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by rednecksax
(24 posts)
10 years ago

great finds

I live in a little hick town and went garage sale hunting with my grandmother last weekend and i found a Conn 10M tenor that was an inheritance from this man's father. I didnt have my mouthpiece or anything so i went on instinct and asked him the price for it. $25.00 !!!!!!! can you believe it? i told him it could be a valuable horn worth much more than that (damned morality) but hesaid that he didn't care as long as I vowed to use it to the best of my ability (I guess it pays to be moral). I took it home and it plays like a dream. oh yeah, the best part, it came with 3 mouthpieces; selmer jazz metal paris (E), vintage NY otto link (6*) and a Dukoff 8. I am still amazed by this great find. Just wondering, has anyone else gotten a steal on any mouthpieces or sax?

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  1. by FredCDobbs
    (77 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: great finds

    Rednecksax, you were honest and acted properly. It's great that he sold you the horn as priced after you spoke to him . Congratulations on a magnificent find, and for doing it the right way!

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  2. by snowsax
    (11 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: great finds

    hey, i'm hoping for similar luck , but live in the city, where such deals are much harder to come by...but i did find a conn online, and wonder what you think of it...would really appreciate any advice thanks www.shopgoodwill.com/viewItem.asp?ItemID=1136842

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    1. by eman19
      (131 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: great finds

      I got a similar deal on my martin. My dad got it back in the 70's for $40! After some professional tlc and about $240 on my part, the thing plays great. It sat unused for about 26 years in my home, waiting for me to pick it up I guess=o). Having it is what got me into playing.

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      1. by Hexaclon
        (90 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: great finds

        Hey dude.. Do you have the selmer mouthpiece for sale?

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    2. by saxman0317
      (53 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: great finds

      hey if u can somehow get ur hands on that, and it has a deal that it can be returned, pick it up man! Conns are great horns, i happen to have an alto from the 30's that i think sounds better than almost any other horn ive found. If u can get it for that price and put alittle tlc into it, maybe a compleate overhaul, it will be well worth the price my friend.

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      1. by chiamac
        (586 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: great finds

        I bought a martin indiana (or indian, or something) my soph year in high school from a graduating senior. It was $350 and came with a soft case, selmer concert mouthpiece, and this old metal mouthpiece that looked like a pos. Turns out that metal piece is a 8* florida link. I don't know the full story behind how he got it. In fact I really don't want to dig too deep into it. My friend had another sweet find at a garage sale. Some girls across the street were getting rid of a bunch of crap they had. One of those things was a receiver that they said didn't work. They only wanted $3 for it saying that it the volume wouldn't work. Turns out there was a gain knob or something that was turned all the way down. So there was really nothing wrong with it at all. The best part is that it's a Yahama natrual sound receiver, not made anymore, and worth $800-900 on ebay.

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