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I have a 1912 (Key of C)  Buescher silver soprano saxaphone, still plays beautifully, in very good condition, looking to get a price estimate for sale or possible trade in / upgrade.  Thank you very much.

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If the horn is in good playing condition it may bring between $300 and maybe $400...if you can find a buyer.  Unfortunately, the date (assuming you have vetted it correctly) and the tuning make this horn  more of a relic than a practical 'player' in today's market. If it has been in your family I recommend holding onto it. I have a feeling it will be worth far more to someone down the line as a nice memory than it will as sale or trade fodder. Even the best examples of these horns rarely bring more than a few hundred dollars.  

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Eugene Cantera

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I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.

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I have been in music education for 25 years and I have written and published in the subject of professional music education.

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The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Marketing and Higher Education Newsletter.

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Bachelor of Music Education, Hartt School of Music - The University of Hartford.

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