Yanagisawa S991 Soprano - $4200


Top tier professional soprano just listed up, in very good shape. Great pitch, tone, versatility, and superb mechanical build. Comes with some nice stuff in the case, including a couple very nice high-value mouthpieces (vintage Selmer soloist original G (this is worth a lot by itself!), and a Soprano Planet piece) as well as a nice K&M stand and a soft case (original hard case in great condition also included). 

Make an appointment to come by and check this beauty out!

1970 Selmer Mark VI Tenor (high F#) $5900

The Selmer Mark VI is the most legendary and easily the most imitated saxophone ever made.  Virtually every new sax made since the end of the Mark VI run in the early 1970s has been a copy of this design.  Both mechanically and acoustically, these are superlative instruments.  There were many small changes made over the 20-odd years these beauties were produced, and the earlier ones do play differently than the later ones, but they are all fantastic horns.  I haven't met one yet that wasn't an excellent instrument after the necessary setup and repair work.

This particular horn is still wearing 90% of its original lacquer with wear at all of the usual spots.  The neck and body are clean and straight save for a couple small resolder jobs over the years (typical).  This particular VI also has the optional high F# key, which makes for a beautifully easy high G as well as a nice transition into F# from the palm keys.  Included is the original case and end plug, which gives a small idea of the care that has been taken with this one over the years.  This is a turn-key instrument that seals well and is mechanically tight - ready to go and won't need an overhaul or any major work for many years to come.  It plays big and crispy and feels perfect under the fingers. 

An instrument is a personal choice and everyone likes something a little different, but there is a very good reason these instruments have the reputation they do and have been the choice of so many artists throughout the years.  

Go on and make an appointment to come by and check this one out for yourself.

Couesnon "Monopole Conservatoire" Tenor Sax - $850

This is a rare French-made tenor from the late 1960s.  These are great sounding, undervalued instruments, mostly due to their relative obscurity I would guess.  This one is in good original condition (save for some lacquer missing on the neck), and even includes the original quality guarantee inside the case, promising you, the new owner, "French Perfection."  These are a steal for the prices they list at - rolled tone holes, well designed keywork, and huge round sound with a ton of character.  These are a steal for what they go for, and are well worth a look.  Padwork is older but still serviceable.

Make an appointment to come by and check it out.

Buescher "True Tone" Alto Saxophone - $750

A great classic Buescher alto from 1929 sporting a very old and very cool darkened lacquer finish.  Most folks think of these instruments as great classic jazz horns (and they are) but forget that they are also fine classical instruments.  Sigurd Rascher, one of the fathers of classical saxophone, insisted on playing Buescher True Tones and Aristocrats exclusively throughout his career.  What the keywork lacks in modern sophistication, the instrument more than makes up for in resonance and sound.  These really purr and vibrate in your hands when they are set up properly.  

This instrument is not currently playable and will need an overhaul to truly shine. Make an appointment to come by and discuss an overhaul to your specifications.  Lets bring this one back to life together!