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Yesterday was my birthday, and one of the high points was taking delivery of a saxophone purchased at a recent online estate auction by now-me as a present for future-me. As expected it’s a Buffet-Crampon Dynaction alto, s/n 35xx, with great lacquer and otherwise in generally good shape apart from one pad loose in the case (assume that means other pads are suspect; by generally good shape I mean no noticeable dents, no damaged key guards, metal, etc).

What I didn’t expect was the documentation, including in a small packet of receipts the original purchase, in 1955, by the father of the deceased widow, along with one for some pad work in 1963. At a guess it likely fell into the role of a closet queen not long thereafter. So I have solid evidence to show that I’m the second owner of this beauty, which looks to be very lightly used over the past fifty years. Looking forward to that time when future-me gets this horn into playing condition and I can really begin to enjoy this birthday present!

Will post pics when I get the chance, feel free to ask for any particular details or measurements that are of particular interest.
 

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Happy birthday. That's a nice gift you gave yourself. Mine was a 19th century clarinet.
 

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Congrats! Really nice horns and well worth the investment in a good overhaul if a few pads doesn’t get it in playing shape.
 

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Welcome to the Dynaction Club! I have 2 Dynaction Altos and they are awesome players! Looking forward to pictures!
 
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