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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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

late selmer mark vi baris

Does anyone have any insight to how the late mark vi low a baris (SN 200xxx or greater) play? How much are they worth in good…

10 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Vintage Vito

Bought a Vintage Vito manufactured Kenosha Wis. having trouble tracking down year of horn. Ser#2937A. Checked at a repair sho…

10 years ago
by knighttrain (31 posts)

fe olds is it worth fixing

someone gave my son(10) a fe olds parisan sax(he wants to play in school band). local music shop says it needs about $300. is…

10 years ago
by knighttrain (31 posts)

New Wonder vs Director's models

Hello all. I am couious to know how a Conn New Wonder Series II (serial #172,XXX) would compare to a M14 Directors model (new…

10 years ago
by ps (35 posts)

Pan saxophones

Has anyone heard of PAN saxophones? Supposedly built in Italy. If yes, what can you tell me about them. Do they have a logo o…

10 years ago
by ps (35 posts)

Desmond's and Hodges's horns

Would anybody have a clue to what happened to Johnny Hodges's horns when he died? How about Paul Desmond's horns?

10 years ago
by greyfell (3 posts)

Cleveland Bari Pad Kits

We just purchased a Cleveland Bari Sax that was made around 1945 - 46 and we are trying to locate a complete pad kit for it.…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

continental colonial ..?????

hey, so going threw my grandfathers house i found an oboe(yea i know its not a sax), any way all i can find on it is "contine…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Buescher tenor

I have a Buescher aristocrat "big b". serial # 308xxx (im just going to leave the last 3 digits out.". i dont really know muc…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

vintage alto sax.

i have a vintage alto sax that belonged to a family member. it has been hanging on the wall at home for over 30 years. i am t…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

What's the difference with vintage saxes

Hi, I've been playin 6 years now and I've only had a chance to play 3 different altos.....sad huh... lol. But anyways I was w…

10 years ago
by sax_a_gogo (23 posts)

H. Couf Superba II

I have an H Couf Superba II tenor sax, serial number 64051, in good condition. I would like to know about the quality, value…

10 years ago
by sax_a_gogo (23 posts)

ummm... run away!!!!

Hey i have a solo in a school band and i happen to get kinda nervous before i play in front of anyone even in front of my own…

10 years ago
by sax_a_gogo (23 posts)

Selmer with epoxy finish

We were just looking at a Selmer Baritone saxophone on Ebay that looked very odd. When we questioned the seller about the fin…

10 years ago
by sax_a_gogo (23 posts)

Old Conn Alto Sax

I've done some searching and found bits and pieces of information and was hoping someone with more knowledge could fill in th…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Caring for a vintage horn

I've just purchased a vintage alto and I'm thrilled! I can't wait to get it, I think I'll pull it out and start playing it in…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Conn Tenor 1960 serial#811910

Hello all name is steve Im new to the serial number's on vintage saxophones. Ive been playing a conn alto and tenor from 197…

10 years ago
by kd6tjc (17 posts)

Information on CHAPELAIN, Paris C Melody SAX

I just cleaned out my fathers storage room and found this nickel plated SAX. It has been there since my high school days. I p…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

new wonder rolled tone holes?

do all the c melody horns conn made have the rolled tone holes?? upon inspection of mine i see mine does. will this make it h…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)
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