DG-400: alto model
DG-500: tenor model
DG-600: Baritone model
GL: gold lacquer
BN: black nickel plate with silver plated keywork
SP: Silver plate
Rare examples in rose gold

Bb Tenor  020xx
Bb Tenor 020xx

From azul_verde on ebay.
Silver Plate.

Bb Tenor 003000
Bb Tenor 003000
Make: B&S
Model: Dave Guardala
Finish: Nickel Plate
s/n: 003xxx
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Friday 13 April 2012
Bb Tenor 00380
Bb Tenor 00380
Make: B&S
Model: Dave Guardala - New York (DG500)
Finish: Rose Gold (GL)
s/n: 0038x
From http://www.worldwidesax.com


Original Ad Text:

Dave Guardala model DG500GL Rose Gold lacquer tenor: Whew! this baby always gets more looks in the shop than most. What a color! This Uber-professional level Bb Tenor saxophone is fabricated and hand made from 72% formulated Copper alloy yellow brass with full rib post construction and hand hammered bell. All rods are solid nickel silver with stainless steel screws, springs are tempered blue steel and authentic Mother of Pearl key buttons are used throughout. All the Guardala extras come standard, like hand engraving on the bell (not laser engraved like the later made Guardala's), high F#, plus extensive fine tuning key adjustment screws at all critical points, but you can't miss the meticulous, fancy, hand engraving on the bell. Upper and lower key stacks are ergonomically designed for smooth, accurate and positive digital feel.

The serial number is super low FROM THE FIRST YEAR OF PRODUCTION ( 0038X, Made in Germany). This sax was manufactured long before Dave Guardala's association with LA Sax started (that is, the "LA SAX" Laser engraved saxes bearing his name, after B&S folded), and LA Saxes compromises in the quality of the product began appearing. Don't be tricked, the DG500's are the real thing, serial numbers will differentiate the B&S models from the LA sax ones. The mouthpiece (in the pics) is sarge's and is not for sale or included. I never knew Sarge to even play this one and the set up is with tan pads and metal domed resos with rivet (like modern selmer). There are only two cosmetic things to mention and it is 1) a small lacquer burn on the low B key (see pics) and 2) the bow rib (very bottom) was resoldered at one point. I don't know the story there but I just reduced the price $500 to reflect this. Rare rose gold lacquered brass is so beautiful.
Thursday 21 February 2008
Bb Tenor 003820
Bb Tenor 003820
Make: B&S
Model: Dave Guardala - New York (DG500)
Finish: Silver Plate
s/n: 00382x
From http://www.worldwidesax.com


Original ad text:

Dave Guardala model DG500SP Silver Plate Tenor: This Uber-professional level Bb Tenor saxophone is fabricated and hand made from 72% formulated Copper alloy yellow brass with full rib post construction and hand hammered bell. All rods are solid nickel silver with stainless steel screws, springs are tempered blue steel and authentic Mother of Pearl key buttons are used throughout. I repadded it myself, with Saxgourmet pads and nickel plated, brass rivetless, domed resonators. All the Guardala extras come standard, like hand engraving on the bell (not laser engraved like the later made Guardala's), high F#, plus extensive fine tuning key adjustment screws at all critical points. This horn has triple silver plating finish with meticulous fancy hand engraving on the bell. Upper and lower key stacks are ergonomically designed for smooth, accurate and positive digital feel.

The serial number is below 4000 ( 00382x, Made in Germany). This sax was manufactured long before Dave Guardala's association with LA Sax started (that is, the "LA SAX" Laser engraved saxes bearing his name, after B&S folded), and LA Saxes compromises in the quality of the product began appearing. Don't be tricked, the DG500's are the real thing, serial numbers will differentiate the B&S models from the LA sax ones. The mouthpiece (in the pics) is sarge's and is not for sale or included. Silver models are estimated to be 20% higher in resale value than lacquered brass.

Thursday 7 June 2007
Bb Tenor 00746
Bb Tenor 00746
Lacquer - QuinnTheEskimo on Ebay