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Reasonably new to this forum. I have just acquired a Kalison Mini high Eb mini...
Can anyone here give me a ballpark as to what it may be worth...it is in very nice unrestored condition.
Looking to sell it and pick up reasonably good alto.
Any info or direction to another site re: values would be greatly appreciated.
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Bajan
 

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I haven't heard of these before. Could you post some pictures?
 

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There was one some time ago on ebay that didn't sell for $ 2750, but that price doesn't seem to be totally unrealistic.
 

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Thanks very much for the info.
I read on the web that the Kalison was more of a novelty instrument...any comment on that?
It seems to have value $$ wise, which kind of indicates that it isn't really a novelty...to me anyway.
 

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Hi...
Reasonably new to this forum. I have just acquired a Kalison Mini high Eb mini...
Can anyone here give me a ballpark as to what it may be worth...it is in very nice unrestored condition.
Looking to sell it and pick up reasonably good alto.
Any info or direction to another site re: values would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,

Bajan
Thanks very much for the info.
I read on the web that the Kalison was more of a novelty instrument...any comment on that?
It seems to have value $$ wise, which kind of indicates that it isn't really a novelty...to me anyway.
It is best to know the market before “investing” in a relatively unknown instrument, if you intend to flip it for profit.

Be aware that, as a fairly new member with a low record of participation, you do not meet the threshold for selling horns at SotW.

The best way to learn the “value” of a relatively obscure instrument, is to put it up for sale on a site like eBay, to see what you can get.

You’ll likely be better off finding a decent alto directly, rather than dabbling in the flipping game. Good luck in finding a buyer for your ‘nino.
 

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Thanks very much for the info.
I read on the web that the Kalison was more of a novelty instrument...any comment on that?
It seems to have value $$ wise, which kind of indicates that it isn't really a novelty...to me anyway.
Rare novelties can be worth many $$$. These fall in that category. The first one I ever saw (on ebay) sold for more than $1200, and that was close to 20 years ago. I've seen them sold for more than $2000 since then (but, $2750 might be more than the current market will bear). Many Sax collectors out there still want one, but where will they find one? On average, they seem to come up once every 2 years+, and the only ones that don't get snapped up straight away are those that are asking higher than market value.
But, pure players shouldn't be interested, because they do sound toy-ish. For around the same price, buy a vintage Buescher straight 'nino instead. [I've kept both].

Anyone out there got a Kalison (half sized) metal Clarinet for sale (for half price)? Cheers...
 
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