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Hi sir! I have a sax that was left many years ago. It's a American Standard high grade sax. The number on the horn is 017. Which means this sax is #17 in their production. It's an original. Can you tell me the value with it still being in good shape? It's close to 100 years old and look great. I can send you some pics.

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Hi Terrell,

The American Standard horns were manufactured by H. N White as a student horn. It was the precursor to the Cleveland instruments.
There were thousands of these sold during the 1920's & 1930's. If it is gold plated, it is a rare horn. Most likely its not as there was very little money to spend for such luxuries at that time. Due to the age, antiquated mechanism and it being a student horn instead of the mainline (King), the value is only about $250-300.

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Any questions related to the repair, refinishing and restoration of band instruments (woodwinds and brass).

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I am co-owner J and J Woodwinds LLC, a full service repair and restoration facility locatd in Shreveport, Louisiana. We have been in business since 1985 providing customers worldwide with the repairs and restorations that many will not do!

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Apprenticed under one of the finest repairmen in the business at Williams music in the late 1970's/early 1980's. His brother is listed as one of the top band instrument repair techs in the nation!

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Featured on KTBS 3 (Shreveport, La) in October 2009

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