Antigua Powerbell Tenor, Martin Magna Tenor, King gold plate Voll True Tenor
I like to browse the Goodwill site and oogle at all the expensive saxophones that people donate and wonder if the donors have any idea at all about the value of some of the donations? Probably not. Cleaning out grandpa's house? Oh yeah, toss that old (insert expensive brand name) saxophone in the donation bag. Certainly a lot of junk too. I saw what seemed to be a pretty gold plate tenor. Something about it I really liked. I bid, but missed the end of the auction A week or so later it was re-listed. I inquired as to why and was told because of non-payment. I was super happy and now it's mine
I guess it must have been someones main sax as the ring for the neck strap was just about worn through and there are alot of marks from being in a sax stand. It is gold plate and I am carefully polishing it a little at a time. So far just the bell end and one key. It's going well I think. I love the engraving. The left hand palm key pads will need replacing as they are crispy and leaking but all others are soft with no leaks. There was a reed holder with a date of April 14th 1969 and the price in pencil and someones name. I wish these things came with a "Hornfax" like a "Carfax" so you could see all the neat history. Where they played, who played them, what kind of music etc...
Not a big $$$ horn but something just drew me to it.
If anyone can bring me up to speed about if this was a popular model or anything else that would be great