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Buescher True-Tone Sopranos

I'm looking into buying a vintage soprano (most probably a Buescher TT, because I've heard really great things about them!),…

9 years ago
by Saxon (100 posts)

Dolnet Bari Sax

I have a Dolnet Bari Sax with nickel silver keys, and the low A key. It does not have a serial number. The pads are red leath…

9 years ago
by Korta (4 posts)

Conn Tranny vs. Chu vs. Buescher TH & C

Hello people What a choice i've got to make here! Three awesome saxes, all at the same price. The tranny had an old relacqu…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Help with an old horn...

Hello everyone...I am a semi-pro alto/soprano player and I have recently gotten into vintage horns. I own a 1950 Conn 6M and…

9 years ago
by Alto_Guy (4 posts)

Yamaha 61/62 Tenor.

I have posted this thread a couple of times, but It may have been lost during the server upgrade. My question has changed a…

9 years ago
by chiefs_55 (3 posts)

Curved B flat soprano Sax stamped Alexandre on the bell

I am trying to identify its origins. Alexandre is the French spelling. It has a serial number on it. H5736. It is one of the…

9 years ago
by arthurob (1 post)

A-440?

I was just wondering if anyone could tell me what it means to say a sax has an A-440 frequency and how do you tell if that's…

9 years ago
by saxigurl (8 posts)

Identify a Sax

I recently acquired a brass sax The only name on it is on the bell " the knickerbocker" elkhart indiana. It has a 4 digit ser…

9 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

The Difference Between These Three Old Conn's Vintage Horns ? ? ?

I'm a Jazz learner from Taiwan who's eagering to find a sax witch has a Dark . Fat & Barking sound ( I'm that that good to de…

9 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Early CONN Shooting Star??

Hello all. I'm the owner of what must be an early Shooting Star, the serial nr. is 1980. I can not locate this serial nr. an…

9 years ago
by moonoo (3 posts)

The Difference Between These Three Old Conn's Vintage Horns ? ? ?

I'm a Jazz learner from Taiwan who's eagering to find a sax witch has a Dark . Fat & Barking sound ( I'm that that good to de…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Low A altos

Anybody know aprox. how many low A Mark VI (I think) altos Selmer made, what they where marketed for, and why they stopped pr…

9 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Help ! I'd like to identify my sax

Hi! It's an alto sax, bought from a collegue that inherited it. It's written "Belair" on the bell and the serial number is 22…

9 years ago
by Nimy (1 post)

Baritone Saxphone

What are the tonal differences between,a Yanagisawa B901,an Allora barirone saxophone; and the Keilworth ST90? Do any of them…

9 years ago
by sylvesta (3 posts)

Vintage Martin....approximate value?

A friend has in his possesion a Martin Alto(#86610-1927 I believe). Anyone have an idea on what it might sell for? Thanks.

9 years ago
by Alistair (1 post)

My Grandfather's Saxophone

I have a saxophone that was my grandfather's. I would like to know who made it. It says Low A L94673, and on the bell it says…

9 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

How Do i play high F#?

i have an old alto sax the brand name is "concertone" and i really need to know how do i play high F# because my saxophone do…

9 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Conn Vintage Sax?

I recently aquired a CONN vintage Sax in what I beleive excellent condition from a very nice elderly man. Told me he has has…

10 years ago
by mikemco2 (2 posts)

Help me identify

I have a number of saxes, both Selmer and Conn that I'd like to sell, but I'm not sure how to id them. The one I'm having the…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

sherwood sax value ?

/ I apologize in advance for having no knowledge whatsoever of the sax / A friend of mine without computer access asked me t…

10 years ago
by normcook (1 post)

1963 Mark VI Bari sax, set up

After my uncle's death, late 80's, his bari was loaned and not returned. After the borrower died a few months ago it was retu…

10 years ago
by kennyj (24 posts)

Need info on sax named CLOU!!

it's an interesting alto saxophone, i don't know what year it's made, think that it's made to an individual order... on the b…

10 years ago
by hehe23 (5 posts)

Sax named "American standard"!!

i found one tenor saxophone American standard High Grade.. made by Clev. Mus. Inst. Co. ser. numb. B 767, i dont know how old…

10 years ago
by Dave Dix (421 posts)

Just got a conn and need info.

I just bought a conn tenor from a pawn shop. It's in good playing shape. anyway it is stampped with a 16m and just below that…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

I Am One Happy Guy

I have always been a huge fan of Vintage American Tenor Saxophones and it has been my dream to own one each of the BIG FOUR.…

10 years ago
by Sax Mom (964 posts)
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