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Yanagisawa Soprano

I have a Yanagisawa Soprano sax that was in a fire (smoke damage) that I would appreciate some information about.  Th…

2 days ago
by kess

Conn soprano sax SM159xxxL


I'm new to this site and am interested in purchasing a soprano sax for my son
who is a college jazz stu…

2 days ago
by standre

Conn C L 35726

Hi, I’ve been given a vintage Conn Sax, serial # CL 35726. Based on a little research it looks like it dates to 1916…

6 days ago
by mmoore42 (2 posts)

What kind of soprano did Bechet play?

I wonder about this because I play a 1926 Tru Tone Buescher with the "typewriter key" G#, which appears in photos to be wh…

6 days ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Vintage Saxophone with no branding!

HI, I have this vintage alto saxophone with no engraving anywhere but just number under the thumb rest. 50834 xiv? Does an…

2 weeks ago
by B Sanz

Old saxophone identification

hello there,
i am new so please be gentle (but honest!).
my son is starting saxophone classes soon. He is VERY e…

3 weeks ago
by IngeD (2 posts)



I am new to this forum and looking for help identifying and placing a value on a C.G. Conn Tenor Saxophone.…

4 weeks ago
by kitkat1909 (6 posts)

Please help in recognizing the saxophone

Hi, I have a quite interesting model of an alto saxophone. 
It looks very old. I was trying to find some in…

4 weeks ago
by szyszkownik

yamaha yts 62 purple label

I purchased a yamaha yts 62 purple label tenor sax. I have the serial number but I can not find how old it is anywhere.can…

4 weeks ago
by mijderf (174 posts)

Hawkes Cmelody... worth rescuing?

 I’m not sure which part of the forums to put this request because I’m kind of New!?


4 weeks ago
by merseymale


I just located my Fathers Selmer saxaphone. serial number L1354 Model 18. It is in the original case with paperwork and in…

4 weeks ago
by mijderf (174 posts)

CG Conn Ltd - HV Jacobson - Elkhart, IND PATD DEC 8 1914 - HELP

I have a CG Conn Ltd. - H.V. Jacobson - Elkhart, IND.
PATD DEC. 8 1914

4 weeks ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Dukoff Crystalite D8 Mouthpiece

You were so helpful about my Dad's Mark VI that I have one more favor to ask.  In his things I also found a Bobby Duk…

2 months ago
by mijderf (174 posts)

French Selmer Soprano Sax

Repairable? Any value?

2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Selmer Mark VI

My Dad recently died and his estate includes his beloved Paris Selmer Mark VI M122,***.  He played it well into his 8…

2 months ago
by CJF (3 posts)

Original case for Selmer BA alto 25***

Hello !

New Scots member here.. woodwind douubler ...all clarinets and saxes.

Just purchased a late '37, e…

2 months ago
by Bob49t (3 posts)

Does anyone know what my Selmer Tenor sax is worth?

This sax has a number on the back... M 103936. It was refurbished about 10yrs ago and is in the Selmer leather hard case w…

2 months ago
by Saxquest (418 posts)

Conn alto

Hi I have a Conn alro Sax 6M H95861 an I am wondering if anyone can help me identify what year this was made? It was my Da…

2 months ago
by mijderf (174 posts)

Mystery Stencil Tenor Saxophone/Ray Lammers Music House

Can somebody please ID the maker and model of this tenor sax? It's from at least the early 1950s or 1940s. The guy I got i…

2 months ago
by mrchristill (5 posts)

Unknown Czechoslovakian Alto Saxophone

Hi All

2 replies by Prycs (1 post) 4 years ago

2 months ago
by idahobar (9 posts)

Buescher sax

Hello forum.
I just pulled an alto I used to play 20 years ago and am trying to figure out what model and timeframe i…

2 months ago
by mgictwnger (37 posts)

Help identifying old low b sax please help

I recently acquired a old low b alto sax I need…

2 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Help with Wurlitzer Alto

I have a Wurlitzer alto which I bought used in 1948. on the bell it is engraved "Wurlitzer American, Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. U.…

3 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (283 posts)

Buescher True Tone soprano compensator key.

I play a Buescher sop from 1926. The upper register intonation above G has always been problematic: mostly sharp except fo…

3 months ago
by mgictwnger (37 posts)

Looking to identify my saxophone

I have a conn m series naked lady saxophone. If like to find the value for it if possible. The sn is 712163

3 months ago
by mijderf (174 posts)
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