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Possibly taking the award as 'best sleeper sax ever', this is an Italian made R&C stencil horn from the mid-late 1970's. This has been confirmed by Claudio Zolla over at R&C.

This horn features modern keywork and very slick ergonomics, along with that wonderful Italian tone....focused, balanced, and very lush. Around 75% original lacquer, some small bare brass patches here and there and some typical spotting and scratching but all in all an attractive horn. There was a slight bell lip dent at the top of the bell which we removed; as a result of rollong taht dent out, some lacq was lost at the top inside of bell. Minor really, as bell geometry is proper again.

This horn is GOOD .....NO beginner/student instrument, by any stretch...the precision of build and responsiveness both under the fingers and in blowing is very impressive. Really nice ergos and a beautiful warm tone.

We have come across about a half dozen of these over the past few years- 4 altos, a baritone, and a tenor...and every one of them were just really nicely made horns.

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Paypal, $435 Paypal F&F, US Postal MO, or bank cashier check.

International sales are welcome. Ships from NM.
 

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I have an earlier Boosey Oxford Canada that's a Kohlert Bixley stencil. Interesting that R&C also stencilled for B&H under the same mark.
 

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Boosey and Hawks contracted many companies, apparently. Oddly, I even recently saw a B&H which was a Bundy II, but in silverplate. Odd but true.

This one is sold, folks.
 
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