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by Aesop89
(12 posts)
16 years ago

Ebay Horns

I am a highschool alto sax player and have always wanted a soprano to just noodle around on. Being 16 I obviously want something with a less than hefty price tag. What Ebay horns have you guys had good/bad experiences on? I was looking at a Cecilio sax, anyone know anything about them? Thanks in advance for any info you can input. ~Aesop

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  1. by saxophones_rock
    (13 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: Ebay Horns

    I bought an antiqua off of ebay not too long ago, and it turned out to be pretty good. Although it was damaged minorly in the mail.

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  2. by connsaxman_jim
    (2336 posts)

    16 years ago

    Re: Ebay Horns

    I've never heard of Cecilio, but I would be leary of anything under $400. The Winston 350 GL's are about the cheapest soprano I would recommend. They're not too bad. The Antiqua Winds, Kessler Custom and LA Sax sopranos are better. They sell for around $800.

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    1. by Aesop89
      (12 posts)

      16 years ago

      Re: Ebay Horns

      Thx for the input, I've decided to get a Kessler Custom "Saxello" type soprano in the Black Nickle. I didn't realize what awesome saxes they had.

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      1. by Tully
        (49 posts)

        16 years ago

        Re: Ebay Horns

        For what it's worth, Dave Kessler himself says that unless you're bent on having a saxello-style horn, you'd be better off with an Antigua.

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        1. by Aesop89
          (12 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          I'm not so much bent on having a saxello as I am on not paying more than 800, this is a b-day present from my parents. Its not like I will play this professionally or anything anyways, I dont even know that I will play it in an ensemble at school.

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        2. by Aesop89
          (12 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          I'm not so much bent on having a saxello as I am on not paying more than 800, this is a b-day present from my parents. Its not like I will play this professionally or anything anyways, I dont even know that I will play it in an ensemble at school.

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        3. by Aesop89
          (12 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          I'm not so much bent on having a saxello as I am on not paying more than 800, this is a b-day present from my parents. Its not like I will play this professionally or anything anyways, I dont even know that I will play it in an ensemble at school.

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        4. by Aesop89
          (12 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          eep, sorry about the numerous posts, malfunction.

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        5. by connsaxman_jim
          (2336 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          The Kessler custom Saxello style sopranos are great horns. I think you'll be very happy with it.

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        6. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          the only problem with saxello's are finding a stand, if you need one, for it to fit on.

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        7. by saxjunkie89
          (393 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          sorry, bad grammar, IS finding a stand

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        8. by Aesop89
          (12 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          Yeah, I was thinking about that, I dont really have any options for a stand with a saxello, and I havent seen a case for one (besides the one it comes with). Any ideas?

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        9. by Tully
          (49 posts)

          16 years ago

          Re: Ebay Horns

          Well, not to state the obvious, but...don't get a saxello-style horn. Compared to Kessler's black nickel saxello, a gold-lacquered Kessler curved soprano is the same price, and an Antigua 586LQ (a straight horn, and also gold lacquer) is only $30 more. Here's the link to all the sopranos they sell: www.kesslermusic.com/html/sax/soprano.html

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