Back when I was at middle school, I played either a Bundy or King, and I remember loving every moment of it.
There is something amusing about Vintage bari’s. To some it is the distinct taste, to some the look and to others it is the bragging right.
A reputable place to get Baritone saxo’s is eBay. On there, you’d find different sellers listing various saxophones for baritones.
We have personally handpicked some of the most trusted and best vintage Baritone saxophones you can buy today.
Best Vintage Baritone Saxophones
Vintage Conn 12M Baritone Saxophone Naked Lady
It is difficult to go wrong with a Conn 12M of any vintage. The 12M Baritone saxophones produced in Nogales seem to perform better than the equivalent tenors and altos and typically are cheaper.
Martin Committee Baritones
These are great alternatives as well. However, getting one in an affordable price range can be hard as well.
BUNDY Alto Saxophone
The Bundy Series I Alto Saxophone was originally made in the late 1960’s, and has a super broad, warm, lovely yet exciting sound.
This horn is all original and comes with a meticulous re-padded Selmer Bundy. All the corks and felts plays great too.
This vintage sax is in top shape and it plays as new.
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Buescher True Tone Soprano Saxophone (w/ Front F + Modern Thumb Rest)
The Buescher true tone has an amazing ergo’s and intonation. It has a high F as the early ones were keyed to high Eb.
I have tried several old school baritone saxophones but non compare to the bueschers.
King Zephyr Alto Saxophone
A great playable Zephyr Baritone sax can be purchased for less than $1000. For around $500-$600, you can enjoy an OH (no dent removal).
These are beasts when played. They make a big fat sound, knock the back wall down when you need to. Drawback is the abysmal ergos. Unless you have NBA hands, a Zephyr can be a stretch.
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