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Keilwerth EX90 series II tenor saxophone
The finish is a black nickel and looks like a gun metal finish. (It's not lacquered.) There is some dots on the finish (pitting?) as can be seen on the bell (see below).
These horns are known for having a dark sound and Grover Washington used a similar Keilwerth.
This comes with its original Keilwerth case but has no accessories included as the owner has a
This is in good condition and ready to play
PRICE: £950 ono
Jupiter 789 - 787 tenor saxophone
Comes with a sling and a David Hite mouthpiece with replacement ligature.
The case is in reasonable condition but has lost its badge and suffered a tear underneath.
There are a few blemishes with some lacquer wear and a couple of small dings but it's in pretty good condition and plays well .
It has the upper F# key and has been serviced so it's ready to play. These tenors are well built and not far from professional quality instruments.
Great sounding tenor.
Elkhart Series II tenor saxophone
This is a tenor built in Taiwan which means it's a well built instrument. These days Elkharts tend to be built in China and aren't quite as good IMHO.
Come with a sling and we'll include a suitable mouthpiece. The case is in good condition and is a sturdy plush-lined construction.
There are few blemishes on this instrument. Its in very good condition.
This is a tenor without the upper F# key which has some advantages in that it ensures the sax seals well at the top. (Upper F#s can be a bit leaky.) It still plays well in the altisimmo and I can easily get F# and above.
It feels fairly light in the hands which is nice - tenors that are too heavy can give you back problems.
Quite a sweet sound. This is a good instrument.
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
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.