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1985 Yanagisawa 880 alto

Hi everyone! I just picked up a sweet Yanagisawa alto that is stamped 880. From the serial number, it would date to around 19…

3 years ago
by jonah.henry (1 post)

Sax-Master Saxophones

Hi everyone. I ran across an old Sax-Master saxophone. I know nothing about them and was wondering if anyone out there could…

3 years ago
by Pool guy (2 posts)

Brower Saxophone?

One of my students just showed me an old silver lacquer tenor with "Brower Conservatory of Music, Collingswood N.J." engraved…

3 years ago
by mxg243 (1 post)

Martin Neck Octave Pad

I recently acquired a Martin Handcraft Committee s/n 121xxx. The pad on the neck octave is not leather but cork. Was this sta…

3 years ago
by Barney (1 post)

1971 Selmer Mark VI Alto sax

I inherited a Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax from my brother after his death. The serial number is 193067, which I looked up and it…

3 years ago
by Saxquest (306 posts)

Conn Alto...dunno...

I have stumbled across an Alto sax that has the following information on the back, and I have decoded most of it, but unfortu…

3 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

delaquer?

one of my horns (Mark VI) has a bad looking laquer: it blisters and peels off. Does anyone have experience with taking the la…

3 years ago
by johnnybrock (2 posts)

CONN Soprano (approx 1915)

I inherited a vintage saxophone from my brother. It is a CONN soprano sax serial number S 32358 L (Factory 34), which is from…

3 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

Vintage Buescher 400 Alto - #307568 - Where do I start???

I just purchased a vintage Buescher 400 at an auction and I want to start playing. I used to play the clarinet fairly well an…

3 years ago
by lanvaettir (1 post)

1917 conn bari

I have a 1917 silver Conn bari in pretty good shape, VERY FEW body dents. Has been sprayed GOLD laquer. Is it worth the work…

3 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

Need Info on C. G. Conn Alto Sax

I now own my father's alto sax that he played for over 70 years until his death in 2002 at the age of 90. He played it in hig…

3 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

Selmer Tenor Mark vii

I have just purchased a tenor mark vii from a very very reputable source. This sax is being custom adjusted for me and is bei…

3 years ago
by johnnybrock (2 posts)

Conn 6M Alto Sax

Hi - just got this sax from cousin. It's a Conn from Elkhart - Ind., 6M VIII, A, 291862, L. Can anyone tell about this sax? T…

3 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

My First Restoration of a 1919 Conn

Hey guys, I am restoring a saxophone for the first time. It is a 1919 Conn C-Melody. I have got it all pulled apart and am de…

3 years ago
by Raider (2 posts)

Perfacktone Soprano Sax

Have a Perfacktone Soprano Sax Serial # 55679 LP Can anyone give me more info about this sax? Age? Obviously a stencil horn…

3 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

Conn 6M Alto Sax

Hello. I'm new to this website and new to the world of saxophones. My son will be starting to learn the instrument next week…

3 years ago
by dgallego (27 posts)

1917 King Tempo

My question is about the octave riser valve on this sax that I'm restoring. When I look inside the neck there is a 3/16" tube…

3 years ago
by troutabout (2 posts)

Buecher True tone C Mel SN & Logo

I am looking at a Buescher True tone it is I think a C-Mel (no I cant measure it at the time of this post) its SN is 139572.…

3 years ago
by Fester (2 posts)

1941 Buescher Aristocrat alto

After laying in its case since about 1950, I recently had my old alto mechanically restored. It "sounds" great. There are som…

3 years ago
by JohnWitmer (1 post)

I know it's not a Selmer!

Hi, I have aquired a vintage saxophone and have been doing some research as to it's history and value. The case says SELMER a…

3 years ago
by gr8inblack (1 post)

vintage conn alto sax??

Good evening all. I was wandering if anyone could help by giving me some info on my sax. I aquired it years ago and when I pl…

3 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

Camelot Alto Sax

Serial # 1002. Anybody know anything? Looks pretty old. doesnt play too bad but does need some repair. trying to find some hi…

3 years ago
by Sax Appeal062 (1 post)

Richmond Alto Sax A6249, Made in Italy

Hi I bought an Alto Sax with serial number A6249, says Made in Italy and appears to be old. I can't seem to track down any in…

3 years ago
by Roger King (1 post)

1910 Lyon Healy Alto Sax

Hi. I bought a sax for my husband at an estate sale some time ago. We were curious about the vallue of our sax. We were told…

3 years ago
by CindeVH (1 post)

Buescher Soprano sax

Hi All I have a Beuscher Elkhart - IND - USA Truetone Lowpitch Soprano Sax S/N 243886 Can anyone give me any info about the…

3 years ago
by ECLAE (1 post)
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