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Vintage Saxophones

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Vintage verses New.

Like a kid with a quarter in his pocket that he can't wait to spend, I have that same compulsion for buying a new sax. It cou…

9 years ago
by Saxon (100 posts)

Appraisal on Sax

I do not know much about saxophones but I was willed a sax. The sn # 110658. Right below that number, it states low pitch the…

9 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Martin alto sax - serial #38247

I would like to get more info on this sax. It was my father's and I suspect that he bought it in the 1920's or 30's. Is there…

9 years ago
by martin_alto (9 posts)

glass mouthpiece

whats up, I play my grandfathers old Matte silver conn Chu Berry alt sax....but thats not the point. With it he had a Selmer…

9 years ago
by SaxMan (559 posts)

Just received a Weltklang

My daughter just joined the sixth grade band. Music instruments are pretty steep when you're unsure your child will stick wit…

9 years ago
by EL Seano (255 posts)

valuing saxophones

is there any manual or website which has information about what different saxophones are worth ? i have been looking to get a…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Conn or King stencil?

I recently bruoght my 1911 "Holton" soprano to a music store. They confirmed it is from 1911 but told me it was a stencil, th…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Help!

I have a horn I am trying to figure out if it would be worth restoring, or if anyone would be interested in buying. It is a C…

9 years ago
by saxmanT (12 posts)

Connsidering a Conn (ahahah what a great pun)

Hey people, I was connsidering the purchase of a Conn alto, though I'm not sure what model to get. I've heard great things ab…

9 years ago
by Sax_Shark (134 posts)

need info about American Artist sax

I inherited my grandfather's saxophone and now my son is playing. I am looking for any information about it. The sax is silve…

9 years ago
by Jenn (3 posts)

Help To ID Conn Tenor

My son has switched to Tenor this year from clarinet. We are looking at a Conn that is 25-30 years old but I am having troubl…

9 years ago
by Traned (3 posts)

Need Help on figuring out model of 1969 Conn Straight Soprano

this is a Conn straight silver plated soprano...from 1969...the only models ive found on lists on the internet have been curv…

9 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Conn ID Help

Hello, I purchased another sax today on ebay... I have no idea what it is. It looks to me as pad guards were soildered on at…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Need Help On Appraising 16m Tenor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Do you think a 1961 Conn 16M Tenor would go for more than $650? IF SO, WHAT IS THE MAXIMUM PRICE FOR ONE OF THESE HORNS?!?!…

9 years ago
by jazzfool132 (144 posts)

conn ltd...

i need info about a vintage conn....on the body was written PATD SEPT. 14 1915 1153488(9?..I'm not sure about the last numbe…

9 years ago
by rafsax (7 posts)

need info on my sax

i would like to get as much info on my sax as possible it is a conn alto serial number n43097 i have had it for years. it has…

9 years ago
by Vesper (9 posts)

Assistance with identifying/valuing 1923 (?) Conn Saxaphone

Found this one in my mother-in-laws attic. Has great sentimental value for my husband, but unsure if it was any value beyond…

9 years ago
by jazzfool132 (144 posts)

Need info on Lyon and Healy

Can anyone out there give me more insight into Lyon and Healy. I have a C Melody made by them and am having trouble tracking…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Conn 21M

Hiya on one of my visits to Ebay, I noticed a Horn -Conn 21m- that looked alot like a yamaha student model that had the eng…

9 years ago
by EL Seano (255 posts)

ConnsaxmanJim or DAve Dix Buescher Tenor

I haven't been smart enough yet to pick up my next sax playing the ebay game, I always get burn't in the end. But here is a B…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Selmer Alto

I have a Selmer Alto Sax, Serial number 57218, my research tells me that the first one made was SN57000. I would like to rest…

9 years ago
by kitwat (4 posts)

Baking an old finish on raw brass

I read a discussion thread from several of the members who were discussing the idea of adding an aged patina to older saxes b…

9 years ago
by Princerd (2 posts)

Conn 6m Alto

Can you tell me anything about a Conn 6m nickle plated in very good condition, Serial #269xxx, was the nickle plating afterma…

9 years ago
by Backinthesaxxleagain (15 posts)

Buescher Aristocrat- late 50s early 60s?

I just want to find out some more info on the Aristocrat tenor . I tried one out that was either late 50s to early 60s. yeah,…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Buescher True Tone

I know someone that has a Buescher True Tone with a serial # of 165,xxx or 156,xxx. (I'll confirm this later) I was wondering…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)
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