Thank you. I thought I was going to buy a 70's VI for $1500 from craigslist, but there were a few red flags The person didn't live locally, but it was listed locally; the same pic and ad text were used in posts in at least two other cities at other times (didn't notice this until I tried to send payment a few times); etc - we were going to use paypal as a protective measure, but it blocked the transaction. The more I thought about it, the more I felt uneasy about it. I had given Grassi's consideration a few times over the years, so that's where I went. Yeah, I would have loved to have that other sop, but I'm still looking forward to this one.great buy. You will be happy
Thanks!Their sopranos are excellent.
Yeah, well glad you didn't get hoodwinked. Really, the fact that there was a VI listed for $1500 should have been enough warning right there. Ya live, ya learn...
Enjoy the 2000....
Wow, that's a heck of a deal. I have a couple of vintage Grassi altos and they are solid, good sounding horns.I slept-bought this last night: https://reverb.com/item/15491227-vintage-grassi-jade-alto-saxophone-1980-s
It was for sale in the market here on sotw, too.
My thoughts, exactly! I had a Grassi alto a while back and thought it was a really great horn for not a lot of money. Cool deal!!!Wow, that's a heck of a deal. I have a couple of vintage Grassi altos and they are solid, good sounding horns.
I never realized one could completely refurb a horn and still sell it for under $300.
Cool, thank you for confirming.I can tell you it's a Grrassi neck, because the tube specs match other Grassi necks I have had. Also, I think you'll find intonation is very good up and down. The neck key was puzzling, but Grassi did produce stencils so perhaps this one just went out with a stencil key ?
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