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Saxophones Tasty cache of Selmer, King, Conn, et. al. saxes at UK auction

AndyWhiteford

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I wouldn't normally mention a sax or two for sale, but there's sale in Newcastle, UK coming up with a fine collection of vintage & original instruments.
take a look:

I've no connection with the auctioneers or the goods for sale, caveat emptor, the fog on the tyne is all mine, etc.
 
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AndyWhiteford

AndyWhiteford

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LOT 139 looks, to me, the choice of the two Silversonic tenors, as near mint as you can get for a 55 year old hooter.
 

rhysonsax

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Some of the guide prices look attractive but you have to add 32.34% to the selling price to cover VAT and commissions.

Rhys
 

georgesax

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for those members who are not a professional musician and are interested in buying via online auction, you are protected by the Consumer Right Act 2015. however, if you buy at an actual face-to-face auction, you are not protected by the Consumer Right Act 2015. it is worth checking your rights.

I have no connection with this seller too.

I was interested in buying a Selmer SBA alto before. but after trying a Yamaha Customer Z tenor, I have many doubts. Yamaha is very free blowing and very easy to play compared with a Selmer SA 80. I have not tried a Yamaha Customer Z alto, I am thinking that I may prefer a Yamaha Z to a SBA. I will then defer my purchase.
 

DavidUK

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Not the place for a bargain, but where else can you find such a treasure trove.
 

sizzzzler

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The catch is the sellers. if we had more who ignored ebay fantasies and sold for what they would recover at auction we’d all be better off.
 

Jeanette

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I was interested in buying a Selmer SBA alto before. but after trying a Yamaha Customer Z tenor, I have many doubts. Yamaha is very free blowing and very easy to play compared with a Selmer SA 80. I have not tried a Yamaha Customer Z alto, I am thinking that I may prefer a Yamaha Z to a SBA. I will then defer my purchase.
Yamaha make good horns. I was with someone yesterday who had upgraded from a Jupiter sop to a Selmer. She then asked if I'd ever considered upgrading my Yamaha 62! There is a belief amongst some that Selmer is THE brand to own.

I just don't subscribe to it. I briefly tried a Selmer and many others, they did nothing for me. The only other horn that has tempted me is a Sequoia K91.

Don't choose on brand name alone, choose the one that speaks to you when you play it :)

Jx
 
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