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Identifying Old Sax

Hello,
I don't have a lot of experience with saxophones, but I wanted to find out a little more about an old alto sax…

4 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

The Buescher 157 Aristocrat

Since I got my '68 "400" bari sax some 13 years ago, I've been a big fan of the Buescher saxes. I love the way they play.…

4 months ago
by barisaxalpha

Buescher True-Tone Low Pitch?

I am tyring to get a year and value on this sax.
 Buescher True-Tone Low Pitch SN:161496. I an thinking of selli…

4 months ago
by Hxcnoel (1 post)

Elkhart Bari

Can anyone educate me here? (See pictures) 

Not sure what I have.  It was handed down to me  All…

4 months ago
by xfleming (4 posts)

King Zephyr Sax -- Serial # 372358 (Pennsylvania)

This tenor sax was bought for me for High School/College Band (1977-1984) -- however it now sits in my basement.  It…

4 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (42 posts)

Unidentified Italian Sax (Advice)

Hey there, I played sax for about 10 years, but it's been a long time since I've touched one... and I don't really remembe…

4 months ago
by shawnpcarney (2 posts)

Confirm Identity of a vintage Conn Alto Saxophone

I have an old Conn Alto Sax that I am trying to Identify. From research I have done, I believe it might be one of the…

4 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

Help with ID of a 55 C.G. Conn Tenor

I have a tenor marked C.G. Conn LTD with no other engraving except the serial (538xxx).  Info here tells me this is p…

5 months ago
by robfrazier (2 posts)

Kohlert Sax

Hi!

I want to buy my first sax (I know how to play,I'm not a total beginner I just played on a sax I had from c…

5 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

CG Conn ltd

I have a CG Conn Ltd pat Dec 8.1914, 119954 A M242678 L....I am not a sax player.  I inherited this sax and wonder if…

5 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

Can someone identify this vintage sax

Looking for someone with knowledge of vintage saxophones to identify the type/model/value of a vintage sax in posession of…

5 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

Lyon & Healy Silver C Melody Sax, Antique, Vintage

Hello: I have a Lyon & Healy Silver C Melody Sax, Serial# 67637, Low Pitch. The neck has the "Man in the Moon" brace a…

5 months ago
by rbake49

Re-Laquered "The Martin" Tenor

Hello...I have a Martin Tenor 209xxx that was re-laquered...I was wondering the forums thoughts on this....Here's my dilem…

5 months ago
by CHiTownD (3 posts)

Brand Identification

I have a "Paris Fere" nickel-silver tenor I bought 25 years ago at a pawn shop. I'm looking for any information about the…

5 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (42 posts)

How old is my Weril? Value is not Important.

I have a Sao Paulo Brazilian made Weril Tenor Saxophone. Had it for approximatly a decade(give or take a year or two). But…

6 months ago
by jonasandsax (1 post)

High E through F# alternate fingerings

I own a 20's silverplate buffet soprano.  It has an upper range of Eb and am looking for alternate fingering through…

6 months ago
by djoksch

Buescher tru tone

I have a gold plated Buescher Tru Tone aolto sax (serial number 209574).  Any idea where i can find out if it's valua…

6 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

HELP! What do i have here!?

Hi, we've been searching the web, this and other forums, and are having no luck.  We have my father's vintage c-melod…

6 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

69ish 6m alto

trying to identify my sax that my dad bought new 69. has 6m pat appd for under thumb rest and sn #957108. can anyone tell…

6 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

Lyon Healy Sopranino saxophone images and question

Hello,
I have a Lyon Healy Sopranino (I believe) saxophone. As the holidays have drained me, I am planning on auction…

6 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

Looking for more info abt Grandfather's Sax

Hi Everyone! 

 My grandfather James Kerwin was a piano and sax player in late 1930's swing bands. My…

6 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

Conn Alto Sax C71607

I have had this Alto Sax since 1982.  I have not played it since around 1983 (since I was 12)and now my 12 y.o. son i…

6 months ago
by ChaplainMac (2 posts)

Selmer 80 Super Action Alto Saxophone

Hi.  A relative has given me a Selmer 80 Super Action Alto Saxophone, serial number 363781.  It is in the origin…

6 months ago
by phillyjazz (2 posts)

Bari Sax

i have a Bari sax: Conn N 61xxx. It plays great and has no dents. I have a bad back and I will not be able to play it. Is…

6 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)

Information Needed

I've had this saxophone for a while and i was thinking of selling it but i know nothing about it and it seems pretty old s…

6 months ago
by GFC (550 posts)
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