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Orsi altoThis is an interesting alto from Romeo Orsi of Milan Italy. It appears to be closely modelled on the Conn 6M and has similar features like a copy of the microtuner , the 'nail file' G# and a G# trill key.And it has rolled toneholes.
Orsi aren't as well known as the big manufacturers but have been going a long time and are still producing instrument. http://orsiwind.wixsite.com/wind-instruments/blank-2
The instrument has been put in playing order so can be played as is, but most of the pads look rather old and it would benefit from a repad.
It comes with a sturdy case with a sling. (No mouthpiece included. )
PRICE: £550 ono
Selmer Balanced Action alto
A super instrument for the soloist. This has a sound to stand out. Many prefer the Selmer BA sound to MkVIs, This one has the sound.
Its serial number 23643 and it has the original wooden end plug.
This one is in a honey lacquer with bright nickel (chrome?) plating on the keys. The plating is hard-wearing and it is in good shape.
The pads were changed 20 years ago so it plays OK but would benefit from a new set.
Condition is good but it's had a repair to the low C guard foot. (See third picture.) The body near the neck has been dented at some point. As typical with a lot of BAs it has developed a bit of play in the bell to bow stay which has been soldered. It also has a microphone fitted to the neck/ crook. So it's had a few repairs done and it is relacquered, but it's not in bad shape and sounds wonderful.
I'm not sure what these mics are called. Let me know if you do. It doesn't seem to effect the sound of the instrument at all.
Conn 6M alto saxophone
Classic rolled tonehole model with double socket neck.
1937. Just checked again and it's 1936!
This model was used by the likes of Charlie Parker and Johnny Hodges.
Imported into the UK by La Fleur. (As per engraving)
It has a couple of repaired dents, and has had an early relacquer.
Recently overhauled with new pads and springs fitted.
Functional case with clarinet compartment.
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- This is an improved version of the Elkhart .
- This one is similar to the Elkhart Series II
- Great sax for beginners.
- This one comes in a new, rucksack style case.
- Comes with mouthpiece and sling.
Conn 16M tenor saxophone
Steve's old sax gigged around Cumbria. Lovely tone though it's a bit scuffed. (It was like that when we got it!) Palm key risers made from 'marbled' epoxy have been fitted.