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JM Champel (french saxophone)?

i came across this in a french second hand shop yesterday, can anyone shed any light on the maker? engraved with "jm champel…

4 years ago
by oorwullie (21 posts)

ID a Wonder vs. New Invention

I've have a Conn Tenor #29xxx from 1914, is it a Wonder or is it a New Invention?

4 years ago
by kmterrill (7 posts)

Trying to Identify Type & Date of Conn Sax

Hi I have a Conn sax that bears the legend: "10M PAT APPD FOR N E20849" Can anyone help me identify and date this in…

4 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

verify authenticity:alto sax

Just aquired C.G Conn saxaphone.want to verify serial # and date. First off,underneath the thumb rest says PATD Dec.8,1914. u…

4 years ago
by Saxsoon (6 posts)

Crazy prices

In France, many people think it is absolutely crazy to ask such prices as 11 000 $ for vintages sax as Mark VI and Balanced A…

4 years ago
by Saxall (17 posts)

is my conn alto sax vintage or not?

old conn alto, shooting star logo, but regular pad covers.

4 years ago
by cuber (653 posts)

Conn C-melody stencil??

Hello! I think I have a nickel plated Conn C-melody stencil (I was told when I bought it that its a Lyon & Healy, though I…

4 years ago
by weldingdude (1 post)

My beautiful, old Conn

I have a wonderful 10M that I am having a tough time fitting into a time line....The man that GAVE it to me played it in the…

4 years ago
by kelsey (784 posts)

selmer henri paris saxaphone

I am trying to obtain information on a selmer henri paris saxaphone...serial number 40153. It belonged to my late uncle who g…

4 years ago
by njb (1 post)

"Sanborn" Mark VI

What makes a Selmer Mark VI part of the "Sanborn" series? Is there anything significantly different about them?

4 years ago
by SuperSax875 (55 posts)

Vintage Conn Saxophone

I have a Conn saxophone with Elkhart Indiana engraved on the bell. From what I can gather of the engravings on the back the s…

4 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)
4 years ago
by texican (5 posts)

Super Dynaction Question

Hi, I picked up a Super Dynaction for pretty cheap but I have a concern over it's authenticity. The "Super Dynaction" engra…

4 years ago
by col_do (4 posts)

anybody knows tenor sax "elkhart built by buescher"

hello,  im jose from spain. sorry for my english. recently y bought a tenor sax "elkhart built by buescher" mod 30a but the…

4 years ago
by josercg (1 post)

my old sax

i have an old sax which i know nothing about its only when i started to clean it up that i relised it had engraved writing of…

4 years ago
by christina30 (1 post)

1923 Conn New Wonder Alto

I've been looking for a vintage horn for playing purposes but haven't found any that could go and try out. I recently found a…

4 years ago
by flo_boysax (5 posts)

What's the difference between Selmer SBA, Mark VI & VII Tenor!

Recently, I got my company's year end bonus (no a big amount, about $4000 USdollars) and want to buy the Selmer Tenor. I sea…

4 years ago
by selmer 4evr (309 posts)

1930 Buescher True-Tone?

Hi all, When I was a kid, I took saxaphone lessons, and my parents bought me a vintage alto sax. Although I haven't played fo…

4 years ago
by Larry B (1 post)

The Yankee

I've been looking around online to try to find information about this alto sax... but I keep coming up empty handed... everyt…

4 years ago
by ecoco55 (1 post)

Question about a conn shooting star alto and more..

Hey guys, As you can see from my username i am a trumpet player by trade (dont kick me out!) but I want to learn to play sax…

4 years ago
by trumpetplayer (1 post)

need advice

I have a vintage Conn from the 1930s with serial number A M235117 L imprinted on it. I think it has a great tone but I know i…

4 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

best vintage sop sax for not too crazy money

play Tenor and Bari for quiet some time (selmer,conn,buescher,etc), over two decades. looking now for the right soprano, don'…

4 years ago
by saxolaan (5 posts)

6m conn Naked lady Sax

I acquired a Gold 6m conn Naked Lady it has an E and then 340681 L, I took it in to the local music store, He was very impres…

4 years ago
by jbog (2 posts)

Need help identifying Elkhart alto sax

I have a silver alto sax with The Elkhart Band. Inst. Co. Elkhart - Indiana USA engraved on the bell. On the back the serial…

4 years ago
by miranova (1 post)

Conn USA Alto - Shooting Star SN doesn't match

I just bought an old used Conn Alto Sax. The woman said she bought it used in 1969. It has the shooting star engraving showin…

4 years ago
by headaman (1 post)
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