metal saxophone: Hello Susan, Thank for the great question here on AllExperts. Yes there are many different kinds of saxophone mouthpieces. They can be divided up into the following categories. Hard Rubber Classical, Hard rubber Jazz, Metal Jazz/Rock, and Plastic beginners....

Saxophone: need help identifying a martin alto saxophone, thumb rest, heart shape
thumb rest, heart shape, good shape: Hi Kenneth, I will need more information, although the thumbrest sounds Armstrong (I can t say without more info and without photos, though). Please see my profile for instructions on how to post photos and information. Best, Palo Just Saxes, New...

Saxophone: Pilot Tenor saxophone, tenor saxophone, good shape
tenor saxophone, good shape, different company: Hello, This is probably a stencil, i.e. a saxophone made under a company name by a manufacturer of a different company name. To identify it, you will need to provide more information -- please see my account profile for instructions on how to provide...

Saxophone: price of balanced action tenor, selmer tenor saxophone, balanced action selmer
selmer tenor saxophone, balanced action selmer, good luck jack: Hi Jack, Balanced Action Selmers will run you $2000-$8000 depending on the condition with the average around the middle.I think you mean a high f sharp key and no they don t have one,but you can still get a f sharp though on it. You can not install a f#...

Saxophone: Re: Tenor Saxophone Paul Beuscher Images, paul beuscher, stan getz
paul beuscher, stan getz, tenor saxophone: Miljan, This turns out to be an interesting saxophone. Based on the bow guard, (apparently) French engraving, overall keyguard style (except for the screw-adjusted bumpers), left-hand pinky table design (except for double rollers on the low B touch), and...

Saxophone: SAX, mastercraft, mother of pearl
mastercraft, mother of pearl, stencil: Hi Peter, It looks like a Conn wonder from your pics.They made saxes under other names back then.as a Conn stencil with good pads you should get around $400-$900 .It was made around the mid 30 s too. Good luck Peter, Dan dgoss@musicvillageoregon.co...

Saxophone: Selmer Bundy II USA ALTO, sigurd rascher, selmer models
sigurd rascher, selmer models, saxophone mouthpieces: I m so happy for you getting your new sax! The A991 sure sounds excellent. One way to improve your tone is to practice long tones and low tones. This will allow your embouchure (Chops) (Face Muscles) to get stronger, allowing you to eventually move up in reed...

Saxophone: Selmer Super Balanced Action 1950 Tenor, vintage saxophone, john coltrane
vintage saxophone, john coltrane, rule of thumb: Hello Allen, Thanks for the great question!! Made in France, allright, Paris, France! Sometimes, I feel that every question from now on is.... How much is my horn worth? My question to them is... How much is it worth to you . For example... a person asked...

Saxophone: Stolen vintage sax., filing a police report, vintage sax
filing a police report, vintage sax, pawn shops: Hi Randy, Normal considerations as far as stolen items should apply (e.g. filing a police report and giving information to pawn shops in the area), but this link should help, too: http://stolensaxophones.com/ Good luck, Palo Just Saxes, New Orlean...

Saxophone: My saxaphone, montgomery ward catalog, serial number list
montgomery ward catalog, serial number list, alto saxaphone: The Concertone was a stencil horn - that is, stamped concertone but manufactured in part or in whole by another company....possibly Martin, Conn or even Courturiers. The concertone name can also be found on a wide variety of instruments from trumpets...

Saxophone: Is this saxophone worth anything?, woodwinds and brass, rue reaumur
woodwinds and brass, rue reaumur, water fountains: I apologize for the delay in getting back to you. This is an interesting horn. I have researched similar markings within the past few years, here is what I ve learned: Horns with these kinds of markings are associated with the Worlds Fair and other expositions...

Saxophone: soprano sax in jazz band, soprano saxophone, jazz band
soprano saxophone, jazz band: Soprano saxophone is rarely called for in jazz band. You should be playing alto saxophone, not soprano, unless the piece specifically calls for soprano. Do not play the tenor saxophone part on soprano, as it will be an octave too high and will change the...

Saxophone: Tenor Sax, tenor sax, selmer bundy
tenor sax, selmer bundy, war horse: This was the war-horse of student horns made in great numbers during your era (around the mid 1970 s). If it s in good shape it may bring between $500 and $800. Most of these took the abuse of junior and senior high band and marching band programs and have...

Saxophone: Value of La Monte tenor sax, tenor sax, ebay
tenor sax, ebay, local shop: Hi Lisa, Your sax is a Orsi stencil.These with good pads and in good condition can get $250-$700 in the market.I would Ebay as is in the Fall when School starts up again.Try taking it to your local shop and see what they say too. Good Luck Lisa, Dan...

Saxophone: Vintage Soprano Saxophone?, soprano saxophone, approximate age
soprano saxophone, approximate age, antique store: Hi Brady, Need more info.... If you d like information about this saxophone, please read the instructions in my profile, and post again. If you provide enough photo links and information, I will be happy to help. Best, Palo Just Saxes, New Orlean...

Saxophone: Vintage sax, vintage sax, saxophones
vintage sax, saxophones, holton: Hi Charles, This is not an area of expertise for me because I do not buy or sell these, and the market for them is generally limited to stencil editions, meaning those that are made by other manufacturers. Most of the Holtons that are not made by another...

Saxophone: value of cousenon, music ed, galpin
music ed, galpin, jstor: It is probably BTE (not RTE) - here is some nice info on the horn: http://www.jstor.org/pss/842523 and here is a link to a group that might enjoy hearing from you: http://www.music.ed.ac.uk/euchmi/galpin/ Congrats again - it s a super relic...

Saxophone: wurlitzer low pitch sax serial 166997, low pitch, quality cost
low pitch, quality cost, account profile: Hi Michael, These are usually stencils, i.e. saxophones made by other manufacturers. To identify it, you will need to provide more information -- please see my account profile for instructions on how to provide photos and information. Best, Palo...

Saxophone: What is it, tone holes, conns
tone holes, conns, account profile: Hi Bill, This is probably a stencil, i.e. a saxophone made by other manufacturers. Most saxophones with rolled toneholes are made by either Conn, one of a couple of German and/or Eastern European companies, or SML -- with a few straggling exceptions. ...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa A-5 Professional Alto, selmer mark vi, usa horn
selmer mark vi, usa horn, vintage models: Hello Rune, Thanks for the question on all-experts. You have a 1975 Yanagisawa A-5 professional horn. Those Yanagisawa s were similar to a Selmer Mark VI, but not quite a full fledged copy. I would keep it and play the heck out of it! In 1965, the A-5 [1965-1976]...

Saxophone: '52 Selmer SBA Tenor, john coltrane, speaking the truth
john coltrane, speaking the truth, rule of thumb: Hello Michael, Thanks for the great question!! So, You have a saxophone made in Paris, France. Your Grandfather s sax is the top of the line Selmer of all time. Your grandpa knew that Selmer was tops. One rule of thumb in this game of buying and selling......

Saxophone: Alto Sax, alto sax music, talented musician
alto sax music, talented musician, holton: Hi Marsha, I have one also.The missing neck is a major problem though as it will cost more then the sax is worth to make one.Is it a alto ,c-Melody or tenor.Take a picture and send it to me and I can tell. The altos are worth around $300-$500 tenors...

Saxophone: Alto sax, gold lacquer, selmer alto sax
gold lacquer, selmer alto sax, insurance value: At 26% the horn obviously needs repair. The buyer will need to put some money into getting the horn in good playing condition, so keep that in mind. These horns typically sell for between $2,000 and $4,000 on sites like e-bay. The higher end horns are...

Saxophone: age of my sax, selmer bundy, saxophones
selmer bundy, saxophones, scratches: Hi Mick, Please take a moment to search old questions and answers on this site, as there are several about Selmer Bundy saxophones in the archive. If you still have questions afterward, you are welcome to repost. Best, Palo Just Saxes, New Orlean...

Saxophone: age of saxaphone, xs4all nl, silverplate
xs4all nl, silverplate, pan am: Hi Carol, Will have to look around for that .I will get back on this.But all of the Pan am stuff was made before 1956 as they went to conn the .Here is a good link to look at Good Luck Dan Goss dgoss@musicvillageoregon.com http://www.xs4all.nl/~cderksen/PanAm-index.html...

Saxophone: Bundy Selmer sax, selmer sax, selmer alto sax
selmer sax, selmer alto sax, 7oo: Hi Mick, From the picture I can t tell .I think it is a Bundy 2.These were very good student horns and the price range is $100-$7oo depending on the condition.I don t have serial numbers for these .but they made them in the 80 s mostly.So with that said $500.00...

Saxophone: Bundy Special, Made In Germany, Keilwerth stencil, keilwerth, rock gigs
keilwerth, rock gigs, real jazz: Hello Nicole, Thanks for your question. I m sorry for your fathers passing. It sounds like a wonderful sax. For a brief time,the Selmer USA, Bundy Special saxophones were available from Keilwerth, and are stamped Made in Germany . They have a Keilwerth...

Saxophone: C.G.Conn Ltd. alto sax, conn saxophones, old conn
conn saxophones, old conn, saxgourmet: Oops my bad! These generally go for between $200 in marginal condition to as much as $1,000 in very, very good condition. Most sell for a few hundred dollars on sites like e-bay as they are in antique condition (rather than playing condition). Those that...