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Hey! I'm going to list my Guardala NY baritone sax shortly. I don't have pictures readily available, but it's got a low A, rosegold lacquer at about 98%, deep engraving, has been recently setup and is frickin' gorgeous. It's a "made in Germany" instrument.

Any speculation? Or should I just put it outside with a "for free" sign on it?
 

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Hey! I'm going to list my Guardala NY baritone sax shortly. I don't have pictures readily available, but it's got a low A, rosegold lacquer at about 98%, deep engraving, has been recently setup and is frickin' gorgeous. It's a "made in Germany" instrument.

Any speculation? Or should I just put it outside with a "for free" sign on it?
If it's a true B&S Bari with the made in Germany stamp, I would price it like a Yanagisawa or early Yamaha 61, not free at all, those are fantastic horns! Maybe reach out to Getasax.com or Dave at Junkdude.com for advice on pricing.
 

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If it's a true B&S Bari with the made in Germany stamp, I would price it like a Yanagisawa or early Yamaha 61, not free at all, those are fantastic horns! Maybe reach out to Getasax.com or Dave at Junkdude.com for advice on pricing.
True "made in Germany". I'll get some pictures and put in a couple of inquiries. Thanks!
 

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B&S have their best following in the US ( and Germany) whereas they don’t have the same popularity in many other countries.

The name Guardala and the New York type may help the sale but actually the resonance of this name has lost a bit of shine over the years especially after the B&S company abandoned the market.

I think you may sell it for a high price, IF you find someone that is looking specifically for one, in other words, if you are trying to entice the generalist buyer, in order to sell quickly, you have to do that on price but if you are trying to find the illusive specialist buyer you may be able to get more.

How much would it be worth is a very difficult call.

If I want I quality made German baritone , I need to pay a lot of money but unless I want specifically this baritone, why would I pay that much if there are many great baritones around the world on offer? So, realistically €5000 ( if the horn is is great shape) may be a good price and all you need is a couple of people (if they exist) to fight over it.

Historically they have been low in price

 
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Thanks for the responses. I may go to eBay and let the bidders figure it out. Cheers!
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if you are selling this baritone through ebay you may sell abroad, before doing that make absolutely sure you know how much it costs to you and how you are supposed to be doing it.

ALL shipment options by the couriers and postal services to my avail are limited to 100cm outside the NL , this obviously won’t include a baritone.

It is the main reason why I simply stopped buying baritones for selling outside the Netherlands.

Make also sure you set a minimum price because if you put this for sale you may regret that, due to lack of interest, it goes very cheap. Again B&S is mainly popular in Germany and USA. Good luck!
 

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if you are selling this baritone through ebay you may sell abroad, before doing that make absolutely sure you know how much it costs to you and how you are supposed to be doing it.

ALL shipment options by the couriers and postal services to my avail are limited to 100cm outside the NL , this obviously won’t include a baritone.

It is the main reason why I simply stopped buying baritones for selling outside the Netherlands.

Make also sure you set a minimum price because if you put this for sale you may regret that, due to lack of interest, it goes very cheap. Again B&S is mainly popular in Germany and USA. Good luck!
I'm in Germany. I guess I'll start the listing with a fair price and require pick-up. It's too nice to put in a box and have it get destroyed, anyways. Cheers! Rick
 

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well, of course baritones travel around the wold every day but limiting your sale to local pick up only will also certainly limit the scope of the sale and in the end, the price.
 
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