How Would You Reply To: What’s My Sax Worth?

The most dreaded question I receive: What’s my sax worth? Have you ever been in the situation where someone asks you what their old saxophone—maybe it’s vintage, maybe it’s not—is worth? You don’t want to hurt their feelings, but sometimes the truth isn’t pretty—as is often the case with saxophones…

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July 1909 Edition of the Buescher Journal True-Tone

I was looking through some of the vintage musical instrument catalogue pages that were sent to me a few years ago, and I came across this one: it is the July 1909 Edition of the Buescher Journal True-Tone. Unfortunately the scanned pages that I have from this journal are not very…

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How Can You Tell A C Melody From A Bb Tenor Sax?

Martin King Vintage Catalogue Pages Buescher Conn Alto-shaped Tenor-shaped Pan American Conclusion It’s happened to quite a few saxophone buyers on eBay: they thought that they were buying a vintage tenor, but when the saxophone arrived, it turned out to be a C melody instead. This raises the question: How…

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Mysterious Majestic Tenor Saxophone on eBay

I saw an old Majestic tenor saxophone on the German eBay site the other day that caught my eye. Majestic is a name we usually associate with Eugen Schuster, but this horn has none of the features generally associated with the brand. Since I have not yet written about Eugen…

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Telescopic Floor Peg For Buescher True Tone Bass Saxophones

For years I have thought about getting my tech to make a floor peg for my bass saxophone. Then this morning I happened across something very interesting on eBay: this telescopic floor peg for Buescher True Tone bass saxophones, which is hand-made by someone in Italy. This concept is by…

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