VintageSax: Tenor Saxophones

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Angular arpeggios, bar honking, playing out, playing in...the tenor sax and its players have led the jazz world for more than 70 years. Any of the horns below could help you lead jazz in the next millenium.

Make Model Serial
Number
Finish Comments Price
Buescher True Tone
192xxx
Goldplate This is a rare and lovely gold-plated "True Tone" tenor from 1925. Gold plate is 95%+, with ornate engraving. Body is straight and true, no dents or previous damage is evident, and original gold-plated snap-in resonators are intact. This tenor is one of the earliest with the alternate front F key, and has a wonderful, dark, rich tone with good intonation. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher Aristocrat
290xxx
Lacquer Here is an Aristocrat from approximately 1939. It is no longer beautiful, but it has a solid body and neck, and will be a fine player with good intonation. Scheduled for a VintageSax pad job*. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher 400 325xxx Lacquer This Buescher 400 tenor is in museum condition! Original lacquer is 98%, and pads are new with snap-in metal resonators. Detailed engraving of a top hat and cane, and a castle beside a lake, as well as the raised "Buescher 400" lettering on the bell. This model is complete with gold-plated Norton springs, Buescher tone ring, original case, and its perfect, original neck. On sale! $4400
Buescher 400 326xxx Lacquer A Buescher 400 from 1950 with "top hat and cane" engraving, raised silver "Buescher 400" name, and a detailed engraving of a castle beside a lake. Lacquer is in good condition, with wear on many touchpieces. Nylon resonator pads are in good condition, and the original case is still around the horn. Norton springs and the Buescher silver tone ring on the bell are all present. If you are looking for a fine player with a fat, punchy tone, look no further. On sale! $2900
Buescher 400
684xxx
Lacquer Later 400 that still blows well, snap-in resonators, original lacquer in very good condition. $1400
Conn "Chu Berry" 225xxx Silverplate Here is a near-mint condition<.a< "New Wonder" (aka the "Chu Berry") from 1929, in all-original silver/gold plate. These are the most powerful-sounding tenors ever made. This tenor is a one-owner horn, and it has been babied; it still has some original pads. Crosshatched G# key, rolled toneholes, original case, perfect neck - this tenor is amazing! Scheduled for a VintageSax pad job* before sale. Call or write Vintagesax
Martin "Committee" 176xxx Silverplate An original, silver-plated "The Martin" tenor from 1951! Engraved "US", its pads are in good condition. It has nice, quick action with a great, punchy sound. Call or write Vintagesax
Martin "Committee" 208xxx Lacquer These "Committee" models (a.k.a. "The Martin") in original lacquer are difficult to find! This tenor dates to 1959, and is in very good condition; it has a few minor pings, but no real damage. The original neck, with matching serial number, is in excellent condition. The moveable thumbrest is intact, and the original case is in very good condition. It has older, flat metal resonator pads that are still tight and in good playing shape. Call or write Vintagesax
Selmer "Mark VI" 183xxx Lacquer Made in 1969, original lacquer, tight and fast key action, and original neck. Pads are in great condition with oversized Reso-tech brass resonators. This tenor speaks with a powerful voice and a nice balance of bright and dark. On sale! $5500

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