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  1. Kessler Saxophones
    I finally jumped aboard the bari sax train last week when Kessler had a little sale on the Solist model. The price has now risen by $220 back to its customary level (still a great deal), so I'm pleased I acted when I did. I've now received the sax, but haven't played it yet, so this post will be...
  2. Bb Tenor
    I'm gonna try and keep this short. So I have a slight obsession with black lacquered saxophones. So far I have a pretty cheap LA Sax Soprano black with gold keys but it gets the job done, as well as a Selmer SA 80 serie 2 same color. I'm looking for a tenor eventually and wanted to know of the...
  3. Evaluations/Member Transactions/ United States
    I believe that superlative service and sound business practices should be acknowledged and shared. I bought a tenor sax from Kessler & Sons last week. On its seven-day journey to me, the box was obviously dropped on its corner (which I noticed because it was leaking pink peanuts through the...
  4. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    I recently purchased my second Chateau (Tenon Industrial) saxophone from Wichita Band Instruments in Wichita, Kansas. This one is the CSS-80GL straight soprano with two necks and gold lacquer finish. This model was previously designated as the VCH-S830YL2, so it is manufactured at the Crown...
  5. Bb Soprano
    Has anyone ever played this horn? I have found just about zero information about it online outside of retailer websites. I have the opportunity to get my hands on one. I'll probably be able to try it out in a week or so but I'm kind of impatient (haha) and would definitely like to hear some...
  6. Late Bloomers
    Guess what came via UPS today? A brand new Kessler Custom Tenor Sax! I decided that after dipping my toes in the water for a couple of weeks, I'd rather buy my own horn than continue to rent one. I also wanted something that was a step up from a "student horn" that I'd be able to grow with and...
  7. Kessler Saxophones
    Hello Everyone, Many years ago, I was a really good clarinet player and a mediocre alto player. Started off with a borrowed Yamaha 23 and then bought a '34 Conn 6M. I played the Conn for a few years (despite the need for repairs and adjustments and a mouthpiece that matched, neither of which I...
  8. Eb Baritone
    I'm looking for a low a to high f# instrument, and I'vwe bought instruments from Kessler Music before, always successfully. How's the new Baritone? My alternative is a Mauriat 301GL.
  9. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I would call myself a slightly above intermediate high school alto player and I am currently very interested in purchasing a soprano. My budget would be up to 1000 dollars, unfortunately the market for sopranos of that price seems to be slim. I've been investigating the Kessler Custom brand...
  10. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    So palo claims that his soprano sounds like an exact copy of the yanagisawa if you buy a yani neck to put on it Kessler has a new curved soprano coming out in a couple of months, which I'm guessing will be like the old one he offered, or a similar copy of the yanagisawa curvies Does anyone have...
  11. Kessler Saxophones
    Hey SOTW time for a review! This is a review for the Kessler Custom tenor sax in antique finish $1049 (US dollars) First of all, the pictures: The packaging was great. The sax The sax again Abalone key touches! The case. The white stripes across are not merely decoration. They reflect light...
  12. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I'm looking for a good tenor around $1,000… I know the best way to find out is to play them both but im not in a position to do that… What would everybody say the difference is in tone (dark, bright, spread, focused etc) between the two horns?
  13. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    I'm hardly an expert on soprano saxophones, but I've played alto for around 10 years and have had experience with soprano and bari. I've used a Yamaha soprano sax that belonged to my band director before, and it sounded amazing. I'm aiming for < $900. Although anything this cheap can't sound...
  14. Kessler Saxophones
    Hey guys, So Ive been looking at the Kessler Deluxe Sax for around a year now... but have yet to pull the trigger. Im a student in high school and really looking for another nice sax to keep at home. (Lugging mine back and forth from school) I play a Yamaha YTS-62ii w/Jody DV and an Otto HR...
  15. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, I'm a relatively new player (6 years) and am moving onto playing in college this coming fall. Since I'm going onto college, I've been searching for months for information about a good soprano to replace my chinese-made one from eBay. I'm a longtime SotW lurker, but never needed to post...
  16. Bb Soprano
    I am considering purchasing a soprano and I am at a bit of a crossroads as to what to buy. At the absolute top of my price range is a Phil Barone, but I am also considering a Kessler Custom, or perhaps an Antigua. I know that there are other good sopranos in that price range, but I am at a loss...
  17. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I've been searching for decent quality altos for around $1000 I've found a Kessler Custom Deluxe Black $999 Buffet Crampon 400 Series $1299.99 L.A Sax Bad Aax Big Lip $1395 Jupiter 2069GL XO $1450 Which is the best in your opinion? If you don't like any of them could you recommend one you...
  18. What to Buy & Why: Saxophones
    Hi, I know this forum must be filled with questions such as mine, and so I have spent all day looking at many topics, and doing quite a bit of research. I want to buy my very first tenor sax. Althought I play many instruments, (Guitar, bass, piano, accordeon, drums etc. ) , it's always been a...
  19. Eb Alto
    9I'm an intermediate player in high school and my last alto sax is done, it is a beginner zephyr, no model on the sax. I've played it for about 4 years now and it isn't keeping up with my level of playing. I am currently looking at a Kessler custom las vegas and a selmer SAS280 la voix 2. I...
  20. Kessler Saxophones
    Just wondering if the Kessler curved is a decent option for an intermediate-esque horn. I just find myself needing to play a sop a couple times per year and feel it is time to go out and get one but there is now way I'm shelling out $3000 for a Yani no matter how amazing they are. Specific...
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