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    Default What happened to this horn?!?

    Can't say I've ever seen anything quite like this one before....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/222442786872
    1936 Conn 10M tenor, 1941 Buescher "Big B" alto, 1917 Conn curved soprano

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    Looks like the elusive dark silver 'as is' model.
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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by dctwells View Post
    Can't say I've ever seen anything quite like this one before....

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/222442786872
    Presumably stripped for parts to restore another TT. It's hard to believe that anybody is going to pay $100 for it.

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    A better question might be; "What didn't happen to this horn?"

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    I love this quote:

    "If you are good at restoring old and fabulous instruments, this is for you"

    It looks like it was lit on fire at some point?
    1936 Conn 10M tenor, 1941 Buescher "Big B" alto, 1917 Conn curved soprano

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    It was bound to happen. Blackwood Joe has started repairing saxophones.

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    At least it doesn't have any neck pull down.

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    I played an Selmer bari once that had that discoloration, it had been stored in a barn or something like that and was totally dark brown, not a chip of laquer left, it did a couple of gigs on it with the original pads.

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    Wow, a relic from the titanic?

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    Sulphur dioxide from burning fossil fuels attacks silver.

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    Looks to me like it's been in a fire but that wouldn't explain the missing parts and the pads don't appear to have any fire or smoke damage. Maybe someone was experimenting with faux antique finishes?

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    I have several like this that were given to me. Parts, removed, some left and the horn sat caseless for a time.

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    Default Re: What happened to this horn?!?

    I agree, I too have seen many in this state. Generally stuff not worth much which was kept in a cellar or a damp place. Silver plate gets like that without any need for fire.

    One of the repairers where I regularly go has a couple of these on the wall.
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