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SBA Alto markings

i play on a selmer super balanced action alto that dates to 1950, 44XXX serial #. there are quite a few markings on it that i…

9 years ago
by qazmom (3 posts)

Vintage curved Soprano saxophone

I was thinking of buying a vintage curved soprano from the compny king. I know the company is pretty good, but I dont really…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Vintage=? years

What age would you guys consider an instrument to be a vintage horn? I would consider 25+ years in order for one to be vintag…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Yanagisawa Model 900 (Tenor)

What do you think about this horn? Is it their professional horn (or their student)? Can you please compare it to a Conn Nak…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Italian(Pare) Alto sax

Hi folks. This horn came up on ebay the past week. It's an Italian built "Pare". The price was right, and I have a friend who…

9 years ago
by ps (35 posts)

OMEGA saxes

i found a soprano saxophone on ebay made by omega and i've looked on the internet and can't find anything out about it, i di…

9 years ago
by maggie89 (37 posts)

kington alto sax

has anybody heard of the above alto sax i've had since 1955. it has a number stamped 1908 i don't think it is a patent number…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Looking For Info on Martin Committee Tenor

I have an older Martin Committee tenor (stamped "Committee" and Elkhart, Indiana), s/n 305040. I'm trying to determine its ag…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

late selmer mark vi baris

Does anyone have any insight to how the late mark vi low a baris (SN 200xxx or greater) play? How much are they worth in good…

9 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

Vintage Vito

Bought a Vintage Vito manufactured Kenosha Wis. having trouble tracking down year of horn. Ser#2937A. Checked at a repair sho…

9 years ago
by knighttrain (31 posts)

fe olds is it worth fixing

someone gave my son(10) a fe olds parisan sax(he wants to play in school band). local music shop says it needs about $300. is…

9 years ago
by knighttrain (31 posts)

New Wonder vs Director's models

Hello all. I am couious to know how a Conn New Wonder Series II (serial #172,XXX) would compare to a M14 Directors model (new…

9 years ago
by ps (35 posts)

Pan saxophones

Has anyone heard of PAN saxophones? Supposedly built in Italy. If yes, what can you tell me about them. Do they have a logo o…

9 years ago
by ps (35 posts)

Desmond's and Hodges's horns

Would anybody have a clue to what happened to Johnny Hodges's horns when he died? How about Paul Desmond's horns?

9 years ago
by greyfell (3 posts)

Cleveland Bari Pad Kits

We just purchased a Cleveland Bari Sax that was made around 1945 - 46 and we are trying to locate a complete pad kit for it.…

9 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

continental colonial ..?????

hey, so going threw my grandfathers house i found an oboe(yea i know its not a sax), any way all i can find on it is "contine…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Buescher tenor

I have a Buescher aristocrat "big b". serial # 308xxx (im just going to leave the last 3 digits out.". i dont really know muc…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

vintage alto sax.

i have a vintage alto sax that belonged to a family member. it has been hanging on the wall at home for over 30 years. i am t…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

What's the difference with vintage saxes

Hi, I've been playin 6 years now and I've only had a chance to play 3 different altos.....sad huh... lol. But anyways I was w…

9 years ago
by sax_a_gogo (23 posts)

H. Couf Superba II

I have an H Couf Superba II tenor sax, serial number 64051, in good condition. I would like to know about the quality, value…

9 years ago
by sax_a_gogo (23 posts)

ummm... run away!!!!

Hey i have a solo in a school band and i happen to get kinda nervous before i play in front of anyone even in front of my own…

9 years ago
by sax_a_gogo (23 posts)

Selmer with epoxy finish

We were just looking at a Selmer Baritone saxophone on Ebay that looked very odd. When we questioned the seller about the fin…

9 years ago
by sax_a_gogo (23 posts)

Old Conn Alto Sax

I've done some searching and found bits and pieces of information and was hoping someone with more knowledge could fill in th…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Caring for a vintage horn

I've just purchased a vintage alto and I'm thrilled! I can't wait to get it, I think I'll pull it out and start playing it in…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Conn Tenor 1960 serial#811910

Hello all name is steve Im new to the serial number's on vintage saxophones. Ive been playing a conn alto and tenor from 197…

10 years ago
by kd6tjc (17 posts)
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