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Grant R. Koeller

I'm a Professional Jazz Saxophone soloist recently retired from 23 years with the USAF Band Of Flight, WPAFB, OHIO, experienced in performance, technique and equipment. I'm not a buyer/seller or dealer. I have 40 years Alto, Tenor, Soprano and Bari Saxophone performance experience with additional years on the Flute, Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Bass Guitar, Piano, Drum-set, Guitar and Voice. I'm a third generation professional military musician, my father, Bill Koeller(1939-1997) was in the USAF 1958-1962, and played Jazz Hammond B-3 organ from 1957-1997, and my fathers Uncle, Alfred Koeller (1912-1993), was a professional Acoustic Bassist in the Army Air Corps in WWII, and also performed on Jazz Guitar, Hammond organ, Piano and tenor saxophone.

Eugene Cantera

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.

Pete Thomas

Please note: I am not able to answer questions on saxophone ages or values, but am happy to answer questions about playing the saxophone. I have never really thought of myself as an expert, but I have learnt a lot from my long experience, much of it trial and error. I'm happy to see what you all think of my answers to your questions, I hope you find them helpful (if not please tell me!), and I hope you find them at the very least thought provoking. I am happy to answer questions on all aspects of saxophone playing and performance techniques. I am not a saxophone technician so can not answer queries related to advanced areas of saxophone repair, but I am familiar with routine maintenance useful for players.

Gwen Shroyer

I am interested in networking with other saxophone players of all levels of experience and answering questions about varied techniques and methods of training, specific brands and models made, mouthpieces, reeds, and various other questions about performance.

Charles Harris

questions regarding equipment, performance, repairs, lessons, etc. Almost all saxophone related questions.

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2016-09-09 gretsch commander sax ser #10083:

Hello Wayne,   Gretsch never made saxophones. This is a stencil sax. Made by  Buescher. I would Sell the kid the VITO sax, it's a perfect saxophone for beginning sax lessons.I would keep this sax.  I need

2016-09-04 Conn sax:

Paul,    Despite the cool and catchy name, this is about as generic a saxophone as was ever made.  These are student level horns for the most part and they are very abundant on sites like E-bay.  Most

2016-09-03 Selmer Super Action 80:

Ronald,     The saxophone you have is a Selmer Paris, Super Action 80. These are commonly known as the Series 1 to differentiate between the Series 2 and Series 3. However because they were the first series

2016-09-03 Selmer Super Action 80:

Hi Ron - I think your horn dates to about 1983....that makes it a Super Action (often mis-named as Series I...but there is really no such thing!). These are rarer but unfortunately not as highly coveted

2016-09-03 Selmer Super Action 80 tenor:

Hello Ronald,  You have a Paris France Selmer Super Action 80 Series I,   The Super Action 80 was made from 1981 with serial number #315,501, to serial number #378,800. Then the Super Action 80 Series

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