The following instruments are available for immediate sale:
And some clarinets too!
There's something about the warm sound that you get from a 1920s-1940s American made saxophone. You need to play one before you can fully understand the difference that the classic bore, good craftsmanship, and silver- or gold-plating can make.
Compare the value:
You can buy a cheap student-model instrument, made of soft
metal in an overseas factory, with poor quality lacquer and lousy
intonation. List price for new student saxophones is now over
$1200. You might be able to get
one as low as $900. Within a few months it will be worth about $600.
Or you can buy a professional quality instrument from the 1920s, triple-plated in silver, perhaps with gold plating in the bell. Made by American craftsmen in the booming instrument factories of Indiana, these are instruments which will appreciate in value and provide a great playing experience. They are made from nice heavy brass and have a wonderful sound and good intonation. You can buy one for about $500 and have new pads put on for about $300. It will hold its value and perhaps even go up a little bit over time.
If you purchase a saxophone from me, you can pay by money order or bank check, or you can use PayPal. I am a PayPal Verified Seller, so purchases using PayPal are insured against fraud up to $5,000. For details see http://www.paypal.com
Do you have questions about C-melody saxophones? I may have the answer! Check my page of information about the C melody saxophone.
Evette Master Model, 1975-1980 vintage, made by Buffet Crampon in Paris. This nice wooden instrument features keywork identical to a Buffet R-13 professional model. The equivalent new instrument is the Buffet E-11, but this is a higher quality instrument than the E-11. Recently repadded and in perfect playing condition. This is the best value available to any junior high or high school clarinetist. $600 plus $25 shipping.
A missing serial number just means I didn't have the instrument nearby when I
was typing in the entry. Call or email me and I'll
look it up.
Buyer will forward funds (money order or PayPal) before the instrument is shipped. Note: if you use PayPal, you must add 2% to cover PayPal's processing fee.
If you elect to buy an instrument, and upon receiving it are not satisfied, you may return it to me within 7 days for a full refund, except for the shipping cost.
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