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Jazz Bo

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I am overhauling old vintage saxes in my sparetime for fun. Does anybody know where to buy old cheap saxophones in need of an overhaul?
Preferably in europe (to save shipping).
 

Morph

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There are always some old saxophone up for auction here:


If you scroll past the Selmers, they have a Buescher and another old horn. Estimates are around £100. I have no experience buying from this site but I like to look from time to time!

I think a Buescher might be a nice horn to overhaul... They are relatively undervalued so you can buy them cheaply, but are pro horns comparable to a King/Conn when overhauled (comparable in quality not in character). It MIGHT be a better idea than over hauling a vintage horn of more dubious origin.
 

stitch

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Does anybody know where to buy old cheap saxophones in need of an overhaul?
You'll be lucky. I think if anyone knew s/he'd keep quiet about it!
eBay is not the resource it once was, though one can occasionally get lucky with a Buy-It-Now. Otherwise try local classified ads, antique and junk shops and maybe a request on a FreeCycle-type site. At one time buying from the US was feasible, but now (in the UK at least) import duties make it uneconomic.
 

jonf

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I am overhauling old vintage saxes in my sparetime for fun. Does anybody know where to buy old cheap saxophones in need of an overhaul?
Preferably in europe (to save shipping).
I have a couple which I was planning to do up, but life has got busy so I have to accept I won't get round to them. I'll check them out and send you a private message. Posting from England to Denmark isn't a problem, I've done it before.
 
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