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Some years ago i played in a School band... Tenor
The tenor was very old but nobody new what kind of tenor it was....
Not my saxophone teacher either.. But he wanted to buy this saxophone from the band for like 1500 .. So i guess its not so many of it around ...
The band didnt want to sell it because it had been there for so many years..

Well anyway... I will try to take a picture of this saxophone later ...

It had ingraving on the bell of some kind of a bird/Parrot/peacock/Fasan (is Fasan the right word??? )
I have never seen it before...
My teacher was thinking of name like Parrot or something.. Any idees??

Goosh !! sorry for my bad english :p
 

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Um, $1500 is a lot for a horn that supposedly no one knows about. I doubt it is a selmer. Might be a King or a Conn.
 

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There is a cheap asian brand called Parrot. Terrible horns. For $1,500, you can get a totally redone Martin, Conn or Buescher and maybe even a Selmer Mark VII for a few bucks more. I sell a lot of saxes and the most expensive tenor I have had in the past 10 years is $1,500 so I know you can do better.
 

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Bruce is right. Asian made and terible saxes! I think it's a "PARROT" and if I remember right it was made in China (PRC not ROC) in the mid 70's! There was also another brand from China called "LARK". Stay out of both brands if you are going to play on the saxes.

He is a bad picture of the PARROT. It's taken from a Swedish distributor catalog from 1977-1978.
parrot.jpg

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Well anyway... I will try to take a picture of this saxophone later ...
I think a few 'photos would be very helpful. Usually, early Pierrets either had no decorative engraving, just their trade mark, address and model number or, on their later models, fairly standardised designs. So, probably not a Pierret. If this was a notorious asian "Parrot" why would jazzyblackbari's teacher want to buy it and why would the school turn down $1500.........many times it's cost new ? We await the pix.
 
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