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.
This is a later "True Tone" tenor (1929) with a few Aristocrat key changes such as the pearled thumb touchpiece on the octave key, and the F#/G#/Bis regulating mechanism. Its silver plate is original, showing little wear, and has gold plate in the bell interior, G# key roller, and original snap-in resonators. Neck is original and in fine condition. Original case included. These tenors are awesome players, with good intonation and a dark, rich, smooth tone. Scheduled for new pads, reusing the original resonators.
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*.
Later 400 that still blows well, snap-in resonators, original lacquer in very good condition.
A 1925 New Wonder "Chu" tenor in Silverplate! Rolled tone holes, Crosshatched G#, Big Powerful Sound! This tenor has it all! Body is straight, neck is in great condition and pads are in good condition as well. Plate is original and has wear. Rollers and pearls are in good condition and all original. Roar with the Best!
This bare brass "Chu" tenor from 1927 has a beautifully straight body with no previous damage; neck is also perfect, with no pull-down. Rolled tone holes have never been filed. It has the crosshatched G# key, original pearls and rollers, and longer palm keys. Serial stamping is very deep, with no signs of buffing. Bare brass saxophones like this usually came from the Conn factory with Conn stamping only, no flowery engraving was standard. Original Conn case included. Newer nylon resonator pads intact; I will go through the tenor thoroughly and make sure all pads are tight and in good condition.
This is a rare Portrait-engraved Conn New Wonder tenor in burnished gold plate! This tenor has ornate hand engraving of an Egret wading in a lake and came from Conn's Elkhart factory in 1929! Conn called this the Artist's Special Model or Symbol 00 in their catalogs. Gold Plated "Chus" are very difficult to find and I'm proud to offer this one. Body is straight and true, tone holes are rolled, neck is original and in fine condition. Flat metal resonator pads are not new but in excellent shape.
Conn 1930 New Wonder tenor with beautiful Art Deco Engraving! This is one of the last great Chu Berrys. It has rolled tone holes and all original pearls and neck, etc. This is a sweet tenor that has become difficult to find in this great condition. Pads are in good condition with nylon resonators.
An original, silver-plated "The Martin" tenor from 1951! Original neck is in great condition with matching serial number. At this moment it is disassembled and awaiting polishing, a little body work and a full rebuild with new springs and new pads. This is a rare model and will have a dark, punchy tone with a zip of brilliance!
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.