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York Soprano Sax (1927)

I just saw a 1927 York Soprano Sax at a flea market. Would it be worth purchasing? It seemed like it was in good condition. S…

9 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

silver tarnshes...

Hey everybody, I just got back my silver conn from bein overhauled(w/o any buffing or re-plateing) and it looks and plays as…

9 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Vintage sax choices

Hi guys Looking to buy a vintage sax, and have a few choices: ~302K Buescher TH&C; ~237K, ~320K King Zephyr; ~258K Con…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

identify a buescher

I have obtained a buescher(or so I am told) "The Knickerbocker" engraved on the bell. Anyone with a clue of the era or anythi…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Martin Tenor Saxophone

I was curious about a Martin I was looking into buying. It is off E-bay and the seller doesn't know much about the horn. It's…

9 years ago
by brace_face (43 posts)

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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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?!?!…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)
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