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Conn Pan American Sax

I was just given a saxophone today, it says Pan American Model made by the Pan American Band Instrument and Case Company, Elk…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

older saxophone identification

I recently acquired my husband's old sax - the only markings show 1374 Made in Italy - where do I begin to find out where or…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

2 old saxaphones

trying to find out what they might be worth they have been given to me and only want to know they are not nore will be for sa…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

1914 CONN Sax

We recently found my husbands Grandfathers trumpet and his Uncle's Sax. Both in GREAT condition, and in the cases with all th…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

conn saxophone model timeline

Hi, like almost everybody else out there with an ancient Conn i'm trying to date this thing. The shooting stars and conn usa…

10 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Restoring my Buescher Baritone

So in high school i bought a baritone saxophone to play. I bought it for $250 and used it for 2 years before quitting the ban…

10 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

CORTON SAS

what can you tell me about the Czech industry and the Corton Sax?

10 years ago
by hwiggy (14 posts)

cases

does anyone know any cases that fit the vintage saxes? i might be buying a buescher true tone alto but i need to get a new ca…

10 years ago
by Mike MN (4 posts)

I need Information about a Conn Silver Tenor Saxophone

Hello friends!. Last summer i bought a Conn Silver Tenor Saxophone and i really don't know nothing about this sax.I hope some…

10 years ago
by LolJellys (8 posts)

Beuscher Baritone?

I have the opportunity to buy a vintage beuscher Baritone sax. I'm not sure of the model so i'm coming here to ask. Its silve…

10 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

1947 selmer balanced action

what are the average price for a horn of this age does anyone know

10 years ago
by cherish22 (5 posts)

lacquer stripping

My VI alto has been needing a new set of pads for quite some time now and since the lacquer is running on the low side (and t…

10 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

Beuscher Baritone?

I have the opportunity to buy a vintage beuscher Baritone sax. I'm not sure of the model so i'm coming here to ask. Its silve…

10 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

Tarnish Removal

I have a 1949 Big B Aristrocat that has started to oxidize. It has a reddish look to some of the keys and the bell. I was won…

10 years ago
by Saxon (100 posts)

Looking for Neck for Conn C Melody

Hello I was wondering if anyone out there has a neck for a Conn C Melody sax that they are willing to part with or if they k…

10 years ago
by Saxon (100 posts)

C melody help!!!

Does anyone have information on a Lyon & Healy C Melody sax? It's a stencil, and its gold plated. My dad is thinking of buyin…

10 years ago
by ps (35 posts)

Buescher truetone tenor sax silver plated - age?

I have an old Buescher tenor - serial number 210479, labelled 'TRUETONE' and 'LOW PITCH'. Can anyone tell me the age of the t…

10 years ago
by greygary (2 posts)

Key fingering chart

I am looking for a key fingering chart for my baritone saxophone, can anyone tell me where I can get one? Thank You

11 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Getzen Tenor?

I recently ran across a 'bargain' horn passing by a small yard sale. $20 later, I was the (proud?) owner of what appears to g…

11 years ago
by kygator3 (6 posts)

conn conqueror

looking for a buyer

11 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Borderline Selmr serial numbers

Hey all, this is my first post here. I wanted to get everyone's (presumed) expert opinion on a question I've had for a few ye…

11 years ago
by STEVE GOODSON (291 posts)

Help with Wurlitzer Alto

I have a Wurlitzer alto which I bought used in 1948. on the bell it is engraved "Wurlitzer American, Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. U.…

11 years ago
by Jaxsax (5 posts)

What to buy?

My son is playing a Buescher Alto which was my father's. It is old and has been redone twice. Now the band teacher wants my s…

11 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Buescher Alto Saxophone IDs

Location of S/Ns (Under Thumb Rest)?? Is S/N 111626 a Valid ##??(Instrument was purchased new in the early 1960s) What does t…

11 years ago
by nlesclark@sbcglobal.net (1 post)

1953 Alto Buffet

My dad passed away in 1990. Nis horn and his music were his breath. Now, alone and longing to be played, I am curious to know…

11 years ago
by lyndiesterling (1 post)
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