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" 142xxx Goldplate If you love gold plate, this is the C-Tenor for you! Satin gold plate is stunning, with beautiful engraving. This C-Melody dates to 1923. Its pads are in good condition, and it plays well with a sweet, warm tone. $1200
Buescher "C-Melody" 2461xx Silverplate This is a rare, late C-Melody Tenor from 1929. It has the roller G# key, and the alternate fron F key. This tenor is well-preserved with 95%+ silver plate, original metal snap-in resonators, original case, and original mouthpiece. Intonation is better than earlier models. Scheduled for hand-polishing and a VintageSax pad job *. $1500
Buescher "True Tone" 253xxx Silverplate A very late "True Tone" tenor (1929), with roller G# key mechanism. Original silver plate, original case. Has a newly-completed VintageSax pad job* and hand-polishing. $1500
Buescher "True Tone" 262xxx Silverplate One of the very last "True Tones"! This 1931 tenor is minty nice...the gold bell interior and satin silver plate are flawless. The neck is perfect, as is the bottom bow. This horn sings with a rich, dark, and focused tone, and has fine intonation. Scheduled for hand-polishing and a VintageSax pad job*. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher Aristocrat
284xxx
Lacquer An Aristocrat from 1938 with very good lacquer (98%+), "Art Deco" engraving, and snap-in resonators. Tone is rich and resonant, with a little bark if you need it. Great intonation and action. Scheduled for a VintageSax pad job*. 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 336xxx Lacquer This is a nice, clean, original, big-belled 400 tenor from 1950! Its original lacquer is very good, snap-in resonators are intact, and it has Norton gold-plated springs, the Buescher tone ring, "Top Hat and CastleÓ engraving, and original case. Neck is great, no pull-down! This is the ultimate tenor if you want a fat, warm tone that can bark with the best. Call or write Vintagesax
Buescher 400
684xxx
Lacquer Later 400 that still blows well, snap-in resonators, original lacquer in very good condition. $1400
Conn "Chu"
201xxx
Silverplate This gorgeous 1927 "Chu" tenor was replated and rebuilt by VintageSax a few years back. Silver-plated body and gold bell are 100%, pads are like new, it has rolled tone holes, and a crosshatched G# key. This tenor roars with the best! Call or write Vintagesax
Conn "Chu"
208xxx
Goldplate Made in 1927, its burnished gold plate is about 70%. Has the "Portrait" engraving...if cosmetics is not an issue, and you want a real player's horn, consider this tenor. Scheduled for hand-polishing and a VintageSax pad job.* Call or write Vintagesax
Conn 10M 334xxx LacquerThis beautiful 10M dates to 1949, and was made one year after Conn stopped rolling their tone holes. Brass quality is still very good, and this tenor plays easily with a big, warm tone. Pads are in excellent condition, and it is ready to go to a new home. Call or write Vintagesax
Conn 10M 348xxx Silverplate It's rare to find an original silverplated 10M from 1952! This tenor was made for the military, and has been well-preserved. Its silver plate is 95%+, has gold plate inside the bell, and its original case is included. Brass quality is still very good, and the horn roars with a big, powerful tone. Call or write Vintagesax
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
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

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