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Saxophone: Evette-Schaeffer tenor1969,, drum bugle corps, drum and bugle corps
drum bugle corps, drum and bugle corps, usaf basic training: Hello Steven, Thank you for your service! I also played Snare drum for the USAF Basic training drum and bugle corps. in Oct 1988. We were 17 years apart. Malerne stencil Evette-Schaeffer tenors are wonderful french saxes made from the late sixties into the...

Saxophone: Mouthpiece Tenor Sax, metal mouthpieces, mouthpiece size
Saxophone: Mouthpiece Tenor Sax, metal mouthpieces, mouthpiece size, metal mouthpiece

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VII, mark vii
Saxophone: Selmer Mark VII, mark vii

Saxophone: Holton C-Melody saxophone,1924, tenor sax, gold lacquer
tenor sax, gold lacquer, rudy wiedoeft: Hello Julie, It s called the case . Having the original case is very important. This protects the sax from dust and being damaged. It is very important to keep the original case and to put the sax in the case. THIS IS where you would STORE THE NECK STRAP,...

Saxophone: Identifying a saxophone, charles harris, left hand side
charles harris, left hand side, thrift store: Crystal, What you have is most defiantly a stencil instrument. As it was made in Italy, it could be by one of several manufactures there. I m sorry I cant tell you much about the horn without seeing pictures of the overall design. If you want to send...

Saxophone: Karl Meyer tenor saxophone, tenor saxophone, serial number list
tenor saxophone, serial number list, karl meyer: Evan, Sorry I didn t get to you sooner. I was out of town and away from the office for the past 2 days. The Karl Meyer sax you have is a stencil. This means it was made by one company and the sold to another who put their name on it. Based on the design,...

Saxophone: Karl Meyer tenor saxophone, tenor saxophone, gold lacquer
tenor saxophone, gold lacquer, thumb rest: Thanks for the picture - this horn looks to be in great shape. By the way, it s most likely not gold plated, but gold lacquer. From what I have gleaned these horns are mid-level step up horns probably made in East Germany or stenciled by someone like Amati...

Saxophone: King Cleveland 613 Alto Sax ,1974, serial number chart, martin indiana
serial number chart, martin indiana, cleveland band: Hello Jay, You have a student second line Alto Saxophone from about 1974, number 600,000 was 1975...What s a second line sax? The best way of thinking of a second-line instrument is that they are student/intermediate horns sold by a major saxophone manufacturer....

Saxophone: king h.n. white alto sax, minor dents, napbirt
minor dents, napbirt, low pitch: Carolyn, The $90 price is very fair. Considering the conation and age of the instrument. King produced some great instruments over the years, but this one would not be one of their prime models. It s to early in their production. From the serial number...

Saxophone: Kingston deluxe saxophone, second hand music, second hand music store
second hand music, second hand music store, serial number range: Hello Brian, Your sax might have been made by Martin, or it might have been made in Italy, with the name Kingston deluxe stenciled on it.I need photos to tell for sure... A stencil is a saxophone made by a major manufacturer but with a different name on it....

Saxophone: Lyon and Healy curved soprano sax! , curved soprano sax, lyon and healy
curved soprano sax, lyon and healy, curved soprano saxophone: Hello Steve, this curved soprano saxophone can be polished professionally with a hand cream silver polish and a special cloth. How-ever, there are razor sharp needle springs that will draw blood. Please contact a NAPBIRT certified repair technition. Use their...

Saxophone: Martin Indiana sax, stan getz, jazz organist
stan getz, jazz organist, jazz guitarist: Hello Molly, It s a real pleasure to get to know you! You are jazz guitarist Gene Sargent s daughter. Your dad played with Woody Herman and of coarse Stan Getz, my number one jazz influence of all time. You sat on Ben Websters knee?, How cool! My dad was a...

Saxophone: mouthpiece question, charles harris, playing blues
charles harris, playing blues, blues jazz: George, Hey.... Sorry I haven t gotten back to you in the past few days. I ve had a bit of a cold and life is just getting back to normal. I believe I may have answered this question in the past or one similar to it. I cant really say which mouthpiece...

Saxophone: Mouthpiece Tenor Sax, tenor sax mouthpiece, saxophone mouthpiece
tenor sax mouthpiece, saxophone mouthpiece, berg larsen: Hello Carmen, It looks to be a metal stainless steel tenor sax mouthpiece made in Czechoslovakia. It looks exactly like a Berg Larsen metal, If the tip is really .180 ,that is way big, I bet it s really 80/1 (80 over 1) 1 is the chamber, pretty bright). This...

Saxophone: Selmer Bari Sax, baritone sax, bari sax
baritone sax, bari sax, niche market: The market is tough right now - still this is a nice horn (a late era Mark VI I believe) and Baritones if well maintained will hold their value. If the horn is in good playing condition (and factoring in the lacquer condition) it could bring between $4,000...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VII, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vii
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vii, selmer balanced action: Hello Eliza, Thanks for the question here on all-experts. Everything has a certain value. You made a great purchase, how-ever is it a tenor or alto?!!!!The Selmer Mark VII (7) was Selmer s professional followup to the Mark VI (6). The Selmer Mark 6 is considered...

Saxophone: V.Kohlert Sohne alto saxophone, keilwerth saxophone, julius keilwerth
keilwerth saxophone, julius keilwerth, tone holes: Hello Evan, Your sax is from 1936 and is a VKS model, Their top of the line. This is for a professional. This sax is as good as any Conn or Selmer. Low pitch means A=440 (high pitch means A=456) Here in America, we use low pitch. In Poland, I don t know...

Saxophone: vintage King Saxello Soprano 1925, usa horn, roland kirk
usa horn, roland kirk, rare instrument: Hello Adran, Please leave it as is. Any attempt to correct the blemish will affect the value. A sax that is original is worth way more. The silver plate has wore thinner over time, and the bare brass has exposed itself and tarnished, no problem.. This does...

Saxophone: yamahiro saxes: are they any good, selmer mark 6, buescher aristocrat
selmer mark 6, buescher aristocrat, selmer reference: Hello Joseph. I think you mean YAMAHA...??? Here in America, we call it YA-MA-Ha... I ve never heard of YAMAHIRO The truth is you don t need a Selmer. Many other companies make super fine saxophones. The best soprano I ve ever seen and played was the top...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa soprano saxophone, soprano saxophone, serial number list
soprano saxophone, serial number list, professional instrument: Delfin, Your asking some good questions. To my knowledge Yanagisawa has never released an official serial number list. If you notice that most companies that do so wait several years between updates and even then the list are often 15 or more years behind....

Saxophone: 1929 Martin Handcraft Alto, martin handcraft, gibson l5
martin handcraft, gibson l5, sax players: Hello Scott,The best thing you could ever do, it sell it as is. You do not need to restore it. Let the buyer restore it. Please call 1-800-USA-HORN, in perfect condition you sax is worth $800 to $1000 dollars. If THIS IS THE RARE Typewriter MODEL it s worth...

Saxophone: age and value of vintage alto sax, serial number list, history and value
serial number list, history and value, 43554: These are usually durably made student model horns. I have never found a reliable serial number list for older Blessing models probably because many were actually made by another manufacturer before being stamped (or stenciled) with the Blessing name. Your...

Saxophone: altissimo fingering for a vintage Conn, sigurd rascher, local music store
sigurd rascher, local music store, fingering chart: Hi George, Two books you might want to get are TOP TONES by Sigurd Rascher and the book (title is escaping me right now) by Dr. Bob Luckey on overtones. These should both be available fairly readily either through WWBW.com or Amazon. You might be able...

Saxophone: Alto Cleveland Saxophone, dings and dents, thumb rest
dings and dents, thumb rest, cleveland line: Hi Rachel, Thanks for posting those -- good job on the pics. The modern H.N. White company s website does have some serial number lists here, which seems to put your saxophone in the years 1919-1930 under Cleveland and American Standard Serial Numbers...

Saxophone: Armstrong Tenor sax, selmer mark 6, yamaha yts
selmer mark 6, yamaha yts, tenor sax: Hello Joel. Thank you for your questions. First of all, any sax could be used by a professional saxophonist. They would be using their professional mouthpiece and have the technique, the only drawback would be the ergonomics of the key mechanism. Charlie Parker...

Saxophone: Armstrong tenor sax, tenor saxophone, tenor sax
tenor saxophone, tenor sax, saxophone players: Joel, Based on what you told me I would recommend you run from this horn. The Armstrong brand is an older student line that was part of the UMI / Conn brand during the 1980 s. They still make flutes and pics under the Armstrong name, but saxophones are...

Saxophone: BuffetValue of Baritone Saxophone, baritone saxophone, baritone sax
baritone saxophone, baritone sax, usa horn: Hello Susan, I no longer do value questions. Please call 1-800-USA-HORN. They are the best in the country at appraisals. So much of the value is based on condition. That is a beautiful french low pitch baritone sax that is very simlar to a old conn bari.I...

Saxophone: C G Conn New Wonder E-flat Alto Sax, professional band instrument, band instrument repair
professional band instrument, band instrument repair, classic saxophone: Hello Ruth, That s a true classic saxophone. Conn was top of the line. I want to be honest with you... The value of a vintage sax is based on condition, condition, condition! Your Conn is a great sax. But it s only worth top dollar if in in perfect playing...

Saxophone: CG Conn Soprano sax - vintage?, soprano sax, saxophone study
soprano sax, saxophone study, european orchestras: Hello Paul, When you said high tone or low tone, what you meant was high pitch or low pitch. The L stands for low pitch. That is the pitch standard of America today. A=440. High pitch is obsolete in America, (not more specialized, or less useful), and just...

Saxophone: Conn saxophone with serial number 6747, conn saxophone, conn usa
conn saxophone, conn usa, thumb rest: Hello Lora, you have a student Conn 14M Shooting Star Alto Saxophone I recently saw a Conn 14M Shooting Star with the serial number s/n 712*** is from 1957 so yours is earlier. You must be missing the last 2 digits... These are really solid horns. People...

Saxophone: Evette Schaeffer saxophone, rayburn music, minor dents
rayburn music, minor dents, silver keys: Hello Janeen, You live in Mass, I was stationed there at Hanscom AFB, in 1991-2002, there are some many great repair people in the Boston Area. I used to go to Emilio in Lexington, he works out of the Rayburn music store and also I used to get my sax fixed...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa Tenor T500, 1977, tenor, north texas
Saxophone: Yanagisawa Tenor T500, 1977, tenor, north texas

Saxophone: Frank Holton ALTO saxophone, john phillip sousa, steinway musical instruments inc
john phillip sousa, steinway musical instruments inc, conn selmer: Hello Maggie, Your Frank Holton Eb Alto sax is very collectible. It was made by the Frank Holton Company whom manufactured musical instruments in Elkhorn, Wis. Holton is the oldest continually operating wind instrument company in the United States. Frank...

Saxophone: Grass alto saxophone, base model, grassi
base model, grassi, intermediates: Joel, Hi Sorry its taken me a few days to get you. The E-mail from All-Experts was somehow intercepted and placed in my junk folder. Sorry about that. I belive the horn your looking at is a Grassi, not a Grass. From what I understand the company went...

Saxophone: Grass alto saxophone, beginner model, good shape
beginner model, good shape, grassi: It s actually a Grassi (with an i at the end) - it is a student (beginner) model and yes, the GRassi company is no longer making horns. $180 isn t a bad price but I may ask him to settle closer to $110 or $120 and that way you have some funds to put...

Saxophone: Grassi alto saxophone, laser etching, grassi
laser etching, grassi, music websites: Hello Joel, This is an alto sax by the Italian Saxophone company Ida Maria Grassi Company . They are no longer in business. Grassi saxophones were professional saxophones and also they had a student line. Instruments gets great reviews on jazz and music...

Saxophone: Gretsch Great American Sax, by CONN, tenor sax, tenor saxophone
tenor sax, tenor saxophone, low pitch: Hello Walter, Yes, it s real silver plate over brass. Your sax is a stencil. Please tell me if you have a Bb tenor, Eb alto, or C-melody...Quite some years ago, I actually got a question from a guy in Hamburg, Germany who owned a Gretsch tenor saxophone....

Saxophone: HN White King Alto Saxophone appraisal, king zephyr, worth alot
king zephyr, worth alot, usa horn: Hello Stephanie, Please call 1-800-USA-HORN they can appraise it for free. I no longer answer How much is my horn worth questions? Your King is from 1926, and the model information is...King Eb Alto No. 1004 Solo Instrument That model was Introduced around...

Saxophone: Kolhert VKS Saxophone, Made in Germany, german instrument maker, double reed instruments
german instrument maker, double reed instruments, julius keilwerth: This saxophone is extremely valuable. It is a Kohlert VKS Made in Germany. Here is a short history of the company 1840: The Kohlert Company was founded in Graslitz, Czechoslovakia by Vincenz Ferarius Kohlert. However, he did not produce any saxophones. 1900/01:...

Saxophone: Saxophone King Zephyr Tenor, king zephyr, machine buff
king zephyr, machine buff, treble clef: Hi Henk, I only see one photo -- I will need you to follow the instructions in my profile, as far as pictures. The R-1 in the photo I see appears to have been added by someone other than the factory. It could be anyone that did it, but sometimes schools...

Saxophone: Tenor Saxophone, selmer lavoix, tenor saxophone
selmer lavoix, tenor saxophone, king zephyr: Selmer Bundy Tenor II , is a copy Made By Selmer USA of a Buescher Aristocrat tenor saxophones. These are excellent student saxophones. That price is right on the money. I knew a guy at a blues jam who played the hell out a Bundy tenor. Please test play it,...

Saxophone: Van Hall deluxe tenor saxophone, tenor saxophone, keywork
tenor saxophone, keywork, conn 10m: Hello Ross, you have an Old Keilwerth stencil made in Germany. You seem to already know so much more about that sax then I will ever know. I no longer answer value questions. If the sax plays for you that s all that matters! If it doesn t look silver, maybe...

Saxophone: wurlitzer on ebay: C Melody or Tenor?, tenor sax, ebay
tenor sax, ebay, wurlitzer: George, I belive this is a tenor sax. However I don t agree on the price. The Werlitzer were low to mid grade horns in their day. There is almost no collector market for them. Considering it s going to need some work, I would value this horn at about...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa Tenor T500, 1977, stainless steel springs, jazz combo
stainless steel springs, jazz combo, college music: Hello Lukasz, Thank you for your question. You have a T500 Series. Your sax was made in 1977. The 500 series was Yanagisawa’s attempt to produce an intermediate horn. These were only available in alto and tenor. The series was introduced in the mid to late...

Saxophone: yanagisawa vintage alto sax, selmer mark vi, keywork
selmer mark vi, keywork, design elements: This is probably a 4 series (made between 1966 and 1975) - Yani s entry level pro model. According to one site The 4 series of horns have a very centered tone and shows a major amount of influence from the Selmer Mark VI without being a true copy. It has...

Saxophone: Age and Origin of OLDS Baritone Saxophone, selmer mark vi, baritone saxophone
selmer mark vi, baritone saxophone, conn selmer: Hello Gilbert, In 1978 the Olds factory closed and all the machines for making instruments were auctioned off and the company was bought by SELMER USA now called CONN/SELMER. All OLDS horn production moved to Asia. (Taiwan). Your sax is not a stencil. It s...

Saxophone: ALTO SAX - EVETTE-SCHAEFER, yamaha yas 23, musician s friend
yamaha yas 23, musician s friend, sax players: Hello Nick, Please send the photos here for all to see. We can t wait to see your vintage sax. I live in Dayton Ohio, and play alot of jazz gigs around here. I can t post my email address on this website, because the spammers will get a hold of it....just...

Saxophone: Alto sax and Mouthpiece, model collectors, exact model
model collectors, exact model, eb: Sorry for the delay in answering Jeremy - I have been out of the office for the past few weeks. Your horn dates to around 1924-25. It seems to fall just before the Rudy Weidoft model which may be unfortunate - still, it s worth having it checked by a...

Saxophone: amati sax, soprano sax, soviet block
soprano sax, soviet block, political concerns: Alan, By Amati, I assume you mean Amati Kraslice. I ve had a love hate relationship with this brand for a while now. I m hesitant about putting a value on these horns as there has been so much variation in the quality of their production over the years....

Saxophone: Amati saxophone, history of saxophones, soviet expansionism
history of saxophones, soviet expansionism, west bohemia: Hello Alan I no longer answer value questions. Please call 1-800-USA-HORN for their appraisal. Your Amati is a nice sax. Dennis Gazarek wrote a fantastic article on Amati saxophones . I have included it.... Amati Instrument Manufacturer The History...

Saxophone: Buescher Elkhart Tenor Sax, jazz clarinet, tenor sax
jazz clarinet, tenor sax, martin indiana: Hello Jeff, Mark 6 saxophones used brown plastic, old Selmer Super Balanced action used metal. I like metal, for a slighter brighter jazz tone, for classical the plastic are fine. Both are way better than just the rivit pads or as found on old c melody saxophones,...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone Alto Saxophone, sigurd rascher, low pitch
sigurd rascher, low pitch, buescher sax: Hello Celeon, you have an alto sax in the key of Eb. It is Low pitch which is great It is made by the Buescher company. The model is called the True Tone. Your sax is a split bell design. The condition is fantastic! it is a silver plate model. The silver...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone Alto, 1924, sigurd rascher, standard pitch
sigurd rascher, standard pitch, worth alot: Hello Robin, you have a Buescher True Tone alto. Your sax was made in 1924. True Tone was the brand name of the first line of saxophones produced by the Buescher Band Instrument Company between 1905 and 1932. The name was stamped into the back of the instrument...

Saxophone: Bundy Alto, buescher aristocrat, great mouthpiece
buescher aristocrat, great mouthpiece, metal mouthpiece: Hello Fred, There is a reason they sound great, a Bundy alto is really a Buescher Aristocrat. Same bore same key mechanism, Made in USA by Selmer USA after they bought out Buescher in 1963, your serial number shows it was made in 1965. Some people believe...

Saxophone: Cannonball Curved Soprano Saxophone, sax gourmet, ebay usa
sax gourmet, ebay usa, curved soprano saxophone: Hello Anna, Cannonball prices are not posted on the internet. Only authorized dealers(Sam ASH) have the pricing information. The rule of thumb is sell it for 50% to 60% of what you spent brand new. So brand if it was $2200 sell it used for $1100- $1320. If...

Saxophone: CONN 14 M alto SAX, 1968, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, sax selmer: Hello Chris, that photo is fine. Yes, you have a Conn Shooting Star director 14M alto sax from 1968. It a great horn. perfect for playing in a blues band, or playing on the marching field. This sax was made in Elkhart Indiana, USA. In 1969 they moved the...

Saxophone: Curved Gold CG Conn 4M (New Wonder) Soprano Sax, soprano sax, straight soprano
soprano sax, straight soprano, curved soprano saxophone: Hello Dave ,In order to make a gold plated sax. the brass is first buffed and polished, then it s dipped into a tank of silver and electroplated, then it s dipped into gold, and is plated over the silver. Your finish appears original. That is all that matters....

Saxophone: Cannonball Curved Soprano Saxophone, sax
Saxophone: Cannonball Curved Soprano Saxophone, sax

Saxophone: Curved Gold CG Conn 4M (New Wonder) Soprano Sax, gold plates, silver plate
Saxophone: Curved Gold CG Conn 4M (New Wonder) Soprano Sax, gold plates, silver plate, lacquer

Saxophone: Martin Sax 1929 Handcraft, sax gourmet, martin handcraft
sax gourmet, martin handcraft, full time player: Hello Todd, Thank for your question. I no longer answer... How much is my sax worth? questions. Please call 1-800-USA-SAX. They can help and will give you an appraisal. The best buyer Is EBAY, sax quest, USA HORN,sax gourmet. I m so sorry.. I m not a saxophone...

Saxophone: Martin Saxaphone, thumb rest, hand thumb
thumb rest, hand thumb, usa horn: Hello Susan, The serial number is usually below the right hand thumb rest.(It s spelled Sax-o-phone) Please go to Google and type in Martin sax serial number this will give you an idea of when your Martin was made. Martin is no longer in business. You can...

Saxophone: Need to know value of Selmer Mark VI, selmer mark vi, mark vii
selmer mark vi, mark vii, ebay: Hello Victoria, You have a Mark VI, not a mark 7. Just so you know... the Mark VII took three years of development. from the earliest mark 7 (205xxx is 1972) and 1974 is the release year of the VII. Thus, all within the three year window. All the while,...

Saxophone: Old Alto Saxophone - question about identity/value, serial number range, thumb rest
serial number range, thumb rest, history and value: Hello LORA, Your sax is a stencil. 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 and have their name put...

Saxophone: old Conn tenor-identification, conn saxophones, conn selmer
conn saxophones, conn selmer, selmer paris: John, The 14M alto sax and 16M tenor sax were the last model produced by Conn while they were still in their original factory in Elkhart Indiana. After the move to New Mexico and then Mexico, the quality of Conn saxophones decreased greatly eventually...

Saxophone: Sax purchase for college student, sax gourmet, selmer paris
sax gourmet, selmer paris, selmer mark: Hello Gabriel, you said he gave up on a Yamaha you own...was the Yamaha a student model? It sounds like he wants to move to the next level saxophone wise. You can t beat the Selmer Super Action Series I or Super Action Series II for being the perfect pro/college...

Saxophone: saxophone, virtual workspace, selmer
virtual workspace, selmer, saxophone: I recommend one of the following name brands (in order): 1. Selmer, 2. Yamaha, 3. Yanagisawa, 4. Kielwerth Buy the best model you can afford, even if it is a beginner horn. These are just my biased opinions! By the way - once purchased, check out...

Saxophone: saxophone, martin tenor saxophone, music trader
martin tenor saxophone, music trader, serial numbers: Hi Jeff, You re right: this should be 1945 or 1946 in origin. There are a few sources for serial numbers available online, most of which have the same originary source (a catalog from a major musical repair supply company). Online, Lars Kirmser...

Saxophone: Is this saxophone worth refurbishing?, serial number range, low pitch
serial number range, low pitch, brass plating: Hello Amber, Thank you for the great question. Please leave the finish alone. An original sax is worth more and plays better than a relacquered or replated sax. Your Alto sax is a Martin stencil with the name Kingston stenciled on it. A stencil is a saxophone...

Saxophone: selmer as110, professional band instrument, band instrument repair
professional band instrument, band instrument repair, selmer paris: Dale, The AS110 was the very last pro horn made by Selmer USA. Basically it s a near clone of the Selmer Paris Mark VI from the mid 1960 s. It s not a bad horn but it never really got the reputation of some of the other horns from other manufactures....

Saxophone: silvertone sax, german instrument maker, double reed instruments
german instrument maker, double reed instruments, julius keilwerth: Hello Jeffrey, your sax was made by Kohlert in Germany. They did make a large amount of horns for Boosey & Hawkes, and also made several other stencils, including some Silvertone models sold through Sears. From the web is a history of KOHLERT. Here s a timeline:......

Saxophone: Soprano Sax, sax soprano, soprano sax
sax soprano, soprano sax, conn saxophones: Hello Jessica, Your the first person on all-experts to refer to your sax with a female gender. Most people think of their sax as an it, not a she or even a he. How-ever once I knew a guy once who named all his saxophones female names, like Esmeralda and...

Saxophone: Soprano Sax Mouthpiece, saxophone mouthpiece, clarinet mouthpiece
saxophone mouthpiece, clarinet mouthpiece, sax mouthpiece: Mark, you ve been playing for 30 years. What mouthpiece did you used to play on. The mouthpiece is the most important components of your saxophone. The mouthpiece is the root of the tone of your saxophone and needs to be carefully matched to your own embouchure...

Saxophone: tenorsaxophone, tenor sax, tone holes
tenor sax, tone holes, melody maker: Jan, Your timing is perfect. I was answering another post when yours came in so I m able to send you a reply right away. I suspect I know what you have but without seeing pictures I cant be 100% positive. I don t think you have a tenor, this sounds...

Saxophone: V.Kohlert's 1928 Model, vintage horns, sewing needle
vintage horns, sewing needle, kohlert: Hello M. John, You know way more about the horn than I do. One tip I have, leave it original!!! Do not get your sax or any sax re-lacquered! Post pictures here. If silver plate, you can polish with silver polish, a light gentle 100% COTTON CLOTH, like an...

Saxophone: Value of 1969 LeBlanc Vito alto sax, stable atmosphere, vito pascucci
stable atmosphere, vito pascucci, usa horn: Hello Mary,I no longer answer How much is my sax worth? questions. Please call 1-800-USA-HORN they can help you. A vito is a good horn, one of the best student saxophones of all time!Named after Vito Pascucci, the president of Leblanc...later they were made...

Saxophone: Value of Alto Sax, beginner model, minor dent
beginner model, minor dent, yamaha instruments: Asia, It s a pleasure to speak to someone also in Georgia. I m located in Covington, 35 miles east of Atlanta. What you have is an entry level Yamaha Alto sax. Yamaha made these a few years back and have since discontinued them. It s been replaced...

Saxophone: value of Frank Holton Sax 1922, conn selmer, selmer paris
conn selmer, selmer paris, vintage saxophones: Hello Nancy, When a beginning student starts out in 4th or 5th grade band, they need a good modern sax that is free of the problems associated with vintage priceless heirlooms. Get your daughter a Bundy, Conn-selmer prelude, Vito or Yamaha 23 sax to learn...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa Vintage Tenor Sax, selmer mark vi, baritone saxophones
selmer mark vi, baritone saxophones, woodwind company: You have a Yanagisawa sax. They re from a Japanese woodwind company known for its range of professional grade saxophones. Along with Yamaha they are one of the leading manufacturers of saxophones in Japan. A family company, they started production in 1896...

Saxophone: 1960 Mark VISelmer Alto Saxophone, selmer sax, selmer mark vi
selmer sax, selmer mark vi, opening numbers: Hello Glen. Thank you for your question here on All-Experts. Please don t refurbish the Selmer Mark VI. Let the buyer have it fixed up to their special requirements. This sax is very valuable. If you have it restored by the wrong person they can ruin it s...

Saxophone: Baronet Tenor sax Buescher, tenor sax, serial number range
tenor sax, serial number range, satin silver: Hello Dave, Thanks for your question. You have a stencil saxophone. What s a stencil sax you ask? 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: Bb soprano sax Wurlitzer,(Conn), symphonic wind ensemble, curved soprano saxophone
symphonic wind ensemble, curved soprano saxophone, soprano sax: Hello Terri, Thanks for your question on all-experts. He got it from Spike Jones? Wow! That is really historic. I hope you have some documentation like a photo...other wise it can t be verified. No matter... That is still fascinating no less. You have a...

Saxophone: Buescher alto sax, martin indiana, mish mash
martin indiana, mish mash, e bay: The serial numbers alone might not tell the whole story yours may date more closely to 1950 than 1920. These horns are often a mish-mash of parts and manufacturers including (Conn) Pan-American and Martin Indiana and Handcraft. Some are very rare, made with...

Saxophone: Buffet Super Dynaction, sml saxophone, professional tenor
sml saxophone, professional tenor, mint shape: Hello Gary , Please list the sax on E-Bay. People who are interested will bid, or if you want it sold faster, sell on Craigslist. That Buffet is a great sax! The Big 3 french saxophone companies are SML, Selmer and Buffet. It is a professional tenor very similar...

Saxophone: Bundy Selmer Alto Sax, selmer bundy alto sax, selmer alto sax
selmer bundy alto sax, selmer alto sax, baby boomers: The serial number lists are tricky for this particular make and model. But by the picture I would say it dates to the late 60 s or early 70 s. A buyer would want to know if the horn is in playing condition (all pads, springs, corks, and bumpers in place...

Saxophone: buescher 400 baritone sax, bari sax, baritone sax
bari sax, baritone sax, great mouthpiece: After the Buescher buy-out from Selmer, in 1963, Buescher Aristocrat became more or less a student model. But the 400 was still their top of the line! That doesn t mean they didn t play great or have big full tones! Your 400 bari is one of a kind. I ve seen...

Saxophone: Conn C- melody sax, ebay ads, henri selmer
ebay ads, henri selmer, rudy wiedoeft: Hello Katie,Thanks for your question on AllExperts. You have a C melody Saxophone made by the Conn Company. There was a Holton saxophone model named after the very famous Rudy Wiedoeft, and pictures show him with a Selmer, and then later a Conn C Melody...

Saxophone: Conn Transitional Saxophone ~1931, conn saxophone, pivot screws
conn saxophone, pivot screws, tone holes: Hello Peter, Thanks for your question. Yes, your sax is so close in serial number it was probably made the week before. You have a Conn New Wonder Transitional cross over model. No difference. Same horn. It s one of the finest saxophones built ever...FROM...

Saxophone: Dearman master model, great mouthpiece, grafton plastic
great mouthpiece, grafton plastic, sax repair: Hello Robert, Thank you for letting me answer your question. Your saxophone sounds great! It was manufactured in Eastern Europe. The New Super Dearman, and the Dearman Master Model was a Czech Conn Stencil for Dallas of London. It s basically a Conn copy....

Saxophone: Elkhart Saxophone, Made by Buescher, time blues band, fender squier
time blues band, fender squier, local music store: Hello Lesley, Thanks for your question here on All-Experts, If your grandfather knew that you wanted to sell it, he would have never given it to you in the first place. He wanted you to remember him by giving this cherished saxophone some love, and hoping...

Saxophone: Evette Schaeffer Alto Sax, mid seventies, exact spelling
mid seventies, exact spelling, carl fischer: Hello Heather, Thank you for your question here on All Experts. It s spelled SCHAEFFER . They were made from the late sixties into the mid seventies. The brand name Evette Schaeffer was first introduced in the late 1800s by buffet and used into the 1910s...

Saxophone: evette & schaeffer, black nickel, brass keys
black nickel, brass keys, auction sites: I would need to see a picture - your research is solid and it is probably an anodized black nickel finish. It is not necessarily rare or valuable even though these do not come up often on auction sites like e-bay e.g. Still, if it is in good condition it...

Saxophone: Frank Holton C Melody saxophone, rock band blues, baritone saxophone
rock band blues, baritone saxophone, rudy wiedoeft: Hello Kesava, Thanks for asking this fine question on AllExperts. Saxophones by the Frank Holton Company are fine and totally collectible. Let me explain the numbers. First of all is the Letter C . That stands for the C-melody saxophone. Just so you know...

Saxophone: Frank Holton sax, holton, s market
holton, s market, pristine condition: The Holton Company is one of the earliest US saxophone makers (currently a division of Leblanc). These horns are not highly valued unless they are in extremely pristine condition. Your serial number is very, very low and dates the horn to around 1919. ...

Saxophone: 1960 Mark VISelmer Alto Saxophone, saxman, tenor
Saxophone: 1960 Mark VISelmer Alto Saxophone, saxman, tenor, good luck

Saxophone: Evette Schaeffer Alto Sax, scheaffer, evette
Saxophone: Evette Schaeffer Alto Sax, scheaffer, evette, sax

Saxophone: VITO Baritone sax ,How old is my Bari?, set ups, baritones
Saxophone: VITO Baritone sax ,How old is my Bari?, set ups, baritones, mouthpiece

Saxophone: Horton 1914 tenor sax, tenor sax, flawless condition
tenor sax, flawless condition, insurance purposes: I think you might mean HOLTON? vs Horton? I am going to assume you do :) Unfortunately, in today s market the horn is way more valuable to you as an heirloom than it would be to anyone wanting to play it - even though as you say, it is in flawless condition....

Saxophone: King Saxello Bb Soprano Sax Curved Bell, soprano saxophone, soprano sax
soprano saxophone, soprano sax, series generation: You can tell if the engraving is uneven and filled in . If the sax was mint with original finish, the engraving would be sharp and deep. The people who re-padded it knew what you had, a one of a kind sax, and they wanted it. I can truly understand why......

Saxophone: King saxophone, king saxophone, low pitch
king saxophone, low pitch, kohlert: Hello Natasha, Thanks for your fascinating question. Your serial number is really Low!! wow, this King alto is one of the oldest saxophones I ve ever come across. It was either made by BUFFET in Paris or Kohlert in Germany and shipped over. The King serial...

Saxophone: Martin Handcraft Standard alto sax 1941, mcchord afb wa, martin handcraft
mcchord afb wa, martin handcraft, march afb ca: Hello Steve, Thanks for your question here on all experts. I also spent time in Japan at Yokota AFB,and rode my mountain Bike to Tachikawa AB Japan.It was that close. You have done your research and we both agree it definitely is a 1941 Martin Handcraft...

Saxophone: mouthpieces, crane school of music, classical saxophone
crane school of music, classical saxophone, antigua winds: Selmer C* 80 is the mouthpiece of choice for most all classical saxophonists - and has been for a long time. The ligature choice is usually Rovner but others include Francois Louis (my personal favorite) Vandoren Optimum and if you cna find one - the original...

Saxophone: Naked Lady Sax, conn 10m, ms band
conn 10m, ms band, quality condition: Hi Kevin, If your saxophone has the Dec 8 engraving under the bottom thumbrest, that is a reasonably desirable vintage 6M or 10M. If it s a tenor, its value is higher than alto, and you *might* be able to trade for two PRC-made saxophones, depending...

Saxophone: PICTURES OF CAMELOT ALTO SAX, selmer mark vi, selmer paris
selmer mark vi, selmer paris, body bell: Hi David, This is what s known as a stencil, and it s a very odd one. A stencil is a saxophone made by a manufacturer and sold OEM to a brander. Sometimes the manufacturer brands the saxophone with the buyer s name, and sometimes the buyer brands the...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark 6, Alto 1958, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, new york jazz: Hello Gary, I answered your question already. Your dad s sax is the holy grail of saxophones. It s considered the greatest saxophone ever made. The Selmer Mark VI had the longest production run in Selmer history. There seems to be more demand for the five...

Saxophone: Selmer Tenor Saxaphone, selmer tenor sax, selmer mark vi
selmer tenor sax, selmer mark vi, decent condition: Nicole - If your serial number is accurate then you have a REAL GEM there. This horn was made around 1961 or 62 in the height of the Selmer Mark VI manufacturing era. These horns are highly valued and depending on the overall condition, condition of the lacquer,...

Saxophone: sax age and value, gold lacquer, vintage collectibles
gold lacquer, vintage collectibles, chu berry: The serial number (M176567) dates the horn to circa 1927 or 28 -the New Wonder or Chu Berry age. The market is very low right now but models like this can be considered vintage collectibles if the lacquer is in very good condition and the horn has all original...

Saxophone: selmer alto mark VI, lacquer finish, insurance replacement
lacquer finish, insurance replacement, replacement purposes: 65XXX was made in 1956 - that is a very low and attractive number for the Mark VI - if your re-lacquer finish was done by Selmer (and you have proof) it should not affect the value. For insurance replacement purposes, somewhere on the range of $4,500 to...

Saxophone: Tenor sax value, tenor saxophone, tenor sax
tenor saxophone, tenor sax, martin indiana: Hi Vera, Some of these Kohlerts can be quite good, and the tenors are a bit similar (not the same, but husky voiced) to Conn in both design and overall character. They do have a small but passionate following, and their value is generally in the same...

Saxophone: tenor sax, honky tonk, fats domino
honky tonk, fats domino, tenor sax: Hi Ben, Whether your tenor is considered pro-quality or not really is a matter of perspective, and that perspective will vary according to players in different genres, and of different ages. For a time, Johnny Hodges played the post-Selmer takeover Buescher...

Saxophone: VITO Baritone sax ,How old is my Bari?, bari sax, baritone sax
bari sax, baritone sax, yanagisawa: Hello Russ, Thank you for your question. The earlier Yani-built Vitos were B6 models, they usually only have vito engraved on the bell. The next generation, engraved Vito VSP were 800 series horns and when Yani debuted the 901, the Vito VSP followed suit....

Saxophone: What is my Vito Sax worth?, real desire, kenosha wi
real desire, kenosha wi, e bay: The 59XXA serial number actually dates the horn to the 1970 s. The serial number lists for these horns are tricky and yours could be older. A picture might help me more closely determine the age. If it IS older, it is probably made in Kenosha WI (rather...

Saxophone: SML Stencil, selmer mark vi, tenor sax
selmer mark vi, tenor sax, tenor saxophone: Hello Tommy, Please send pictures here for all to see and enjoy. Also please join SAX ON THE WEB and you can post pictures there too! Your sax is very collectible and is a fantastic Jazz horn, perfect for Jazz combo, wedding gigs, local big bands, local...

Saxophone: Make and age of alto saxophone, import tariffs, charles harris
import tariffs, charles harris, lacquer: Sesn, I have to be honest with you. You have stumped me on this one. Fidelity is a make I have never heard of. After doing some searching on the web, I found Amati made a saxophone called the Fidelity Deluxe, but that would have the deluxe stamped under...

Saxophone: Baronet Saxophone, made by Buescher, serial number range, cluster design
serial number range, cluster design, velvet interior: Hello Craig, Thanks for your question. You have a stencil saxophone. What s a stencil sax you ask? 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...

Saxophone: Bundy H&A Selmer alto, shapes sizes, ligature
shapes sizes, ligature, water marks: Hello Russ, thank you for your question. The clamp for the reed and mouthpiece is called a LIGATURE. The guard is called the Mouthpiece CAP. They come in all shapes, sizes and materials. If it says FRANCE on the Ligature, it was made in France By Selmer,Vandoren,...

Saxophone: Bundy Soprano sax, selmer soprano sax, selmer paris
selmer soprano sax, selmer paris, mouthpiece facings: Hello Cathy, From the Bundy serial number chart your sax is from around 1976. I m not familiar with the Henri Pierre mouthpiece, but I found some info from the web... George M. Bundy Signature Mouthpieces: Made From Molded Hard Rubber, Are Precision Machine...

Saxophone: baritone, baritone saxophones, baritone saxophone
baritone saxophones, baritone saxophone, nickle plate: Hello Chad, Thanks for your question. I m assuming that you re referring to a Holton Baritone saxophone and not a Baritone which is a member of the Tuba family. If it was a Baritone saxophone you are referring too, they were made of brass. They could lacquer...

Saxophone: What brand is this?, gibson les paul guitars, gibson les paul
gibson les paul guitars, gibson les paul, les paul guitars: That sax is worth $350 to $550. The repair technician will inspect the sax. It will probably only need a make play repair. So many people stupidly pay outlandish prices for total overhauls when all the sax needed was a pad replaced. A saxophone pad only...

Saxophone: buescher true tone alto sax, low pitch, gold plating
low pitch, gold plating, corks: It s never a good idea to polish any horn really. The finish of these instruments were made to be cared for with a jewelers rag or other soft cloths, not a polish of any kind. This serial number is not attached to any series other than true tone ....

Saxophone: buescher true tone alto sax, serial number list, low pitch
serial number list, low pitch, vintage instruments: Marvz, Sorry I haven t gotten to you sooner, Had a few family related things going on the past week. Maxtone is a new brand, or should I say a new name of a horn that has been around a few years. There are a number of companies operating out of China...

Saxophone: conn soprano sax, soprano sax, vintage saxophones
soprano sax, vintage saxophones, low pitch: The best place to market your fine collectible sax is of course, EBAY, followed by professional saxophone dealers such as... Band2Day.com Located in Cleveland TN near Chattanooga and Dalton Georgia, Band 2 Day.com is a new store on the horizon with customer...

Saxophone: dating my saxaphone, conn company, melody instruments
conn company, melody instruments, concert c: Hi Dave, This is a Conn C-melody model, which is sort of the Edsel of saxophones. Most saxophones play in the key of Bb (a C scale on a Bb saxophone is actually a Bb scale), or in the key of Eb (a C scale on an Eb saxophone is actually a concern Eb scale)....

Saxophone: Elkhart Sax, tenor saxes, conn selmer
tenor saxes, conn selmer, tenor sax: There is no need to try and replace the original pads - the horn will play just as well or even better with newer styled pads with resonators. If you want to learn the horn on your own with no intention of playing with a group it will be fine. But you...

Saxophone: Elkhorn alto saxophone, getzen company, local music store
getzen company, local music store, minor dents: Hello Deb, Thanks for your question. I have a friend who has a saxophone just like yours,that was made in ELKHORN, WIS and it has a nice leaf & shield design branding the name ELKHORN A DIVISION OF GETZEN. From what I ve been able to track down... The...

Saxophone: Frank Holton C melody Silver Sax, rock band blues, baritone saxophone
rock band blues, baritone saxophone, rudy wiedoeft: Hello Veronica, Thanks for asking this fine question on AllExperts. Saxophones by the Frank Holton Company are super fine and totally collectible. Let me explain the numbers. First of all is the Letter C . That stands for the C-melody saxophone. Just so...

Saxophone: buescher true tone alto sax, buescher, true tone
Saxophone: buescher true tone alto sax, buescher, true tone

Saxophone: Elkhart Sax, piano trio, saxophones
Saxophone: Elkhart Sax, piano trio, saxophones, sax

Saxophone: reputable sax repair techs
Saxophone: reputable sax repair techs

Saxophone: ge of my Buescher alto sax, keywork, buescher
keywork, buescher, selmer: Hi Timothy, That should be a late 1970s Buescher, from the period after Selmer bought the company. Some of these can be quite good, and some are not so good. They usually have very similar keywork to the earlier Bueschers, and play similarly except that...

Saxophone: Hawkes and son Bb CLARINET, military band music, clarinet reeds
military band music, clarinet reeds, orchestral sheet music: Hello Ken. You didn t waste my time, when I saw the clarinet picture, I just thought you had no idea what a saxophone looks like. Buffet clarinets are top of the line!! New photo... Yes, you have a Bb soprano saxophone. It sure looks like a nice horn,...

Saxophone: Identifying Soprano Sax, selmer mark vi, cannonball sax
selmer mark vi, cannonball sax, soprano sax: Hello John, Thank for you question. I ve never heard of this brand. Please check the spelling. I see that you say it s at least 25 years old, well at least it isn t Chinese. If I was you, I d stay away from Off brand Chinese saxophones. You can trust...

Saxophone: Maybe another instruments, clarinet players, clarinet book
clarinet players, clarinet book, rubank book: Hello Rachel, Thanks for your great question! For now, get an inexpensive plastic clarinet made By Bundy, Selmer USA, Vito ,or Yamaha. You will need a high quality mouthpiece, so try to get a Vandoren B-45, or a Selmer HS*, C, or C*. Get a Blue RuBank Elementary...

Saxophone: New Alto, school jazz band, lou donaldson
school jazz band, lou donaldson, vertical style: Hi Rachel, This is on one level a pretty simple question, in person -- you just have to put your hands on as many saxophones at once as you can, and play them, and see which one you like best, and in person a knowledgeable (and well-intentioned) seller...

Saxophone: Noblet saxophone, bass sax, number charts
bass sax, number charts, floral designs: Noblet horns come from a number of manufacturers including LeBlanc, Beaugnier and even Vito and for that reason it is difficult to date. If I saw a picture I might be able to make a more educated guesstimate. There are some nicer Noblet bass saxes from the...

Saxophone: reputable sax repair techs, west hartford ct, sax repair
west hartford ct, sax repair, tom griswald: The best repairman I know personally is Tom Griswald in West Hartford Ct and I would have no reservation of sending your horn his way. Call first and let Tom know I said hello :) The Horn Shop 1005 Farmington Ave West Hartford, CT 06107 (860) 236-958...

Saxophone: Saxophone technician, band instrument repair, top technician
band instrument repair, top technician, meaningful knowledge: Hi Floyd, There is a band instrument repair school in Elkhart, IN, I believe (definite on the school, not 100% on the city), and there are several books that are part of the education, traditionally. The best thing to do is apprentice to a top technician,...

Saxophone: Selmer Alto Saxophone, selmer alto saxophone, zipper case
selmer alto saxophone, zipper case, e bay: This is a very nice horn - made around 1962 which would be considered early-mid Mark VI range. The zipper case may also have the nice dark purple inside? And some also were called dual or tri packs that included a clarinet and or flute case built in....

Saxophone: Silver King Saxophone 1926, king saxophone, tenor saxophone
king saxophone, tenor saxophone, usa horn: Hello Rhonda, Thank for letting me answer your question. You have a 1926 KING MODEL #1006 Tenor saxophone. In 1924, King revamped their saxophone lines with the introduction of the New Series horns. These instruments continued many of the features of the...

Saxophone: Silvertone Made In Elkhart 1960's Alto Sax, selmer mark 6, buescher true tone
selmer mark 6, buescher true tone, buescher saxophones: We are not talking about the high dollar Paris,France Selmer s, we are talking about Selmer USA which is BUNDY. The Selmer USA company bought out Buescher in 1963 and turned all the pro-level Buescher s into student-level Buescher s. Some of these Buescher...

Saxophone: saxophone, beginning of world war ii, world war ii
beginning of world war ii, world war ii, elkhart indiana: This is difficult to say for sure as you haven t given much information about the horn. Make, Model, Type, (Alto, Tenor, etc.) If the horn is stamped on the back with a date of 1918 that is a paten date and is very common on horns of this vintage and not...

Saxophone: selmer tenor sax, selmer tenor sax, 8th street music
selmer tenor sax, 8th street music, selmer mark vi: Hello Robert, If your serial number is really a four digit number 5628, then the neck is not original. That neck is from a 1951 Super Balanced Action. But the sax is really a 1927 Selmer Model 26 tenor.ANSWER: Robert, You have one of the finest tenor saxophones...

Saxophone: Tenor saxaphone, selmer paris, lacquer finish
selmer paris, lacquer finish, cigar cutter: Hello Ciaran - you have a real gem there! If your serial number is correct it falls in to the cigar cutter era. But to be certain, check the octave mechanism and see if the flat plate of the has a diamond shaped hole in the middle. I will assume it does....

Saxophone: trumpet to buy for beginner, yamaha yas 23, selmer bundy
yamaha yas 23, selmer bundy, getzen: The Yamaha and Selmer makes and models you mention are solid horns - I recommend getting the best one you can afford. Even though the Bundy II is popular, I would personally stick with the Selmer AS-300 or Yamaha-23. If you are looking at used horns condition...

Saxophone: upgrade saxophone?, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, yamaha yas 23: Hello Corrie, Thanks for your question. After 6 years on a student sax it s time to start thinking of trying out a Professional model. The bad news... a pro sax is not cheap! If you know that your going to stick with it for the rest of your life, then I...

Saxophone: Value of Cleveland Tenor Sax, tenor sax, serial c
tenor sax, serial c, vintages: There are a few vintages of Cleveland that play well and remain valued by players and collectors. Your value will be in having 1 owner, all original parts and the lacquer and engravings being in great condition. A horn like yours might bring between $400...

Saxophone: Vintage Holton Bb Tenor Sax, tenor sax, history and value
tenor sax, history and value, ebay: With the correct Mouthpiece set-up and practicing with the help of a KORG tuner, you could get this horn to play perfectly in tune. Always tune the sax first after warming up, to concert Bb. On your tenor, don t tune to the middle C but your high C. Make...

Saxophone: Wondering if my saxophone is a professional model, grade model, buffet crampon
grade model, buffet crampon, t effect: Well, BC made nice, solid horns back in the day - an alto made in your vintage can bring between $800 and $1,200 if you can find a buyer in today s tough market. As far as saying it is a pro model. The categories were much broader back then. There were...

Saxophone: 16M Conn Tenor Sax The Director, conn saxophone, decorative engraving
conn saxophone, decorative engraving, tenor sax: Hello Jacobo, Thanks for your question on all experts. What you have is the director. You see, the 16M Tenor Sax was called the Director by Conn. It s Made in the USA. It s a semi Professional, Intermediate saxophone perfect for an aspiring local student...

Saxophone: 16m Conn, baby boomer generation, mid 1960s
baby boomer generation, mid 1960s, star model: The K prefix dates the horn to the mid 1960s - between 1966 and 1967. This is probably an intermediate level horn made in abundance to meet the needs of a baby boomer generation taking music in school. It could be a shooting Star model known for the engraving...

Saxophone: 16m Conn, conn saxophones, tenor sax
conn saxophones, tenor sax, professional instruments: Jacobo, The 16M is a tenor sax. This model was actually called the Director model. In fact the 14M (Alto sax equivalent) was my very first saxophone ever. Conn made these starting in the 1950 s and discontinued them in the mid 1970 s. This horn marked...

Saxophone: 1926 Holton Tenor Sax, serial number chart, sax on the web
serial number chart, sax on the web, saxophone history: Hello William, The Holton company saxophone History, they were in Chicago 1917-March 1918 and they moved to Elkhorn, WI. April 1918-1932, Lets look at when they started saxophone production... In 1917, Holton had completed tooling for a complete line of...

Saxophone: 1937 Selmer Balanced Action Alto Sax, selmer balanced action, usa horn
selmer balanced action, usa horn, france paris: Hello Bonnie. As a seller, You must know for sure if the horn has been relacquered or not. You must know everything about what your selling. Is the engraving sharp? If you can barely see the engraving, it has been re-lacquered. If the engraving is still sharp...

Saxophone: 1941 Martin Standard alto sax, martin handcraft, exact serial number
martin handcraft, exact serial number, ornate engraving: Hello Lynne, Thanks for your question here on All Experts. You have a Military saxophone. As a Member of the USAF Band I m a Military musician myself and I have seen a number of these over the years. Your Martin standard Alto saxophone was made in 1941 which...

Saxophone: American Standard "King" Tenor Saxophone King, tenor saxophone, serial number range
tenor saxophone, serial number range, tenor sax: Hello ,Gilles, This sax is a stencil. 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 and have their name...

Saxophone: "ARTIST" Stencil Pictures, sax on the web, tenor sax
sax on the web, tenor sax, keilwerth: Hello Tommy, A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS. It is not an SML. After seeing the pictures, it look like a tenor sax from the late 1960 s to the late 1970 s. It looks like a student or semi pro model. If it were made by Keilwerth it would say Made in...

Saxophone: "ARTIST" Stencil Tenor, tenor sax, quality horn
tenor sax, quality horn, carl fischer: You will really have a tough time pinpointing the date of manufacture on most all stencil horns - the lists were just not kept with any detail... if any at all. Your horn was probably made for sale at a private company or chain (like Carl Fischer in NY for...

Saxophone: alto mouthpiece, hite mouthpieces, handcraft series
hite mouthpieces, handcraft series, metal mouthpiece: Ann, It s kind of difficult to say exactly what mouthpiece you should be using for several reasons. The type of music you will be playing, the general tone you want, your personal playing style as well as individual physical characteristics, etc all make...

Saxophone: Brand Lombardy???, samba pa ti, piergiorgio farina
samba pa ti, piergiorgio farina, johnny sax: It all depends on the condition of the sax. If you are a rich guy, then it doesn t matter because you can get it all fixed up. But for most of us, it s expensive buying a vintage sax and then realizing it needs an overhaul for $300 to $600 dollars. If this...

Saxophone: Can a Buescher 1965 Alto be made less "shrill?", soprano clarinet, selmer paris
soprano clarinet, selmer paris, selmer company: Hi Bob, You can definitely mellow the sound out a little by changing your resonator set-up. A factor, here, is whether the original snap-in resonators are present; these are resonators that, when present, hold the pads to the keycups by snapping into...

Saxophone: Buffet S1 Alto plays sharp, saxophone models, buffet prestige
saxophone models, buffet prestige, bell notes: Hello Brian, From the web... There has been some debate surrounding the tuning of the Buffet Prestige and S1 horns. What it boils down to is that Buffet apparently made two types of saxophone models, one pitched at A=440Hz for the US market and one pitched...

Saxophone: C.G. Conn LTD alto sax, tenor saxophone, world war 2
tenor saxophone, world war 2, piano player: Jay, You have a very interesting instrument, and I m happy that I can tell you a large amount about it. You have a very early production Conn C-melody saxophone. The C-melody is basically a tenor saxophone but pitched in C instead of Bb. So the horn is...

Saxophone: C.G. Conn Saxophone, conn saxophone, mezzo soprano
conn saxophone, mezzo soprano, sure what type: ruth, charles@harrisbandinstruments.com that one should work. However if you trying to attatch a larger picture or a large # of pics, then the server might reject it. Try sending the photos in several e-mails, or if there is only one or two photos,...

Saxophone: Charlie Parker saxophone, octave key, alto saxophones
octave key, alto saxophones, smithsonian institution: Hello Ella, Wow! Where did you get this! If this is real this should be in the Smithsonian Institution, The 2 photos are some his most famous. Charlie Parker was known for often showing up to performances without an instrument, necessitating a loan at...

Saxophone: CONN Tenor Saxophone 22M, serial number prefixes, nogales arizona
serial number prefixes, nogales arizona, tenor saxophone: Let s look at the history of Conn. 1969-1980 The MacMillan years. These are the BAD years of Conn. In 1968, Conn acquired the Best manufacturing facility in Nogales, Arizona, and all production was moved to Nogales, closing the Elkhart plants completely by...

Saxophone: Conn New Wonder Series 1 tenor sax value, jamie abersol, tenor sax
jamie abersol, tenor sax, jazz quartet: Hello Mark, The saxophone you are interested in is a 1922 Conn NEW WONDER SERIES 1. The enclosed photo looks like a automobile starter or alternator. A Conn tenor is a great horn. That serial number is not from 1983. DJH modified means that some repair man...

Saxophone: Conn Tenor Sax, serial number range, tenor sax
serial number range, tenor sax, tone holes: Hello Chuck, You have a Conn New Wonder Transitional model (s/n 235xxx to 262xxx): Conn referred to these horns with just a model number (e.g. 6M for an alto), but during this period of manufacture, both split- and same-side bell key horns were available,...

Saxophone: Elkart Sax History, sax history, tone holes
sax history, tone holes, e bay: I can t make out the engraving clearly enough - but it looks like more letters than CG Conn Ltd? The serial numbers certainly coincide with Conn s and the rolled tone holes were popular between the late 1920 s and mid 1940 s. It s hard to say if there is...

Saxophone: Evette Schaeffer Paris France serial 4535, standard pitch, introductory line
standard pitch, introductory line, low pitch: Please post computer pictures. Go to Sax Pics and look at how they do it. That way we can see all the different angles. The value could be off the charts, but the playability could be questionable on horns that old. The ergonomics were very primitive. There...

Saxophone: Evette Schaeffer Paris France serial 4535, standard pitch, introductory line
standard pitch, introductory line, low pitch: Please post computer pictures. Go to Sax Pics and look at how they do it. That way we can see all the different angles. The value could be off the charts, but the playability could be questionable on horns that old. The ergonomics were very primitive. There...

Saxophone: Frank Holton C Sax Q's, gibson sg guitar, band instrument repair
gibson sg guitar, band instrument repair, piano sheet music: Hello Fred, Thanks for your great question. Your Holton C melody sax is just beautiful! Just so you know... the online serial numbers for Holton saxes is wrong and should not be used. It s also pretty evident that the published lists are for brass instruments...

Saxophone: "Artist" Stencil Tenor Sax, soprano sax, selmer
Saxophone: "Artist" Stencil Tenor Sax, soprano sax, selmer, repairman

Saxophone: King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone
Saxophone: King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone

Saxophone: Sax Riboni & Benicchio, argentina, ya
Saxophone: Sax Riboni & Benicchio, argentina, ya

Saxophone: Hawkes and son Alto Sax, piccadilly circus london, local music store
piccadilly circus london, local music store, jazz sax: Please do not make a garden ornament out of this proud sax! You have a one of a kind collectible saxophone from London made by Hawkes and sons, that later became Boosey and Hawkes. This sax can be fixed up and brought back to life! I have a deep respect for...

Saxophone: Holton Tenor 241 Professional, john phillips sousa, vintage saxophones
john phillips sousa, vintage saxophones, rudy wiedoeft: Hello Kathy, Thanks for your question. The Frank Holton Company of Chicago, IL, (Later moved to Elkhorn, Wisconsin) is one of the earliest saxophone makers, with the Rudy Wiedoeft model being the most famous model that they produced. They were bought out...

Saxophone: Holton Tenor saxophone, usaf bands, rudy wiedoeft
usaf bands, rudy wiedoeft, vintage saxophone: Hello Jamie, If I was you I d keep it. But if you must let it go.... The best way is to sell it is on Craigslist, E-bay, USA horn Sax quest,Wichita band Instrument company or any other saxophone dealer. Thanks for your great question. You will have no...

Saxophone: Information on Vintage King Sax, king saxophone, silver music
king saxophone, silver music, u s army: I need photos to be able to tell if it s an alto, tenor or a C-Melody... Your sax was made in 1926. King saxophones are the product of the H. N. White Company. Henderson White created the H. N. White company in 1893, and the King was launched in 1915. King...

Saxophone: King Super 20 Tenor Saxophone, tenor saxophone, eastlake ohio
tenor saxophone, eastlake ohio, silver neck: You have a king super 20, one of the finest tenor saxophone ever made! The neck is Silver and the mouthpiece is a vintage Hard Rubber Selmer Soloist. from the web... After World War II, King introduced the legendary Super 20. The early examples were essentially...

Saxophone: Malerne "ARTIST" Stencil, tenor sax, usa horn
tenor sax, usa horn, saxpics: Da Mick, This is a tough one. When you say you have a stencil horn, all bets are now off. It could be anything. A stencil horn is made by one company for distribution by another. So the serial number could apply to the company that manufactured the horn....

Saxophone: Mark VI, selmer mark vi, usa horn
selmer mark vi, usa horn, classical musician: Hello Trent, You have a Mark VI from 1957 with a matching neck. It is worth a lot of money. You never said from your original post if it s an alto of a tenor. From the web... MARK VI serial number 53201 - 236000 Longest production run in Selmer...

Saxophone: Rudolph Wurlitzer C Melody saxophone, rudolph wurlitzer, tone holes
rudolph wurlitzer, tone holes, body brace: Hello Eddie, Your photo only shows the case. One statement that is totally true... anything has value to the right person. The question is are you the right person? Your Wurlitzer sax is a stencil. That is a saxophone made by a major manufacturer but will...

Saxophone: SAXOPHONE, tenor saxophone, lady face
tenor saxophone, lady face, artist model: Reginald, I m going to answer your question with one word.... YES It is defiantly worth having it restored. What you have is a Conn 10M Tenor saxophone. According to the serial #, this horn was made in in either 1940 or 41 just before Conn retooled...

Saxophone: Sax Riboni & Benicchio, sax tenor, close ups
sax tenor, close ups, rampone: Good work to contact the factory! All your information is correct - the horn probably originates in Italy from the Rampone and Cazzani factory. I would recommend you send them pictures of the saxophone that include close ups of the neckpiece, serial numbers,...

Saxophone: Saxofon "True Sound", best regard, true sound
best regard, true sound, e gold: Roman, Honestly, I ve never heard of a True Sound saxophone. You may be referring to a True Tone . The True Tone were a horn made by the Buescher company in the early part of the 20th century. I belive they discontinued that model in the 1930 s. Depending...

Saxophone: Selmer Alto Sax, selmer alto sax, vintage models
selmer alto sax, vintage models, ballpark estimate: Though your horn has the Selmer name, it is a basic to intermediate level horn and does not have the allure or value of say their more vintage models like the Mark V or VI or even VII. That being said - the value will depend on the condition of your horn....

Saxophone: Selmer N. Y. Baritone Sax, duke ellington orchestra, selmer new york
duke ellington orchestra, selmer new york, baritone sax: Hello Joe, A SELMER N.Y. BARITONE SAXOPHONE was just on EBay . It was made in 1926-7. 689XX. DEC.8-1914 Item condition: Used Ended: Apr 10, 201118:24:14 PDT The Winning bid was : US $999.99 Selmer NY were generally made by CONN. The horns are engraved...

Saxophone: vintage pre chu conn, selmer s80, meyer mouthpiece
selmer s80, meyer mouthpiece, jazz style: I was not able to locate the exact horn on the link you sent so I can t comment as whether you got a good deal or not. If you are playing in a concert band setting your Selmer C*80 is a decent mouthpiece. If you are wanting to play in a more combo-jazz...

Saxophone: 1924 Selmer Modele 22 Alto Saxophone, gold lacquer, lacquer finish
gold lacquer, lacquer finish, great shape: TY for including a picture! It seems you ve already dated your horn to 1924 so I will assume the serial number is around 30XX. Some of these can be quite collectible though the market is very, very low at the moment. The good news is you have the original...

Saxophone: 1931 Conn tenor saxophone, serial number range, tenor saxophone
serial number range, tenor saxophone, tone holes: Hello Rick, Your question is important. Thank you for using AllExperts. From the web... Pre 1895: These are the Worcester models. There were only a few made. They are very rare...almost non-existent. 1895-1917: The Wonder models. Serial numbers 1-40,000...

Saxophone: Alto sax, mother of pearl inlay, best guess
mother of pearl inlay, best guess, buescher: The only info I can find on new era is by a company from Taiwan that also makes sporting goods and leather goods so I don t think that s it..lol. My best guess (since you said it looks old enough to have been made int the 1930 s) is that it is a stencil...

Saxophone: Bought a sax today, need help with ID?, decorative engraving, selmer paris
decorative engraving, selmer paris, art deco design: John, I hate to tell you this, but your guess is as good as mine. Without more detailed pics I cant identify the horn. However what I can see is the engraving looks like it was done by an amateur. Especially where is says STAR The letters are not even...

Saxophone: Buescher Alto Sax, elk township, goshen indiana
elk township, goshen indiana, buescher: Hello Debie, Thanks for the question, Buescher acquired the Elkhart Band Instrument Company (similar to Conn s purchase of Pan American and Martin s of Indiana) and retained the name (with the Built by Buescher tag) for its second line of horns -- student...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone Alto Saxophone, conn selmer, saxophone ensemble
conn selmer, saxophone ensemble, classical saxophone: Hello Lonie, You have asked a good question for the All-Experts website. By the serial number it would be a Buescher True Tone. The Buescher True Tones were made from 1905 until 1932. Your Alto saxophone,(by looking at the serial number records), was made...

Saxophone: Conn 16m Tenor E99xxx, Conn 16M, saxophones
Conn 16M, saxophones, Conn: Juan, Yes your horn was made in the US. The 16M was one of the last saxophones produced by Conn in the United States before they moved their factory to Mexico in the 1980 s. According to your serial # the horn was manufactured around 1978. There is...

Saxophone: Conn 20M serial number 3911xxx, doc severinsen, united musical instruments
doc severinsen, united musical instruments, armstrong co: Hello Juan, From 1987 on, the two-digit prefix number plus 50 will give you the year of manufacture on all Conn products, so you sax was made in 1989. In May 1981, The then president of Conn ,(Henkin) moved Conn s corporate headquarters back to Elkhart,...

Saxophone: Alto sax, new era, ritter
Saxophone: Alto sax, new era, ritter, neglect

Saxophone: saxophone info, stock market crash, tenor saxophone
Saxophone: saxophone info, stock market crash, tenor saxophone, low pitch

Saxophone: tenor sax by TB Co, Chicago, low pitch, tonk
Saxophone: tenor sax by TB Co, Chicago, low pitch, tonk, saxophone

Saxophone: yas-275 mouthpiece, david sanborne, dukoff mouthpiece
Saxophone: yas-275 mouthpiece, david sanborne, dukoff mouthpiece, rayburn music

Saxophone: Gurgling Tenor Saxophone, tenor saxophone, quality reed
tenor saxophone, quality reed, jazz musicians: Hello Deni, Thanks for unusual question. This is a problem that can affect your tone when your sax is ice cold, the moisture condenses allowing water to gurgle in the mouthpiece, but this should not be happening to the extent which you said. Some jazz musicians...

Saxophone: Martin Indiana alto sax 1930, vintage sax, martin indiana
vintage sax, martin indiana, tone holes: Hello Rodger, I just got a similar question to yours... I recently purchased a Martin Indiana model alto sax on eBay. It has beveled tone holes but the horn needs help -- new pads and some repairs to the keys. I can t find any information about the Indiana...

Saxophone: Martin Tenor-low pitch, low pitch, indiana plant
low pitch, indiana plant, e bay: whoa I just answered a very similar question with almost the exact same serial number/era. Check it out: Question: The serial # is 22159. Owned by my wife s Uncle. It is silver and needs work, but just wonder about the age (when made?) and whether it...

Saxophone: Martin Tenor Saxophone-Low Pitch, martin tenor saxophone, low pitch
martin tenor saxophone, low pitch, e bay: My first horn was Martin alto :) Your S/N is low and may date the horn to the 1920 s. (Be careful, the Martin history includes overlapping serial numbers from 2 different plants - I am thinking yours may be form the original Indiana plant as it is silver and...

Saxophone: I have a martin alto sax, tenor sax, mechanical overhaul
tenor sax, mechanical overhaul, sixtys: Corey, I believe you are right. What you have there is a Martin Committee 3 or The Martin Alto . I m a huge fan of Martin saxophones and I play a 1965 vintage Committee 3 Tenor sax The Martin Tenor . There were many pros back in the day that played these...

Saxophone: Noblet Paris Standard Tenor Sax SN#11402, noblet paris, tenor sax
noblet paris, tenor sax, e bay: This serial number - if correct dates the horn to the early 1960 s. In fair condition it could bring maybe $700-$800 on a site like e-bay. This is not a particularly collectible horn but they have a reputation for playing fairly well and are usually nicely...

Saxophone: Please help me to have an information....., martin guitar company, jazz getz
martin guitar company, jazz getz, talking sax: Ramon, From what your telling me, I think you have an instrument that is going to meet your needs exceptionally well. As far as the exact model you have it s difficult to tell as the picture is not that clear. But I can say with 100% confidence this...

Saxophone: question on my sax, tenor saxophone, mish mash
tenor saxophone, mish mash, buescher: This Martin SN list dates this horn to 1945-46....BUT - this horn might actually be a mish-mash of parts made by Conn and Buescher among others (sometimes called a stencil horn). I will need to see a picture to more clearly identify the horn - sorry I could...

Saxophone: Sax pioneer, Stencil Saxophones, Soprano Saxophones
Stencil Saxophones, Soprano Saxophones: Juan, What I believe you have is a fairly recent instrument. Most likely it is a stencil instrument manufactured in China. Over the past 20 or so years several factories in the far east have been producing saxophones and selling them to whoever wants to...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VI tenor sax, selmer tenor sax, selmer mark vi
selmer tenor sax, selmer mark vi, selmer paris: Please go to the NAPBIRT website. Google them if you can... It stands for National Association of Professional Band Instrument Repair Technicians On their website, they have a feature called the tech locator.... just type in your 5 digit zip code and it...

Saxophone: Selmer Saxophone, selmer saxophone, low pitch
selmer saxophone, low pitch, high pitch: David, The Pennsylvania was a stencil instrument for Selmer. To my understanding they were made by several manufactures over the years. If your horn says France then it was most likely made by Beaugnier. But it could have been produced by other European...

Saxophone: saxophone info, tenor sax, old conn
tenor sax, old conn, musical inst: Interesting - WM Anderson was actually the mayor of Minneapolis for a time - not sure it is the same guy or family who owned Anderson music though. The serial number seems to coincide with the old Conn horns although it is probably made by Conn and stamped...

Saxophone: Toyama Soprano sax, west japan railway company, yamaha mouthpiece
west japan railway company, yamaha mouthpiece, soprano sax: Hello Joel, first of all... Toyama is the capital city of Toyama Prefecture, Japan, located on the coast of the Sea of Japan in the Chūbu region on central Honshū, about 200 km north of the city of Nagoya and 300 km northwest of Tokyo. Historically,...

Saxophone: Toyama soprano sax, soprano saxophone, soprano sax
soprano saxophone, soprano sax, many horns: Joel, For the past 10-15 years or so there has been a large # of companies importing brass and woodwind instruments into North America and selling them for little to no profit. If you wished to go into the saxophone manufacturing business all you have...

Saxophone: tenor sax by TB Co, Chicago, tenor sax, low pitch
tenor sax, low pitch, buescher: Tough one - I m thinking again, this is a stencil horn made by Conn or Buescher and stamped with the Superior Saxophone label (no idea what TONK is??) If I could see a picture I might be able to narrow down a maker and era. Sorry I could not be much more...

Saxophone: Windsor by Buescher, serial number range, tenor sax
serial number range, tenor sax, cluster design: Hello Scooter, Your sax is a stencil. 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 and have their name...

Saxophone: too much water buildup in the mouthpiece, metal mouthpieces, soprano sax
metal mouthpieces, soprano sax, metal mouthpiece: Hello TERJE, Playing the saxophone involves a certain amount of moisture production. That is normal. Because of this I always brush my teeth with natural TOM S OF MAINE toothpaste. I want a clean mouth, clean mouthpiece, clean reeds and clean neck. If the...

Saxophone: yas 275, selmer mark vi, pivot screw
selmer mark vi, pivot screw, metal mouthpiece: Hello George, The YAS-275 Alto, Lacquer model is the European / Japanese market offering of Yamaha s student alto. It features a high F# and polished brass keys that give the horn the look of a pro model. this model is without a doubt, the ultimate student...

Saxophone: yas-275 mouthpiece, dukoff mouthpiece, smooth jazz stations
dukoff mouthpiece, smooth jazz stations, smooth jazz sound: George, Selecting a reed is like going into a candy store. There are lots of choices and flavors . Finding the reed that is going to work for you is going to require some trial and error. I m not sure how long you have been playing but most players begin...

Saxophone: Alto Sax Buescher 400, woodwind brasswind, musicians friend
woodwind brasswind, musicians friend, replacement necks: It s best to get to a shop where they can do a hands on fitting for a new neck-piece. Bit if that s not possible, there are a few places online that will sell replacement necks. Woodwind & Brasswind and Musicians Friend are 2 knowledgeable and reputable...

Saxophone: Alto sax model year, set ups, richer sound
set ups, richer sound, bargain hunter: Hi Glen, This should be from around 1980, give or take a year. The Yanagisawa altos tend to begin to sound like their modern incarnation around the time that the table becomes like the modern table, with a see-saw lefthand pinky table. In my experience,...

Saxophone: alto sax music sheet quwestion, alto sax music, music curriculum
alto sax music, music curriculum, music sheets: Yes - you re alto is in the key of Eb which means when you play a C it comes out as an Eb on the piano (called concert Eb). Go to www.discoverlearnandplay.com - for $9.95 a month you will have access to 20 lessons and over 180 songs in a wide variety...

Saxophone: Alto saxophone Buescher 400, pawn shops, replacement necks
pawn shops, replacement necks, buescher 400: Hello Latosha, There is a company that make replacement necks for all saxophones. The company is called Gloger. Gloger Handkraft necks are premium replacement saxophone necks hand made in the Netherlands by Karsten Gloger. These necks are custom made for...

Saxophone: Antique Sax Value, paper collectibles, buescher
paper collectibles, buescher, e bay: I love that most about old horns - what you might find in the box! I once saw a curved soprano at an old shop and inside the case found a repair sheet from 1967 - it happened to be dated near a pivotal musical event in my life so of course, I took it as an...

Saxophone: Boosey & Hawkes alto saxophone, boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes
boosey and hawkes, boosey hawkes, denis wick: Hello John, Thanks for your question. Boosey & Co. was established by Thomas Boosey in 1816 in London, England. They began selling woodwind instruments in 1851. The first flutes were made in 1856 after agreeing to build a flute designed by the Pratten Co....

Saxophone: Boosey and Hawkes Lafleur import alto sax.#138xxx, boosey and hawkes, feudal france
boosey and hawkes, feudal france, octave key: Hello Jon, On your last post your name was John?, Anyway, This information confirms that your alto is the super model. I found out that the meaning of Lafleur is a French ornamental surname borne by servants or soldiers in feudal France, from Old French...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone Alto Saxophone, conn selmer, saxophone ensemble
conn selmer, saxophone ensemble, classical saxophone: Hello Mary, There are many people are interested in your fine sax. They could be put in 3 basic categories... Players, Dealers and Collectors. I would call 1-800-USA-HORN. Get a NAPBIRT certified repair technician to go over this sax to tell you what...

Saxophone: Buescher Truetone Saxophone # 108306, selmer mark 6, selmer balanced action
selmer mark 6, selmer balanced action, sax tenor: Hello Ken,Thanks for your question here on All-Experts. You never said what type of sax it is. Is it an Alto sax, Tenor sax or a C melody....or what? Lately, I get so many What is my sax worth? questions... The bottom line when trying to figure out the...

Saxophone: CG CONN Saxophone, tenor sax mouthpiece, conn saxophone
tenor sax mouthpiece, conn saxophone, rudy wiedoeft: Hello Larry, Thanks for your question on AllExperts. You have a C melody Saxophone made by the Conn Company. There was a Holton saxophone model named after the very famous Rudy Wiedoeft, and pictures show him with a Selmer, and then later a Conn C Melody...

Saxophone: Conn alto sax 6M c04369, best manufacturing company, conn company
best manufacturing company, conn company, octave key: Hello Debby, Your question is a good one. Thank you for letting me answer it. One of the finest altos ever made, your Conn 6M sax was made in Elkhart, Indiana USA in 1963. In 1959/60: Conn acquired the Best Manufacturing Company of Nogales, Arizona and...

Saxophone: Conn Alto Transitional 6M M251***, engraving gold, solo horns
engraving gold, solo horns, low pitch: Hello Larry,Thank you for your question. You have a Conn transitional alto sax.Your sax was made in Elkhart Indiana in 1932. In excellent condition these saxophones play great. They were usually silver-plated, with naked lady engraving, gold-wash...

Saxophone: Conn Stencil Pan American, dillon music, low pitch
dillon music, low pitch, sad shape: You have a stenciled second line horn from Conn Pan American. The Letter P in the serial number stands for Pan American. That was Conn s second line. The sax was engraved for E. Domage Phila. PA. The A stands for Alto saxophone in the Key of Eb. the L...

Saxophone: date and make of cavalier herald, john giffin, conn instruments
john giffin, conn instruments, cluster designs: Hi John, This is fairly certainly a Conn-made tenor, and it has some interesting qualities in that it combines some keywork and design features of both the earlier 1920s Chu Berry model and the later 1930s-1950s 10M model. The bell design and general...

Saxophone: Dating and make of cavalier herald tenor sax, Conn Saxophone, Stencil
Conn Saxophone, Stencil, Cavalier Herald saxophone: John, You may have to refresh my memory a bit. I don t recall this topic, but I ll be more than happy to tell you what you have based on these pics. The Cavalier Herald is a Conn Stencil. This is a tenor sax made by Conn and then shipped to another...

Saxophone: Dick Stabile Saxophone made by Martin , george olsen, jack hansen
george olsen, jack hansen, cabin in the pines: Hello Judy, Thank you for your question. You have a Martin Stencil sax (but you didn t say if it s a tenor, Alto, or C-melody...) from the late 1920 to the early 1930 s. Who was Dick Stabile? Well, he performed with the George Olsen Orchestra. It was one...

Saxophone: Elkhart alto saxophone, elkhart saxophone, serial number chart
elkhart saxophone, serial number chart, high school marching bands: Hello Annabel, Thanks for your question. You have a second line horn. What s a second line? The best way of thinking of a second-line instrument is that they are 2nd Tier horns sold by a major saxophone manufacturer. Here in America the big 4 saxophone companies...

Saxophone: Yamaha YTS 21, sax tenor, sax yamaha
Saxophone: Yamaha YTS 21, sax tenor, sax yamaha, tenor sax

Saxophone: Yamaha YTS-61, thay, serial number
Saxophone: Yamaha YTS-61, thay, serial number, customer services

Saxophone: Frank Holton Alto Saxophone, john phillip sousa, rudy wiedoeft
john phillip sousa, rudy wiedoeft, conn selmer: Hello Kathy, Holton is a division of Leblanc, Incorporated (a division of Conn-Selmer), and is Leblanc s trumpet, trombone, horn, and euphonium line. Holton was founded in 1896 by Frank Holton, a first trombonist under John Phillip Sousa, and was purchased...

Saxophone: hamilton saxophone, charles harris, hamilton ohio
charles harris, hamilton ohio, stencil: Bonnie, Hamilton was a stencil instrument. I believe it was made by Conn. A stencil instrument is one that is made by one company for another who would put their own stencil on it and sell it under their own name. There are several post on this topic...

Saxophone: Identify saxophone, dick foster, flat keys
dick foster, flat keys, good shape: The alto sounds like it may be a New Wonder (Conn serial numbers sometimes overlap) - this horn dates to the late 1920 s or early 30 s when Conn experimented with different key configurations and finishes (sometimes nicknamed transitional horns). These...

Saxophone: J.W. York & Sons C-melody saxophone, grand rapids michigan, band literature
grand rapids michigan, band literature, remarkable condition: Hello Ann! Thanks for your question on All Experts. You have a fantastic find, it s way too cool! Your fine sax was made in Grand Rapids, Michigan back around 1915 to 1917.It s old alright! Depending on the condition and it being completely original with...

Saxophone: King Super 20 Tenor Sax, gold inlay, tenor sax
gold inlay, tenor sax, eastlake ohio: Hello Judy, Thanks for your question here on all experts. You have a King Super 20, one of the finest tenor saxophone ever made! From the web... After World War II, King introduced the legendary Super 20. The early examples were essentially Zephyr Specials...

Saxophone: Key problems, octave key, tricky topic
octave key, tricky topic, embouchure: George, This is a tricky topic. Without looking at the instrument it s difficult to say with 100% certainty. However you told me something that I belive has the key to this issue. the note F also squeak a lot. A leaky pad can cause a horn to...

Saxophone: King Baritone Saxophone, baritone saxophone, baritone sax
baritone saxophone, baritone sax, gibson les paul: I m sorry to have made an assumption about your level of experience. I personally believe that anything is worth fixing. I can t stand it when people throw perfectly fixable things away( old lamps, phones, radios, guitars, Fans, tables, chairs). This baritone...

Saxophone: The Martin Tenor Saxophone #167***, martin tenor saxophone, adjustable thumb
martin tenor saxophone, adjustable thumb, tone holes: Always block out the last 3 digits of the serial number for security purposes. The Martin Tenor was made from 1945 to 1970 (Ser# 144K - 350K) Your tenor was made in 1948. That s a great vintage!! Classification: Professional. There is a lot of confusion about...

Saxophone: "Medalist" sax, decorative engraving, brass horns
decorative engraving, brass horns, e bay: Your horn is most likely a Reynolds Medalist - parts made in Italy and perhaps assembled here in the states. These were decent student level horns and the alto s come up occasionally on sites like e-bay often asking about $225 and bringing maybe half that...

Saxophone: noblet alto sax, noblet clarinet, french instrument
noblet clarinet, french instrument, shape thanks: Bob, The Noblets were made under the Leblanc label and were considered a step up / intermediate line. In this time period Leblanc had 3 lines of instruments. The original Vito s were the student horns, Noblet was the intermediate, and Leblanc was the pro...

Saxophone: how old is my vintage the martin sax, tenor sax, lacquer finish
tenor sax, lacquer finish, mother of pearl buttons: The Martin horns were made starting in the 1940 s and are referred to as Martin Committee . These horn often have beautiful engravings and if yours is the shiny silver finish in good condition it can be quite collectible. I am going to assume yours has...

Saxophone: re. Cleveland Saxaphone, woodwind instrument, brass and woodwind
woodwind instrument, brass and woodwind, model instrument: OMG!!!!! Michael, I m so sorry!!!! I actually typed up the answer to this just after I received it. I just now discovered that I must have never hit the send button. Please accept my apology for being a bit late on this reply. So from my point of view,...

Saxophone: sax questions, saxaphone player, boosey and hawkes
saxaphone player, boosey and hawkes, brook mays: JW York and Sons manufactured horns in Grand Rapids Michigan in the 1920 s. However, several companies have used the name York , including Boosey and Hawkes, the American company Brook Mays and the current manufacturer Schreiber and even Keilwerth a manufacturer...

Saxophone: Saxophone Bundy II - 849816, selmer paris, henri selmer
selmer paris, henri selmer, buescher aristocrat: Ilze, You didn t say if it s an Alto or Tenor, so I m going to assume it s an alto as those are the most common. First a little history of your horn. Just to let you know when I refer to Selmer I m referring to the Selmer USA company not Selmer...

Saxophone: saxophone tone, selmer mark 6, otto link mouthpiece
selmer mark 6, otto link mouthpiece, saxophone tone: Hello Akanimo, Thanks for the question, In order to get a good tone on the alto sax please practice long tones with a metronome. Breath support is the most important consideration. Many beginners use reeds that are too soft, You want your embouchure muscles...

Saxophone: spring repair, friend of mind, rest position
friend of mind, rest position, strong spring: George, Sorry it s taken me so long to answer your question. I read it last night and wanted to take some time to think it over before I jumped into a solution. The G# mechanism is one of the most critical and complex on the saxophone. If this key fails...

Saxophone: Yamaha YTS 21, yamaha saxophone, tenor saxophone
yamaha saxophone, tenor saxophone, serial number list: Hello Tim, Thanks for your question. A lot of players prefer these red-label Yamaha s. I would really call it a maroon-label, I d have to agree...this is a good-playing saxophone. These were also called the Vito Tenor Sax because it was a Yamaha YTS-21...

Saxophone: Yamaha YTS-61, Yamaha saxophone, Serial numbers
Yamaha saxophone, Serial numbers, Yamaha company: Robert, The YTS-61 was Yamaha s first professional level tenor sax. They were made from the 1967 until the introduction of the YTS-62 around 1979. Unfortunately Yamaha has never released any type of serial number chart. If they have, I ve never seen it....

Saxophone: Abbott Premier curved soprano, low pitch, vintage collectibles
low pitch, vintage collectibles, eb: I did not see a photo attachment? But from the little I know these are Martin stencils possibly made specifically for Buegeleisen and Jacobson - a musical instrument seller during the 1930s and 1940s and located in New York City. It s tricky to be absolutely...

Saxophone: altisimo, box shape, alternate fingerings
box shape, alternate fingerings, octave key: The technic requires throat control. Before attempting any alternate fingerings try this exercise: Hold down low C fingering - all 6 fingers and RH Pinkie. Sound low C clearly and hold it. Now without tonguing try to sound middle C while still using...

Saxophone: altissimo notes, saxophone, altissimo
saxophone, altissimo, advance saxophone technique: George, Good question. This is a topic I haven t touched on much so I m happy to answer it for you. Altissimo is a very ADVANCED technique that requires a combination of several other advanced techniques in order to play successfully... With that one...

Saxophone: antique sax, tenor sax, neck shape
tenor sax, neck shape, great shape: Holton Saxes are not highly valued unless they are in very good condition. In particular, collectors want the original lacquer (preferably gold in color) in tact and in great shape with any etchings on the bell clearly visible. If I understand your measurement...

Saxophone: appraisal on 1921 Buescher Sax, decent shape, e bay
decent shape, e bay, sax: The sax appears to be in decent shape but unfortunately the outdated mechanisms make it impractical for today s players and this model is not very desirable as a vintage collectible. Horns of this ilk in this condition typically sell for between $250 and...

Saxophone: Blue Ribbon Cole & Dunas Tenor Sax., jazz saxophonists, tenor sax
jazz saxophonists, tenor sax, low pitch: Hello Dan, You have a stencil saxophone. What s a Stencil ? A stencil is a saxophone built by a major sax manufacturer for another company or storefront. On receipt of the saxophone, the storefront would literally take a stencil and engrave their own...

Saxophone: Buescher Aristocrat Saxophone, antiques of the future, selmer
antiques of the future, selmer, quality level: Hello Carol, The serial number is right below or above the thumb hook. This is a student level Buescher from about 1972. This sax [you never said if it s an alto or tenor] depending on the condition, could be worth anywhere from $450 to $600. In 1963 Buescher...

Saxophone: CG CONN C Melody SAXOPHONE, marc bovee, woodwind workshop
marc bovee, woodwind workshop, hauer music dayton: Hello Larry, Please go to Google. type in NAPBIRT Go to the NAPBIRT website Now, look for the tab, TECH Locator ... Click on it. It will tell you everyone based on their location. Your sax looks great! Have you ever thought of learning to play the...

Saxophone: Conn Sax, C-melody, Conn C-melody
C-melody, Conn C-melody, C melody: Hi Julie, I really hate to do this but I m going to bust your bubble and tell you what you really have. The saxophone you have is not an alto but a c-melody. The way I can tell is the numbers you gave me from the back of the horn. The paten date...

Saxophone: Evette and Schaeffer, Buffet Crampon bari, baritone sax, baritone saxophone
baritone sax, baritone saxophone, standard pitch: Hello Lew, Thanks for asking your question here on all experts. That is a beautiful Baritone saxophone! I found this info on the web... The Buffet Early Evette & Schaeffer: There are three subsets of horns produced during this period: •Low B models:...

Saxophone: CG CONN C Melody SAXOPHONE, band instrument repair, napbirt
Saxophone: CG CONN C Melody SAXOPHONE, band instrument repair, napbirt, membership dues

Saxophone: need help identifying a armstrong saxophone, eb, student model
Saxophone: need help identifying a armstrong saxophone, eb, student model, grant king

Saxophone: frank holton and co sax, little known fact, dependable sources
little known fact, dependable sources, keywork: Hi Marcy, In recent years, there s been some controversy about the accuracy of existing Holton serial number lists. Most people, prior to the internet, referred to lists in the back of a major instrument supplier s catalogs, and since the internet s existence...

Saxophone: Martin C melody sax Elkhart, Indiana, tenor sax mouthpiece, dent work
tenor sax mouthpiece, dent work, guitar sheet music: Hello Vincent, Well, it s not a Bb tenor sax, it s a C melody sax. C melody saxophones were made in the 1920 s. They considered are obselete today. If you had one, you could play it in a blues band, but there is not sheet music for it in a concert band....

Saxophone: Melody Masters Alto saxophone, melody masters, melody master
melody masters, melody master, body tubes: It would say Martin on the Bell it if it were a real Martin. It s Not a Martin. It a Melody Master (Made By Martin). A Fender Squier is not a real fender, but it s made by Fender.... If it were a real Martin it would be worth... From the web... MARTIN...

Saxophone: need help identifying a armstrong saxophone, bari sax, alto saxophone
bari sax, alto saxophone, armstrong: Larry, The alto saxophone is the shortest in length and the neck of it is straight. The tener saxophone is longer that the alto and the neck has a slight dip in it. The bari sax is the biggest of them all when you put it over your lap it would about touch...

Saxophone: s/n Conn alto, conn saxophones, conn saxophone
conn saxophones, conn saxophone, playing the saxophone: Hi Mary, This saxophone was made somewhere between 1917 and 1924 and is under the new wonder series. I personally love the conn saxophone, but that is just a personal preference. The conn saxophone and the selmer are very similar. If it is in good condition...

Saxophone: Saxaphone Inquiry, conn company, pan america
conn company, pan america, line c: A picture would definitely help identify - but from what you ve written it probably won t allow you to retire. It sounds like a standard horn probably made by the Conn company in the late 1920 s. Unless the finish is in extremely good or like new condition,...

Saxophone: Selmer Bundy Baritone Sax, baritone saxophones, baritone sax
baritone saxophones, baritone sax, selmer bundy: Ryan, According to my serial # list, that horn was manufactured in the early 1970 s. Unfortantly I cant giver you an exact year, but the closest would be 1973, but could be anywhere between 70-75. In my personal opinion the Bundy baritone saxophones...

Saxophone: Selmer Omega Alto Sax, yamaha yas 62, selmer paris
yamaha yas 62, selmer paris, surface scratches: Hello Kathy, There is a difference between Selmer-Paris and Selmer-American saxophones. The original Selmer Omega was the model 162 made in USA This was a pro model. Selmer USA wanted a pro model to compete with the Yamaha YAS-62.This was a great horn! I...

Saxophone: Selmer Paris MarkVI, selmer paris, tenor sax
selmer paris, tenor sax, dual case: Oops - you either have an Eb alto or a Bb tenor (no such thing as an Eb tenor). I m going to assume it s an alto. You have a GREAT horn there - it is not the most coveted of numbers (it was made around 1973 near the end of the Selmer VI production run)...

Saxophone: Selmer SUPER ACTION tenor sax SBA, new york jazz, selmer paris
new york jazz, selmer paris, tenor sax: Hello Matt, In order to ID this sax for your friend, you need understand that the first Mark 6 was serial number #55201. This sax is the model made right before mark VI s were made. Thus, this sax is called the SELMER SUPER ACTION, or most commonly nicknamed...

Saxophone: Tenor Sax - who made it, soprano saxes, tenor sax
soprano saxes, tenor sax, resale market: I supposed it may have been assembled at a Conn plant but the parts were imported from Italy. These have been likened to the Conn 24 but as a stencil type horn it s very difficult to pin down the exact date and place of origin. FYI Caravelle soprano saxes...

Saxophone: Value of a King saxophone, king saxophone, tenor saxophone
king saxophone, tenor saxophone, etchings: The 81XXX serial number dates to between 1925 and 1930. These were introduced around 1920 with production ending by 1932-1933. They are nice old horns but value is almost completely in the condition of the original parts, lacquer, and the etchings. The market...

Saxophone: Vintage Sax, vintage sax, little known fact
vintage sax, little known fact, dependable sources: Hi Jeremy, Thanks for taking photos -- I can see them now. What you have there is a Frank Holton. I actually just answered a question about them today, before opening your mail. The answer is below: Hi Marcy, In recent years, there s been some...

Saxophone: Is it a Yanagisawa Tenor T 6?, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, serial number ranges: Hello Bjorn, thanks for your question. You already knew the answer. Your sax is the T-6 and it was made between 1970-1979. According to the Yanagisawa Serial number ranges by model, Before 1980 the 3rd and 4th digit of the serial number represents the year...

Saxophone: 1911 Saxaphone, sax player, great shape
sax player, great shape, elkhart indiana: Great picture thanks! This horn needs lots of work - I think there is a key missing and it s hard to tell but it appears there may have been some repair work done down on the bottom half. This one may be best suited for display on a wall of a fun restaurant...

Saxophone: 1939 Paris Selmer alto sax, selmer alto saxophone, selmer alto sax
selmer alto saxophone, selmer alto sax, usa horn: Hello Timothy, you have a gem!!! That sax could be worth a fortune! It s a player!!!Please get it professional appraised !I would call 1(800)USA horn ,without seeing it, and depending on the condition it could be worth about...from the web... BALANCED ACTION...

Saxophone: Alto sax, gold lacquer, proper restoration
gold lacquer, proper restoration, professional musicians: Hi Robert, There are two questions, here, really -- how good is the Aristocrat likely to be, and does its dollar value make it worth overhauling. What you have there is an early Aristocrat, one of the best vintage altos ever made, and one played by many,...

Saxophone: Baritone Horn to Bari Sax, Saxophone, embrochure
Saxophone, embrochure, Baritone horn: Paris, Hi there, first let me say congratz for deciding to leave the dark side and enter the light. Saxophones are much cooler... LOL... Being able to play both brass and woodwind instruments well is no easy task. I ve known maybe half a dozen people that...

Saxophone: buescher elkhart ind. sax, cork grease, benny goodman
cork grease, benny goodman, low pitch: Hi Troy, The ownership story may or may not be true, but when it comes to affecting the horn s value you would need to have documentation. Without it, there is no influence on value. Buescher True-Tone altos (which is what you have), when in good repair,...

Saxophone: Buescher NEW Aristocrat Alto Sax, buescher true tone, sigurd rascher
buescher true tone, sigurd rascher, fly by night club: Michael, I can t believe it! I went to A.J. Dimond High school (class of 1980). I m from Anchorage, Alaska. I used to play gigs at the FLY BY NIGHT CLUB,and many other places. My great friend is the best, woodwind, (saxophone) and brass repairman in the world,...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone alto,1913, thumb rest, diamond shape
thumb rest, diamond shape, new invention: Wow Bill, your sax is awesome!!! I love it! It really is a super rare Buescher. Maybe it was made for Rascher!!! We still have so much work to do.... I love that train engraving! The sax appears to be raw brass..Thanks for the wonderful pictures! Please get...

Saxophone: Cannonball Big Bell Tenor Sax, tenor saxophone, tenor sax
tenor saxophone, tenor sax, big bell: The Cannonball horns get decent reviews overall - the really project so they are most popular in big band and rock settings. For your community band and and small ensemble gigs you ll want to be sure and find a mouthpiece/reed set-up that blends. I ve...

Saxophone: Carl Fischer stencil Made In ITALY alto saxophone, amro music store, serial number range
amro music store, serial number range, carl fischer: Hello Joseph, 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...

Saxophone: Cleveland Alto Saxophone, King, Cleveland
King, Cleveland, Saxophone: Ann, The instrument you have is a late 1960 s model saxophone. These were made by the King Band Instrument company. The King company was in business form the early years of the 20th century until the mid 1970 s when they were bought out by the Leblanc...

Saxophone: Conn C Melody, nickel, music educator, issue c
music educator, issue c, closet shelf: Tough to set a fair price without seeing the horn. I will tell you that it is most likely a standard issue C melody Conn is probably only worth between $100 or $200 at most. C melody horns are impractical today and rarely used, so if your Cuban musician...

Saxophone: Evette alto saxophone, broken spring, evette
broken spring, evette, e bay: These horns are not highly collected or sought after though they often are decently made and play well. They come up often on sites like e-bay and usually sell for $200 to $300 in good condition. The market is very tough right now and i t may be best to try...

Saxophone: Frank Holton Sax, american craftsmanship, palm key
american craftsmanship, palm key, usa horn: You definitely have an alto with some extra trill keys. This sax is sweet! Please call 1-800-USA-HORN for an appraisal. What struck me was there is an extra right hand palm? key. It looks like it reaches way up to the upper stack and lightly lifts a pad...

Saxophone: Henri Selmer Saxophone, Selmer, Paris
Selmer, Paris, Model 26: Tim, You have a great find there.... The Selmer Paris saxophones are known worldwide for being some of the best and most sought after saxophones on the planet. The model 26 was the 2nd model produced by the Selmer Paris Company under their own name. Finding...

Saxophone: History of this sax, a7, sax
a7, sax, a6: Hi Liam, Good job on the pics! What you have there is most likely a stencil made by Amati Kraslice, with many (most) of the features of Amati s pre-contemporary Super model (identifiable as such by the style of the keywork -- the left hand pinky...

Saxophone: Horn values, mint condition, action model
mint condition, action model, selmer: Your Selmer Alto may actually date to 1951 and is a Super Action model. Glad you have the original lacquer and very happy to know you still play! This horn if in good condition can bring as much as $5,000 to maybe $6,000 on a site like e-bay (though the...

Saxophone: Indiana Band Instrument Company sax, straight tone holes, horn makers
straight tone holes, horn makers, american patent: Hello Frank, Thanks for your question. The William S. Haynes 1914 is a patent in the American patent office. It is for the use of drawn tone holes. Haynes, makes flutes not saxophones. I will try to find the exact question your looking for. I found it,...

http://en.allexperts.com/q/Saxophone-2232/2011/8/information-age-models-saxophones.htm


Saxophone: Italian saxophone identification, flower emblem, factory in italy
flower emblem, factory in italy, school tradition: Hello Robert, you say your sax is Italian... does it say Made in Italy somewhere... Here is some of the Italian sax companys. Rampone and Cazzani Saxophones are some of the best, unknown Saxophones in the World. Made by hand, works of beauty, finished in...

Saxophone: Kohlert high class alto saxaphone, usa horn, tone holes
usa horn, tone holes, perth australia: Hello Sam Please call 1 -800- usa -horn Go to Ebay Go to Google, try auction houses look at classified ads try out craigslist I don t have one, and this seems kind of limiting. There are so many great saxophones out there. Good Luck in your search!...

Saxophone: Majestic Tenor Saxophone by Grassi, tenor saxophone, quality thanks
tenor saxophone, quality thanks, pro model: This sax is a stencil made in Italy by the Italian company Grassi. It looks like its from the late 1950 s or 1960 s. Another Italian sax company Rampone & Cazzani responded to me by saying it looked like a stencil that was produced by the Ida Maria Grassi...

Saxophone: Mouthpiece for Vintage Sax, Saxophones, mouthieces
Saxophones, mouthieces, Holton: William, Hmmmm... this is kind of difficult for a horn of that vintage. Holton didn t make a large number of saxophones and the few they did were a bit strange compared to modern horns. Lots of extra keys and some alternate fingerings, etc. I have a 1909...

Saxophone: Old Con, accurate assessment, serial numbers
accurate assessment, serial numbers, engraving: I assume you mean Conn (with 2 n s) - you may have gotten this horn in 1958 but it may have been made somewhat earlier. I would need to see a picture to give you the most accurate assessment. If possible, please include the engraving on the bell as well...

Saxophone: Pan-American Sax, conn run, serial number series
conn run, serial number series, gold wash: Hi Dustin, What you have there is a Conn Pan-American in poor condition (missing the octave key, and possibly other parts), silverplated with a gold wash bell. Its serial number does not appear to be from the normal Conn serial number line, as your horn...

Saxophone: problem with B, A & G, charles harris, alto sax
charles harris, alto sax, stack: Fiona, More than likely there is a spring that has come loose on the upper stack. (left hand) or there is a key that is not closing the way it should. Regardless this should be a fairly simple repair. If you take it to a qualified tech they should get...

Saxophone: Saxophone, low pitch, seriel
low pitch, seriel, buescher: Congratulations! If it does turn out to be gold plated you have a nice, valuable collectible there. A handful of horns were silver, gold, and even a combination of both silver and gold - each year. Your number dates the horn to the 1922 to 1923 era as...

Saxophone: Selmer Super Balanced Action alto sax USED HORNS, clarinet world, vintage saxophones
clarinet world, vintage saxophones, paul desmond: Hello Don, Your horns are worth nothing, please send them to me right away... Only kidding... Yes, you should have left the Holton original. Usually the music store repair guy pushes to have it all relacquered so they can make some (alot) of money off...

Saxophone: Serial #, pan american silver, serial number chart
pan american silver, serial number chart, martin indiana: You have an American second line saxophone to Conn. What s 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. Let us learn about the most common...

Saxophone: sound issues, selmer s80, embouchure control
selmer s80, embouchure control, selmers: George, Hi, nice to hear from you again. The mouthpiece is a very important piece of equipment and the correct selection can not be over emphasized. I used a Yanagisawa mp a few years back and after a few months I put it in the case and never used...

Saxophone: Conn Pan American Stencil Second Line, blues jam, first model
blues jam, first model, play one: It was made by Conn {Pan American} as shown by the P serial number. This was a stencil of a second line sax. A solid and very nice player. I would love to play one of these in a big band or Blues Jam. I need to conduct more research... Thanks Grant Koelle...

Saxophone: my three vintage saxophones, buescher true tone, low pitch
buescher true tone, low pitch, vintage saxophones: Hi Tonnie, An official appraisal would have to be privately discussed -- you may email me at inquiries@justsaxes.com if you like, about that. As far as general values, and to answer your questions, a True Tone alto of that vintage is from the last part...

Saxophone: What are top 5 brands of alto and tenor saxophones, selmer lavoix, selmer mark vii
selmer lavoix, selmer mark vii, woodwind and brass wind: Hello Bonita, There are way more than 5...but Yamaha is the number one student sax in the world, why, because they are selmer copies. Selmer is the real deal. Yanagisawa are fantastic. I started out on a BUNDY which had a Buescher true tone body... Armstrong,...

Saxophone: Used Saxophone, selmer company, ebay
selmer company, ebay, key pads: Rebecca, The Bundy II was the most mass-produced model in the history of the saxophone with about 30,000 produced a year from 1980 until 1996. Thats over 500,000 individual instruments produced. The great thing about these instruments is they were made...

Saxophone: value of tenor sax, tenor sax, holton
tenor sax, holton, e bay: Your Holton Collegiate is a decent student horn and although they tend to play well, they just have not garnered any interest from large numbers of collectors or players. It s probably worth more to you or a loved one as an heirloom than it would be as a...

Saxophone: vintage alto saxophone, antoine courtois, patent lawsuits
antoine courtois, patent lawsuits, sax player: Hi Angie - I would love to see some photos! I m sure you already know that Antoine Courtois is one of the oldest manufacturers of instruments in Europe - the name is forever linked to a long series of patent lawsuits alongside none other than Adolphe Sax...

Saxophone: Vintage sax, gold lacquer, vintage sax
gold lacquer, vintage sax, tenor sax: This looks like an alto - these were made by the thousands and are easy to come by on sites like e-bay. The market is low right now and most (altos) in well-used condition can be gotten for under $300. There are a few that are in pristine condition that...

Saxophone: 1914 wurlitzer saxophone, prime condition, e bay
prime condition, e bay, saxophone: Sorry to say that even in the best condition this will be worth more to you than any collector. These come up on e-bay often and usually sell for a few hundred dollars. They are simply outdated, not very rare (yet) and mostly just bused for novelty display....

Saxophone: 1920s Soprano Sax, soprano sax, dean st
soprano sax, dean st, charles harris: Richard, This is a brand I have not come across before. Chances are if they were located in the UK and the horn is still in the UK then the total production may have been very small and limited to a particular region. I m sorry but maybe someone else...

Saxophone: 1940's Conn Stencil Bundy Alto, usa saxophones, old conn
usa saxophones, old conn, tone holes: The serial numbers for stencils do not line up to the parent company. This is a home work assignment for you. Research the history of Selmer USA, find out when Bundy joined the company. That is the date of this sax. (early 1940 s.). You have a stencil sax....

Saxophone: Alexandre Tenor Saxophone , sonny rollins, serial number tag
sonny rollins, serial number tag, tenor saxophone: Hello Jennifer, Thank you for your question on all-experts. The Alexandre brand saxophones were stencil horns that were popular during the 1930 s to the 1960 s. What is a stencil? A stencil is a saxophone built by a major sax manufacturer for another company...

Saxophone: carl fischer saxophne, mouth peace, carl fischer
mouth peace, carl fischer, pearl buttons: Thanks for the clarrification caren. Becuase you don t have a mouthpiece obviously it wouldn t be worth as much. But, fischer saxophones are will known. That is the kind I play and i payed 2000 for mine. They have really good tone quality, so depending on...

Saxophone: CG Conn Soprano Saxophone, soprano saxophone, straight soprano
soprano saxophone, straight soprano, pearl accents: Hello Curt, Thank you for your question, here on All-Experts. Your soprano saxophone is Conn New Wonder Series II Straight Soprano. Please Remember they also made curved models, I have one of those. Yours is Gold plate over Silver Plate. (Gold won t stick...

Saxophone: Conn 50M Shooting Star Alto Lacquer H171, sax mouthpiece, bud shank
sax mouthpiece, bud shank, star stencil: Hello Brittany, This is one of the greatest student altos of all time. These horns usually sell for $600 to $350 so you got a great deal. Your sax was made in 1966. The truth is that you ripped them off... Here s some history for you...Conn took over the...

Saxophone: Conn saxophone, conn saxophone, local music store
conn saxophone, local music store, old conn: Hello Debbie, Thanks for asking your question here on all-experts. Please tell me is it an alto, tenor or a c-melody sax. It sounds like you have a Conn Saxophone. These were made in the town of Elkhart, Indiana. Back in the 1920 s and 1930 s, Conn was...

Saxophone: Conn Stencil sax, Dorn & Kirschner, octave vent, vega company
octave vent, vega company, serial number chart: Hello Peter, you have a stencil saxophone made by Conn. What is a stencil? What s a Stencil ? A stencil sax refers to a saxophone built by a major sax manufacturer for another company or storefront. On receipt of the saxophone, the storefront would literally...

Saxophone: dating a Buffet saxophone, selmer models, decorative engraving
selmer models, decorative engraving, e bay: If your serial number is accurate it dates the horn to around 1951 - probably a Dynaction Model. These were solid horns and look very similar in design to Selmer models of the same era. Unfortunately, they are not as highly valued by collectors in general....

Saxophone: Dave Guardala Tenor DG-500BN, dave guardala, google searches
dave guardala, google searches, google: Hi Kevin, Your best bet, first, is to list this saxophone on two stolen saxophone internet pages: http://forum.saxontheweb.net/forumdisplay.php?93-Stolen-Instruments-Music http://stolensaxophones.com/forum/viewforum.php?f=3 Not only do I and other...

Saxophone: Will (or could) a dent in the neck of a tenor affect the sound?, professional band instrument, band instrument repair
professional band instrument, band instrument repair, selmer paris: Diana, The YTS-475 is a very nice horn and should serve your daughter through high school. The 475 actually replaced the model 52. Concerning the dent in the neck I doubt that will have very much effect on the playability of the instrument. However is...

Saxophone: My Eb Alto Sax, mimosa drive, gold bell
mimosa drive, gold bell, brass gold: Thornton - sounds like you have a good old fashioned war horse of an alto there. I m guessing (hard to be accurate without a picture) that is was made around 1954. It probably does not need to be insured as these were pretty common horns - they often show...

Saxophone: Elkhart by Buescher Alto Saxophone, elkhart saxophone, serial number chart
elkhart saxophone, serial number chart, 40s 50s: First of all, a quartz tuner is an electronic tuner made by KORG,or CASIO. get a TM-40, or the CA-40 or the MA-30, they are all great. The neck cork has no writing on it. Once you get in tune with your tuner, take a pen and put an ink mark on your neck cork...

Saxophone: Alexandre Tenor Saxophone , remarkable change, pride and joy
Saxophone: Alexandre Tenor Saxophone , remarkable change, pride and joy, sweet sound

Saxophone: Conn Stencil sax, Dorn & Kirschner, pall, dorn
Saxophone: Conn Stencil sax, Dorn & Kirschner, pall, dorn, peter grant

Saxophone: King Zephyr Special Sax, silver neck, ebay
Saxophone: King Zephyr Special Sax, silver neck, ebay, lacquer

Saxophone: Holton E flat alto saxophone LP, vintage saxophones, vintage sax
vintage saxophones, vintage sax, obscure brand: Thank you Bernadine, you never offended me. You have a wonderful old saxophone! I m truly glad it s not for sale. Please look up the history of Rudy Wiedoeft and his connection to the Holton company. It s fascinating! It s hard to know what any sax is worth...

Saxophone: Holton E flat alto LP saxophone, conn instruments, rudy wiedoeft
conn instruments, rudy wiedoeft, eastlake ohio: Hello Bernadine, Your serial number has a letter B in it. This must be a typo. I m assuming that it was meant to be the number 8, then your serial number would be 17168, and your sax was made in 1924. It was a great year for Holton. They were doing great sales...

Saxophone: King Cleveland 613 alto Saxophone, serial number chart, martin indiana
serial number chart, martin indiana, cleveland band: Hello Gary, You have a student horn, Made in 1979 The value is about $399, You have a second line sax. What s 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...

Saxophone: King Zephyr Special Sax, king zephyr, e bay
king zephyr, e bay, approximate value: You did not say whether it was an alto or tenor? The serial number dates the horn to around 1939. See if your horn looks like the one on this page: http://goo.gl/P134U The market is very weak at the moment and altos of this vintage can be gotten for just...

Saxophone: Lyon & Healy Saxophone, lyon and healy, vintage saxophones
lyon and healy, vintage saxophones, engraving options: Hello Ann, the photo I need was of the neck... It s hard to tell in the photo is this is a C melody or Bb tenor,or Eb alto for that matter... I hope you still get the student sax for your niece. This horn belongs in a museum or with a professional sax player...

Saxophone: Mouthpiece, ottolink, charles harris
ottolink, charles harris, jazz rock: George, Considering the mouthpiece is called a JodyJazz these are mp s for jazz, rock etc. I personally have never played a JodyJazz so I cant say weather this would be a good mp for the player or not. According to their website the HR* is a rubber...

Saxophone: My SBA Tenor Selmer with # 43xxx, selmer sax, herp alpert
selmer sax, herp alpert, usc marching band: Hello Martin,Thank you for your service. Your sax is very collectible and highly desired around all the professionals out there. Any Jazz guy in New York City would love your sax, you see, Selmer is top of the line. Your Paris Selmer sax is the same as John...

Saxophone: Selmer Tenor, serial #1359, charles harris, selmer
charles harris, selmer, relative value: Kenneth, Unfortunately I cant tell you much about this as you didn t give me much info to base it on. If the serial number is this low more than likely you have a Selmer Model 22 or 26 from the 1920 s. Beyond that without seeing pictures or more info on...

Saxophone: Soprano sax MAISON A.ROBERT, soprano sax, usa horn
soprano sax, usa horn, selmer: Thank you for the picture. I only got one. This sax is special! I would call 1-800-USA-HORN and have them appraise this sax for you! This fine soprano might even be worth way more than a Selmer! I bet it plays beautiful! I wish I could play it!!!Thank you...

Saxophone: Soprano sax A.ROBERT PARIS, cincinnati symphony orchestra, boston symphony orchestra
cincinnati symphony orchestra, boston symphony orchestra, henri selmer: Hello Andre,I know nothing about this brand. I found on the web that Robert Maison is connected with Selmer Paris. Let us look at the history of selmer....from the web... 1858 : Birth of Henri Selmer 1880 : Henri Selmer - son of Charles Frederic, deceased...

Saxophone: Value/Re-sell value HSP Alto Sax circa 1950/51, mother of pearl inlays, selmer paris
mother of pearl inlays, selmer paris, thumb area: This is a great old Super Balanced Action horn - it became the basic prototype for what is now considered the standard saxophone. Your dating is correct - this era of horns lost their often flourishing picture designs etched in the bell, but they are still...

Saxophone: Vintage Conn Soprano, soprano sax, low pitch
soprano sax, low pitch, high pitch: Hello Richard, You have a Conn New Wonder series II Soprano sax. You sax is a stencil but it was made by Conn. All of the Series II horns had rolled tone holes and nailfile G# keys. These horns are generally more technically advanced than others of the...

Saxophone: alto sax, rudolph wurlitzer, e bay
rudolph wurlitzer, e bay, pristine condition: These are novelties to some collectors but not generally highly sought after unless in pristine condition. There is a good example of a Wurlitzer in nice shape on e-bay at the moment - asking $349 - that s probably about right. The market is very low for almost...

Saxophone: Alto Saxophone - Made in GDR 62366 - STOLZ, bundy saxophone, socialist rule
bundy saxophone, socialist rule, personal gratification: Maya, I hate to be the one to tell you this, but I would not put any money into this instrument. Stolz was manufactured in the GDR. I don t know if your old enough to remember the GDR but it stands for German Democratic Republic, better known as East Germany....

Saxophone: BUERSCHER 'TRU TONE' Saxaphone., thumb rest, musictrader
thumb rest, musictrader, wrighting: Hi Tianna, Music Trader s lists are very dependable. The only question is whether you re reading the serial number correctly. If you like, please read the instructions for posting photos in my profile information; I can tell you whether that is likely...

Saxophone: c.g. Conn Elkhart Ind. 10m tenor sax #276680 prefix L, tenor sax, usa horn
tenor sax, usa horn, tone holes: Hello John , You have a CONN 10 M tenor. The L means low pitch, that is A=440 hertz, that is great! The T means tenor. The serial number shows it was made in 1936. The model is a 10M, one of the greatest tenor saxophones ever made!!! Your sax still has...

Saxophone: c g conn saxophone, professional band instrument, band instrument repair
professional band instrument, band instrument repair, conn saxophone: Tim, The saxophone you have in your possession is a Conn New Wonder dating from about 1920 to 1922. This was one of Conns first true professional saxophones and helped launch what is now referred to as the sax craze of the 1920 s During that time the...

Saxophone: Conn 10M Tenor Saxophone, straight tone holes, conn company
straight tone holes, conn company, tenor saxophone: Hello Chandra, The Conn moved to Nogales, Arizona (people think this was Mexico)in 1971. Your sax was made in Elkhart,Indiana,USA in 1967. It s a pro model. Here is the CONN Company history from 1969 to 2002... In 1969 C.G. Conn Ltd. was sold to the Crowell-Collier...

Saxophone: conn 18m N215176 Saxophone, soprano sax, straight soprano
soprano sax, straight soprano, serial number list: Lisa, Thanks for asking! I am more than happy to answer your questions about this horn and give you a little history about Conn. As you indicated this is an 18M, I m a bit concerned as this could be one of 2 instruments. Conn made an 18M soprano back...

Saxophone: Dixon alto sax, factories in china, brass and woodwind
factories in china, brass and woodwind, woodwind instruments: Joel, Unfortunately I cant tell you much about this name. Until you sent me this request I ve never heard of Dixon. I did a web search and it seems they are mostly begin distributed in Canada, and that may have something to so with the Canadian Flag on...

Saxophone: Dixon alto sax, selmer mark 6, selmer mark 7
selmer mark 6, selmer mark 7, conn selmer: Hello Joel, A lot of saxophones come from the countries in the Far East such as Taiwan, China, Hong Kong and Korea. Many years ago their quality was very poor, but not any more. Dixon and Jupiter produce reasonable saxophones for students. However, care is...

Saxophone: Keilwerth "The New King" ts. pad heights, pencil, factory setup
Saxophone: Keilwerth "The New King" ts. pad heights, pencil, factory setup

Saxophone: King C-Melody Saxophone, pivot screws, low pitch
Saxophone: King C-Melody Saxophone, pivot screws, low pitch, music store

Saxophone: Sax Store recommendation, jazz pieces, classical work
Saxophone: Sax Store recommendation, jazz pieces, classical work, facings

Saxophone: Follow Up on Selmer SBA, george mikan, jazz jams
george mikan, jazz jams, chord scales: Hello Doug, our saxophones are only 384 apart!!! how cool is that.. It sounds like you are doing great! I practice all the minor and major scales (don t forget both whole tone scales)and learn all the church modes. (Dorian, Mixolydian etc...). I hope you...

Saxophone: jazz solos, school jazz band, jamie aebersold
school jazz band, jamie aebersold, sonny stitt: Hello Trish, Improvisation is one of those areas where she either has an ear, or she s tone deaf....I m so sorry to be heartless or cruel, but it s like on the television show American Idol when they say, I m sorry, you re just not a singer... . My advise...

Saxophone: Keilwerth "The New King" ts. pad heights, key heights, thick pads
key heights, thick pads, best bet: Hi Kamil, Proper key heights and venting depend on: your set-up (mouthpiece and reed, how large or small an opening on the mpc, and how hard or soft the reed); personal preference (resistance vs freeblowing); other qualities related to the mouthpiece,...

Saxophone: King C-Melody Saxophone, local music store, priceless heirloom
local music store, priceless heirloom, quality lubricant: Nathan, If a technician tells you it s going to cost more than it s worth, get another technition. They don t what it s worth to you! It could be a priceless heirloom from your recently passed grandfather, whom you love, and you want to see the beautiful instrument...

Saxophone: LYON & HEALY SOPRANO, lyon and healy, straight soprano
lyon and healy, straight soprano, old conn: Hello Robert, Please remember that the Lyon and Healy is a stencil. So it s made by the same people who made Buescher and Conn...These old curved sopranos have wonderful intonation if you have the right mouthpiece. (A hard rubber Link or Meyer with a round...

Saxophone: Mellophone Horn, waterloo ontario canada, waterloo music
waterloo ontario canada, waterloo music, vintage horns: I know very little about mellophones - but my best guess is that it was made either by HN White company in Cleveland Oh or Conn in Indiana and then stenciled with the Beare and Sons label for sale locally in Canada. Here is a great history of mellophones...

Saxophone: Octave key problem?, biological component, mechanical component
biological component, mechanical component, question thanks: Sean, Sounds like you have a problem that just about every young player eventually will encounter. The problem you are having is either a problem with the mechanical component of the instrument or its a problem with the biological component of the instrument....

Saxophone: old sax, e bay, saxophone
e bay, saxophone, sax: I apologize for the delay - i have been out of town for the past 2 weeks. Your saxophone was probably made by the Holton company in the 1930 s. The horn may be of some interest to a collector though condition issues will decrease it s value. The best way...

Saxophone: Prices, yamaha yas 23, old conn
yamaha yas 23, old conn, saxophones: Hello Lee, I m so sorry,. I ve never heard of a wexler. It must be one of those cheap Chinese saxophones. No prices, that means no real stores, that means internet only, and that is bad,,, it basically means no service .... ever. When it falls apart, and...

Saxophone: repair, cork grease, octave key
cork grease, octave key, trill: Hello Janae,The very first thing to check is to look inside the horn, is there a cork grease or sax reed box stuck in the horn. If that s fine, move on to the next check. When you play the High G, the octave lever on the sax neck must be closed. Make sure...

Saxophone: Sax Store recommendation, youngstown ohio area, new york music
youngstown ohio area, new york music, youngstown area: Hello Patrick, I m not familiar with the Youngstown area, but I would order on line. Thank you for your service! It feels great to be retired. Good question. If I was you, I would just order through the world famous Woodwind and Brasswind.(wwbw.com) If you...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VI Tenor, selmer mark vi, tenor sax
selmer mark vi, tenor sax, usa horn: Hello Marc, Clear as day is says... M 122722, so it was made in 1964. Yes, you have a Selmer Mark VI! Greatest saxophone ever made! It s a great sax! Worth a whole lot of money. Please call 1-800-USA-HORN they can appraise it for you...Thanks!! Grant...

Saxophone: Selmer Paris Five digit alto saxophone, selmer paris, gold lacquer
selmer paris, gold lacquer, reed cutter: Hi Amanda - Yes - this is a nice old Selmer Paris Mark VI - one of he best horns ever made in my opinion. There is a nice example on ebay at the moment with an asking price $5,699. If your horn has the gold lacquer in tact it could be of similar value. ...

Saxophone: Tenor sax ligature, clear plastic tubing, tenor sax
clear plastic tubing, tenor sax, metal string: Hello Dick, They are great! I feel that I invented these, back in the day I used a 1 1/8 metal split band round key ring, covered with clear plastic tubing...worked great!! So responsive! A traditional 2 screw metal ligature is also fine. The job of a ligature...

Saxophone: Age of Evette Schaeffer, sax players, mid seventies
sax players, mid seventies, carl fischer: Hello Dennis, Thank you for your question here on All Experts. They were made from the late sixties into the mid seventies. The brand name Evette Schaeffer was first introduced in the late 1800s by Buffet and used into the 1910 s or 1920 s. In the late sixties,...

Saxophone: alto sax, borgani, flat keys
borgani, flat keys, great reputation: Sue My knowledge and experience with Borgani is limited as they have been distributed in very small numbers in the United States. I ve only gotten my hands on one of these in the 30+ years I ve been playing the sax. Currently there are only two dealers...

Saxophone: Artist, [ naked lady series ] conn alto sax, straight tone holes, ebay
straight tone holes, ebay, tone hole: Donald, Thats a very nice instrument you have there. Regarding the date, I would put it in mid to late 1947 as there was a strike at the Conn factory from 1946 to early 47 and only a small number of instruments were produced at that time. Your horn is...

Saxophone: Blowing the right way into my saxophone., quebec city canada, great mouthpiece
quebec city canada, great mouthpiece, sax reeds: Hello Leandre, I ve never heard that about blowing like a singer without the voice? My advise would be to take some professional saxophone lessons. The best way to describe the difference, is the saxophone is less tight. The proper embouchure is firm but...

Saxophone: Buescher 400 Tenor Saxophone, tenor saxophone, serial number range
tenor saxophone, serial number range, quality horn: Hello Chandra, From 1963, this is a late 400 model that was manufactured after Selmer took over the Buescher factory. The original Super 400 s had an under slung octave key. This octave key on the original neck is over the top design. This Buescher 400 was...

Saxophone: Dekay mastercraft, tenor sax, mastercraft
tenor sax, mastercraft, assembler: These tend to be stencil horns - made by one manufacturer and stamped with the name of a local retailer or 3rd party assembler. If you hadn t sent the picture I would have guessed the parts were Conn based. Some of the old Dekay horns are ornately etched...

Saxophone: My first saxophone, acidic body, treasure seekers
acidic body, treasure seekers, body chemistry: Teresa, Congratz on your instrument. The YAS-475 is a slightly reworked version of Yamaha s original step up sax, the YAS-52. The difference is they changed the neck to the same as the one that comes with the 62 and they re-worked the keys a bit. Basically...

Saxophone: H.Couf 1965 Superba II Tenor, couf, superba
couf, superba, sax: The market is not strong right now - the value of this horn will be a combination of its condition and IF you can find a buyer. As I have not seen the horn I will assume it s fair as you say. The going rate for this model is somewhere around $550 to $700....

Saxophone: Lafleur Powertone sax, boosey and hawkes, gold lacquer
boosey and hawkes, gold lacquer, tenor sax: These come up every now and again, in fact, a particularly good example of this horn (an alto) just sold for about $250 on a site like e-bay. I think that is a fair price in the current environment. If yours is a tenor sax, add maybe $50 to $75 depending...

Saxophone: Martin Indiana phase 3b, martin indiana, thumb rest
martin indiana, thumb rest, richards music: Hello Robert, remember that the Indiana is a second line horn. the serial numbers are not the same as the top of the line THE Martin . Does your horn have the RMC shield on it? (On the back by the thumb rest) The second series committee models has a shield...

Saxophone: Sax manufacturer, approx. value., mother of pearl inlay, tone holes
mother of pearl inlay, tone holes, charles harris: Thomas, What you have here is what is known as a stencil instrument. This means one company manufactured it for another and then the company that planed to market it would stencil their name on the bell. If you review some of my previous articles or...

Saxophone: Saxophone value, oakley ave, belmont ave
oakley ave, belmont ave, music chicago: I just did a wee bit of research - I ve never been to Andy s but I believe these guys are a family run place and may at least be able to steer you in the right direction. Good luck! Andy s Music Chicago 2300 W Belmont Ave (between Clybourn Ave & Oakley...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 1975, selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, selmer alto saxophone: Hello Chandra,I m fine, Thank you!!! This is a real Selmer Paris, Mark VI. This Selmer Mark 6 has a High f# key. This was one of the very last mark 6 s before Selmer came out with the Mark 7 in 1976. Your sax was made in spring of 1975.Nice horn!!! Good...

Saxophone: selmer mark vi alto & tenor, Selmer, alto
Selmer, alto, tenor: Hi Joann, Sorry to hear of your husband s passing. The alto was made in 1954 and the tenor in 1974. Both are desirable horns, especially in original condition. Please let know if you need any other help. Have a blessed day! Jeff Doc Frazier...

Saxophone: value, ballpark estimate, saxes
ballpark estimate, saxes, woodwinds: A lot will depend on if it is silver plated, gold plated or bare brass. The horns were not lacquered in that time period. It will also depend if it is in playing condition and complete. Non-play will go for $50.00-$75.00, playing condition $150-$300, not a...

Saxophone: value/quality of sax, e mail address, buescher aristocrat
e mail address, buescher aristocrat, intonation problems: Marlene, Unfortunately it s going to be very difficult to determine exactly what you have without seeing some pictures of the instrument. The reason being is in 1963 Selmer U.S.A. bought the Buescher company. Within just a few years the Aristocrat was...

Saxophone: VALUE OF MY SAXOPHONE, tenor saxophone, e bay
tenor saxophone, e bay, sixties: This is could be an old Martin tenor - hard to value without a picture. For example, there is a similar horn on E-bay right now that needs some love but has a current bid of only $50. There is also one in very good condition with a current bid of $500 -...

Saxophone: vito tenor sax--serial #888A, tenor sax, great instruments
tenor sax, great instruments, vitos: Lenora, The Vitos were marketed by Leblanc and was their student line. The interesting thing about the Vito instruments was Leblanc never manufactured them. Every Vito instrument was a Stencil instrument based on another companies model, with slight...

Saxophone: 1912 saxophone Buescher true tone c serial number 179115 worth, uncle hubert, alto horns
uncle hubert, alto horns, satin silver: Hello Shawn,Thanks for the great question, This is a great sax! I also have a Buescher C melody. It was my great uncle Hubert s... But... because it s a C melody , it s worth less than comparable Bb tenors or Eb altos. From the web, based on a mint condition,...

Saxophone: alto sax, conn selmer company, buescher saxophones
conn selmer company, buescher saxophones, buescher aristocrat: Orville, The sax you have is what is referred to as a stencil model. This means it was made one company and then sold to another who stenciled their name on it. The Silvertone saxes were made by the Selmer USA company. Today they are the Conn-Selmer...

Saxophone: Alto Saxophones, selmer bundy, alto saxophones
selmer bundy, alto saxophones, e bay: Though I would need to see a picture of both horns to help date them more accurately, here is what we can discern form your notes as long as they are true: The E prefix dates your Conn to around 1965 The Selmer Bundy II dates to the late 1980 s ...

Saxophone: Buescher Aristocrat, Made By Selmer USA , student model, selmer
student model, selmer, band blues: Hello Jennifer, Your son has a Buescher made after the Selmer buy out of the Buescher company.(1963)After serial number #381,000, they became student model saxophones. They were still made in USA. Your serial number puts this sax at the mid to late 1960 s....

Saxophone: Buescher low pitch saxaphone, orchestral community, low pitch
orchestral community, low pitch, transitional model: Linda, I want to apologize for not getting back to you sooner. I had to make a trip out of town to help relatives effected by the hurricane and did not have access to my computer or the Internet for several days. The saxophone you have is a 1928-29...

Saxophone: Buescher True Tone Alto saxophone, conn selmer, saxophone ensemble
conn selmer, saxophone ensemble, classical saxophone: Hello Laura, You have asked a good question for the All-Experts website. By the serial number it would be a Buescher True Tone Series III. The Buescher True Tones were made from 1905 until 1932. Your Alto saxophone,(by looking at the serial number records),...

Saxophone: Bundy Sax-Sponsored by Selmer 46M sn 54559, serial number chart, tenor sax
serial number chart, tenor sax, low pitch: Hello Barbara, If the engraving is sharp, it s original Lacquer. Get a second opinion. Please contact a NAPBIRT repair facility, and ask the head tech to look at your sax and appraise it. Your photos look great and show an original lacquer horn. I wish I could...

Saxophone: C Melody Sax, usa horn, tone holes
usa horn, tone holes, low pitch: Hello Lorraine, After studying the photos, I believe your C melody sax was made by the Martin company. Fantastic!!!!It s from late 1910 s-early 1920 s before they used mother of pearl for the keys...the body to bell brace, is exactly like my old Martin wurlitzer...

Saxophone: cheeks puffing out while playing sax, bari sax, steve lehman
bari sax, steve lehman, sax player: Hi Pam - Great question! While there may be more than one way to skin a cat , puffing the cheeks is generally relegated to beginning students who in time, develop enough muscle tone in their embouchure to make the necessary corrections. Puffing the cheeks...

Saxophone: Elkhart 21A built by Buescher Sax, elkhart saxophone, serial number chart
elkhart saxophone, serial number chart, vintage saxophone: Hello Rod, Please go to ebay and look at their pricing, this is the best way to see the value or lack of value in any old vintage saxophone. You have a second line horn. What s a Second-Line Instrument? The best way of thinking of a second-line instrument...

Saxophone: elkhart buescher sax, elkhart saxophone, serial number chart
elkhart saxophone, serial number chart, high school marching bands: Hello Emily, thank for your question. You have a second line horn. What s a second line? The best way of thinking of a second-line instrument is that they are student/intermediate horns sold by a major saxophone manufacturer. Here in America the big 4 saxophone...

Saxophone: Evette & Schaeffer Alto Sax, buescher true tone, napbirt
buescher true tone, napbirt, high pitch: Hello Brandon. That is a really old Evette & Schaeffer alto saxophone that was built in 1912. It is very similar to a Buescher true tone alto. Any Selmer USA Bundy neck should fit, but to be sure you need to contact a local NAPBIRT repair tech. They can...

Saxophone: Buescher Aristocrat, Made By Selmer USA
Saxophone: Buescher Aristocrat, Made By Selmer USA

Saxophone: hi, alto sax notes, concert key
alto sax notes, concert key, concert pitch: The Eb alto is so named because when you play a C (middle finger LH) it comes out like an Eb on piano. A nice phrase to remember is My C = Concert Key - this works on any instrument. Here is a chart for the basic notes - you should be able to fill in...

Saxophone: king 613, tenor sax, joe hernandez
tenor sax, joe hernandez, model ps: You ll need to send a picture Joe - and determine whether it is an alto or tenor sax. Some of the old King horns can bring upwards of $1,000 from a collector - others are simply not valued at all bringing $100 or less depending on condition and model. PS...

Saxophone: Martin 1933-1936 Saxophone, saxophone player, cow horn
saxophone player, cow horn, monthes: Hello Pascal, A total overhaul is about $350 to $850,depending where you go. I would look for a NAPBIRT certified repair facility. Your Martin sax will be put back to like new condition. They will lightly shine up the silver plate, replace the pads, felts...

Saxophone: Martin alto saxaphone 65467, martin band instrument company, martin handcraft
martin band instrument company, martin handcraft, writing in cursive: Hello Tonie, You have a vintage Martin alto sax made in 1925. The local elementary school doesn t want this sax. They would have to pay hundreds to get it fixed up and playing. It is not a student model. This sax is a pro model from another time in history....

Saxophone: Martin sax, exquisite specimens, low pitch
exquisite specimens, low pitch, lacquer: If it is in fact silver plated it could be more valuable. Most likely however, it is simply silver lacquer and yes, the previous Martin values apply. Your horn is very old - circa 1920 - these are not suitable for learning or playing today and most collectors...

Saxophone: Saxophone Maker?, soprano sax, taiwan republic of china
soprano sax, taiwan republic of china, hook area: Hello John, Your soprano sax was made in Taiwan(republic of China). There are about 5-7 companys making saxophones in Taiwan. They stencil other companys names on the finished product. Your sax never recieved the final engraving. We will never know who made...

Saxophone: Selmer Balanced action alto, cork spacers, selmer balanced action
cork spacers, selmer balanced action, hairline crack: The photos came out great!!! Your sax is highly collectible and very rare!!! I love it! Your Selmer golden tone was an inexpensive plastic mouthpiece from the 1960 s and 70 s. Originally your sax came with a hard rubber Selmer soloist short shank...... You...

Saxophone: selmer mark?, selmer paris, selmer mark
selmer paris, selmer mark, serial number list: Gustav, According to the official Selmer Paris serial number list, you should have a Mark VI although a very late one. I would estimate the manufacture date to be somewhere in the early 1970 s. It was not uncommon for Selmer to make saxophones that...

Saxophone: selmer mark VI , selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi
selmer mark 6, selmer mark vi, close ups: Hello Gustav, You have a Selmer Mark 6 (Mark VI) After m. #231,000 they made the mark 7(Mark VII) YOUR SAX WAS MADE BEFORE THE MARK 7..but lets be sure... I want to see some photos... please get close ups of the keys, the bell and body... Thanks! ...

Saxophone: Selmer Omega Alto Sax, intermediate player, selmer
intermediate player, selmer, e bay: Hi Kathy - These are decent horns for an intermediate + player. These horns used and in good condition typically bring between $500 and maybe $700 on a site like e-bay. But you may be able to do a little better if you can sell it locally to someone who might...

Saxophone: Selmer U.S.A. alto, usa saxophones, conn selmer
usa saxophones, conn selmer, clear lacquer: Here are the selmer USA sax models. Selmer USA saxophones Alto saxophone: AS500, AS500S, AS600, AS600L. I need to know which one you have...Please go to Conn/Selmer for serial number research. My records show this sax might be from early 80 s..These are...

Saxophone: No Serial Number on my Selmer Tenor Sax, selmer tenor sax, traditional charts
selmer tenor sax, traditional charts, rub marks: Linda, I apologize for not getting back to you sooner, I had to make a trip out of town to help relatives effected by the hurricane, and did not have access to my computer or the Internet for several days. The saxophone you have is a stencil instrument....

Saxophone: Tenor Saxophone, vintage saxophone, tenor saxophone
vintage saxophone, tenor saxophone, nice photos: Cheryl - Here is some GREAT information about these horns: http://cafesaxophone.com/content.php?253-Grassi-Saxophones-how-to-recognise-them This site also has nice photos and a passage about age as well as some other useful info for owner. It seems your...

Saxophone: Value of my Bundy tenor and what a BunduII, custom mouthpieces, gold lacquer
custom mouthpieces, gold lacquer, thumb rest: The average new Selmer Bundy student model horn is about $900 - $1,100. I would need to see a picture of yours to be more accurate in assessing value. The best thing to do is to bring it to a shop where they can play it and give you a better valuation. Good...

Saxophone: value of Elkhart alto saxophone, band instrument, buescher
band instrument, buescher, instrument company: Hello Dan, I need some photos...this is a second line sax from Buescher. They made a second line of horns know as The Elkhart , and it is very possible that this is what you have. The Buescher Elkhart is sort-of a stencil. It s an Elkhart-labeled horn based...

Saxophone: vintage buescher stencil sax, octave vent, serial number chart
octave vent, serial number chart, buescher true tone: This is a stencil sax made by Buescher. Old saxophones are like old cars.. they can be money pits....I saw the ad on ebay...its a solid made in USA sax from the late 20 s... it is basically a Buescher true tone, with another name on the bell. What s a Stencil...

Saxophone: Vitacoustic alto saxophone, Saxophone, sax
Saxophone, sax, Vitacoustic: Hi Carol, Sorry for the slow response, I have been doing research on your instrument. There were four saxophone manufacturers in West Germany in that time period: 1. Keiwerth 2. Amati 3. Kohlert 4. Dörfler Jörka. All were pretty decent manufacturers. Keilwerth...

Saxophone: 1927 evette schAeffer alto sax model 293xx, buffet evette, experimental models
buffet evette, experimental models, student instruments: Joseph, Is it old? Is it expensive?... It could be that old and it could be a very expensive collector model sax. Or it may not... The Buffet company was bought in the mid 1880 s by Paul Evette and Ernest Schaeffer. The first saxophones they made were...

Saxophone: 2saxophones, seial number, decent condition
seial number, decent condition, artist model: Hi Rich, Your Buescher was built in 1940 - a VERY desirable year! I ve seen these ,in pristine lacquer, go for $2500. Pristine silver models as high as $3000. Keep in mind that the prices are for near perfect examples. Average prices $1200-$1500. The...

Saxophone: alto sax, buescher aristocrat, serial number list
buescher aristocrat, serial number list, mechanical overhaul: Euston, According to the official Buescher serial number list, your horn was made around 1933-34. This is a very early Aristocrat. I would like to see some pictures of it to be sure but what I believe you have is the New Aristocrat and it should say...

Saxophone: alto sax true sound ser.nr.15939, true sound, charles harris
true sound, charles harris, e mail: Inger, You are the 2nd person to ask me about a True Sound Saxophone, And after all my research I can not find any mention of a saxophone with that name. However Buescher made a True Tone saxophone from about 1895 to the early 1930 s. If you have...

Saxophone: B&H 1927 Powertone Alto Sax, powertone, e bay
powertone, e bay, boosey hawkes: This is not a highly valued or sought after brand, so condition will be the biggest determines of the value. You may go to a local shop where they can give you a fair and honest hands - on assessment. You may be disappointed to learn that horns of this model...

Saxophone: Bordeaux Saxophone, serial number chart, ebay
serial number chart, ebay, ballpark figure: Hello Daryl, Your Bordeaux sax could be Stencil sax Made in Germany . I could locate no serial number chart for this stencil name. I don t know the parent company, but I would guess Kohlert, B&S, or Amati. The parent company has a different serial series....

Saxophone: Buescher Saxophone, usaf bands, alto horns
usaf bands, alto horns, classic sax: Hello Amy, Your Uncle and I both served in the USAF bands. I remember when the Keesler band was deactivated at the same time my band, Chanute AFB USAF Band of the Midwest was deactivated. Your uncle had a pro Buescher but I need to see some photos. You...

Saxophone: Buescher true tone low pitch tenor sax, tenor sax, consultant engineer
tenor sax, consultant engineer, low pitch: Hello Jack, Here is the HISTORY OF THE BUESCHER COMPANY... Buescher History; from the web... F.A, [Gus] Buescher left Conn in 1894 to establish the Buescher Manufacturing Co. This was later restructured as the Buescher Band Instrument Co in 1904. In 1916,...

Saxophone: cleaning a sax, clear lacquer, tenor sax
clear lacquer, tenor sax, dick dick: Dick.. DO NOT DO THAT!!!!!!!!!!!! Refinishing a saxophone is a very delicate process. The clear spray paint , BTW is not lacquer, will gum up the horns mechanism. Real lacquer is derived from tree sap and takes much more pressure to spray then what...

Saxophone: Dixon Alto Sax, dixon saxophone, charles harris
dixon saxophone, charles harris, resale value: Patti, I belive I may have answered a question similar to this one about a Dixon Saxophone. The Dixon is a student level Stencil instrument made in the far east, most likely China. The quality of these instruments vary from poor to fairly good. The...

Saxophone: Evette Schaeffer Saxophone, mid seventies, carl fischer
mid seventies, carl fischer, evette: Hello Martha, Thank you for your question here on All Experts. They were made from the late sixties into the mid seventies. The brand name Evette Schaeffer was first introduced in the late 1800s by Buffet and used into the 1910 s or 1920 s. In the late sixties,...

Saxophone: goldbeck & co mouthpiece, soprano sax, bob ackerman
soprano sax, bob ackerman, sax on the web: Hello Venus, 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: Insurance Value of Selmer Super Action Series II, saxophone selmer, personal property insurance
saxophone selmer, personal property insurance, 3 tenors: Hello Lisa, First of all, I need to know if we are talking about an alto or a tenor. To me, this seems fair. My opinion is based on what this sax is worth right now. This horn is not a brand new Selmer Series III, or a Mark 6 from the early 1960 s, it s...

Saxophone: King 613 alto sax, time band, student model
time band, student model, ebay: Hello Trayci, You say he just found it. Is it stolen? It is from the 1970 s. This sax is a very good student model. You could sell it on Craigslist for $275 to $350. You could sell it at any music store, or eBay. You could sell it in the newspaper. The condition...

Saxophone: low pitch 1920s-30s? saxophone info needed please, vintage sax, bob ackerman
vintage sax, bob ackerman, usa horn: There are a ton of sax dealers, google search sax dealers... sax quest, is the first that comes to mind, followed by USA HORN...1-800-USA-HORN, or contact Bob Ackerman at Progressive winds in New Jersey... They are vintage sax experts. Thanks! Grant...

Saxophone: Lyon and Healy, lyon and healy, tone holes
lyon and healy, tone holes, octave key: Hello Jay, First of all, we see that you sax has Soldered on tonesholes..It was not made in 1914, that s the patent date for rolled tone holes. Early ones were made by Buescher. By the mid 20s they were labeled Courturier model and were made by Courturier...

Saxophone: Mark VI Alto Sax, minor scratches, furniture oil
minor scratches, furniture oil, english furniture: Hello Diana, let the buyer repad it if they need to. I would list it on ebay for $8500 reserve... This is a killer alto!!!This is a fantastic serial number!!!!Those original pads are fantastic pads!!!! They can be brought back with some old english furniture...

Saxophone: Martin Handcraft Serial numbers, martin handcraft, light engraving
martin handcraft, light engraving, look at the bell: Hello Ted, You have a split bell alto so your sax is from 1927 not 1953. How can you destinguish each martin sax model First look at the Bell of your horn. Is it a split bell design (Low B and Bb on the opposite sides of the bell)? Then it can be a Handcraft,...

Saxophone: Martin low- pitch Troubidour sax, yamaha yts, low pitch
yamaha yts, low pitch, woodwinds: James, The Martin is from 1932. It was their top of the line from that period. As far as value I need to know what there horn finish is (lacquer, silver, etc..)and whether it is soprano, alto, tenor, C Melody, or baritone and how the keys are designed since...

Saxophone: Martin mouthpiece, alto sax mouthpiece, bob carpenter
alto sax mouthpiece, bob carpenter, narrow tip: Hello Venus, This was the stock plastic mouthpiece that was included in Martin horns in the 50 s and early 60 s. There was a Martin Plastic Alto mouthpiece from 1959 on the Worldwide Sax page:this is what they say... Not expensive, and a really nice sound....

Saxophone: Playing the Sax without teeth, sax players, upper teeth
sax players, upper teeth, charles harris: Gregg, To be honest I really don t know. I ve never known anyone that has played without upper teeth. You may have to experiment to find out or check with your dentist and you may just need dentures that fit better. I do know that many professional sax...

Saxophone: sax, french makers, french equivalent
french makers, french equivalent, guesstimate: I ve seen this name come up before - the Hubklart & Fils (and sons) - French makers from Strasbourg (brevete is the french equivalent of patent). There are no serial number lists that I know of - but most likely this horn was made elsewhere and stenciled...

Saxophone: saxiphone mark 6, selmer mark 6, local music store
selmer mark 6, local music store, saxiphone: Hello Ann, Just so you know in the future. Saxophone is spelled with an O . Sax-o-phone.Is this sax a alto or a tenor? Why would you replace the pads, if you don t play the sax? That s a lot of money to spend. Usually, I tell the sellers to let the buyers...

Saxophone: selmer pro 80 super action alto sax, selmer paris, serial number chart
selmer paris, serial number chart, serial number list: Reynold, According to the Selmer Paris official serial number list you should have a Super Action 80, or what is commonly referred to as a Series 1. If it was a series 2, it would say so on the bell directly under the Super Action 80 stamp. Your horn...

Saxophone: SML saxophone value, sax player, band mate
sax player, band mate, marigaux: The wide price range is due mostly to the condition of the horn. The best thing to do is get the horn to a dealer who can give it a hands on appraisal. If you trust your band mate to give it a test run and come to an agreement on price that would be even better....

Saxophone: tone and sound quality of Buescher soprano, buescher true tone, designer craftsmen
buescher true tone, designer craftsmen, copper content: Hello Michael, Any of the Conn, Buescher and Martin saxophones made back in the 1920 s had fantastic tone projection and beautiful timbre. Most saxophones back then used silver plated brass, and were made by the finest craftsmen in Elkhart, Indiana. I also...

Saxophone: True Tone sax, charles harris, horn players
charles harris, horn players, good shape: Jim, I had to go back and review that post, I didn t realize how long that was. The horn you have was manufactured between 1920 and 1925. It is a sax craze horn so there were a large number of True Tone saxophones produced. Also as I mentioned in...

Saxophone: Value of Lyon & Healy saxophone, professional tenors, octave vent
professional tenors, octave vent, vega company: Hello Jean, Thanks for the great question on AllExperts. I ve have seen three American Professional tenors, all of them appear to be Buescher stencils, but with slightly different key mechanisms and without snap-in pads. But first, lets answer this question.......

Saxophone: Value of my sax?, lifetime guarantee, hardshell case
lifetime guarantee, hardshell case, saxes: Hello Gavin, Yes, you have a Conn 24M Alto Saxophone. It s worth about $699.00 Here is the specifications: The Conn 24M features newly-engineered key mechanisms on a body which has provided the classic American sound since the early twentieth century. With...

Saxophone: Is vintage an acronym for good but old sax or a brand under Armstrong brand? Please educate me because I want to buy an alto sax of lower price tomorrow., musical instrument world, vintage horns
musical instrument world, vintage horns, lump of coal: vintage is used (in the musical instrument world)to denote an old instrument, even if it is not that old. There were great old horns and there were some serious junkers, even when they were new. This still happens today. BEWARE! Many (not all) retailers...

Saxophone: Vintage sax question, vintage sax, tenor sax
vintage sax, tenor sax, octave keys: Todd, The horn that you have is a very early and very old Evette & Schaeffer. If it has 2 octave keys than I would assume the touch pieces are also metal and not mother of pearl. It was most likely made prior to 1900. You have a sax that is easily over...

Saxophone: Want to identify Conn bari sax, straight tone holes, conn saxophones
straight tone holes, conn saxophones, bari sax: Hello Malcolm, That is not a Eb bari sax, That is a Bb tenor sax. Look at the info on the sax, the letter T stands for tenor sax. Looking at the serial number, #41647,it indicates that this sax was made in 1917. Your fine old sax was referred to by Conn...

Saxophone: Worth, tenor sax, conn usa
tenor sax, conn usa, scratch and dent: These can be found on auction sites (like e-bay) for example - they typically start out with asking prices around $1,000 but rarely bring that much in the final sale. If yours is in good condition with little to no lacquer missing and scratch and dent free...

Saxophone: yanagisawa alto age?, yanagisawa, e bay
yanagisawa, e bay, sax: That is an odd looking serial number but I will assume you ve got it right. I m still going to guess it was made in the later 1980 s maybe early 90 (a picture might help me determine the age more accurately). As far as value this is a tough one as there are...

Saxophone: What year is this saxophone?, boosey hawkes, denis wick
boosey hawkes, denis wick, woodwind instruments: Hello Martyna, Your sax was made in 1944. The Imperial was their top of the line...Boosey & Co. was established by Thomas Boosey in 1816. They began selling woodwind instruments in 1851. The first flutes were made in 1856 after agreeing to build a flute designed...

Saxophone: 1923 Buescher Truetone Saxophone, buescher true tone, buescher saxophone
buescher true tone, buescher saxophone, low pitch: Hello Cheryl, You have a Buescher True tone sax that was made in 1923. Is it an Alto, C Melody or is it a Tenor? Values could be way less if it s a c-melody sax, but for altos and tenors, value is determined by condition, rarity and overall quality. In...

Saxophone: 1957 Buffet Tenor, grade model, buffet crampon
grade model, buffet crampon, selmer: Norm, If that link didn t work, go to the main site. www.saxpics.com and then follow the link for Buffet until you find the Dynaction and the pics. Theres a wealth of info there about almost all vintage saxophones. You may still have a 1957 even if...

Saxophone: Buescher "Elkhart" low pitch silver alto saxophone ser.# 37609, buescher true tone, world war 1
buescher true tone, world war 1, serial number list: Ephraim The saxophone you have is a great instrument. According to the official Buescher serial number list you have a very early Buescher True Tone. This horn was made sometime around 1918. So that makes it 94 years old. And just a coincidence I currently...

Saxophone: Buescher Elkhart Sax..., elkhart sax, buescher true tone
elkhart sax, buescher true tone, vincent bach: Hello Hannah, Yes, you have spotted a Buescher second line sax called The Elkhart . Is it a Tenor or Alto? The alto s were stamped with the model number 20A. These were made in the 30 s and 40 s. These were based on the old tooling of the Buescher True Tone....

Saxophone: Buescher Elkhart Tenor Sax, tenor sax, thumb rest
tenor sax, thumb rest, johnson case: Yes, you have a Buescher second line sax called The Elkhart . These were also stamped with the model number 20A for the alto s and 28 for the tenors. These were made in the 30 s and 40 s. These are really nice playing saxophones.. You can see by the left-hand...

Saxophone: Buescher soprano, lauritz com, low pitch
lauritz com, low pitch, mint condition: Hello Samuel, You are in another country, so I will use American dollars... BUESCHER TRUE TONE saxophone curved soprano These are wonderful saxophones horns,and play great when set up properly. It s fair market value in mint condition... Curved soprano...

Saxophone: BUNDY H&A Selmer Alto Sax, Made in Germany, selmer sax, selmer alto sax
selmer sax, selmer alto sax, selmer paris: Hello Don, first of all, this is an alto SAXOPHONE in the key of Eb . This is not a Paris, France, Selmer, sax. The serial number date you listed is for Selmer Paris. This is a Selmer USA,Bundy Model which is a stencil model sax made in Germany. In other words...

Saxophone: Conn Tenor Sax, hexagon shape, tenor sax
hexagon shape, tenor sax, octave keys: Don, First let you congratulate you on the saxophone you have. The 10M was Conn s premier professional saxophone. The 10M was officially referred to as the Artist model but it is more commonly referred to as the Naked Lady , or Lady face as these...

Saxophone: Couesnon Soprano Straight Saxophone, selmer company, straight soprano
selmer company, straight soprano, l armee: Hello Chandra, It is a straight soprano. Soprano s are in the key of Bb. An Eb Sopranino is smaller, one octave above an alto sax. It was made in the late 1910 s...No relation with selmer other than they were in Paris ,France. Here is the history...from...

Saxophone: cousenon saxie, saxophones, pho
saxophones, pho, sax: I actually don; t own a Saxie - but the dimensions you are looking for can probably be gotten by contacting the folks at http://www.xaphoon.com/. I would love to see pictures of your horns, especially the Clarisax. Sorry I couldn t be more help~...

Saxophone: Elkhart By Buescher Eb Alto sax, exact serial number, elk head
exact serial number, elk head, johnson case: Hello Bonnie, Yes, you have a Buescher second line sax called The Elkhart . These were also stamped with the model number 20A. These were made in the 30 s and 40 s. These are really nice playing alto saxophones.. You can see by the left-hand pinkie plateau...

Saxophone: 1957 Buffet Tenor
Saxophone: 1957 Buffet Tenor

Saxophone: Yanagisawa A4 Astro Alto Saxophone, sax
Saxophone: Yanagisawa A4 Astro Alto Saxophone, sax

Saxophone: The Great Gretsch American, tenor saxophone, tenor sax
tenor saxophone, tenor sax, low pitch: Hello Kaleb, you have a Gretsch Stencil sax. It was made in America by Conn.Wow, nice price! Yes, it s real silver plate over brass. Your sax is a stencil. Please tell me if you have a Bb tenor, Eb alto, or C-melody...Quite some years ago, I actually got...

Saxophone: h w cleveland saxophone, pawn shop, doug mitchell
pawn shop, doug mitchell, band teacher: Hello Doug, Sell them. The value, $325 to $575, depending on condition.These are second line King-Cleveland saxophones from 1967. They are fantastic student saxophones. Sell them on Craigslist or Ebay, sell them at a music store or pawn shop, or take out...

Saxophone: Jerome Thibouville Lamy Alto Sax, sax player, reputable shop
sax player, reputable shop, e bay: Ahhh THAT is the $$$$ dollar question! Collectors of saxophones don t generally hang out in any particular area..they lurk in the shadows ready to pounce on any unsuspecting bloke who happens to find an old relic in their attic...lol.. OK maybe that s a little...

Saxophone: King Saxophone, king saxophone, selmer paris
king saxophone, selmer paris, serial number list: Terrance, What you have here is a stencil instrument. Meaning King had this horn made for them by another company and then had King stamped on them. This is a very common practice that in many ways still continues today. The JK stands for Jules Keilwerth....

Saxophone: king saxophone question, king saxophone, saxpics
king saxophone, saxpics, keilwerth: Jordan, You have a great horn there and I can understand why you are having difficulty finding information about it. The New King was part of a series of saxophones, the first called the Toneking then The New King. Although this says King it was not...

Saxophone: King Tenor Saxophone, king saxophone, tenor saxophone
king saxophone, tenor saxophone, low pitch: Hello Sabine, The King horns were produced by the H. N. White Company, which was founded by Henderson N. White in 1893. Mr. White had been a repairman in Detroit, Michigan and later moved to Cleveland, Ohio to head the repair department at McMillin’s Music...

Saxophone: Mark VI Tenor Sax, tenor sax, serial number range
tenor sax, serial number range, flat keys: Hello Mary, Your sax is absolutely gorgeous. With Original lacquer, and 5 digit serial number, your sax was worth $10,000 before the economy dropped out, but please don t worry, it s still worth about $8,900 to $9,500. (In today s market). Your serial number...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark 7 - photo 2, selmer mark 7, mk 7
selmer mark 7, mk 7, odd angle: whoa! what is that? a straight alto?? I don t know if it s just an odd angle or what, but that s crazy looking! The NO etching was a fad on European horns though that s not to say one could not order a bare horn from the states. I am leaning USA here...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark 7, selmer mark 7, selmer mark vii
selmer mark 7, selmer mark vii, jazz sax: Hello Tom, Yes, original Lacquer is great. yes, it say right on the bell...Made in France. A mark six used a 2 screw body to bell ring brace. A Mark 7 used a 3 screw body to bell ring brace.I could tell from a mile away this was a french Selmer Mark 7, with...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax, selmer tenor sax, professional jazz musicians
selmer tenor sax, professional jazz musicians, selmer mark vi: Hello Pamela, Please sell it on eBay, craigslist, sax quest, USA horn, wichita band instrument company, Rayburn music Boston, sax gourmet, junk dude, private ad in new paper, or go to your local music store. Do not accept less than !7000!!!! They will want...

Saxophone: Selmer Mark VII, selmer mark vii, mark vii
selmer mark vii, mark vii, decent job: This lacquer looks too perfect - as if the horn has NEVER been played, If you look at the R in Selmer it appears to be slightly filled in as if the horn was re-lacquered. Even though it s a decent job - most collectors prefer the horn to be in original...

Saxophone: vintage saxophone, vintage saxophone, chu berry
vintage saxophone, chu berry, jean answer: Hi Jean, When it comes to repair and restoration, like most things, you can expect to get what you pay for. A good overhaul not including refinishing will run you $750+, generally speaking. At $450 and under, you re likely paying someone for work that...

Saxophone: Yanagisawa A4 Astro Alto Saxophone, lyre symbol, octave key
lyre symbol, octave key, yanagisawa: Hello Chandra, It s so nice to hear from you! I Hope you are fine. Yes this is a Stenciled Astro , Made by Yanagisawa A4 from the mid-70 s. This is a professional saxophone made in Japan. one of the finest ever made. They Play up and down nicely. Ergonomics...

Saxophone: 1915 patent Bruno N.Y. Perfection made Silver alto sax, decent shape, e bay
decent shape, e bay, music publishing: The horn looks to be in decent shape and yes it is vintage probably dating to around the late 20 s early 30 s. Bruno is not a saxophone manufacturer, but a music publishing and retail store from New York. You are correct, they had their company name engraved...

Saxophone: 1937 Selmer Balanced ActionTenor , selmer paris, tenor sax
selmer paris, tenor sax, gold plate: Hello Doug, you have a 1937 Balanced Action tenor sax made by Selmer Paris, France. This tenor sax was so popular that the folks at Paris Selmer recently decided to reissue it as the Reference 36 model. But I would rather have the real thing!!!It s not a Radio...

Saxophone: Bari Sax, low Pitch A=440 , bari saxes, metal mouthpieces
bari saxes, metal mouthpieces, bari sax: Hello Chris, If it says low pitch, then yes, you can play it in tune.. Low pitch is today s pitch. A=440. Back in the early 1920 s, saxophones came in low or high pitch. High pitch was A=456. That would be so out of tune by today s standards. Buescher wrote...

Saxophone: Buescher saxophone, sigurd rascher, buescher true tone
sigurd rascher, buescher true tone, classical saxophonist: Hello Julie, What is the sax, an alto, C melody or is it a tenor? Buescher made the TRUE TONE model saxophone. It s in Low pitch A=440 which is great. Your sax is a split bell design. Wow, The condition sounds fantastic! Is it a silver plated model? The...

Saxophone: Buffet Crampon Paris series 100 or 400 alto saxophone, buffet crampon paris, neck harness
buffet crampon paris, neck harness, paris series: It does have a slightly different appearance than others I ve seen but I chalked it up to the tint of the photo. There s no doubt some horns have been made in the far East and pawned as knock offs, but it doesn t seem logical or even probable they would try...

Saxophone: CAVALIER SAXOPHONE, mid 1920s, decent shape
mid 1920s, decent shape, e bay: This is most likely a horn made by Conn and stenciled with the Cavalier name for sale at a specific retail outlet or geographic area. It was probably made in the mid 1920s (I would better be able to tell if I saw a picture). These turn up on e-bay and usually...

Saxophone: Conn C- Melody Sax, melody instruments, crash of 1929
melody instruments, crash of 1929, melodys: Hello Bill, It is CONN C MELODY SAX. From the web...A C-melody saxophone is an intermediate size between alto and tenor. Altos are in the key of Eb; tenors are in the key of Bb; and C-melodys are in between, in the key of C. They sound one octave lower than...

Saxophone: Dearman President alto, band instrument repair, jazz gig
band instrument repair, jazz gig, pep band: Hello Leah, This is a fantastic student saxophone. The Dearman President. It was made by Orsi, Made in Italy or it will have either Italy or Foreign stamped somewhere on it. Either way, at that price, Free you can t go wrong, just take this sax to...

Saxophone: 1937 Selmer Balanced ActionTenor , verizon
Saxophone: 1937 Selmer Balanced ActionTenor , verizon

Saxophone: King 613 Sax, cindy carpenter, depth detail
cindy carpenter, depth detail, ligature: Hello Jim, This sax would be perfect for your grandson. It s a KING Cleveland from 1960. This was Kings second line. The reed bracket is called a ligature. You can buy these at any music store. Take the sax to a NAPBIRT certified repair technition. They...

Saxophone: Martin Low Pitch Sax Value?, low pitch, posting photos
low pitch, posting photos, sax: Hi James, I will need to see photos as your Martin is from a period where it may or may not have a Front F key; whether it does will influence value significantly. Please see my profile for instructions on posting photos. Cheers, Palo Just Saxe...

Saxophone: new wonder 2 1926 e flat alto sax, new york style, straight neck
new york style, straight neck, micro tuner: Hi Dan, I don t think there are original New York Style necks for that period. Most of the straight necked examples seem to appear around 1932, or within a year or two of that. The style you see, for example, in pictures of Charlie Parker with a transitional...

Saxophone: New Wonder Series II pads, sax repair, napbirt
sax repair, napbirt, repair technician: Hello Miguel, They should fit, but only your sax repair technician will know for sure. It s best to measure each pad cup in 32 of an inch and also in MM. This is preferred over just buying a predetermined pad set. All it takes is for one pad to be off, then...

Saxophone: Old Italian Tenor Sax, tenor sax, sax on the web
tenor sax, sax on the web, surface scratches: Hello Jerry, You have a nice sax! Made in Italy stencil , Made for Getzen. I found this info on the web... In 2003, already a thread appeared on The Sax On The Web about a Getzen alto Sax. I have one too, that recently found its way to me. Here is the the...

Saxophone: old sax, usa horn, serial num
usa horn, serial num, brande: Hello Frank, YOU HAVE AN Italian STENCIL SAX MADE IN Italy. The word SONORE means sound in Italian. This sax was made in Italy by Grassi or Borgani... I m not quite sure, there is really no information on this brande. I would love to see photos. Good Luck!...

Saxophone: Paris Selmer SBA Silver plated., selmer paris, usa horn
selmer paris, usa horn, fabulous sound: Hello Derek, That sounds like a great sax! Yes, The Selmer Super Balanced Action (really called the Super Action) was the perfect Jazz Instrument. I think the neck over time has gotten swapped out, Horns from that period had serial number necks that matched...

Saxophone: saxophone value, cleveland co, sterling silver
cleveland co, sterling silver, silver plate: That s a very early Cleveland saxophone made by the Cleveland Co. (who eventually became H.N. White). I would need to see pictures and/or a serial number for a fairer estimate - keep these things in mind: The market for these horns is low at the moment...

Saxophone: my selmer, selmer lavoix, saxophone selmer
selmer lavoix, saxophone selmer, soprano sax: Hello Kyle, Please give me more info. You have a 5 years old Selmer what? Oboe? soprano, alto tenor or bari sax. Did you really mean ss500? , The Selmer LaVoix II soprano sax is really model number SSS280R Soprano Saxophone Selmer LaVoix II Saxophones SSS280R...

Saxophone: selmer usa alto, saxophone selmer usa, selmer paris
saxophone selmer usa, selmer paris, student models: Amanda, I m sorry I haven t gotten to you sooner as I ve had a few personal matters to attend to the last few days. The saxophone you have is actually a very nice instrument and possibly one of the most underrated horns on the market. Selmer USA stoped...