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1963 Mark VI Bari sax, set up

After my uncle's death, late 80's, his bari was loaned and not returned. After the borrower died a few months ago it was retu…

10 years ago
by kennyj (24 posts)

Need info on sax named CLOU!!

it's an interesting alto saxophone, i don't know what year it's made, think that it's made to an individual order... on the b…

10 years ago
by hehe23 (5 posts)

Sax named "American standard"!!

i found one tenor saxophone American standard High Grade.. made by Clev. Mus. Inst. Co. ser. numb. B 767, i dont know how old…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Just got a conn and need info.

I just bought a conn tenor from a pawn shop. It's in good playing shape. anyway it is stampped with a 16m and just below that…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

I Am One Happy Guy

I have always been a huge fan of Vintage American Tenor Saxophones and it has been my dream to own one each of the BIG FOUR.…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)

American Artist Alto

I recently acquired an American Artist alto and I am seeking some information on it. It is silver and has American Artist eng…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Conn Wonder vs. Buescher True Tone

I am considering two horns...a Conn Wonder made in 1917 and a Buescher True Tone made in 1926. Both are silver plated and app…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

1970 MARK VI TENOR WITH HIGH F# KEY

I think I read in a former post that tenors with the high f# key were a problem horn. Is this correct? Thanks and best regard…

10 years ago
by Mactenor (102 posts)

Conreid Alto saxophone

I have a Conreid alto sax that i believe is from the early forties i am not sure about price of the saxophone or the history…

10 years ago
by bpo145 (1 post)

Buescher True Tone SN # 110658 (low pitch)

I recieved an estimate of value on this horn from some one last week. The estimate was 900 alto to 1200 tenor in mint conditi…

10 years ago
by johnsonfromwisconsin (767 posts)

Yeah Buescher go!

So tongith in my Big band I lent my buescher for a bit to the other tenor player. He was blown away by the feel of the horn,…

10 years ago
by saxjunkie89 (393 posts)

Tenor Dolnet saxophone (Bel air serial 710xxx)

Does somebody knows anything about Dolnet apart that they were made in Paris or around there? I just found a good shape Tenor…

10 years ago
by markseez (17 posts)

desidera art deco italian alto- again!

been over 2 years since i asked about this, maybe some inormation now available? let me know please!

10 years ago
by oorwullie (21 posts)

King Zephyr Alto Saxes

I'm a student Tenor Sax Player that's into Jazz . I was thinking of getting a good alto sax. There's an old "retired" king Ze…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

Martin Sax

I just got a new, well, old Martin Alto today (Serial # 104650). I love it, except for two MAJOR problems. Typically on a…

10 years ago
by chiamac (586 posts)

Need info on Conn Sax!

I read some other entries on this forum and have somewhat of an idea. But I would like to know if someone would give me more…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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…

10 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)
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