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    Default Macabre Sax Art

    I'm not even certain how I stumbled upon this "art," and I'm sure, to most people, at least those outside the sax community, this seemingly benign piece would be looked upon as a nice contrast between vintage and modern. I'll admit - at first glance, I thought to myself, "neat," and I moved-on. Until I didn't, and quickly returned. My face pale, my cold hands feverishly mashing the back button (and then the forward button) until returning to this...this...thing.

    The HORROR. Cue the augmented 4th.

    (Since royalties are involved, I think it's important to link to the image, in lieu of pasting it here.) See link for the image: https://fineartamerica.com/featured/...garry-gay.html

    "Pull-down" doesn't even describe it. Such atrocity can only be described as disfigurement, maiming, and/or butchery - the likes of which I had never witnessed before that moment. I imagine trying to play it; the horrible noises that would echo from its broken frame. The ratchet of the octave key, as it attempts to pull-in a high note, managing only a feeble squeal.

    I know, I know - there's a very good chance the artist had absolutely no idea or reference, other than it was an "old saxophone." I truly mean no harm, but the image, from the lens of a sax player, is a hard one to shake.

    Or, perhaps I should save you the horror, and beg you to turn away...

    No. Go check it out

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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    It looks sad.
    "A lot of people are afraid of heights, I'm afraid of widths" ~ Steven Wright.

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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    Here is a 5-digit Mk VI carcass.





    ... and its happier ending.

    http://www.barnardrepair.com/#/selme...i-tenor-79xxx/
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr G View Post
    Here is a 5-digit Mk VI carcass.





    ... and its happier ending.

    http://www.barnardrepair.com/#/selme...i-tenor-79xxx/

    I wonder what the bill was for that restoration. Wow.
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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    Beyond impressive - incredible ending to that story.

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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    "Macabre Sax Art" would make a fantastic album title!
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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    Poor sax, died asphyxiated....
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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    As sometimes slight damage can occur during shipping, upon receipt of this fine instrument, you may wish to have your technician perform any adjustments necessary to match your unique playing style.
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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    LOL! Nailed it!

    How about; 'Neck has a slight 'pull-down' but this normally happens anyway. 'Overall shows the wear and tear expected of a well-played vintage sax, or 'patina' if you will.'

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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    Meh - just needs some cork grease. Should be good to go.

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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    It’s now my iPad’s background

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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    Another thing that makes me shake my head (among many other, mostly unrelated, items) are the saxes for sale on ebay with either an upside-down mouthpiece, or the neck pointed in the wrong direction - or a combo of both!

    ...and the white gloves.

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    Default Re: Macabre Sax Art

    Quote Originally Posted by Sacks Of Phones View Post
    I wonder what the bill was for that restoration. Wow.
    Wow +1, looked like a goner to me!
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