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by axe414
(2 posts)
2 months ago

Bandmaster saxophone identification

Hi,

I'm wondering if anyone can help me identify this saxophone. It's written "Bandmaster" on the bell. I only have those 3 pictures for now. I understand that's not a lot of information.. 

Thank you! 

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (535 posts)

    2 months ago

    Re: Bandmaster saxophone identification

    That is a Bandmaster Tenor saxophone.

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    1. by axe414
      (2 posts)

      2 months ago

      Re: Bandmaster saxophone identification

      Hi,

      is "bandmaster" a specigic brand? I never heard of them. I was told that this could be a conn stencil. 

       

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      1. by historicsaxwhisperer
        (535 posts)

        2 months ago

        Re: Bandmaster saxophone identification

        No, I was being a smartass.

        Bandmaster was a stencil. I am not sure who the Bandmaster actualy was, but various companies made Bandmaster instruments for whoever the Bandmaster organization was.

        Conn, Buescher, Holton mostly.

         

        I think yours is a Buescher. This is just my opinion. The engraving "style" and color of the finish reminds me of other stencils I have seen. I refurbish saxes, collect them, often see them around and I always at minimum go check them out.

         

        In any event, it is probably from the mid to late 50s' and would be a much better horn than its value would reflect. If it plays nice and is not beat up, they can bring a 700 to 850 sale price.

         

        I hope this helps.

        Good Luck

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