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Saxophones Vintage Borgani Super tenor sax, before and after i worked on it.

thesaxman71

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Here is what i have just finished doing to 1 of my latest purchases...
A vintage 70's Borgani super tenor, it came to me not playable and i could hardly make out the engraving as it was all a kind of brown colour so after some work i have got it playing top to bottom, fitted new pads that needed doing, adjusted springs, keys neck opening at the top of the sax and other things that needed doing, i am just waiting for the newly fitted pads to 'seat in' better, as is the case when fitting new pads, but it still plays top to bottom no problem.
this is going to be put up for sale but i thought i would share the before and after pictures for you.

before: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/rd0zhe4huwe3fif/79aLtnIaeQ

after: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/1c9g7ccoui2oedi/CaQVAtTD87

**if anyone is interested in it then i will be putting it on sale in the yard sale here, PM for more details.
 

daveysaxboy

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You done a great job there dude. Very sweet vintage horn and rare for someone .
 

aldevis

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Nice job. How did you unlacquered it?
 

thesaxman71

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You done a great job there dude. Very sweet vintage horn and rare for someone .
Indeed, i never seen another anywhere!
Nice job. How did you unlacquered it?
I done it all by hand, used different grades of glass/sand paper and my fingers are still red and raw after the work plus getting spiked by the springs is annoying even after i put corks on them, some fell off of course as i was sanding it and SPIKE, ouch....
all by hand then dusted down then washed then wax applied, keys cleaned with silver/chrome polish, springs tweaked and given more life then rebuilt after new pads fitted and just had my leak light on it and fine tuned any small leaks, it is now ready to play, i will put a quick recording here, it has a quite rich tone. It is a lot better than what it came to me and it is a lot better tenor sax than i first thought.

now if anyone can PM a valuation for resale please.

cheers
Ian
 

ProfJames

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What a great job, well done. Looking forward to hearing it. And the price!
 

thesaxman71

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What a great job, well done. Looking forward to hearing it. And the price!
a recording to follow soon, but i have still no idea on the price yet, but not gonna be stupid high, i think i will make it reasonable priced tenor sax, will be a lot of rare sax for the money.
 

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