You're looking at a beautiful and freshly overhauled Buffet Super-Dynaction alto saxophone. The serial number is #71XX, putting the date of manufacture between 1960/1961. The original honey-gold lacquer is in great condition showing about 85%+ remaining. The original neck is also in great shape, showing no previous pull-down damage. This alto just came through my shop and received an extensive overhaul. Custom leather pads have been installed with the original screw-in flat metal resonators. The sound of this instrument is excellent, demonstrating both complexity and flexibility with a number of different mouthpiece/reed set-ups. Overall, the character of this alto is medium-dark with lots of power and stability. The pitch is excellent throughout the horn and the pads have a nice medium-firm feel with a positive response. If you're looking for a Selmer but you're on a budget, this is an excellent option that is comparable both sonically and ergonomically. The sax ships in a vintage rectangular tweed case with a red zipper cover. Shipping will be determined upon sale. Thank you for looking!
Up for sale is a very clean and original Conn 10M tenor saxophone. The serial number is 341xxx, putting the date of manufacturing around 1951. The original lacquer is around 90%, showing some past dent repairs and resolders. This horn was certainly played but well-taken care of throughout the years. There is no sign of a previous pulldown on the neck. The horn has a mix of older and newer pads, but is playing very well on the set-up. If you're looking for a good 10M with all the quintessential characteristics of a good Conn, this is a good option for you. Since the tone holes are straight, this horn won't bring the higher prices that pre-1948 10M command. Currently the Conn has a soft-shell case but I will throw in a standard rectangular case for better protection, especially if shipping is involved. Shipping will be determined upon sale. Thanks for looking!
Up for sale is a exquisite example of a survivor, a horn that has seen its share of action but is still a wonderful, original example of Conn craftsmanship of the 1930's. The serial number of this tenor is 260xxx, putting the date of manufacturing around 1934. This is one of the last transitional Conns that was produced, and it shares many of the same features of the famous 10M's that followed in 1935. The "Naked Lady" series starts around 263xxx, and the engraving on the bell is the very same they used on the 10M's starting in 1935. This is, in fact, one of the first "Naked Lady" tenors that had this famous engraving that lasted decades afterwards. Other notable features that his tenor shares with the 10M's is a larger octave pip on the neck, smaller alt F# key, curved high E, and pointed pivot screws to name a few. On many of these later transitional tenors, the bis Bb has been moved in a more comfortable position, much like a 10M. The bis on this particular tenor is in a better position than earlier transitional 10M's but is still far away from the B.
Condition-wise, this tenor was in very solid shape when I received it in my shop. After all of these years, 75% of the original lacquer is still present! I have only seen a few of these Conns that have survived with original lacquer and in fact, this is one of the first horns that Conn lacquered. There were two major areas that were damaged on this horn after years of use. The bell brace was pushed in significantly, and has since been removed, straightened and re-installed to correct the bell angle. In addition, it appears the low c cage was pushed in at one point. As a result, someone lightly filed the tone hole, which is the incorrect way to fix damage to any rolled tone hole. This is unfortunate but luckily it was the only rolled tone hole that had file damage. All of the tone holes have been leveled without using a file. In addition, all of the keys have been re-fit to the posts. All of the springs, corks and felts have been replaced. The tenor was repadded with custom leather pads and Ken Beason metal screw-in brass resonators. This particular set of beason resonators are fairly flat, which work great on these old Conns. The horn has its original pearls, which still feel great in the hands. The original neck has never been pulled down and is in very nice shape. The sound of this horn is very resonant, dark and fat, as any good vintage Conn tenor should sound. This is a fantastic playing transitional Conn tenor, definitely one of the best that I had the pleasure to overhaul. The tenor comes in an original Conn case, and shipping will be determined upon sale. Thanks for looking!