2 Buffet baris: a cautionary tale for bari buyers

Two different Buffet baris: Both with some serious body image and function issues I’m not even sure how I ended up finding these two sad examples of antique baris, but a couple of days ago I happened across two examples of horns that not only have seen better days, but…

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The SeaWind bari is back!

I just got back from two-day trip to Vancouver Island where I picked up what is likely to be the replacement for my B&S Medusa low A baritone saxophone. As much as love my raunchy-sounding, natural overtone-producing, German-made bari, it no longer fits for the kind of music I play…

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The Mythical Selmer Mark VII Baritone Saxophone

Does a Selmer Mark VII baritone saxophone really exist? When Selmer introduced the Mark VII’s in 1974, only altos and tenors ever made it into production. There were no bari or soprano Mark VIIs. Or were there? The sighting of a Selmer Mark VII baritone is somewhat like a sighting…

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Weltklang vs Blue Label Baritones

Weltklang vs Blue Label baritones: What are the differences? On the B&S model page of my website I list the main differences between the Weltklang and the step-up model B&S saxophones. Although not all of the features of B&S blue saxophones are found on the blue label bari, those that…

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SeaWind Prototype Baritone Sax

SeaWind prototype baritone sax Countries of origin: Parts manufactured in Taiwan; assembled by hand in Canada. Price: TBD, but likely around $5,499 Cdn. Date of manufacturing: 2014 Date of review: 2015 A few months ago SeaWind saxophones started advertising on the Woodwind Forum. As one of the WF’s admins, as…

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