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by BB
(1 post)
10 years ago

Patd 1914 Wurlitzer Signature Saxophone

I am in possession of an engraved silver sax in it's original case with the following engraved on it: The Wrulitzer Americam made by Rudolph Wurlitzer (Signature) Patd Dec 8, 1914 119954 C 41125 L I need information as to the "C", the "L, the possible worth. Would appreciate any info available. BB

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  1. by sax_maniac
    (984 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Patd 1914 Wurlitzer Signature Saxophone

    You have a C-Melody (like a tenor but keyed in C instead of Bb). The "L" means it is "low-pitched" meaning it tunes to A=440, though C-Mels have curious intonation, but that's the design intent anyhow. Depending on the condition, it could be worth anywhere from $100 (needs an overhaul and repad) to $500 (Minty, minty, minty...). They aren't generally in high demand, and the Wurlitzers are not as sought after as the straight necked Conns.

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    1. by Sax Mom
      (964 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Patd 1914 Wurlitzer Signature Saxophone

      Looks like a pretty horn. Just a little scary that the g-octave key is not attached. If I had room to store it, I think I might bid on it, but I wouldn't bid more than $50.

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