What Are Some Different Types of Vintage Saxophones?


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Popular brands of vintage saxophones include Selmer, Martin, Conn, Buescher and King. Each brand has particular models that are sought after; for example, Selmer's Mark VI and Balanced Action and King's Super 20.

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Selmer's Mark VI was produced from 1954 to 1974 and is still used today by players including Eric Marienthal.

The King Super 20 is famous for being played by Cannonball Adderley, Harry James and Georgie Auld, among many others. The Super 20 was first introduced after World War 2.

Original Martin saxophones were produced from 1914 to 1963, while Conn saxophones were manufactured in the United States from 1893 to 1970.

Buescher was another American company that produced saxophones from 1905 to 1963. Popular models include the Aristocrat and the 400 Series.

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