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Discussions about those great or sometimes not so great saxes of the past

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Resoldering posts

Damn ! - just bought a 1933 Sioma baritone (a Conn copy) and whilst cleaning it up (it's in pretty sad condition, but not bad…

10 years ago
by DaveUK1965 (14 posts)

Spot re-lacquer

As you might have seen from a post below, I've got a new baritone. 1933, Sioma - it needs some love and attention, believe me…

10 years ago
by DaveUK1965 (14 posts)

Buescher True tone

I've come a crossed a Buescher Silver True tone alto sax with the serial number 196368. I'm curious when this might have been…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Early Selmer Buescher

i'm curious to know if there are any good bueschers made right after selmer bought the company. i've got a line on a '65 aris…

10 years ago
by blackfrancis (396 posts)

conn sax vintage

help in identifying please patent number showing 1914 and 1119954 serial number looks like M 191938 with an "A" above the ser…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

King 1915 Tenor Saxophone

About 8 years ago I went through a month long phase of wanting to play the saxophone. I bought a sax through an ad in the new…

10 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

is Stagg a good make for a sop?

Hi, I saw a soprano stagg in very good condition. The man stopped after a month and want 200 or 300 euros for it. It can be c…

10 years ago
by mamafrica (9 posts)

Weltklang soprano.

Hi can any one suggest why the note,s from d to f high on me sop don,t work. Thanks Beth.

10 years ago
by mamafrica (9 posts)

mark vi neck

where is the serial number on the marki vi necks. i have an sba alto and a vi neck on it, and i want to track more info. on i…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Conn Beauford American

My 87 year old Dad (who still plays!) owns a Conn Beauford American Soprano Saxophone. The horn has been totally cleaned up a…

10 years ago
by fluteman32 (1 post)

My new sax....please tell me about it

Hello, I am new to the forum and slightly new to the saxophone world. Today I was with my grandparents at an antique store..…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Weltklang Markneukirchen Klingenthal soprano

Hey there. My uncle collects all sorts of saxes, and recently sent me out this vintage German soprano in pretty good conditio…

10 years ago
by latenightsnack (2 posts)

C.G. Conn 6M Alto

I recently bought the Conn 6m (SN 326747) that was for sale on this site. I absolutely love it already and haven't decided wh…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Universel Savana

Full identity "Universel Savana Paris 1673 Brevete 248.840. Can anyone give me some information about the date of this type o…

10 years ago
by conor wall (1 post)

Selmer Super Balanced Action

I'm looking for some more info about this model. Is it the post- Balanced Action and pre- Mark VI? Can you please compare it…

10 years ago
by barisax999 (400 posts)

How to tell if it's relacquered...

I have a Selmer Mark VI alto that I bought in high school from Randy at Tenor Madness. It has about 70% lacquer remaining and…

10 years ago
by selmerfan (67 posts)

Buescher 400 octave key?

Hello Ya'll, I acquired the above mentioned horn, and the neck does not seem original. the horn is from the late 70's, s/n 73…

10 years ago
by saxHog (28 posts)

Near Mint Conn

Unbeknownst to me till Saturday at my lesson, my private instructor has a bari sax. But not just any bari, an awesome, near m…

10 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)
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