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On The Bench: Selmer Super Action Tenor Saxophone

July 01, 2015

This is a 1952 Selmer Super (Balanced) Action tenor saxophone in somewhat funny-looking original lacquer, in excellent physical condition; an original un-engraved "Euro horn". Back when this horn was made, to avoid import ...

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On The Bench: Yamaha YTS-32 Tenor Saxophone

July 01, 2015

This is a Yamaha YTS-32, which is basically a Yamaha YTS-52 for the European market.  Originally marketed as an intermediate horn, much like the Yamaha YSS-475 intermediate soprano it is actually every bit as professional ...

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On The Bench: Conn Virtuoso Deluxe Soprano Saxophone

June 25, 2015

This is a 1926 Conn New Wonder Series II soprano saxophone in the extremely rare finish option known as "Virtuoso Deluxe".  Heavily gold plated and hand burnished, hand-crafted pearl inlay on every key, and elaborate ...

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On The Bench: King Zephyr Special Tenor

June 19, 2015

This is an original lacquer King Zephyr Special tenor from 1938.  I overhauled it with reusable brass resonators from Tenor Madness, and I am about as pleased with my padwork on this one as I ever get.  The horn came out ...

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