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by andersonalex
(2 posts)
5 months ago

Help identifying old alto sax

My 86 year old father is no longer able to play his saxophones, and we're trying to figure out whether it makes sense to try to sell them. He has an old C Melody that we might try to sell for $200, but this alto sax has been tough for us to get information about. Can anyone give us any clues about the maker, model and a fair price point to shoot for? The sax still plays fine, though I'm sure the pads are old and should be replaced. I've found a variety of saxes online which have similarities, but nothing that quite matches the patterns displayed here. The serial number is 15925. Thank you!

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (400 posts)

    5 months ago

    Re: Help identifying old alto sax

    The Elkhart Band instrument company was a very rare American Merger incident.

    Buescher and Conn got together and formed the Elkhart Band Istrument company. They used it as a platform to incorporate some of their ideas without incorporating them into their own line of instruments. In later years, the Elkhart  became a secondary line of student instruments by Buescher.

    Your alto looks like a not so older version, since it has a front F key.

    The values is not high. Maybe 325.00 on a good day.

     

    Good Luck

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    1. by andersonalex
      (2 posts)

      5 months ago

      Re: Help identifying old alto sax

      Thanks very much for the info!

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