I have a c-mel and I love it and it was very cheap - I just don't have enough time to play it. But I agree, that price is beyond ridiculous.WAY over-priced. But I wouldn't give you 35 cents for a C-melody horn (let alone $3k+), so who am I to say? But no one in their right mind will pay anywhere near what they are asking for it.
"It craves a return to the Big Band Stage with you.https://denver.craigslist.org/msg/d/littleton-the-buescher-melody-saxophone/6848196524.html .... only in Denver :evil:
But it looks like a pretty horn regardless
"It craves a return to the Big Band Stage with you.
This sax enjoyed being played in several big bands in the 20s and 30s, then packed away during the war..."
Were C-melody horns ever scored into big band music? I've never seen a C-mel part, and I've played some pretty archaic charts.
So you wouldn’t have a Holton C Mel? My feelings are hurt.True Tones and New Wonders are great horns. Martins are interesting at the least. Everything else, meh...
No split bell sax is worth bothering with.