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The appeal of vintage horns

In an email, Jim Keith writes: Could you help me understand some concept of the vintage sax... I only know my modern saxes an…

9 years ago
by AJBalettie (11 posts)

Buescher Alto from 1912

FA Buescher alto American Triumph made by ART Musical Inst Elkhart Ser. No. 14004 Can anyone share some light on this instrum…

9 years ago
by shibbysax (10 posts)

Elkhart alt sax

I am trying to find out some more information on the Elkhart alt saxophone. Has a deer inside a heart with the text ”BAND-I…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Indiana brand saxophone

Hello I am trying to find out some more information on the Indiana brand saxophone. Made in Elkhart, Indiana. Has an indian…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

random problems...

i have been playing on a selmer mark (i think!) for a couple of weeks now. my teacher recommened it for me, but it seems to b…

9 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Buffet Crampon Tenor SAX - Help!

I own a Buffet Crampon Tenor sax that appears to be quite old. It is in excellent shape. On the bell it says: Buffet Crampon…

9 years ago
by VTSAX (2 posts)

One Handed sax

Has anyone ever heard of these potentially difficult saxes to play? I have. My friend's dad has a Conn C-Melody that he custo…

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Need help with a very unusual tenor sax!!!

My name is Elesha and I'm hoping someone can help me out. My pastor's wife recently passed away. She played practically every…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Hello everyone!

Carlos and am new in town. Guys and gals and kids. A friend of mine gave me a sax that I almost put in the trash as soon as…

9 years ago
by crpdragracing (2 posts)

HELP! Need to know about my Conn Saxophone!

I have seen how helpful everyone has been to other inguiries.You guys are great. Perhaps you can help me too. I have had a sa…

9 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

Gabriel's Buffett Evette Schaffer

Hi, I would be grateful for some information. My grandson Gabriel is entering 7th grade and a few years ago began with an alt…

9 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

King Zephyr Special

>I own a King Zephyr Tenor Saxophone with a serial number that is in the 29,000 range. Could anyone value that saxophone and…

9 years ago
by Sax_Shark (134 posts)

Lyon Healy 25" sax

I have acquired a Lyon Healy saxaphone. It is pretty dirty and is going to require lots of patience and restoration. It is 25…

9 years ago
by jewwillie2 (1 post)

Need input regarding King Super 20 Silversonic Tenor

How good are these horns? How do they compare to Conn 10M and Buescher 400 TH&C? I would really appreciate your input........…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Mystery Horn???????

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this horn. This is exactly what is on the bell."American Standard High Grade Ma…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

The Difference between Dent and Ding

you know when people said their sax got a very small ding, .... and i guess it could be a dent or something bigger? ok here…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

King Super 20 Silversonic Tenor Serial #410000

Were these still good horns made in the late 60s? Really need your input. Thanks

9 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

Looking for information on Whittle soprano sax

I have a soprano saxophone given to me by my father. It had previously belonged to a cousin who had played in a New Orleans j…

9 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

Replacement neck for 1936 Conn 6M

I am in need of a replacement for the double slung nmicro tune neck for my beautiful Conn 6M. I would like to know if anyone…

9 years ago
by Birdman (9 posts)

HELP, I cannot identify an old CONN tenor

I'm trying to determine the value of a vintage tenor saxophone that has been stored in my father's attic for some time. The o…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

American horns verses French Horns

Lets hope The knightsTemplar are not duplicating recent posts, but may be a good heated debate can open up some new ground fo…

9 years ago
by Candyboy (75 posts)

Shallow Pad Holders

I have a vintage Holton and I am in the process of repairing the pads. The holders where the pads go are very shallow. They d…

9 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Buescher True tone Curved Sop

I have a BTT Curved Soprano in ? Raw brass or possibly Gold can't tell (SN 93XXX). I have yet to see another in this color. D…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

How long is your New Wonder, Big Boy?

I have seen some information on the Web that seems to indicate that Conn made a major design improvement to the strait Bb sop…

9 years ago
by jtf1459 (9 posts)

LOW PITCH 18 INCH SAX BY LYON HEALY INFO REQUESTED

Assistance requested Can anyone give me some information on the following horn... I don't know anything about it. Thank you…

9 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)
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