Saxophone

Yamaha “YAS-23” Alto Sax

This is a great choice if you are on the hunt for a beginning alto sax for a new student player. Any band director would certainly give the green light on the purchase of this instrument. As always, with all of the instruments I sell, the sax has been completely disassembled, de-greased and washed. I like to remove all the DNA of the previous owner. Next, I reassemble it and change any worn pads as needed. Then I completely adjust it and regulate the key height so it plays as good as it did when it was brand new. Cosmetically it looks almost as good as a new sax. I have included a mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap and a Neotech neck strap. Compare this to the price a new Yamaha alto sax which is over $2100.00!!!! Call me at 434-973-4299 to make an appointment. Come look at it and give it a try.

$750.00Price:

1946 Martin Committee Alto Sax

This is a classic instrument sought out by many. I recently did a complete repad on this sax and was impressed by its sound. What is involved in a repad? Well, we completely disassemble the horn, remove all the old pads and old corks then we wash everything. I replaced all the pads, corks, adjusted, regulated the whole instrument and voila, it is ready to be used on many gigs. It is all original lacquer, which is worn, but the horn is structurally sound meaning no dents or bends. It also comes in its original case from ’46 so its rough around the edges but still solid and protects the instrument. Come try the horn and see what you think. I bet you’ll be impressed.

$1,600.00Price:

Yamaha “YAS-475” Alto Sax

This is a super nice sax for any player at any level….beginner, intermediate or professional. I like these saxes and try to keep at least one available at all times but it’s tough to do so. As soon as I get one ready for sale it gets sold. Well, I disassembled this sax, cleaned it thouroughly and completely repadded it. I changed any corks that needed to be changed, then completely adjusted and regulated it. It plays like a new instrument. It comes in its original case which is in great condition. I have also included a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature and mouthpiece cap plus a neck strap. All you need is to buy some reeds and you’ll be ready to go.

$1,650.00Price:

Keilwerth “SX-90” Alto Sax (Pro-model)

The Keilwerth SX90 Alto Saxophone is made by the German company Julius Keilwerth, imagine that. It has some cool features not found on all saxes like, the three palm keys can be adjusted to fit the contours of anyone’s hands, large or small. The G# key also has a very handy additional mechanism to prevent it from sticking. Because of the design of the bow, the bottom curved part of the horn, the sax has a free blowing sound, a great dynamic range and great low end response. This is definitely a professional model sax. Keilwerth is not attempting to copy the Selmer Mark VI like so many other manufacturers. So, if you are looking to step-up from your student model Yamaha, Bundy or whatever, this is the horn for you. New, this horn sells for $3800.00! So, such a deal……this is truly a great deal. Call me at 434-973-4299 and setup an appointment to come see and tryout this sax.

$2,500.00Price:

Yamaha “YAS-875” Alto Sax (Custom Series, Pro-model)

Here is a true gem that I ran across recently. This sax was made in 2000 and it looks like it just came off the assembly line. I just finished doing a complete repad on this bad boy. What does this mean “a complete repad? You have to say that last line with a Russian accent. A complete repad – 1st – the sax is completely disassembled, 2nd – we remove all the old pads, 3rd – everything is de-greased and then washed, 4th – I level all the tone holes and all of the keys, 5th – I start reassembling it and putting in the pads, changing the neck cork and key corks as needed. Etc., etc., etc. I could go on and on, oh wait a minute I have been, but that’s the main part of a complete repad. Anyway, it comes in its original hard shell case and I have included the original Yamaha Custom mouthpiece with an after market Rovner ligature, mouthpiece cap and the original neck strap that has never been used. It’s still in the original packaging. Come see it, come try it, come buy it.

$2,500.00Price:

Yamaha “YTS-23” Tenor Sax

This is the perfect student model tenor sax for a beginning student.  Any band director will approve of your child playing this horn. This horn was completely disassembled and cleaned thoroughly. Next, I changed 12 pads and completely regulated all of the keys which means that it plays like a new horn. Included with this sax is a Selmer C* mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap and a strap. Hey, the Selmer mouthpiece alone sells for over $180.00. Get some reeds and you’ll be ready to go. Come see it and try it.

$1,300.00Price:

Yamaha YTS-23 Tenor Sax

Completely disassembled and washed, oiled and lubed, adjusted and regulated plus I changed 6 pads…need I say more? This sax plays like a new horn and looks pretty good too. Included with this instrument is a neck strap, a ligature, mouthpiece cap and a Yamaha 4C mouthpiece. This is the perfect horn for a beginning sax student or even for someone that played in the past and wants to get back into playing again. Call me, 973-4299, make an appointment to come see it and try it out.

$1,400.00Price:

Keilwerth “ST-90” Alto Sax – SOLD

This is a really good student model saxophone. Keilwerth is a Germany company that has been making saxes for decades. Some years ago I played a Keilwerth horn. So, the alto is in very good condition and needed a minimum of work done to it. A few pads and some adjustment. It was, as we always do, disassembled, cleaned and reassembled. The sax comes with a mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap and a neck strap. It is in perfect playing condition. All you need to do is buy some reeds, which I do have available. A nice horn that you should see.

$700.00Price:

Yamaha “YAS-23” Alto Sax – SOLD

This is a student model Yamaha alto sax that has had the main body and neck anodized. Anodizing is an electrolytic passivation process used to increase the thickness of the natural oxide layer on the surface of metal parts. Some sax manufactures do a finish similar to this on their horns and refer to it as a matte finish or a brushed matte finish. All this simply means is that it has a cool look which is noticeably different from a standard lacquered, shiny, sax. However, the keys are still nickel plated as they originally were from the factory. I very much like the contrast between the flatter anodized finish of the body and neck and the glossier nickel plated keys. Now that we are past the aesthetics of the instrument let’s move on to the performance of the horn. I just finished completely repadding this sax. So, it was disassembled, everything washed and cleaned. Next, I replaced all the pads, all of the corks then I completely regulated and adjusted it. It plays like a new horn. I included a brand new Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature, a new mouthpiece cap and a neck strap. Of course, this sax comes in its original case which is in good condition. Come see and try this unique sax.

$700.00Price:

Cannonball “Stone Series, Big Bell” Alto Saxophone, Black Nickel – SOLD

This is a professional model saxophone for sure! First, the body has a black, nickel finish and the keys are silver plated which makes for a visually appealing horn. Second, “Stone Series” means that all the spots where you physically touch the instrument are adorned with semi-precious stones. Besides being cosmetically nice the stone accents actually change the way the sax resonates. Third, the body of the horn is triple annealed which also makes the sax more resonate. Plus, there are double arms on the low C, B & Bb keys for greater key cup stability, a larger diameter bell rim for greater sound projection and more. Call me or come see this sax and I can give you all the other details and features of this outstanding instrument. This sax also comes with two necks 1)the black nickel original neck and 2) the silver plated Fat Neck which does have a noticably bigger sound. As always, we disassembled the sax and completely cleaned it, reassembled and adjusted it. It looks great and plays like a brand new horn. Come see it, come try it, come buy it!

 

$1,650.00Price:

Selmer “Mark VI” Alto Sax – SOLD

Considered one of the best, if not the best, saxophone ever made, this 1964 Selmer “Mark VI” alto is truly a great sounding/playing horn. I did a little work on it and then played it for the next 30 minutes. It is a joy to play! I own 3 Selmer saxes myself; a 1928 Selmer Soprano, a 1959 Selmer Mark VI alto and a 1963 Selmer Mark VI tenor. My 1959 Mark VI alto is also a tremendous horn otherwise I would keep this 1964 for myself. Ok, all you music majors or potential music majors that play sax should come give this sax a try. Smokin’!

$5,000.00Price:

Yamaha “YTS-23” Tenor Sax – SOLD

This is the perfect student model tenor sax for a beginning student.  Any band director will approve of your child playing this horn. Across the board, this is a very good sax meaning; it plays well in tune, it has a good sound, it is well made, parts are available and will be available for a long time and the horn fits well in a students hands, which is very important. This horn was completely disassembled and cleaned thoroughly. Next, I changed all the pads and completely regulated all of the keys which means that it plays like a new horn. Included with this sax is a mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap and a NeoTech neck strap. Get some reeds and you’ll be ready to go. Come see it and try it.

$1,475.00Price:

Yamaha “YTS-475” Tenor Sax – SOLD

This is an intermediate model tenor saxophone that plays very well. This model, the “YTS-475” was recently updated to the “YTS-480”. Why you ask? Good question. These horns are identical except the model number. Both are made of yellow brass, with gold baked epoxy lacquer, both have stainless steel springs, both have annealed necks, etc., etc., etc. Right down the line, all the same features and specifications. I think they just wanted a reason to change the model number. New, the “YTS-480” has a list price over $3500.00 but one could be found for $2800.00 – $3000.00. So, a used “YTS-475”, that plays like a new horn, for $1600.00 is a great deal. As always, I disassembled the sax, chemically cleaned it, changed a few pads and completely regulated it which means that it plays as good as a new horn. It comes in its original Yamaha case, which is in very good condition, plus I have included a mouthpiece cap, ligature, a brand new Yamaha 4C mouthpiece and a Neotech neck strap. Get some reeds and you are ready to go. Come try this excellent sax.

$1,600.00Price:

Yamaha “YTS-62” Tenor Sax – SOLD

This is tremendous professional model tenor saxophone. This “YTS-62” was made around 2003 and is in great cosmetic condition plus, I just finished doing a complete repad on it. What does “a complete repad” mean? Well, the horn is disassembled and we remove all the old pads and key corks, neck cork, everything. All pieces of the instrument are cleaned, inside and out. I reassemble it and install all new pads and corks. Next, I completely regulate and adjust it so it plays as good as when it was brand new. Of course it comes in its original hard shell case, which is in great condition. I also include a NeoTec neck strap and a new Yamaha 4C mouthpiece, ligature and mouthpiece cap. All you need to do is buy some reeds and you’re ready to go.

$2,300.00Price:

Selmer “Mark VI” Tenor Sax – SOLD

This is a 1968 Selmer Mark VI Tenor! Nothing else is quite like a  Mark VI. The serial number is #M158***.  It is all original lacquer. Considering that it is a 43 year old horn, the lacquer is in great shape. I just repadded it on 6/1/11 using Roo pads with original style Selmer resonators. I like the way this horn plays! I’ve consistently seen horns of this era sell  for $7000.00 or more. This Mark VI comes in its original hard shell case with keys for the case latch locks. Come by the shop and try this saxophone. It was priced at $6595.00. Now it is on sale for $5400.00!

$5,400.00Price:

Keilwerth “ST-90” Baritone Sax – SOLD

Keilwerth is a great company that has been making saxes since the 1920’s. I used to play a Keilwerth sax myself in the 90’s. This particular sax is a student/intermediate model. I just finished doing some work on it….a couple of pads, a little adjustment here, oiled the keys….basically a tuneup. Next, I played it with a tuner in front of me and I’ll tell you, this horn plays well in tune with itself. You can’t say that about all saxes. So, it plays well and cosmetically it’s in great shape plus the original hard shell case is solid as a rock. Included with the sax is a Yamaha 5C mouthpiece, ligature, mouthpiece cap and a neck strap. Buy some reeds and you’ll be ready to go.

$1,700.00Price:

Yamaha “YBS-52” Baritone Sax – SOLD

If you are looking for a super baritone sax then you have found it. The “YBS-52” is sought after by players and band directors for its sound quality, durability and outstanding intonation. I played a “YBS-52” for 12 years while I was touring with Big Ray & the Kool Kats. And considering it is a bari sax, which is huge and normally takes a lot of lung power to play, it is amazingly free blowing. So, it’s ready to play right now. I have included a Yamaha 5C mouthpiece, mouthpiece cap & ligature and a Neotech Soft Harness. On top of that the horn comes in a ProTec case which is tremendously lighter than the original hard shell case. Just to give you a reference point on pricing for these horns; List price is $8306.00. Sale price at most Big Box stores is $5471.00. So, $3850.00 is a great price for a sax that plays like new. Come try it out.

$3,850.00Price: