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by saxolaan
(5 posts)
5 years ago

best vintage sop sax for not too crazy money

play Tenor and Bari for quiet some time (selmer,conn,buescher,etc), over two decades. looking now for the right soprano, don't need to be a selmer, but should be a good vintage horn. any recommendation from Pro Players are appreciated.thanks

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  1. by jamie_alto17
    (1 post)

    5 years ago

    Re: best vintage sop sax for not too crazy money

    Hey saxolaan. So I have a couple of suggestions for the soprano you want. I would suggest first and foremost, a Selmer MarkVI, because its the best in the market. Now, I don't play soprano but all the saxophones are the same except of what key its in. My second suggestion would be a Conn soprano, those are good too. My last suggestion, if you could find one is a Keilwerth soprano. Hope this helps

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    1. by blackfrancis
      (396 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: best vintage sop sax for not too crazy money

      I've played Conns and Bueschers, both nice horns except for the wretched thumb ring on the Conn, but my two favorites are Martin and Holton. I've been playing my Holton (mid-1920s) for 40 years and it has been a great little axe.

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    2. by saxolaan
      (5 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: best vintage sop sax for not too crazy money

      Hello and sorry for late reply. I did purchase my soprano from music-oldtimer at

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  2. by kelsey
    (814 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: best vintage sop sax for not too crazy money

    I play on a Mark Vl Alto and Mark Vl Tenor!! I love them both but I wouldn't want a Mark Vl soprano!! I owned two Mark Vl sopranos and both were hard to play in tune in the upper register. The Yamaha YSS 61 is what I would choose.........Kelsey
    Barry Kelsey

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    1. by saxolaan
      (5 posts)

      5 years ago

      Re: best vintage sop sax for not too crazy money

      Hello and thanks for your reply. I did try the Mark VI, but they are selling for crazy money. And they not all this good as they claim. also I tried Buescher , Holten and vintage Martin Sopranos at the Music-Oldtimer shop. All of this this vintage Horns were much butter than the modern cheap made saxes. anyway, after spending a half day test playing sopranos and having fun with the music-odtimer staff I came down to two Sop's I really hade a decision on. a S.M.L Soprano and an Conn Soprano both excellent. they both my still pictured or cache at

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