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    Default Buffet Stencil Alto. Help ID

    Hey guys,

    I came across this alto in the store I'm working at and I was really trying to get an ID on this horn before we decide on a price and making an accurate description.

    I'd love to hear from you guys who are more knowledgeable. To me this horn looks like a SDA Stencil. I can't find Buffets Name on it (or any other name).

    The Engraving is not as Sharp or Ornate as the SDA's I've seen and there is no black background on the bell to body brace.

    The serial number is 470XX which does not comply with the Buffet Serial chart I found online. And the only word I see on it is Italy stamped under the Serial.

    It's had a recent overhaul. Plays very very well. I am not an alto player but I had a hard time putting it down.

    Thanks for looking!

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    Default Re: Buffet Stencil Alto. Help ID

    I'm far from an expert but it has elements in common with my SDA tenor, the pinky cluster and the sliding low B/Bb linkages in particular. The bell brace. It's hard to see but the octave mechanism looks right, too. Matt Stohrer's SDA video on youtube will help you figure it out.

    And yes, I'd expect an SDA stencil to have a very rich sound. If I were you I'd try to buy it myself, they're amazing horns and it would bring my universe into better balance.
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    Default Re: Buffet Stencil Alto. Help ID

    Quote Originally Posted by chilehed View Post
    I'm far from an expert but it has elements in common with my SDA tenor, the pinky cluster and the sliding low B/Bb linkages in particular. The bell brace. It's hard to see but the octave mechanism looks right, too. Matt Stohrer's SDA video on youtube will help you figure it out.

    And yes, I'd expect an SDA stencil to have a very rich sound. If I were you I'd try to buy it myself, they're amazing horns and it would bring my universe into better balance.
    Thanks for the Info. As I suspected. I'm no alto player. I barely get enough gigs on tenor. But if I were to buy an alto and could afford it there's no doubt this one would be it.

    It's on consignment for a customer as well so I couldn't even put it on my account and pay it off over a while. Based on the fact that it's a stencil I think we are going to ask roughly $1400 CDN for it.
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    Default Re: Buffet Stencil Alto. Help ID

    hi. this is an italian saxophone made by giglio factory, located in como.
    it is not a sda stencil, i had a tenor and it had nothing in common except for the similar key guard.
    the italian sax was more lighter with a different neck.
    anyway it was a good instrument funny to play, even if it was surely thinked as cheaper horn.

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    Looks like a SDA

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