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Identifying saxophone

2 replies by Deardeer (2 posts) 7 months ago

7 months ago
by GFC (770 posts)

Martin Handcraft

I have recently received a somewhat scuffed Alto sax, and on further discovery, have found it is a Martin Handcraft. It se…

7 months ago
by GFC (770 posts)

Vandor sax made in west Germany, info anyone?

Hello to all 
Hoping to find any info on this "vandor" tenor sax made in west Germany or so it says

7 months ago
by Rub

My father's Tenor, after Liberation from Auschwitz

My father upon being liberated from Auschwitz was in a band called the Happy Boys. (it's a long story). 
For&nbs…

7 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (314 posts)

Need help identifying my sax

im not sure how old my saxophone is, I’d like to find out and also how much it might be worth, not that I’m th…

7 months ago
by mijderf (189 posts)

Which is better to learn on, a 1924 Buescher or a 1958 Elkhart?

Hello, I'm new to the sax, but always wanted to learn. Need some collective wisdom. I ended up with two vintage saxes,&nbs…

7 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (314 posts)

Vintage sax

i have a artist brand a burdwise sax with a patent date of 8 dec 1914- can anyobe give me any info on value?

8 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (314 posts)

selmer

some advice if possible...ive inherited my dads Saxaphone ..its a Selmer super action 80 series ii... ive had it stor…

8 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (314 posts)

Conn Alto Sax

Conn Ser No. 75842 Howdy trying to ID my horn. Inscription "PAT'D DEC 8 1914 !119954 "A" 75842 "L"

8 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (314 posts)

Cleveland king

C73197 I have a Cleveland king sax c73197 Bit dont know anything About the historie oR Price Can you tell me someting more…

8 months ago
by roelof

Just received a Weltklang

My daughter just joined the sixth grade band. Music instruments are pretty steep when you're unsure your child will stick wit…

8 months ago
by Blue_bari (1 post)

older Vitos

I am thinking of buying a pre Yamaha tenor Vito sax. I have a Beaugnier built French Vito alto and love it. I'm now lookin…

8 months ago
by crankshaft

Cg conn

While cleaning out some areas of my house I bought several years ago, I came across this old case. I opened it up and foun…

9 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (314 posts)

Vintage Elkhart Soprano

inherited an Elkardt soprano sax from my dad -- believe it's from around the 1920's.  Hard to read the stencil model…

9 months ago
by hhollenberg

help identifing an old NY made Selmer

Hi ,
I inherited this beautiful, to me, sax from my favorite uncle who played in a band in the 30s on Long Island. &n…

10 months ago
by hikingcaver (2 posts)

Elkhart Band Instrument Company Odd Marked Tenor Saxophone

I have a very nice Elkhart Band Instrument Company Tenor Saxophone with odd markings.

The Engraving is the normal…

10 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer

Looking for A Buescher Big B Neck

Hello everyone

I have a Buescher Big B Alto Sax that is missing the neck.  Any ideas where I might be able to…

10 months ago
by mijderf (189 posts)

Oscar Adler baritone sax info

I found an Oscar Adler baritone sax, very old, rough shape but intriguing find. This horn has minimua keys, different let…

10 months ago
by Fireantziceman

Trying to figure out what this is

Saxophone I played as a kid.  Then my sister used it and it was left outside in the case for who knows how long and i…

10 months ago
by liljimi3

Vintage Alto Saxophone Symphony Professional ELKHART 6610 Serial


Vintage Alto Saxophone Symphony Professional ELKHART 6610 Serial


Hello,

I purcahsed this…

10 months ago
by mijderf (189 posts)

What Does Low Pitch Mean?

I have a hobby in buying and reselling saxophones that I find underpriced and I recently found a C melody tenor from 1914…

10 months ago
by GFC (770 posts)

Restored C sax

I have a C Sax with brass lacquer, and I have no idea about its worth or origin. Any thoughts?

10 months ago
by mijderf (189 posts)

cg conn

hi everyone ,this is my first post.....i have a cg conn that i recenetely acquired ,it needs to be cleaned ,rebuilt.comple…

10 months ago
by marks11 (5 posts)

Selmer Traypak Case

I bought a Selmer Paris 1972 Mark VI about 3 weeks ago and I aboslutely love it. The icing on the cake was that it came in…

10 months ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (314 posts)

C melody Conn-is it high or low pitch?

I was given a Conn C Melody pitch saxophone from 1907. It does not have an H or L by its serial number. Does that mean tha…

10 months ago
by nevertoosafe (3 posts)
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