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Unlaquered Sax Protection?

I agree I shouldn't lacquer my pre-1930 (brass) horn BUT - how to keep it shiny? I know how to polish it up (I know some folk…

9 years ago
by Radjammin (255 posts)

Conn alto Sax for sale

I consulted the Conn Ltd. website, but can't get a handle on the serial number system. My sax has 6 numbers, then a letter; 5…

9 years ago
by enohpoxas (4 posts)

1929 Conn New Wonder Series II "Chu Berry" Tenor Sax

Hello, my name is Kathy Mikulski and I recently joined saxquest. I asked about a Conn Tenor Sax and received a reply immediat…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Conn vintage alto

I have recently been introduced to what i believe to be a Conn sax from the 70's. I need to know when it was made and figured…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Emails welcome

I just wanted everyone to know that I do welcome the emails that I have been receiving, and please feel free to email me anyt…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Martin questions

I'm a junior in highschool, and I have a Martin alto dated from around 1947 to 1953. I have a lot of trouble getting the palm…

9 years ago
by EL Seano (255 posts)

Conn 22M w/rolled tone holes?

Anybody run into this b4? There's one on Ebay. I thought Conn stopped using rolled tone holes in '47? This one is from the la…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Kohlert-Bixley horns

A local person has a Kohlert-Bixley alto for sale- s/n 92xxx, maybe made in the late 60's or early 70's. I'm looking for a se…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Weltklang Bari

Hi, anyone know this bari sax? Brand is Weltklang, 1950ca, 3286 serie, rolled toneholes...

9 years ago
by george.cranmer@ntlworld.com (10 posts)

Conn 22M w/rolled tone holes?

Anybody run into this b4? There's one on Ebay. I thought Conn stopped using rolled tone holes in '47? This one is from the la…

9 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Buescher True-Tone Sopranos

I'm looking into buying a vintage soprano (most probably a Buescher TT, because I've heard really great things about them!),…

9 years ago
by Saxon (100 posts)

Dolnet Bari Sax

I have a Dolnet Bari Sax with nickel silver keys, and the low A key. It does not have a serial number. The pads are red leath…

9 years ago
by Korta (4 posts)

Conn Tranny vs. Chu vs. Buescher TH & C

Hello people What a choice i've got to make here! Three awesome saxes, all at the same price. The tranny had an old relacqu…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Help with an old horn...

Hello everyone...I am a semi-pro alto/soprano player and I have recently gotten into vintage horns. I own a 1950 Conn 6M and…

9 years ago
by Alto_Guy (4 posts)

Yamaha 61/62 Tenor.

I have posted this thread a couple of times, but It may have been lost during the server upgrade. My question has changed a…

9 years ago
by chiefs_55 (3 posts)

Curved B flat soprano Sax stamped Alexandre on the bell

I am trying to identify its origins. Alexandre is the French spelling. It has a serial number on it. H5736. It is one of the…

9 years ago
by arthurob (1 post)

A-440?

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what it means to say a sax has an A-440 frequency and how do you tell if that's…

9 years ago
by saxigurl (8 posts)

Identify a Sax

I recently acquired a brass sax The only name on it is on the bell " the knickerbocker" elkhart indiana. It has a 4 digit ser…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

The Difference Between These Three Old Conn's Vintage Horns ? ? ?

I'm a Jazz learner from Taiwan who's eagering to find a sax witch has a Dark . Fat & Barking sound ( I'm that that good to de…

9 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Early CONN Shooting Star??

Hello all. I'm the owner of what must be an early Shooting Star, the serial nr. is 1980. I can not locate this serial nr. an…

9 years ago
by moonoo (3 posts)

The Difference Between These Three Old Conn's Vintage Horns ? ? ?

I'm a Jazz learner from Taiwan who's eagering to find a sax witch has a Dark . Fat & Barking sound ( I'm that that good to de…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Low A altos

Anybody know aprox. how many low A Mark VI (I think) altos Selmer made, what they where marketed for, and why they stopped pr…

9 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Help ! I'd like to identify my sax

Hi! It's an alto sax, bought from a collegue that inherited it. It's written "Belair" on the bell and the serial number is 22…

9 years ago
by Nimy (1 post)

Baritone Saxphone

What are the tonal differences between,a Yanagisawa B901,an Allora barirone saxophone; and the Keilworth ST90? Do any of them…

9 years ago
by sylvesta (3 posts)

Vintage Martin....approximate value?

A friend has in his possesion a Martin Alto(#86610-1927 I believe). Anyone have an idea on what it might sell for? Thanks.

9 years ago
by Alistair (1 post)
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