Saxophone Forum

by rohittt
(1 post)
5 years ago

Help please


I found a little saxophone in my parents attic. From what I can tell it is a Buffet Crampon Evette Schaeffer saxophone made in Paris seriel no. 22345 which I think means it was made in 1913. The age of the case certainly points to this. The distributor was Carl Fischer New York. It is in reasonably good condition with no dents or serious defects and seems to have the original pads and is silver plated. It is curved and has a Hawkes and Son mouthpiece but I'm not sure if it's a soprano or alto sax? The reeds are in poor condition and I can only get a few notes out of it. Do you think it would be worth getting it restored and is it of any value. I'd be grateful if anyone can help?

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (644 posts)

    5 years ago

    Re: Help please

    Very Little value.

    Less than $ 700 fixed up if it is a soprano.

    It would cost you that much to fix it up. Soprano or alto.

    If it is an alto, 300 is its value.


    Put it on ebay at 275.00 and see what happens.

    Good Luck

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