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Martin Handcraft

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

2 years ago
by GFC (794 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

2 years 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…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (457 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…

2 years ago
by mijderf (234 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…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (457 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?

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (457 posts)

selmer

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

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (457 posts)

Conn Alto Sax

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

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (457 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (457 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago
by mijderf (234 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago
by liljimi3

Vintage Alto Saxophone Symphony Professional ELKHART 6610 Serial


Vintage Alto Saxophone Symphony Professional ELKHART 6610 Serial


Hello,

I purcahsed this…

2 years ago
by mijderf (234 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…

2 years ago
by GFC (794 posts)

Restored C sax

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

2 years ago
by mijderf (234 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…

2 years 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…

2 years ago
by historicsaxwhisperer (457 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…

2 years ago
by nevertoosafe (3 posts)

beuscher true-tone tenor value

i have an opportunity to buy a buescher true-tone tenor serial 197542.

it has a great unlaquered finish but needs…

2 years ago
by dhg (12 posts)
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