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SOLD Pennsylvania Special Baritone saxophone, good playing order £650 inc P&P

AndyWhiteford

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great old Czech baritone, made by Koelhert factory, this one's probably pre-war,
rolled tone holes like the Conns, has the BIG sound too :)
A few light dings, some solder repairs.
Some missing lacquer, particularly near a previous repair on lower-back of body tube,
but very presentable & nice Art-Deco engraving on bell.
in good immediate playing order, with case,[ but NO MOUTHPIECE ]
Original neck & hard case - case is very usable & heavy ;-)
Keyed low Bb to high F, modern 'low' pitch A=440 Hz

asking £650, includes tracked courier to UK, other locations at cost.
[Or spend £11,500 on a new Yanagisawa if you want to :w00t:.....]

Why am I selling ?
a/ i have too many saxes & need to specialise in tenor/sop/clarinet, and
b/ i bought myself another Pennsylvania special bari, in Silver plate ;-) - I don't need TWO

more images and sound clips soon, any trial in 'sunny' Glasgow, I have an Otto Link mpc you can borrow, or bring your own. Pm me with questions, offers, or ask for my tel number, or reply here...
 

AndyWhiteford

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this is still available , and i'm willing to negotiate on the price, I'de be happy to move this on.
any trial welcome in sunny Glasgow, or i might shoot a video soon.

-Andy-
 

jonf

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I've got one of these, they're great. Superb value for someone wanting a rocking low Bb bari without spending silly money.
 

Jules

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Any idea what its compatibility with modern mouthpieces is like (tuning wise)?
 

AndyWhiteford

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I use a recent/modern hard-rubber otto link [a 6* or 7, I forget.] Both my Pennsylvania baris play in tune from low Bb up through to the the palm keys to high F... photos soon - I PROMISE! ;}

and if anyone wants to make me an offer on the above lacquered bari that begins with "Five hundred and...", I'll listen.
-A-
 

jonf

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Any idea what its compatibility with modern mouthpieces is like (tuning wise)?
If you can wait a couple of days I can do an objective, methodical, through the range test using your old Runyon Smoothbore.
 

AndyWhiteford

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I should add, this sax will be supplied with TWO necks: the original neck, and also replacement. Both fit & tune well
 

AndyWhiteford

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lacquered bari still for sale, """make me an offer on the either bari that begins with "Five hundred and...", I'll listen.""
going to Glasgow auction house in May with no reserve if there's no interest.
5% to Pete's charritee if sold here.
-A-
p.s. Silver one has been sold.
 

jonf

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If you can wait a couple of days I can do an objective, methodical, through the range test using your old Runyon Smoothbore.
I don't think I ever followed up on this. I did test my Pennsylvania bari with modern mouthpieces, both a Runyon Smoothbore and a Rico Metalite. Both played very well in tune right through the range, with no waywardness at the top end. Tone was also even and consistent right through as well - my first bari (although a rocking beast of a thing) had a tone which changed quite a lot through the register.

This is a great value for money bari, a really good sax for hardly any money (by bari standards)
 

Ads

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I wish I had the cash , I`d love to try a bari and a Kohlert would be a great place to start , even if i`ts not got low A (which makes the horn look ultra cool due to the extra long bell rather than lookikng like a big tenor)
 

jonf

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I wish I had the cash , I`d love to try a bari and a Kohlert would be a great place to start , even if i`ts not got low A (which makes the horn look ultra cool due to the extra long bell rather than lookikng like a big tenor)
Low bb baris are the coolest by far. Lighter, bettter to play standing up. Check our Gary Smulyan
 

thomsax

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I have an older model of this brand. Also made by Kohlert. It has botton G# key. So I guess it's older than this one. Nice saxes. Mine was used in a band that played danceable jazz or standards in the 40's and 50's. The original or simlar mouthpiece is best on my sax.
 
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