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  1. Selmer (Paris)
    I'm not an expert, but I'm pretty sure this offer at Ebay features a relacquered horn. Maybe some experts can have a look. I think it might be a good idea to tell the guy what he is offering...
  2. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    Hi All, I was reading a little about how to spot a relacquer in other posts. I had once heard that if the bell seam was still visible along the front of the bell and the front bell lip then it's original such as in the following photo...
  3. Sax Body and Finish
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Martin-Tenor-saxophone-with-case-1949-great-shape-sax-/221197469342?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item338065869e I'm definatly thinking of buying this Tenor BUT The seller claims it's an original Laq Martin, I'm not too convinced by the pictures. Can Someone help...
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi all ... I'm new to the forum but based on some posts and searches, I had some questions I hope someone can weigh in on: I have an early 50's Selmer SBA (matching 49,xxx s/n) that belonged to my grandfather. I used to play a little clarinet and sax when I was in my teens. I'll probably never...
  5. Conn
    I saved and waited over a year for the right deal to come along, finally found a 1936 6M on craigslist in what appeared to be excellent condition with crisp, clean engraving. I paid a fair price as it had original pads so needed an overhaul, and from multiple pictures and description (the owner...
  6. Sax Body and Finish
    Hi there, I've been the proud owner of a number of horns for quite a while, but one of the gems in my collection is a 1971 Vito VSP (Yanagisawa) baritone - I absolutely adore this horn - paid $1800 (what a steal!) for it last year and the mechanics on it are flawless - absolutely beautiful...
  7. Selmer (Paris)
    I'd appreciate some input on how Selmers were manufactured, expecially MkVI period. People often look to the lettering to see if any buffing is present and if so the horn is declared relacquered. I've hear that Selmer horns sometimes have a lot more engraving and the explaination was that...
  8. in EMA - Europe, Middle East, Africa
    Hi all, I recently had 2 horns in for major overhauls and I'd like to know what some of the good folks here would do if confronted with the same situation. On recommendations from more than a few fellow musicians I booked two of my saxes in for complete overhauls with a tech I've not...
  9. Buescher
    So I have this Buescher Aristocrat Big B alto saxophone, serial number is 297232. It's lacquer is shiny, almost TOO shiny. And it's not that dark honey lacquer that most Buescher Aristocrat owners talk about. It's more of a Yamaha-yellow lacquer. Also: Engraving is not dull, but not very sharp...
  10. Sax Body and Finish
    I picked up an old bundy tenor from craigslist a while back and I am finally getting around to redoing the entire sax. It was is mechanically decent shape but the pads were falling out and it is painted (from the factory) an ugly gold sparkle color. I have completetly stripped it down, removed...
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