Saxophone/YORK Saxophone alto

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Hy ia have a alto saxophone york grand rapids Michigan USA with serial numbers 8229,could you like to helpl me with some more information about it.i just bought it and if ist a profesional model i want to repeir for me..thank you

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Andrei - if you're serial number is correct that might mean you have an very, very old horn there. The records are a bit sketchy and were ill-kept for these horns and the company changes hands several times over their history.  If you send a picture I might be able to more closely guesstimate the age.

The value will be in its play-ability and condition of the finish.  If it is all original and in good playing condition, with no dings, dents, or scratches, it could bring maybe $400 to $500.  Most of these more typically sell for $150 to $300 however, as they are considered outdated for today's use and very few are highly regarded by collectors.

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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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