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Alpha Foreign
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Alpha Foreign
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Hi Sir,

My grandfather posses saxophone and on it stated Alpha Foreign. Its the Alpha Foreign still exist? Can consider as antique stuff.. also if I wanna sell it,what the price range?

Thank you

Faiz

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Faiz,

Thanks for sending me your question about the tenor saxophone that your grandfather has.

I am not familiar with the brand "Alpha Foreign" and believe it most likely to be a stencil or copy made by another manufacturer. It appears to be a silver finish that has a lot of tarnish. I also see a bend in the lip of the bell which could be corrected. If this were my instrument that I was considering to sell, I would first make sure that it would look good and play well.

Please consider taking the saxophone to a local repair shop for an estimate on making it at least play ready. If it were a playable saxophone, I would not sell it for less than $400 but might consider asking for more depending on how well it plays, looks and sounds.

I really wish I knew anything at all about the manufacturer of your saxophone as it might give you more history and relevance about what you actually have.

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