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First,Olds and Son stencil Buffet DA

http://cgi.ebay.com/OLDS-SON-OPERA-...400?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4159442128

MO:
Doesn't have any sign to prove it's a DA but I try to find some information on the web say it did is a DA but were made by the Olds.Seems nice on that "lacquer warm off looking",and every part just in there,nothing left or broken.

BUT:
This one make me hesitate coz I really don't know if they play and sound just like a Buffet horn.

Second one,a REALLY DA,but w/out the neck:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Engraved-Buffet...132?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item336771d3cc

MO:
Truly a nice looking one,too,still,have a warm off looking(kind of my taste I think...),and everything is there,too.

BUT:
NO NECK???!!!

PLS tell me how do you thing about these two,like how may you chose?

Thanks,

CJ
 

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Pass on both, imho. The first one reminds me of an Evette & Shaeffer, and, as a stencil it will never carry the value of a Buffet. $1000.00 is too much. The 2nd one needs a ground up restoration and will cost way more to fix and replace the neck (if you can find one that'll fit) than you could find a decent SDA for, which will be a nicer horn. If you want a Buffet, go SDA.
 

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Both saxophones are Buffet DA. I have an Olds Opera tenor and it is a Buffet DA in every respect except except for the engraving ,saying Olds Opera. The bell to body brace in this style was only made for the DA. Saxpics says a bit about these horns,
http://www.saxpics.com/?v=mod&modID=34

I would buy one through a known sax dealer, you will end up paying about the same as overhauling these but you can avoid alot of potentional problems. Make sure the neck is original as no other sax neck can be used as a subsitute.
 
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