There is currently a lovely alto saxophone for sale on eBay. This tempting little horn was made by Max Keilwerth, and stencilled with the name C.A. Wunderlich.
Had I not just bought a Hohner President alto, I’d likely buy this horn myself. As it is however, my alto stable is pretty much full-up now. Pity really, because this is really a lovely little horn.
Here is how the seller describes this wonderful, vintage horn:
Vintage Keilwerth Handmade Silver Gold Alto Saxophone Wunderlich German Sax Conn
A very beautiful and rare alto sax in superb condition
C.A. WUNDERLICH ALTO SAX
SEE BIG PICTURE GALLERY BELOW
This is a mid 20th century German made alto saxophone, branded Wunderlich, and hand made by Max Keilwerth.
The quality is the best, and Keilwerth borrows many ideas from USA maker Conn.
Rolled tone holes, bell pads on each side, and micro-tune crook are typical Conn features.
The condition of this sax is, dare I say, almost like new.
There is no wear whatsoever in the silver plating, or the action.
It is set up and adjusted to play like a top pro horn should be.
The pads are original. No reflectors, and still soft and supple.
The deep rich silver plating is complemented by gold plating inside the bell.
If you are looking for that ‘time-warp’ special saxophone, this is it.
Comes in its original case, with original old sling, and a nice vintage reed box.
Also included is a Leslie Evans 4* mouthpiece – a valuable asset on its own.
See info on Max Keilwerth horns here:-
Best offers invited.
Check out the photos of this Max Keilwerth closet horn. It really does appear to be in remarkable condition.
If you’re a fan of Max Keilwerth horns, or of vintage German horns in general, then this lovely silver plated alto, with its gold wash bell, might just be the perfect alto for you.
Yespianos is located in the UK, and has a Buy It Now price of £795.00 on the horn. At the time of writing eBay estimates that to be $1,275.18 US. They are open to offers though.
The auction is scheduled to run for another 20 days, which puts it end date around the beginning of November. If you are interested in this horn however, I wouldn’t wait 20 days to get your bid in. This is the kind of horn that is just waiting for the right buyer to come along.
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