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  1. Misc. Saxophone Discussion
    I know this is nikkan saxophone, but there's no exact model name. imperial? tokyo? is there anyone know about this sax? ka
  2. Eb Alto
    I m really interesting for jazz dry tone and love to play old still I am looking to buy this horn.seller asking price is $ anybody can advice me with tone and price range about this saxophone. Thank you
  3. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, I have an opportunity to purchase a Conn 6M VIII for USD $700.00 It is in good playing condition but the bell has lost some of its gold plating. Is it worth it?
  4. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hi everyone! I've recently purchased an old Buescher True Tone Alto sax off eBay. For an old sax that I got for a low price, it plays great (the action is a bit slow but I think I'll be able to fix that by cleaning and roiling the rods). However, I have an extremely hard time getting out a low...
  5. Yanagisawa
    Hi Guys, Way back when I was a teenager I made a deal with my mum if I bought a saxophone she would pay for the lessons. I bought the first second hand one I could find in the classified, sight unseen and then go too busy with passing high school to ever learn it. 25 years has now passed and its...
  6. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I noticed that a used instrument store near me has both a Conn 6M and a Martin Handcraft in similar condition for similar prices. I know it will all come down to when I actually try them out (some time soon. hopefully), but before this, do you have any thoughts on this comparison? This would be...
  7. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    Hi All, I'm a newby to the forum. I am reaching out in the hopes that someone here will know what I have.. I purchased a saxophone from a house clearance auction about 8 years ago. I paid not much money for it as it isn't in the best of condition. I have searched and searched the internet for...
  8. Sax Repair, Maintenance and Modification
    Hello all, I was hoping I could get some help regarding my daughters B&S blue label alto sax serial no 1379 (pretty sure it was made before the unification of Germany. We bought it off her previous saxophone teacher and she has been playing it for the last 4 years. About 9 months ago we had a...
  9. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    What is your favorite make, model, and year/decade of alto pre-1980? I don't think I'll be able to fix my 1920s King so I'm looking to get a different old horn. Any thoughts or suggestions?
  10. King (HN White)
    I am a 65-year-old university professor in the humanities, close to retirement, on sabbatical, and a month and a half into alto saxophone lessons. I am very committed to the horn and am making good progress. (I had coronary artery bypass surgery in September, almost died, and nothing has been...
  11. Eb Alto
    HI, I'm relatively new here and this is my first "real" post. I've found a vintage Orsi Milano Alto Sax Serial D4344 for sale. Not much provided about the provenance - comes from a deceased estate. There are some images here:
  12. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    Hello everyone, I need help from the great community of "Saxontheweb" I have a nice, old, alto saxophone (1165?), that I know almost nothing about besides it is stenciled "Best" and said it is made in the USA. Has anyone ever seen something like this? What Brand/Made is it? Please feel free...
  13. Olds
    I have an Parisian Ambassador alto saxophone that was given to me and was wondering what the age and value are. any info on this particular horn would be useful Thanks
  14. Sax vs. Sax, Mpc vs. Mpc, etc.
    I have another broad and general question for the forum.. I do a little bit of teaching and have an interesting situation in my hands. I have student who is very gifted on sax. He's just really good. He is currently playing on a jupiter alto. He is going to upgrade soon, and his parents asked...
  15. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi everyone, I am new here and joined mainly as I wanted to pick the brains of the numerous saxophone enthusiasts! I have 3 altos, and times are hard, Ive realised this is excessive especially as I am not doing a lot of playing at the moment (new baby..!), so I need to sell a Selmer Modele 26...
  16. Misc. Saxophone Manufacturers
    Hi Everybody.I just visited a guy today who is selling his unidentified vintage alto. It played very very nice with a typical vintage sound. Looks like a french manufactured sax, yet no a single sign whereabout who made it, except for the Serial Number starting from letter B (see pics)...
  17. Eb Alto
    So I am a high school student looking I buy a nice vintage saxophone but I do not know what to look for. I know a mark vi is good but that is way out of my price range. Is a mark vii good? Any suggestions? Thanks, Giovanni
  18. Eb Alto
    Hi all, Just joined this forum and this is my first post. I just moved to the SF bay area from San Diego and am looking to get a Mark VI alto saxophone thinking that even though it's expensive, I probably won't lose money on it in the long run. Since I am new here, I'd appreciate it if anyone...
  19. Eb Alto
    Hope it's okay to post this here... I kinda hate to let it go since I've had this horn for 30 years. Oboe is my main instrument & I just don't play it much anymore. * Smooth action. * Nice even scale. * Original lacquer. A little pitting in places, but is shiny in appearance. No dents. * Low...