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Spot re-lacquer

As you might have seen from a post below, I've got a new baritone. 1933, Sioma - it needs some love and attention, believe me…

9 years ago
by DaveUK1965 (14 posts)

Buescher True tone

I've come a crossed a Buescher Silver True tone alto sax with the serial number 196368. I'm curious when this might have been…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Early Selmer Buescher

i'm curious to know if there are any good bueschers made right after selmer bought the company. i've got a line on a '65 aris…

9 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

conn sax vintage

help in identifying please patent number showing 1914 and 1119954 serial number looks like M 191938 with an "A" above the ser…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

King 1915 Tenor Saxophone

About 8 years ago I went through a month long phase of wanting to play the saxophone. I bought a sax through an ad in the new…

9 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

is Stagg a good make for a sop?

Hi, I saw a soprano stagg in very good condition. The man stopped after a month and want 200 or 300 euros for it. It can be c…

9 years ago
by mamafrica (9 posts)

Weltklang soprano.

Hi can any one suggest why the note,s from d to f high on me sop don,t work. Thanks Beth.

9 years ago
by mamafrica (9 posts)

mark vi neck

where is the serial number on the marki vi necks. i have an sba alto and a vi neck on it, and i want to track more info. on i…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Conn Beauford American

My 87 year old Dad (who still plays!) owns a Conn Beauford American Soprano Saxophone. The horn has been totally cleaned up a…

9 years ago
by fluteman32 (1 post)

My new sax....please tell me about it

Hello, I am new to the forum and slightly new to the saxophone world. Today I was with my grandparents at an antique store..…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Weltklang Markneukirchen Klingenthal soprano

Hey there. My uncle collects all sorts of saxes, and recently sent me out this vintage German soprano in pretty good conditio…

9 years ago
by latenightsnack (2 posts)

C.G. Conn 6M Alto

I recently bought the Conn 6m (SN 326747) that was for sale on this site. I absolutely love it already and haven't decided wh…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Universel Savana

Full identity "Universel Savana Paris 1673 Brevete 248.840. Can anyone give me some information about the date of this type o…

9 years ago
by conor wall (1 post)

Selmer Super Balanced Action

I'm looking for some more info about this model. Is it the post- Balanced Action and pre- Mark VI? Can you please compare it…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

How to tell if it's relacquered...

I have a Selmer Mark VI alto that I bought in high school from Randy at Tenor Madness. It has about 70% lacquer remaining and…

9 years ago
by selmerfan (67 posts)

Buescher 400 octave key?

Hello Ya'll, I acquired the above mentioned horn, and the neck does not seem original. the horn is from the late 70's, s/n 73…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Near Mint Conn

Unbeknownst to me till Saturday at my lesson, my private instructor has a bari sax. But not just any bari, an awesome, near m…

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

SBA Alto markings

i play on a selmer super balanced action alto that dates to 1950, 44XXX serial #. there are quite a few markings on it that i…

9 years ago
by qazmom (3 posts)

Vintage curved Soprano saxophone

I was thinking of buying a vintage curved soprano from the compny king. I know the company is pretty good, but I dont really…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Vintage=? years

What age would you guys consider an instrument to be a vintage horn? I would consider 25+ years in order for one to be vintag…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Yanagisawa Model 900 (Tenor)

What do you think about this horn? Is it their professional horn (or their student)? Can you please compare it to a Conn Nak…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Italian(Pare) Alto sax

Hi folks. This horn came up on ebay the past week. It's an Italian built "Pare". The price was right, and I have a friend who…

9 years ago
by ps (35 posts)

OMEGA saxes

i found a soprano saxophone on ebay made by omega and i've looked on the internet and can't find anything out about it, i di…

9 years ago
by maggie89 (37 posts)

kington alto sax

has anybody heard of the above alto sax i've had since 1955. it has a number stamped 1908 i don't think it is a patent number…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Looking For Info on Martin Committee Tenor

I have an older Martin Committee tenor (stamped "Committee" and Elkhart, Indiana), s/n 305040. I'm trying to determine its ag…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)
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