Well i wanna know if he is asking the right price for it. The bari is silver if that changes anything. Anyone have any info?They're good horns. Value is dependent on condition and how much you're willing to pay.
As for being a good 'jazz' horn... Are you a good jazz player?
If you are, then it will be a good jazz horn.
Do you have good tone? If you do, then the horn will have good tone.
At the time it was made, that was King's pro line. It having silver plate is a good sign for originality of finish as well, and as such, generally have higher value than their lacquered vintage counterparts. Still... $2,400 is kinda steep for such an old bari that's has no low A. If it's in playing shape, maybe a grand tops. Some may value it higher, but that's the limit that I'd put on it considering what else $2,400 could buy you in a used bari.Edit: He's asking 2400 for it btw
Don't do it. The altos and tenors are better. For $2400 you can get a Conn 12M or Chu baritone which is an instrument capable of handling anything, modern or trad. Many top pro baritone players use the Conn. Nobody plays a Zephyr baritone. I'm sure the King has a great sound but the scale is probably funky.Well i wanna know if he is asking the right price for it. The bari is silver if that changes anything. Anyone have any info?
Edit: He's asking 2400 for it btw
The price seems on the high side unless as noted above, it's in top condition and/or pro owned. This serial # may be before they had a front "F" so that might also be a consideration.A lot depends on if it was a private player's horn or a school horn.
Not in the US. As BarrySachs points out, any vintage sax is less expensive over here, and there are horns that "nobody plays."Well, price might not be (it is a matter of local factors, in my country I would consider this rather cheap if it was in good conditions ) to your liking and it is certainly true that 12M's are way more popular than Zephyrs....... but I am sure that there are people who play professionally zephyr baritones!
Likewise, although I have no basis for comparison with anything other than a modern bari, but for me, close to unworkable. The guy was asking the equivalent of about $1400 for it in the UK and it looked as if it was an acid-bath victim.I tried a Zephyr bari out recently, and it had by far the most awkward keywork
As I said very often price is something relative to a number of factors ....... we have horns that nobody plays here too and they are sought after elsewhere , go figure why........anyway I've checked the shop in question still has another (probably newer ) Zephyr on offer for even more than 2750€ ........Not in the US. As BarrySachs points out, any vintage sax is less expensive over here, and there are horns that "nobody plays."
Yeah, that's why they're a best-kept secret; and since Steve Berlin of Los Lobos plays a Super 20 bari--which is very similar to a Zephyr--I think you could do worse.Nobody plays a Zephyr baritone.