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Olds Parisian Ambassador, by Pierret, France c. 1960's

Here's one of our favorite budget-priced vintage Altos. This was a line Olds contracted out to the fine French maker Pierret.

These are nice, no-nonsense horns with comfy ergos, good construction, and a very sweet vintage French tone (more focused and refined toned than the big 'ht 'em in the face' sound of American horns of similar vintage.

Certainly not much of a looker, as original lacquer is around 60%. But she has had teh full 2ndending workup: chem bath, hand polish, bodywork, holes leveled, keys swedged, pads and regulating materials changesd as required. She sports 50% new pads, the rest are holding up quite well.

Plays up and down nicely... in the pocket intonation. Comes with unoriginal case in decent usable condition.


Buescher Aristocrat 140, c. 1952

This here is one special Alto.

This is an Aristocrat model 140, a favorite of Buescher aficionados...in excellent structural, physical, and playing condition. Original lacquer around 85%, a few small bare brass patches and some very minor spotting here and there.

All snap-ins are present, and the pads are on the good side of half-life and are sealing fine.

Beautiful sounding horn, with that signature Buescher warmth and focus.

An American classic !



Grassi "Jade" Alto Sax, 1980's, Italy

A Grassi from their 'middle period' of the '80's ~ these are affectionately referred to as the "Jade" models, due to their green pearl rollers (although Grassi did not market them with this moniker).

We...well...we LOVE these horns. Nothing fancy but everything one needs in an Alto: great build, comfy ergos, good intonation, and that sweet vintage Italian tone; the perfect balance of low-mid-high overtones with a smooth spread and a nice focus which Italian horns are known for.

This horn has received a full repad, along with the rest of our standard refurb scope. Original lacquer around 75%; some typical scratches and spotting, a few touches have some plating wear; and the neck has lost most of its lacquer. But all in all nothing unusual for a 30+ year old horn. She shows nicely. Some resolders were done to the Eb keyguard feet, cleanly done.

A very nice example of a vintage Italian sax; comes with a modern case in good shape..


Buffet-Crampon Model 100

OK, OK...by no means a 'vintage' horn; but of all contemporary manufacturers, Buffet has spent some good time in developing their second-shelfers and giving 'em a sonic quality which harks back to some of the richer tonal characteristics of days bygone. This is the Series 100, which is their intermediate model between the Evette-Schaeffers and the Model 400s.

Nice little horm. Only a few years old, original lacquer 90%+, some very minor scratching here and there. Pads are in great shape, we only had to do some minor adjusting. Horn is clean and well-regulated.

After playing this alongside the industry-standard Yamaha 21/23's....we agree that the Buffet has a nicer tone....a bit more width and lushness as compared to the brighter, reedier Yamahas.

Plays up and down great; good ergos (great pinky table), good intonation. Comes with an almost-new case as well.


Vito (Yamaha YAS21) Alto Sax
Sold - but contact us, we have many Vito-Yamas in storage which can be worked up for prices ranging from $395-500.

Another YAS-21 Japanese-made Vito stencil. This one is in better aesthetic shape than our other one here, as far as finish wear.

Original lacquer 80%, and she has the usual scratches and some spotting but overall looks attractive. Pads are around 4 years old and all seal well; no new pads were required on her

Disassembled and chem bathed, hand-polished, holes leveled, significant dents and dings removed, keys swedged, lubed, reglation adjusted. A bit of lacquer loss at the bow area where we rolled out some minor dents, but bow is in very good shape.

Plays up and down great; good ergos, good intonation. Comes with original case in decent aesthetic and structurally sound shape..


Martin Indiana Alto Sax, late 1950's
SOLD, but we have others in storage we can work up upon request. Feel free to inquire.

This here is one sweeeeeet ol' Alto.

A nice Martin Indiana from the mid-late 50's.

The horn is in good structural, physical, and playing condition. No beauty aesthetically, as her original Lacquer = 65% and there is a fair share of spotting and some bare patches here and there. 50% of the pads are new. A few post resolders, professionally done. The bow had some dentwork done and is in good geometry, a teeny-tiny bit of waviness remains to the bowguard in a couple places, although this is being very picky.

Perhaps no prom queen, but trust us - prom queens are overrated. Really, they are. Everywhere it counts, this Alto really smokes ! Really built well. Nice action, comfy ergos, in-the-pocket intonation, and that HUGE tone...wide and lush and a lot of low and midrange overtones happening here. Indianas give a tad more bite up high, a little more reed and brightness than the Committee models, which tend to be a bit darker-toned.

Nice old Alto for a $ong, really.



Klingsor by Hammerschmidt, Germany Alto Sax, c. 1960's

A very interesting and somewhat rare bird.

This is a Klingsor Alto, made by the small Hammerschmidt factory in Germany. Best info on the web regarding this company is provided by Helen at bassic-sax.info

Horn in very nice shape, original lacquer 80%. Some very minor scratches here and there, and some very minimal spotting. Full pearls (sorta). Pearls on usual stack touches plus palm and side keys; pinky table and spats have white laminate touches. She also still has her original Plexiglass guards, no cracks.

Came to us with no body issues at all save for one post needing a resolder, which we did cleanly; and a few small bare patches at the side of the bell (likely where it sat in sax stand), on a few keycups, and near the bow guard.

Rolled holes, completely repadded with new MM pads, metal domed reso..

Worked up nicely and in great playing shape ! Possesses that nice, old-school German tone a'la Keiwerth-Kohlert. Comes with gig bag.



Here are our current Tenor offerings - but if there's anything in particular you don't see, which you are looking for, feel free to send us a message.

B & S "Blue Label" Tenor Sax, Germany


A really exemplary modern horn from the German School, this is a Blue Label tenor by B&S, in silverplate (actually German 'nickelsilver'). Plating 85%, some typical small scratches here and there, but she shows very nicely, really.

A fantastic instrument with modern keywork, great blowing response, and that classic big, dark German Tenor Tone. This horn is probably late 80's.

Given our usual work-up along with a total repad. Cleaned, some minor dents taken care of, swedged, holes leveled, regulated, lubed. Only a few small dings here and there and some very minor scratching, typical of vintage plated horns

Beautiful horn, she shows very nicely - and is equipped with a high F# to boot.




1960's Conn 16M Director, USA "Shooting Stars"
SOLD, but we have some 16M's in storage which can be worked up in about 2 weeks. Contact us.

This is an Elkhart USA-produced 16M from the late 60's

As usual, she has had a complete 2ndending refurb done to her: around 50% of the pads are new, it has been chem cleaned and hand-polished, new corks/felts as required, toneholes leveled, keywork swedged, lubed and regulated.

Horn is worked up into fine playing shape; looks-wise, she is only so-so (or 'vintage-y' if one prefers euphemism).

Body is in good shape, significant dents and dings have been removed; however as is sometimes the case during dent repair, some crazing has occurred on the lower body tube and bell areas. Some minor, insignificant dings remain here and there. Then your typical scratches to the finish. Nothing alarming, once again body geometry is good; but there. A few resolders here & there as well; clean and structurally sound.

Remember folks, these 16Ms sport the exact same body and neck specs as their richer 10M cousins, so you get the same classic 10M tone. Conn only ever rolled one body type off their Elkhart lines for both their Artist and Director/PanAm series horns. It was the keywork which differed slightly.

Speaks up and down easily.

Nice tone, a lot of smoothness and tons of Conn dark, dark dark. But stil with plenty of pop and edge as well. Comes with a case in fair aesthetic but solid structural shape.


80's's Vito (Yamaha YTS-21) Tenor Sax

A nice, classic Vito-branded YTS-21, older sibling to the 23 model. The 'go-to' student horn for over a generation, the Japanese-made Yamas are rightfully considered the best.

This horn is in solid shape: 75% original lacquer, we replaced around 33% of the pads, the rest have plently of life left in 'em. Not the prettiest Belle at the Ball, we gotta admit - she has aesthetic wear: some scratches in the lacq, some bare brass areas here and there, some spotting to the lacq as well. Some lacquer crazing occurred during dent rollouts in a few areas on the bell and bow....nothing major, but there.

All in all, however, our goal is always to get the horns back in good, solid geometry and structure, and this one is no exception: Chem bathed, hand polished, holes leveled, keys swedged, fully regulated. Speaks up and down easily, with the signature Yamaha modern, focused tone, leaning to the bright side. Great ergos, fun to play.

Comes with case in solid structural, fair aesthetic shape.


1950 Conn 10M Tenor Sax ~ The Naked Lady

A 10M from 1950. Elkhart-made, non RTH. The Eb fork key is no longer present on these post-war models, but that (and straight holes) appears to be the only differences between it and the late 30's models, really. Keywork is still lacquer-finished.

We did the usual workup on her: chem-cleaning, dents and significant dings removed, new pads/corks/felts installed as needed, keys swedged, regulation. 50% of the pads are new, (the rest are plain rivet pads which are still sealing quite well); body and keywork in good shape. The original lacquer is around 75% and there is some of the usual spotting and a few small bare patches, typical to vintage horns. All in all she is clean and shows well.

Some lacquer loss and a tad of lacq crazing where we rolled out some dents at the bell lip and bow...nothing terrible, but there. Body is plumb, holes level, all geometries are good...there are a few miniscule dings here and there, so she isn't pristine, aesthetically; but again, all in all solid and she looks pretty good. As is often the case with 10M's, at some point someone removed her G# trill keytouch, an old-school key which fell out of favor after the WWII...so this horn doesn't have one (although the posts remain).

Nice example of a 10M, priced to take into account its few minor blemishes. A great example which proves taht even after the switch to straight holes, this model gave up no ground whatsoever. Just a Beast of a Tenor !



Vito, Beaugnier (France) Special Tenor Sax

These do not come up often. This is a very late model Beaugnier-made Vito Special. Arguably the best horns Beaugnier ever produced as they have the RH bellkeys and a king-post, modern-style pinky table. These were made near the end of Beaugnier, France's run...in the early '70's.

This one is in excellent shape. As always, she had out usual going over including a chem-bath, polish, replacement of bad pads/corks/felts, key swedging, dent removal, and a complete regulation. She sports around 75-80% original lacquer. There's an area of bare brass on the bow and one also on the back of the bell....the latter area also has some lacquer crazing due to some dent removal work we did there. Besides that, just some typical spotting and a few very minor and insignificant dings here and there.

This here horn, like all old Vitos, is a well-made, sturdy instrument with a huge punchy tone. Lots of spread to the overtones both high and low, and a lot of edge and cut to her tone. Not quite as dark as some other European vintage horns, but definitely much smokier and lush in tone than any contemporary horn. This puts it in a nice tonal place for many a player.

We once heard Beaugnier referred to as "the greatest sax maker you've never heard of". We would concur. Their stuff is always top-notch, definitely professional level instruments.



1966 King Super 20 Tenor Sax

Of the classic American vintage saxophone models, none quite carries the mystique and repute of the King Super 20. Indeed, luminaries such as Charlie Parker or Johnny Griffin cast quite the wide shadow, so it may be understandable why some folks consider the 20 to be the best American model horn ever produced.

We had a pair of em here. This one was an early 60s Cleveland-made horn; before the company moved all production to Eastlake. As such, it is considered by many to be one of the last of its kind, as the model went through subsequent tweaks and redesigns once production began in Eastlake. Personally, we do not really get into all of that stuff (I was about to say minutiae...but I don't wanna sink our whole enterprise here). As far as 2ndending.com is concerned, S20s were always damn good from their first ones all the way up to at least the mid-'70s. Top-shelf, top-notch horns...sadly and probably unbeknownst to anyone at the time, soon to be the last of a dying breed.

This baby has been played. She sports the Sterling Silver underslung neck, although the plating finish is also looking quite aged on the outside. Let's call it vintage Mojo. Lacquer on the body is about 45%, but she has been stripped down and chem-bathed, then hand-polished, reassembled, and regulated. She's clean.... and she smokes. Pads aren't new but they are very healthy and none even approach borderline. She speaks up and down wonderfully. Full of old-skool Tenor Mojo, this is one rippin' old sax. The classic S20 sound--wide as a house with lots of spread and wonderful overtones in the low, mid, and upper ranges. She can whisper or growl, she can pop or she can soothe. Very responsive, very fun to play. How can you not love em ????



1935 Conn 10M Tenor Sax ~ The Naked Lady

This one is one of the earliest 10M's, really. Still retains the forked Eb key and backdoor tonehole on the lower stack; and no front-F key, although we will add one (from a 16M) for free. Only reason we haven't already added one is that it is a bit unusual to find a 10M, even one this old, sans Front F. Odds are, it was ordered that way by the original buyer. Interesting bit of history, albeit probably not the most functional omission for a modern player.

Arguably the biggest-sounding Tenor of all time. This horn really punches and roars, but can also speak very subtly when asked to. Rolled tone holes, and pads are only a few years old and all are seating well. Horn plays up and down with ease. A few very minor dings here and there, but nothing approaching significant. Lacquer around 75%. The original neck octave key was missing on this horn, so we replaced it with one from a Pan American of similar vintage. Exact same part as the original 10M key, just nickel-plated.

This is a relacquered horn, but pretty well-done. The engravings still look pretty sharp, not soupy. The overall hue is coffee-esque, and the uniformity of the color is fair-to-good. No signs of over-buffing. Not a bad relacquer..better than most; not as good as some. Priced accordingly.

Regardless of the era, Conn was at the top of their game with these horns. It seems that each year, modern horns move further & further away from the dark, wide sounds of their predecessors. And those few which have tried to reproduce the vintage sound have generally failed rather miserably (despite their marketing ploys).

Own one ~ and discover for yourself why the 10M has become so highly prized.



We are a bit spare in the Soprano dept. ; if there's anything in particular you are looking for, feel free to send us a message as 'we have our sources'.

Yanagisawa, Japan, Soprano Sax, c. late '70's

This here is an older Yani, but just a 2-owner horn (so you'll be the third owner). Previous owner was a local Portland Jazz pro. Serial # 7752XXX.

This horn has been loved...and played ! Original lacquer is around 40%; but she has been chem-bathed and hand-polished so is very clean. Pads are in good shape, she was repadded around 5 years ago (plastic reso pads); and horn plays up and down easily. Keyed to high F#, but there is no Front F alt key.

Engraving reads "Made by Yanagisawa". Original case included.

A great lil' horn which is all set up to go !


King~HN White Saxello, 1925

One of the greatest Sopranos of all time, and it's very sad that this form of LittleHorn didn't continue to maintain sufficient popularity.

Only one instrument carries the hallmark curved bell and angled neck, as well as that wonderful early King engraving detail. This horn is seriously built, too.

In absolutely phenomenal condition. The body is bare brass, and our research would indicate it was originally sold this way. It has been sonically cleaned and hand-polished to a nice finish, and is just beginning to develop a nice golden-hued patina. Give an ear to the vidfile, you will agree that no Soprano sounds quite like a (real) Saxello.

Own a piece of sax-making history (but promise to play the heck out of it, OK ?).



Wurlitzer Curved Soprano saxophone, by Conn, c. 1930’s
SOLD !!!

A gorgeous and completely overhauled old curved soprano ! This baby has received the works. New lacquer job, complete overhaul, new pads, felts, and corks.

Stationary neck. She plays beautifully. Definitely possessing a wide spread to the low overtones, - like most vintage sopranos do - she also has more edge and brightness in the upper registers than most vintage sopranos. Conn always made high-quality stuff, and this one is a classic.



Slowly working up some BigHorn offerings; also check On the Wall to see what we have in storage and feel free to inquire.

1930's Holton, Elkhorn Low Bb


This is a pretty nice ol' Baritone, in good aesthetic and functioning condition. Lacquer 75%.

Given the full treatment as usual: chem bath, hand polish, keys swedged, dents removed, pads changed as necessary, lubed, regulated. 50% of the pads are new, the rest are holding up fine.

Some scratching and bare brass patches here and there. Key plating in good shape. While this initially appears to be a relacquer, the cut of the engraving, lack of pooling at serial #, and some other telltale signs are absent....so it's very hard to tell for sure. The two-tone is not unusual for old Holtons, they used that finish quite a bit.

Interestingly, she has an original Front F, which is nice for a bighorn this old. Also outfitted with an Alt/Fork Eb, as was the norm in the day.

A mighty, mighty sounding Baritone which blows nicely- tons of spread and darkness, and some nice edge up top. Tons of cojones.

Very much in the pedigree of the classic American baritones. Old Holtons easily hold their own against any Conn, Martin, or Buescher. of the same period. The maker is the Forgotten One as far as saxes go. A Great choice for someone wanting a big ol', bad ol' Baritone for a very low price.



These horns are in the stock room and not worked up yet, but if any interest you, well...as they used to say in the ol' neighborhood: "let's talk".....(send us a message).


1950's Desidera, Italy, stencil Alto Sax


1950's Conn 6M Alto Saxophone, Lady engraving


1950's Conn 16M Tenor Sax, USA


1960's Bundy I and 1970's Bundy II Tenor Saxes


1970's Pierret Oxford Tenor Sax


1970's Pierret-made Olds Parisian Low Bb Baritone Sax


1960's Conn 12M Baritone sax, Low Bb



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