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Saxophones Rampone & Cazzani deluxe Alto sax valuation please?

rhysonsax

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Any other markings on the sax or do you know the cost when new ?

R&Cs used to be much less expensive than they are now, both in £ and relative to other brands.

I have got lots of old catalogues and price lists including ones from sax.co.uk that cover that period. I have a suspicion that 'deluxe' just refers to the case rather than the sax itself. The price of the horn varied considerably depending on finish, although R&C provided gold or silver plating much cheaper than most other brands.

An alto back in 2006/07 would have been something like £1500 (R1 gold plated) to £2,000 (R1 Jazz gold plated), with the case being £105 (standard) or £170 (deluxe).

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Take a look at the current new prices on sax.co.uk. Prices have gone up a lot since this was made. Starting price is about £2500. For me, assuming the sax works for you, even if you have to pay the 2006 new price, it's a good deal. Maybe haggle between £1000-1500? The sax looks like new, doesn't look as if it's been played a lot, so the pads should be good for a few years yet.
 

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Deluxe is/was there mid range horn.There was the Deluxe then R1 then R1 jazz.The horn is called Deluxe and has nothing to do with the case.I would of said about £800.00.

Deluxe Sax - Rampone & Cazzani



www.ramponecazzani.com/eng/deluxe.html‎



Rampone & Cazzani is an Italian manufacturer of wind instruments, specializing in the production of handmade saxophones by highly skilled craftsmen
 
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thesaxman71

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more pictures, bell has some engraving and it has RC on the crook octave key, wicked player, immaculate condition.
View attachment 2720 View attachment 2721 View attachment 2723 thanks for the feedback fella's, really appreciated, looks like we got some varying valuation views from £800 up to £1,500 so at least i know not to pay more than the top price of £1500 for it.
As for condition and pads it is like new, immaculate, 1 lady owner and she said she hardly used it, and she had a full service on it last year and this looks to be true.it also pays like a monster, very comfy and free sounding.
so do you think it is worth me buying overall or would shopping around for a 62 yam, or yani or something similar be better value and keep value better?
cheers,
Ian
 
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milandro

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Deluxe is/was there mid range horn.There was the Deluxe then R1 then R1 jazz.The horn is called Deluxe and has nothing to do with the case.I would of said about £800.00.

Deluxe Sax - Rampone & Cazzani



www.ramponecazzani.com/eng/deluxe.html‎



Rampone & Cazzani is an Italian manufacturer of wind instruments, specializing in the production of handmade saxophones by highly skilled craftsmen

wow I saw this on SOTW too and gave much the same answer as Davesaxboy gave, 1500£ is way too much for this saxophone!


If “then" was only 2006.......these were hardly the times when Rampone was really cheap (’60 to ’80 ).


No need to use the past tense by the way.......The Rampone De Luxe Saxophones are still made by Rampone and the designation “ de Luxe" has been used for many years by Rampone and designates an “ intermediate” model.

They also have the “ Super” model which is even cheaper student.

http://www.ramponecazzani.com/eng/deluxe.html

http://www.ramponecazzani.com/eng/super.html

Anyway, regardless of what it would cost NEW (and again they are still available!)

When selling one of these saxophones you have to face the reality of the market these days.

Even in pristine state, I am quite sure that you couldn’t sell one for more than 1000€ and I am sure that that would be already a generous price on a marketplace where a Selmer S80 II can cost between 1250 to 1750€ or a Yanagisawa 901 for 1000 to 1300€

I published a link from the Rampone & Cazzani site for the De Luxe and Super Series, on the pictures there are visible but faint engravings of brand and type on the bell, they might have or not engravings or stamps on the neck, but it is rather irrelevant, that’s the way they are sold now.

I know that Rampone has been thinking for years whether to discontinue these series because they are hardly their best sellers and their limited production resources can be better used in the production of their best selling models , the R1 and R1 Jazz.

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as I said, the De Luxe model is a model in ACTUAL production (and has been for many years) at Rampone & Cazzani, again, it is the intermediate model they also have a student model called super, I gave links and now I have published the pictures of both but you can see more variations of these types on the Rampone site.

There is nothing “ Old” about your Deluxe and the name is NOT only the one of a case in the Rampone catalogue! but many importers only import the R1 or R1 (pro)series


Anyway, call Rampone, talk to Claudio Zolla and convince yourself that I gave you precise and pertinent information.

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milandro

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VERY different kettle o’ fish , this on ebay is an ancient Rampone, which , in my opinion, has only a collector’s (and limited ) value
 

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