Otto Link “Double Ring” FL Transitional Original 4* Tenor

Super rare Otto Link “double ring” original traditional.  This has the short FL biteplate yet it is table stamped 4* (true Florida models were side-stamped).  This piece is in very nice shape, I have not yet played it.  Comes with original cap and ligature, slightly worn but present.  The tip, side rail, and facing finish are all of the very early NY style, very thin and beautiful!

I have not cleaned this or done anything with it, just came out of the case of a 1961 Selmer tenor!

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Selmer SBA Low Bb Baritone Unbelievable Rarity 44xxx Original, Nearly Perfect Unicorn

1951 is the year, “Super Action” (SBA) or “Super Balanced Action” baritone low Bb near perfect original US engraved masterpiece.  This horn is 100% UNMOLESTED.  It has a few TINY dings and scuffs, some honest wear, just a little and otherwise it is structurally perfect and nearly cosmetically untouched.  It is SO rare to find one of these that has survived in this state.

According to Douglass Pipher this: “Selmer 44xxx is a US-Market baritone. It shipped in March 1951 as part of a batch of 30 Saxophones. (11 Altos, 13 Tenors and 6 Baritones)”

There simply were not many of these made and far far less of them still surviving in undamaged condition!

This has ALL original pads and resonators, never had an overhaul.  The pearls are not worn, this had not been played much, but right now, it DOES PLAY, though should receive some attention.  This has not been cleaned or anything, just exactly as revealed in the 1951 case, so there are a few insignificant water or strapping stains showing. The body, neck and upper brace all share the same 44xxx serial number (that has been obscured in the photos).  This amazing jewel of Selmer model history and craftsmanship IS for sale but will not be shipped.  Drop in, and fly this treasure out.  This is for the top pro and/or collectors.  Thanks for looking!


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Selmer 1960 MK VI 86xxx Original Great condition

This is of course the most desirable MK VI in the world based on model period.  These always play great in my experience.  This is in great condition, not cosmetically perfect, and had some minor brass work.  The neck has never been damaged, and horn has no resolders. I have a few, and will keep at least one, could be this one or not.  Enjoy the photos:

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Selmer Mark VI 119k Tenor restored, KILLER!

 

Here is an excellent 119xxx Selmer MK VI tenor.  This horn was original lacquer but a bit ugly due to probably damp storage conditions, so I chemically stripped it, hand polished it and did an extensive restoration and overhaul with all the best attention.  It is setup crisp and tight with thin and rather firm pads and metal resonators.  It plays very fast and precise with a rather huge and loud sound that is both edgy and smoky as needed.

The horn has no damage of any kid, perfect and matching neck and pearls and engraving sharp as a new horn, this was probably only played a few times ever before I got it.  It is like a brand new horn with no lacquer, and it is a wonderful player.

 

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King Super 20 #313xxx Original Full Pearls Overhaul, Treasure Horn

This King is my personal player. It has full pearls, original lacquer and a lot of it even still on the neck. It has a nice overhaul done by someone else, not sure whom, but it plays like a champ with an absolutely huge sound contrasted by a very nice compact compression that is a bit rare for Kings, which is why I kept this one for myself for a long time. I would say this horn is really on the bright side for Kings. It is tons of fun, very loud and has a lot of color, killer Jazz horn but easily handles RnB and electric volume.

This horn lacks nothing accept someone to play it. It’s been sitting here because for whatever reason, habit of mouth comfort I suppose, I tend towards the MK VI. This is not a horn I planned to sell, nor want to sell. I don’t NEED to sell it either but I simply don’t want to see it sitting as it is too damn good.

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