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    2 Sopranos
    1 Alto
    4 Tenors
    2 Bari's
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    1 soprano
    1 alto
    2 tenors
    1 bari
    1 bass

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    When I had very little money, I had only the instruments that I played regularly such as a pair of Buffet Bb(1912) and A(1921) clarinets.

    Later, I bought instruments that I could afford and resell at a profit.

    Adding saxes, flutes, other clarinets, and oboes to the inventory mostly at good prices later seemed to make sense, but most haven't been sold.

    In later life, I've bought a few antiques, some better horns, and some I don't use at all. Maintenance costs are very low as I overhaul them all and have refaced hundreds of mouthpieces for the better, as a student of Glen Johnston. Adjusted for inflation, I doubt if they have been good investments. The good investments have been the instruments that I've used every day that still retain a lot of value. My 1985 Loree oboe bought new for $1900 should bring about $3500 in 2011, but it was only a good investment for the use gotten from it. Not long ago, I found a Link double ring mouthpiece in my drawer that I paid $10 for many years ago, which is now seems to sell for about $1000 which was a surprize to me.

    As I get older, I think about downsizing to a one each minimal list of horns and mouthpieces, but it seems like a good idea to wait for 3 or 4 years, hoping for a better selling environment. More fun!

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    My dad bought me a zeypher alto when I was eight and a Martin tenor when I was twelve. Paid 45 bucks for the zeypher and 265 for the Martin. Fifty years later I still play both and had both overhauled for around five hundred each. Both play really nice. In my travels selling microscopes I would stop in various pawn shops and buy used horns in the evenings just to have something to do instead of bending the elbows lifting twelve onces at a time. I found out there are many Alto's and few tenors. I ended up with two aristocrats, three selmers, two bundles and a few for parts. Never had a new sax so I bought a selmer Lavox 11 which plays nicely as a gift to myself. Also got two conn's made in Mexico, a Baritone and a Tenor. Oh forget about my soprano Monet which is the worst horn I ever had. A e11 buffet clarinet and a puefler both made of grenadilla wood. Both sound nice
    Sounds like fifteen horns and some parts units.

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    1 tenor
    1 alto
    1 clarinet

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    In addition to the 2 saxophones (in my sig), I have a violin and a dulcimer plus a wooden fife. Until I made this post, I wouldn't have thought I had that many musical instruments at home.

    Plus, I'm sure my kids have a recorder or two lying about somewhere.
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    •Selmer MkVI Alto 227xxx ; Meyer 5M w/ Selmer 2-screw lig; 2½ VanDorens (mostly)
    •Buescher Aristocrat Alto 280xxx... family heirloom in desperate need of restoration

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    Quote Originally Posted by swperry1 View Post
    [I]

    2 tenors (Cannonball Raven, Barone Vintage)
    1 alto (Maxtone sx-63a/ab)
    1 soprano (Barone Straight)

    I also have a full set of congas (quinto, conga and tumba), two sets of bongos and a slew of auxiliary percussion instruments.
    Then there were three:

    2 tenors (Cannonball Raven, Barone Vintage)
    1 alto (Maxtone sx-63a/ab)

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    Quote Originally Posted by equake View Post
    No it doesn't.
    I'd like to think it counts. Otherwise, we'd have to count out electronic keyboards as a musical instrument.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greekmaverick View Post
    I'd like to think it counts. Otherwise, we'd have to count out electronic keyboards as a musical instrument.
    But... Is a keyboard a horn? :tsk:
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    Sopranos: Yanagisawa Elimona (S-880) 1988; Largo Australia 2008

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    Saxes:
    1 soprano
    2 altos
    1 baritone

    Plus:
    1 flute
    1 piccolo
    2 oboes
    1 English horn
    Bb clarinet (my brother's)
    Eb clarinet
    bassoon
    5 recorders
    pan flute
    3 penny whistles
    keyboard
    French horn
    violin

    --but I sold the two harps

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    1 altos
    4 real sopranos
    1 of these;
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5MznmYLNGI

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    1 Soprano Chinese
    5 Alto 2 Yamahas, 2 Bueschers Aristocrats, one Buescher True Tone
    5 Tenor 2 Bueshers Aristocrats, 2 The Martins one Yamaha YTS61
    1 Buescher True Tone Bari

    Will try soon to bring them down to 8 at least.
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    5 C melodies (Conn Chu - for sale, King, Buescher TT gold plated , Buescher TT series III silver, and a Couesnon.)
    1 Buescher TT tenor
    2 bueschers altos
    1 soprano (venus) -for sale
    1 C soprano (King)

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    4 Altos (1914 Holton, Jupiter, Keilwerth, Selmer Mod.162)
    1 C-Tenor (1926 King)
    2 Bb-Tenors (Keilwerth, Selmer Mod.164)
    1 Baritone (low Bb Selmer Mod. 1256)

    I inherited the Holton as a family heirloom. The Jupiter is my son's "outdoor" sax. The Keilwerth's are his indoor saxes. The Selmers are mine. All are in excellent playing condition.

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    Not many. Yanagisawa B6 Low A Baritone ,Hohner President Tenor, B&H 400 Tenor (Amati stencil) Orient Tenor(Asian) Wurlitzer C Melody, Conn Shooting Star Alto (Mexico),La Fleur Varsity Straight Soprano, Curved Soprano (Chinese No Name). HORNLOVER Colombo .

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    I voted prior to a divorce. At that time I had an alto, tenor, and a soprano. Finances forced me to sell my Mark VI alto.

    Left to my own devices I now have added two altos, a tenor, and a baritone. Combined, they cost me far less than what I received from the sale of the Selmer.

    Life is good!
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    Just ran across my old post in 2003 where I listed 2 saxophones. Since then I've added two altos, three tenors, one baritone, one trumpet, and one cornet. Interesting how this disease progresses.

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    Tenor - It's all that matters.
    Go for The Tone,

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    Quote Originally Posted by jd View Post
    5 mark 6s .3 tenors 103***,155*** and 214*** 2 altos 89*** and 219*** . looking for more but i dont know why , i know its rediculous but what the heck. i love them!
    How is this fair! Share the love!

    1 Dolnet Bel Air Alto
    1 Armiti Super Classic Tenor
    1 Yani B6 Bari
    Dont have a flute anymore...

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    8 saxophones- i found something funny last time i bought another sax- it's for guitar players, but surely anybody can translate this into saxes....

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