VintageSax: Tenor Saxophones

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Angular arpeggios, bar honking, playing out, playing in...the tenor sax and its players have led the jazz world for more than 70 years. Any of the horns below could help you lead jazz in the next millenium.

Make Model Serial
Number
Finish Comments Price
Buescher "C-Melody" 255xxx Silverplate A nice, late Buescher C-melody tenor from 1930. Beautiful, original silver-plated body and gold-plated bell are in awesome condition! The original guarantee card is still with the horn! Scheduled for a VintageSax pad job*, reusing the original snap-in resonators. $1500
Buescher New Aristocrat
266xxx
Silverplate A rare "New Aristocrat" tenor in excellent condition, with 99% original silver plate. Split bell keys, built-up high E key, snap-in resonators intact. Beautiful, rich, focused tone with fine intonation. Just in! Scheduled for a VintageSax pad job*. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher Aristocrat
290xxx
Lacquer Here is an Aristocrat from approximately 1939. It is no longer beautiful, but it has a solid body and neck, and will be a fine player with good intonation. Scheduled for a VintageSax pad job*. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher 400 325xxx Lacquer This Buescher 400 tenor is in museum condition! Original lacquer is 98%, and pads are new with snap-in metal resonators. Detailed engraving of a top hat and cane, and a castle beside a lake, as well as the raised "Buescher 400" lettering on the bell. This model is complete with gold-plated Norton springs, Buescher tone ring, original case, and its perfect, original neck. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher 400 326xxx Lacquer A Buescher 400 from 1950 with "top hat and cane" engraving, raised silver "Buescher 400" name, and a detailed engraving of a castle beside a lake. Lacquer is in good condition, with wear on many touchpieces. Nylon resonator pads are in good condition, and the original case is still around the horn. Norton springs and the Buescher silver tone ring on the bell are all present. If you are looking for a fine player with a fat, punchy tone, look no further. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher Aristocrat 331xxx Silverplate Original silver plate. Made in 1950, this Aristocrat has the "Script-style" engraving, and is stamped model "156". It is also engraved "US" on the bell, and was originally sold to the military. Has original Buescher snap-in resonators and Norton springs. Scheduled for a hand-polishing and a VintageSax pad job*. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher 400
684xxx
Lacquer Later 400 that still blows well, snap-in resonators, original lacquer in very good condition. $1400
Martin "Committee" 176xxx Silverplate An original, silver-plated "The Martin" tenor from 1951! Engraved "US", its pads are in good condition. It has nice, quick action with a great, punchy sound. Call or write Vintagesax
Martin "Committee" 208xxx Lacquer These "Committee" models (a.k.a. "The Martin") in original lacquer are difficult to find! This tenor dates to 1959, and is in very good condition; it has a few minor pings, but no real damage. The original neck, with matching serial number, is in excellent condition. The moveable thumbrest is intact, and the original case is in very good condition. It has older, flat metal resonator pads that are still tight and in good playing shape. Call or write Vintagesax
Selmer Mark VI 85xxx Lacquer Here is a minty Mark VI tenor from 1960! It's right in the number range of Michael Brecker's tenor, but looks like it has never been played. This tenor is all original, and still has the Selmer Registration and Guarantee card with it. Check out the beautiful, American-style engraving, and the newer Selmer Traypack case. The neck is perfect, with matching serial number, and the pads are in excellent condition with nylon resonators. This is worthy of any fine collection. Call or write Vintagesax
Selmer "Mark VI" 171xxx Lacquer This consigned Mark VI tenor is offered in "as is" condition only. It will need new pads, and has a slight bend toward the top of the tube. Purchase at a wholesale price, and bring it to your own tech! Lacquer is original, as are its neck and case. There are no surprises, the photos show what nice condition this tenor is in! $3500
Selmer "Mark VI" 183xxx Lacquer Made in 1969, original lacquer, tight and fast key action, and original neck. Pads are in great condition with oversized Reso-tech brass resonators. This tenor speaks with a powerful voice and a nice balance of bright and dark. Call or write Vintagesax
Selmer Mark VI 215xxx Lacquer This fine-playing Mark VI tenor hails from 1973. Its original lacquer is in good condition, and its body is straight and true. This VI has been well-preserved and protected with the original case and case cover. Pads are not new, but are in good condition with nylon resonators. Priced to sell! $4500

Sopranos & Sopraninos Altos Baritones & Basses Miscellaneous Winds Mouthpieces How to Purchase a VintageSax