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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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Weltklang Bari

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

10 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…

10 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!),…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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.

10 years ago
by Alistair (1 post)

My Grandfather's Saxophone

I have a saxophone that was my grandfather's. I would like to know who made it. It says Low A L94673, and on the bell it says…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

How Do i play high F#?

i have an old alto sax the brand name is "concertone" and i really need to know how do i play high F# because my saxophone do…

10 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Conn Vintage Sax?

I recently aquired a CONN vintage Sax in what I beleive excellent condition from a very nice elderly man. Told me he has has…

10 years ago
by mikemco2 (2 posts)

Help me identify

I have a number of saxes, both Selmer and Conn that I'd like to sell, but I'm not sure how to id them. The one I'm having the…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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