Yamaha O1V Digital Mixer
Price $400.00 CAN
This mixer has been used in a studio for quite a few years but never used live so there are no noticeable signs of wear or damage. I have a nice wood stand for it that makes it sit nicely on a desk. Comes with an ADAT Expansion Card.
Buescher “New Aristocrat” Alto Saxophone SN# 268159
Price $700.00 CAN
The Aristocrat is generally considered to be the “Classical Pro” horn from Buescher. This one has quite new pads, a few signs of wear in the lacquer but no scratches or dents. It plays very nicely and has an incredibly warm sound. I played this alto in university and it sounded great in a variety of jazz styles as well as classical. The sax comes in a gig bag which is a few years old and in good shape. The horn has been played for many years by a good player that loves and respects vintage horns.
Info on the Buescher from the Saxophone Buyer’s Guide.
The Buescher is the best kept secret of vintage horns. Bueschers offer a more delicate and refined touch.
The Aristocrat horns are usually fairly inexpensive and reasonably easy to find. The Buescher 400 or Top Hat and Cane (the early version with the silver tone ring around the bell, and top hat and cane engraving) is also an excellent horn and was played by Johnny Hodges (yes, that sweet sound was a Buescher). For the budding saxophonist in search of a good horn for not too much money, this horn is a logical choice. The only down side of these horns is the action, which can be a little cumbersome compared to a modern horn, especially the Bb spatula key cluster. It’s no wonder that Selmer chose the Buescher company to produce their American counterparts. The Buescher professional model of the 40’s (the Aristocrat) is an incredibly well-designed and well-produced horn.
Conn Naked Lady “Transitional” Alto Saxophone SN# M253588
Price $2,000.00 CAN
This is one of the most sought after vintage saxes and this particular one is in fantastic shape. The pads are like new and the action is excellent for this type of horn.
See this for price comparison – https://reverb.com/item/134746-vintage-1935-conn-6m-naked-lady-alto-sax-rolled-tone-holes-w-case
More info on the Naked Lady Alto from the saxophone buyer’s guide..
The second model is the transitional Conn which lies somewhere in between the New Wonder and the M series. These transitional horns are excellent, and they lead to a tradition of later specialty horns, including the Connquerer, the 28M, and other models that offered some unique action improvements and a more vibrant timbral approach. The most famous of the early Conn saxophones is the M series, or more commonly the “Naked Lady” model, so called because of the top half of a naked woman engraved on the bell inside a pentagon.