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Buescher Aristocrat

The quality of the Buescher True Tone series of saxophones is well documented. Any comments about the Aristocrat? I have a Bu…

16 years ago
by jaroba (6 posts)

Mark VI Alto Sax with odd serial number

Hi I inherited a Mark VI alto sax and have done a little research about it's "provenance." What I have found is that the Sel…

16 years ago
by newreedsyndrome (343 posts)

The Martin

Since 1968 I've been playing a 1945 Conn 6M alto. It belonged to my father, and it still looks and sounds gorgeous after all…

16 years ago
by sultanofsax (31 posts)

The Meaning of the VIII on the Conn 6M

Can anyone tell me what the VIII stamped on some of the Conn 6Ms actually means? Which 6Ms have this?

16 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

conn alto sax

Hello My name is Bob, I need a bit of help about this sax I have. Serial no. 667779. There is no prefix letters. Does have sm…

16 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Serial Number

I am looking at a Conn Soprano Saxaphone with serial number 178979 with S above and L below. Can you tell me when and where i…

16 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Martin indiana sax

I have a martin indiana elkhart saxophone, thats all it has ingraved on it besides the RMC crest and the sn on the back not s…

16 years ago
by STEVE GOODSON (291 posts)

Lytton Bari Sax

Hi All. New to this forum, and am in the market for a moderaltely priced bari (I know, kind of a contradiction in terms, but…

16 years ago
by captain_gearhead (1 post)

I'm in the market for my first vintage soprano

I need some opinions, because I'm torn. I know that Mark VIs are widely known for being one of the best horns ever made, and…

16 years ago
by west (242 posts)

the mark vii

so, recently i was at the shop and a woman brought in a selmer mark vii alto, asking about 1500 for it. The shop owner looked…

16 years ago
by Roccosm (113 posts)

C Sopramo Information?

Hi, I have a C Soprano saxaphone(I think) which I would like to know more about. It has some info stamped/engraved on it HOR…

16 years ago
by west (242 posts)

Beautiful and unusual King on e-bay

Hello to everybody, there is a King alto on e-bay that I have never seen, it is unbelievable. It is gold plated but the engr…

16 years ago
by kennyz (31 posts)

Martin really a surprise

Bought a 1930 Martin HC Silver horn for next to nothing. Modern Key work on this horn. Well made and heavy. I had it refurbed…

16 years ago
by Tbmichael (1 post)

looking for a vintage sax for my muscian son all help apprciated

Hi looking at vintage conn sax's for my son he plays flute piano learning to play alto sax, am looking at c melody sax for x…

16 years ago
by Papa John (3 posts)

The Martin-committee1 and2

I have never played one of these but the design is beautiful.Is there some reason that you don't see them in the hands of nam…

16 years ago
by swingstreet (315 posts)

Evette Schaeffer?

Does anyone know anything about the Evette Schaeffers? I think they were made around the 1930's.

16 years ago
by jamterry (573 posts)

Selling never been used Harrison Tenor Ligature

'lo all. It's come to the point that I'm actually selling it. It really hasn't been touched since its creation, I bought it,…

16 years ago
by joonil1986 (11 posts)

Pan American serial numbers; year of manufacture?

I have a Pan American alto, serial number 108465. Could anyone tell me what year it was made, and perhaps where? Thanks....Mi…

16 years ago
by terribleswede3 (4 posts)

Conn 10m year/value?

Im sure that Jim can answer this in a second, but im wondering the year/value of an old Conn 10m that I aquired. The numbers…

16 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Anyone have a idea of what my C-melody might be worth?

I bought a Cm a couple of years ago because of church. I heard that it was in the key of C so I was like "Yes, no more transp…

16 years ago
by yeshua (3 posts)

My Vintage Sound

I have five vintage tenors and a new Ref 36, and believe me when i tell you that they are all Great Horns.The vintage sound t…

16 years ago
by saxmachine777 (57 posts)

Does a Conn New Wonder Series II need "special care"?

Does my Conn New Wonder Series II a particular way of taking care of it (clean, special case...etc...)?. I thought that maybe…

16 years ago
by Practice,practice,practice!!! (14 posts)

Where to get overhaul done?

Hi - I've purchased a 1926 silver Buescher True-Tone Alto sax and figure it'll need an overhaul when it gets here. Frankly, I…

16 years ago
by mattMrozinski (35 posts)

Which years are best for 10M and 6M

Question for all the 10M and 6M fans out here...which years do you consider to be the best for these models? And, do all of t…

16 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

chas foote baritone

I have two of these stencil horns. They play so easily. Made in paris. Does anyone have information on who made these horns.…

16 years ago
by primoglass (2 posts)
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