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I just wanted to share pictures of that poor specimen with you. It`s just crazy how beaten up such a high class sax can be...

Unfortunately i don`t know the exact history - All i know is that it stood in an painters atelier for some years.
It looks like it was once almost completely covered in brown paint, then somebody decided to sand or scratch it down or dragged it behind a car….
It also has multiple dents, including bell and bell to body brace.

I`m really looking forward to geht that sax back into playing condition.
I think i`ll do a matt-brushed finish to cover up the myriads of scratches…

Btw. It`s a late modell with a conventional right-hand pinky mechanism.


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Just put a Klangbogen on it, and it will sound great! I'm not sure which finish would be best, though.
 

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Just put a Klangbogen on it, and it will sound great! I'm not sure which finish would be best, though.
Metallurgical finishes:

Distinct metallurgical finishes give various sound response and feel.

Distressed Finish: Makes your saxophone actually cry for help.
 

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That poor S1... I've been playing Bari a lot lately, so my S1 Tenor has not been getting much attention, I should get it out and tell it that it's loved, appreciated, and that I will never let anyone harm it like that one has been! LOL
 

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*update*

The overhaul is done...took me countless hours, but it was absolutely worth it. Now (imho) it still looks vintage, but classy.
A very sweet sounding, rather polite horn - really dig the sound and ergonomics.

More pictures will follow...
 

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<applause>
 

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Now that's a turn around! Good on ya.
 

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Awesome job on the restoration and the "new" horn! I am sure the horn is very appreciative to be off that wall and singing again.
 

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Very Nice Job! Glad to see the S1 was brought back to life!
 
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