Like a 10M, this tenor responds well to different mouthpieces. It is capable of screaming RnR or R&B sounds with a big Dukoff, or purring out smooth, sophisticated sounds with a Selmer metal Jazz 'piece. The bebop 'honk' with a vintage rubber Link is incredible. I would keep this fine instrument for myself, but it deserves to be in loving hands where it is played -- and heard -- regularly.
The condition is lovely. There is no evidence of any major damage repair, and very little in the way of noticeable dings or dents. The neck is very good, though it apparently wasn't always bagged as it should have been. We've taken out the neck dings, but some smudges to the plating remain if you look closely. The 5% or so plating wear is mainly on the key touches, however there is also some very minor pitting on a few brightly polished pad cup surfaces. The plating is excellent for an original job of this vintage.
We've touched up the overall polish on the silver
plate, which responded nicely to rubbing with a treated Hagerty polish
cloth. You can see from the lead pic that the sax will simply glow in stage
lighting. In fact, it was so bright in the photo set that it literally
caused the first group of our shots to be so over exposed we had to re
shoot! If you want a classic silver vintage tenor at a bargain price please
don't let this one get away. I know I will one day want to kick myself
for selling it ....
Thank you for your interest in this fine vintage Gretsch tenor saxophone, offered at $865, plus shipping.
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