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Silver C Soprano Conn Saxophone

I am preparing to repad an excellent old horn. Finish is silver w /gold bell. No dents. Lovely. C Serial: M176674…

11 years ago
by challey (3 posts)

Still in search of a neck for my poor Conn C Mel

Hello....back again. I am still in search of a neck for my Conn C Mel. I need a microtuning neck. The horn is satin silver,…

11 years ago
by jessica (13 posts)

Quality Variation

Did you have an opinion as to why there can be so much quality variation within the manufacture of the same instrument. As an…

11 years ago
by Mactenor (102 posts)

must let go of vintage Conn Tenor sax

Due to financial obligations (new baby, maternity leave, no paycheck), I must find the means for bringing in some type of inc…

11 years ago
by k2deseas (1 post)

Buescher Soprano help please?

Hi, This is a great site. My dad was a musician and would have loved all this site. He died in 1988 at 78. I am just now able…

11 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Mouthpieces of The Pros

There is this cool page on the website for the Lamont School of Music at Denver University. It shows mouthpiece set-ups for v…

11 years ago
by Donnie The B (282 posts)

Info about approx age of continental colonial sax?

I have what appears to be a very old alto sax....it is a Continental Colonial and therefore I guess it is a stencil sax. It h…

11 years ago
by freshpuppy (12 posts)

Any Super 20 Fans Here?

I'm new here and was wondering if there were any King Super 20 players here. I have a 362xxx alto and I love it. Wouldn't tra…

11 years ago
by Soldalma (1 post)

why give up the reso pads (or snap pads) ?

Hi everybody ! does anybody know why sax manufacturers have given up the reso pad or snap pad system ? because it seems to be…

11 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Brihlart Tonalin for Alto- Correspondences among numbers and tip openings?

Hi to everybody, first of all I have to say that I don't generally take lot of interest on vintage mouthpieces, but lately I…

11 years ago
by kennyz (31 posts)

Lyon Healy American Professional Soprano Saxophone

Looking for anyone's input on this saxophone. Ser# is 94,xxx. It is 22" long, under the serial number it says low pitch, Lice…

11 years ago
by soosunt (2 posts)

Conn Bari Low A

Hi, I was browsing Ebay and saw a vintage Conn Low A baritone saxophone from 1968. I didn't realize Conn made Low A bari's t…

11 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

Mark Vl Mania

Is the entire sax world suffering from Mark Vl Mania? It seems like there is a stampede for 5 digit Mark Vl`s, ignoring some…

11 years ago
by Roccosm (113 posts)

CONN VINTAGE TENOR'S

I have read allot of the Conn's , I have 2 16 M one is ok and the other one just play's like Crazy, both are around the same…

11 years ago
by Roccosm (113 posts)

Tenor Harrison Ligature

'lo all. It's come to the point that I'm actually selling it. It really hasn't been touched since its creation, I bought it,…

11 years ago
by joonil1986 (11 posts)

Buescher C Melody Sax 1920

A person told me the C Melody Buescher sax I have from 1920 is neither an alto sax nor a tenor sax. Is that correct?

11 years ago
by pablobeler (1 post)

Buescher baritone

I have acquired a Buescher baritone sax S/N 59304. (classic Buescher S/N in a partial circle format).Buescher S/N's indicate…

11 years ago
by vedubya (1 post)

Buescher Alto Low Tone

My father passed away last month. He purchased the noted Buescher new in 1927. It is in pristine shape. It's gold plated. My…

11 years ago
by Myron Jones (2 posts)

Help w/ Value of Selmer Mark VI Tenor (in Toronto)???

Hi, can anyone give me a rough estimate of the value of my dad's sax? It's one of the last Mark VI models (M21xxxx). Made i…

11 years ago
by Donnie The B (282 posts)

where would be a good place to look for a beat up old sax

something with "vintage appeal" and a great "patina" (ok so i've been reading e-bay ads.) i guess. Like an old mark VI for ch…

11 years ago
by MarkLavelle (300 posts)

buffing during relaquer

who much weight does a low bb mark vi lose during a relaq job?

11 years ago
by Conclave (45 posts)

Thor? I thought that was a Norse God...

I ride by an antique store on the bus everyday--and everyday I see the same old and interesting alto sitting in the window. T…

11 years ago
by musicwriter2001 (14 posts)

If my sax were stolen

Hello, fellas!. I just want to know what can i do in the case that someone stole my sax.There is any website where could be p…

11 years ago
by Zevulun (24 posts)

Buescher soprano.....with a hole????

Check this out 1 replies by ilkbj21 (1 post) 11 years ago

11 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Tenor Conn New Wonder Series II or Tenor Selmer Super Action?

Anyone could please tell me if a Conn New Wonder Series II is a good horn and around how much could it cost?.And, anyone arou…

11 years ago
by Donnie The B (282 posts)
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