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This is a stunningly beautiful and well preserved early Keilwerth SX90R from the mid 1990’s. This of course in black anodized nickel and gold keys, rolled tone holes and metal resonators. This horn is is quite excellent condition, no dents, not bent. very nice pads and excellent playing condition. It is close to brand new horn with the exception of a few scratches near the strap area. It has its original case with keys as well.
The sound is very loud and big with the specific Keilwerth tonal color, very colorful and has plenty of bright without being shrill. I cannot say it is dark, but it is also not specifically bright, probably its core feels brighter than an old Selmer, but again it is not a shrill or thin sounding horn at all, quite a large sound. The action is excellent and very comfortable. It may need a new neck cork if your mouthpiece has a large diameter, someone’s left a bit of tape on there.
I have been told this is the early model that is very sought after with the large bell, as preferred by people such as Kirk Whalum and others. This is THAT specific model, having a serial number of 104xxx. it is extremely FUN to play and ready for anything. It is very addictive.
This just came in here and required immediate photographing. An original intact Selmer Balanced Action is a very very rare creature. This particular horn has had no significant damage or alteration, has original pads and is basically a used version of exactly as it came from Selmer in the 1940’s.
This has as well, the original Selmer case, the first version of the trey-pack design, with original keys and “Balanced Action” tag as well. The original “table B” mouthpiece is also in mint condition.
The horn obviously has some wear and some more on the left side, but there are really very few original examples to be found anywhere at this point, especially with American engraving pattern and lacquer. I have not played it yet, requires some key adjustments and it will surely be a moldy experience with this old pads but I am curious. It will need a full restoration but It is sure to be great.
What a feast for the eyes!
This is a very nice 1951 Buffet Clarinet received and sold as is. Apparently this serial number falls right in at the vague beginnings of the R13. I do not know if this is one though.
Beautiful old case as well. I don’t see any cracks etc but not being a great clarinet expert, I mainly see lovely old craftsmanship. Buffet mouthpiece included as well! This has been sitting a long time, will likely need some attention, but by the looks of it, also well worth it.
This is an excellent vintage Otto Link FLorida double ring 6* tenor piece that recently came in on trade. It needed some cleaning up and optimization and it came out beautifully at .096 (on my tools). This piece plays very fat with a rich and complex tone with a very clean and clear feeling to the scale and notes. It has just a bit of brilliant sizzle on top of the tone.
The photos show the detail of finish and it plays kind of how it looks. The video below demonstrates it on a 1960 MK VI tenor. This is 100% vintage jazz tenor vibe.
These pieces are very rare, New York Meyer, 3m original metal alto. This has got to be from the 1940’s or early 1950’s at the very latest. There are VERY few of these around anywhere. it is a large chamber handcrafted mouthpiece with an attached ligature like the old Master Link models and this one is in very nice condition. This is a great addition to your vintage Meyer treasure trove and will certainly provide vintage sauce for your alto.
Here we have a couple of old Tonemasters in the shop. One is certainly original, the other might have been either cleaned roughly or sanded a bit. Either way both are slightly rough and generally in line for restoration.
This is a Zimberoff/Dukoff Hollywood produced under the brand “GEM” which I cannot quite remember, I think it was associated with Gregory mouthpieces, but I could be wrong. In any case this is the desirable large round chambered model. It has a pretty big tip for an original piece from the 1950’s at 7 and it appears to be original but has some wear. Rarre find!
Original stainless steel berg from the 1950’s. Denim table, type font stamp, all correct. Hard to find piece in excellent shape!
This alto is magnificent! Finally I’ve got some photos up and wow! The photos look great but the horn IS actually that nice, and it PLAYS so nicely as well. It is quite addictive. The is a 145xxx medium bow “Sanborn” model MK VI alto. It is in near mint condition with only a few tiny dings and scratches. It has had a recent overhaul that sings nicely. Someone had attached some cork key risers to the palm keys, those keys could use a little cleaning and one extra cork under one of them, but it really needs nothing to go to the gig right away.
The pictures and videos do not lie. This is an absolute pinnacle MK VI alto of the most desirable model and plays exactly as great as it should!