Flutes 
Oboes 
Bassoons 
Piccolos 
Clarinets 
Saxophones 

 

PEARL flutes 

More than four decades ago, a handful of master flute makers from the Muramatsu workshop made the decision to found a new firm, dedicated to the production of high-quality flutes in all price ranges. Having limited financial resources, they made an agreement with the Pearl Musical Instrument Company whereby they would produce flutes in a separate department Pearl’s factory.

The instruments have gradually gained the reputation of being “best buy” flutes and are widely used by professional musicians in Europe, England and the Far East.

Wholesale distribution of Pearl flutes has recently undergone some adjustments and we are now proud to offer these superb flutes to our customers.

Got an old student flute that you are not using? Yes, we take trades!

Model 665RBE has solid silver head section, with body and foot plus all keywork heavily silver plated. Pad cups are pointed, key arms are extended over the pad-cups. Pearl’s 665RBE also comes with French (open) keywork, low B foot, offset G key and split E mechanism.
Suggested retail price is $1850.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $1202.50

Model 765RBE has solid silver head section, body and foot with all keywork heavily silver plated. Pad cups are pointed, key arms are extended over the pad-cups. Pearl’s 765RBE also comes with French (open) keywork, low B foot, offset G key and split E mechanism.
Suggested retail price is $3425.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $2226.25

Model 795RBE has solid silver head section, body and foot with all keywork heavily silver plated. Pad cups are pointed, key arms are extended over the pad-cups. Pearl’s 795RBE also comes with French (open) keywork, low B foot, offset G key and split E mechanism. Springs are white gold and professional “Forza” head section.
Suggested retail price is $3900.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $2535.00

Model 8800RBE "Cantabile" (Japan) all silver including the keywork, extruded tone-holes, low B, offset G, .015 inch tube and "forte" head section, it's their "handmade" with drawn tone-holes" instrument. Widely used by pro players in England and Europe, we quite like the way these play!
Minimum Advertised Price - $5352.00

Model 8800RBE-CD "Cantabile" (Japan) same as the 8800RBE but with C# trill and roller on the D#.
Minimum Advertised Price - $7760.00

Pearl alto flutes: 

Pearl 201U (Taiwan), has curved head section, sterling silver lip.
Suggested retail price is $2390.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $1553.50

Pearl 206U (Taiwan), has curved head section, sterling silver lip and head section.
Suggested retail price is $3495.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $2271.00

Pearl Piccolos: 

Pearl PFP105E piccolo, a superior instrument with composite body, silver plated keywork, split E mechanism, undercut embouchure, French-style case.
RETAIL PRICE IS $1560.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $1014.00 

Pearl PFP165E piccolo, a superior instrument with grenadilla head, composite body, silver plated keywork, split E mechanism, undercut embouchure, French-style case.
RETAIL PRICE IS $2245.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $1459.00 

VERNE Q. POWELL (USA) flutes 

They've been featured by Wichita Band Instrument Company since 1971. We often have a selection of them in our safe, ready for immediate shipment. Powell flute are manufactured in a small factory in Boston, Massachusetts.

Vern Q. Powell "Signature" model is produced with solid silver keywork (French keys to low B), also with solid silver head, body and foot and a unique fruitwood case with special case cover. Offset G key is standard, in-line G is available on special order.

Suggested Retail Price - $6990.00

Minimum Advertised Price - $4995.00

Vern Q. Powell "Conservatory". French keywork to low B, available with in-line or offset G, the silver body, head and foot are made with .016 inch tubing. The solid silver keywork ius strong, the instrument plays very well. Many years ago, Powell produced a "commercial" model flute, always with extruded tone-holes. The "Conservatory" can be considered the replacements for the popular "commercials".

Suggested Retail Price - $8170.00

Minimum Advertised Price - $6595.00

Vern Q. Powell "Custom". Powell's "top of the line" flutes are offered with .014 inch tubing, superbly made keywork that's French to low B. A=442 tuning is standard and the tone-holes are soldered to the body, in the manner of the finest French flutes of the late 19th century.

Suggested Retail Price - $11,690.00

Minimum Advertised Price - $10,499.00

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FOX OBOES 
Made in the USA, continue to be very popular with our customers. The workmanship, intonation and tonal quality are all good and the price is right, too. We particularly like the model 330 and 450 instruments! Although the time of delivery on new orders is five to six months, we always have a good supply in our warehouse, ready to ship to you! 

Fox model #400, best-quality grenadilla wood body, full conservatory keywork, including LH F and F resonance keys. Fox's best oboe! 
U.S. Retail - $7375.00 
WBIC Price - $6131.00 

Fox model #450, just like the 400, only the top joint is crack-proof plastic. 
U.S. Retail - $7195.00 
WBIC Price - $5975.00 

Fox model #300, Fox's best oboe, only ALL plastic. 
U.S. Retail - $6585.00 
WBIC Price - $5449.00 

Fox model #330, same as the 300, only without split ring for the 3rd finger RH. A BEST BUY! 
U.S. Retail - $5450.00 
WBIC Price - $3479.00 

Fox model #333, Fox's least expensive, but now with LH F. 
U.S. Retail - $4750.00 
WBIC Price - $2979.00 

Fox model #520 English horn. 
U.S. Retail - $7750.00 
WBIC Price - $5949.00 
 

Fox model #555 English horn. 
U.S. Retail - $6750.00 
WBIC Price - $5199.00 
 

FOSSATI OBOES 

After two decades as a master oboe maker in the Paris workshop of Roland Rigoutat, Gerard Fossati set up his own small firm in Montargis, some 65 or 70 miles south of of the French capital. Today, he and a handful of highly skilled technicians produce a limited number of oboes and English horns. Everything is built by hand and the quality of workmanship is of the very highest quality. Thanks to the lower overhead of the small town where they’re located, prices are quite competitive.

Full conservatory traditional French keywork, rhodium plated, including LH F, forked F and low B-flat resonance, third octave key, French case and cover. Fossati’s new “Artiste F01V” instrument has, we’ve been told, the same tone-color and superb intonation of F. Loree’s “AK” oboe. 3145.00 EUROS

Fossati’s model E-30 has almost all the keywork as his “top of the line” oboe, but comes with a “best buy” price. Think “Fox model 330, but made in France of the finest grenadilla”. 2265.00 EUROS

Fossati’s “Tiery XJ10” model is their “step up” oboe. Again think Fox, this time it’s “model 333, but made in France of the finest grenadilla”. 1765.00 EUROS

Fossati’s SCA10 English Horn is absolutely amazing for both price and quality. And the time of delivery is always fast. Why wait forever for a Fox or Loree? $3535.00 EUROS

F. LOREE A PARIS 
We've sold Loree oboes for 25 years and continue to recommend them highly. American customers much prefer the darker sound of the "AK" bore instruments. Yes, we always have a selection of Loree oboes in Wichita, ready to send to the most discriminating musicians. 

Full conservatory silver plated keywork, including LH F, forked F resonance, Bb resonance key on the bell, 3rd. 8va. key, American case & cover. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL 

Same as above only with French case and cover. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL 

Extra price for AK bore. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL 

F. Loree English Horn, double French case, cover, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL 

Cabart "74", the second oboe from Loree, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL 

ALL new and all used instruments sold by Wichita Band Instrument Company come with our 24 month service warranty. It’s in addition to any factory guarantees. For two full years, we will repair or replace (whichever in our estimation is the more advisable), pads, corks, springs or other parts required, at no charge to the customer. In the event of cracked or damaged wood sections, we will repair at no cost to the customer or replace the section and charge the customer only for our net costs for the replacement section. Often, wood replacement parts are supplied from the manufacturer at no charge. The customer is responsible for shipping and insurance charges. Cases and plating finishes are not covered by our service warranty but are sometimes covered by factory guarantees.

Wichita Band Instrument Company maintains a repair department capable of restoration work of the highest quality. Even though repairs are essentially “free” for the first two years, after that period has expired, we remain at your service to maintain and repair your musical equipment forever. It’s our “service after the sale” promise and has been since 1953! In the event that a customer requires service under factory guarantees or Wichita Band’s service warranty, the item must be returned to us and not directly to the manufacturer.

SELMER USA 

Please call for prices. 

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New Heckel Bocals: Yes, they're expensive, but they are the best! PLEASE CALL FOR PRICE

FOX BASSOONS 
NEW BASSOONS OF HIGH QUALITY FROM ALAN FOX'S WORKSHOPS are usually available for fast delivery. We have the largest selection of new Fox instruments in the Midwest, with professional and student instruments available for immediate shipment. Why wait months and months when you can have one today? 

Fox "601 Symphony Thick Wall", is Fox's top-of-the-line. We've sold over a dozen to professional players who've traded their Heckels to us. The secret of the sound is the thick wood in the wing joint and that the entire instrument is made of seasoned Balkan maple. 
USA Retail price $26,500.00 
Our price $20,975.00 

Fox "201 Symphony", continues to be very popular with our customers. The short bore of the 201 instruments is very resonant, the intonation superb! 
USA Retail price $23,500.00 
Our price $19,695.00 

Fox "Renard 240" is the "step-up" instrument that's similar to Fox's 201. Keywork includes high D, high E and crowned thumb E. This one's a Best Buy, too! 
USA Retail price $12,500.00 
Our price $8,095.00 

Fox "Renard 220", is patterned on Fox's "long bore" I and II instruments. We always have these in stock for immediate shipment. Standard keywork includes high D and high E, the same as on the #240 bassoons from Fox. 
USA Retail price $11,250.00 
Our price $6,949.00 

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Pearl PFP105E piccolo, a superior instrument with composite body, silver plated keywork, split E mechanism, undercut embouchure, French-style case.
RETAIL PRICE IS $1560.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $1014.00 

Pearl PFP165E piccolo, a superior instrument with grenadilla head, composite body, silver plated keywork, split E mechanism, undercut embouchure, French-style case.
RETAIL PRICE IS $2245.00
Minimum Advertised Price - $1459.00 

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CLARINET CARE INFO 

BUFFET 
FRENCH CLARINETS MADE BY BUFFET-CRAMPON. 

SORRY, FOLKS, BUT WE JUST CAN'T PUT THEM IN A BOX AND SEND THEM TO YOU!   Wood clarinets always leak around the register and thumb spouts when we get them from the factory. Before we send you any wood clarinet, we take off all the keywork, polish the bores, tighten the metal tubes into the top joint, replace the Eb-Bb, the C#-F# and the register pads with waterproof cork and then lighten the spring action. When we send them out to you, they're completely different than when we get them! 

SPECIAL ON NEW BUFFET CLARINETS! 6 boxes of Vandoren reeds included for free with purchase and your choice of mouthpiece (within reason) no extra charge! Mouthpiece upgrades include Vandoren, Selmer Paris, and some other brands, please ask for info! This is on top of our special set-up and customization that we do to all new (and reconditioned) clarinets.

Founded in 1839 by Jean-Louis Buffet-Crampon,  Buffet  clarinets soon became the choice of the majority of the world's professional players.   By 1900, Buffet had a workforce of 200 craftsmen, producing clarinets, flutes and saxophones, all of high quality. 

Paul Evette and Ernest Schaeffer bought the firm in 1885.   "Evette and Schaeffer" clarinets were the "step up" instruments from Buffet until about 1980.  A public corporation since 1929,  the company was absorbed into the Boosey-Hawkes conglomerate in 1981. 

The first "modern" Buffet clarinets date from the 1920's.   Given the model number "13",   some are superb instruments, the bore size slightly smaller than modern clarinets, the tone-color free and with good power. 

Instruments made between 1935 and 1975 are considered by many to be the very best of Buffet's production.   The "13" became the "R-13" ("Arthur King", we call them...)   This model was  soon joined by  the "Continentale", the "S-1", the "BC-20" and later the "RC".  All have subtle differences, all are considered by us to be "top of the line" equals.   Before 1980, the Buffet name was only engraved on their best clarinets:  the "step up" and student quality instruments were stamped "Evette & Schaeffer" or "Evette".   Today, the Buffet name and logo are engraved on the entire line of Buffet instruments, from the German-made plastic  to their very best clarinets. 

Wichita Band Instrument Company has sold new and used clarinets from Buffet-Crampon since the early 1950's.   Clarinets acquired by us are always crack-free, wear our new pads and corks and carry our two-year service warranty. 

Wichita Band's clarinet warranty is the same as it's been for more than three decades: 
"All new and used clarinets sold by us come with our 24-month service warranty, which is in addition to any factory warranties.   For two full years, we will repair or replace (whichever in our estimation is the more advisable), any pads, corks, springs or other parts required, at no charge to the customer.  In the event of cracked or damaged wood sections, we will repair at no cost to the customer or replace the section and charge the customer only for our costs (wholesale) for the parts.  The customer is responsible for shipping costs.   Cases and plating finishes are, unfortunately, not covered by our warranty." 

We invite customers to "try before they buy", encourage our clients to allow us to send one or more instruments "on approval for five days".   We've sold Buffet clarinets for almost four decades and are happy to advise and assist you in any way we can. 

Call us at 800-835-3006.  We're always delighted to speak with clarinetists! 

And of course Buffet made, still makes, high quality saxes in Mantes.   Some saxes stamped with the Buffet name are now made in Germany by Keilwerth, but "real" French Buffet saxophones are still in production, albeit in small numbers. 

Some of our clients have recently asked us for our advice about "new versus used" clarinets from Buffet.    Here's our opinion.... 

The quality of the wood of modern clarinets is, regretfully, often not as good as it was twenty-five or thirty years ago.  Grenadilla wood (a rosewood type) grows in Mozambique and takes decades before it's large enough to turn into a clarinet section. 
The demand for clarinets and oboes has been large in the past couple of decades, but the supply of high-quality wood has become very difficult indeed. 

That means clarinets made years and years ago generally have better wood than clarinets that are new today. 

More important is the fact that a clarinet, if it's going to develop cracks to the wood, will usually do so in the first three  months of its life.   It's not too much of an over-simplification to say "if it's several years old and hasn't cracked yet, it's not going to crack." 

The "trade off" of course, has to do with the mechanical condition of the used instrument.    If keywork is badly worn, with hinge-tubes loose or with ring keys worn thin or if the plating to the keywork is badly worn or if there are cracks to the wood, we could not recommend any vintage or used Buffet clarinet.    Proper padding of any clarinet is crucial as well;   our customers should know that any clarinet we sell always has 100% new pads and corks, either from the manufacturer or from our shop in Wichita. 

Our conclusion?   Yes, used is often better than new!  But be careful about wood, worn keywork and padding! 

SPECIAL ON NEW BUFFET CLARINETS! 6 boxes of Vandoren reeds included for free with purchase and your choice of mouthpiece (within reason) no extra charge! Mouthpiece upgrades include Vandoren, Selmer Paris, and some other brands, please ask for info! This is on top of our special set-up and customization that we do to all new clarinets.

R-13 (BC1131-5-0) Buffet Bb clarinet, nickel keys, the one everybody uses!
Suggested retail price is now $5337.00.
Minimum Advertised Price - $3203.00

R-13 (BC1131-2-0) Buffet Bb clarinet, the same but with silver plate.
Suggested retail price is $6038.00.
Minimum Advertised Price - $3621.00

R-13 (BC1231-5-0) Buffet A clarinet, nickel plated keywork with double case
Suggested retail price is $6480.00.
Minimum Advertised Price - $3887.00.

R-13 (BC1231-2-0) Buffet A clarinet, silver keywork with double case
Suggested retail price is $7180.00.
Minimum Advertised Price - $4307.00.

E-12, The "step up" Buffet. Now discontinued. Pity, as it was the last of the inexpensive French Buffet clarinets...

E-11 (BC2501N-5-0), Buffet’s least expensive wood clarinet. Made in FRANCE.
Suggested retail price is $1737.00.
Minimum Advertised Price - $944.00

***OTHER BUFFET CLARINETS AVAILABLE TO SPECIAL ORDER!***

LEBLANC  
Clarinets from the LeBlanc workshops have greatly improved in recent years.
 

LeBlanc model L210N "Bliss", Grenadilla upper and lower joints, "Bliss" grenadilla barrel and bell, adjustable thumbrest.
U.S. Retail - $2039.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $1529.00
 

SELMER 
YES, WE SELL SELMER (USA), SELMER (PARIS) CLARINETS. 

H. Selmer (Paris) "Signature" is the new top-of-the-line from Selmer. 
.575 inch bore, superb wood quality, resonance tuning, triple silver-plate to the keywork, extra LH Eb-Ab lever.  This is the best Selmer, ever! 
Minimum Advertised Price - $5509.00

H. Selmer (Paris) "Signature" the same, only in the key of A, with double case.
Minimum Advertised Price - $5729.00

SELMER USA CLARINETS, Please email for more info.

All Selmer clarinets are supplied with original Selmer case and mouthpiece and come with factory guarantee in addition to our two-year service warranty.   We don’t sell “factory seconds” or “gray market” instruments.    “Rent return” student clarinets are sometimes available for lower prices.    The company policy from Selmer says that we are allowed to ship their instruments only to institutions or end users who reside in the United States.  We are not allowed by them to sell Selmer instruments to other dealers. 

Wichita Band Instrument Company’s warranty is the same as it’s been for more than three decades. 

“ALL new and all used instruments sold by Wichita Band Instrument Company come with our 24 month service warranty.   It in addition to any factory guarantees.   For two full years, we will repair or replace (whichever in our estimation is the more advisable), pads, corks, springs or other parts required, at no charge to the customer.   The customer is responsible for shipping and insurance charges.  In the event of cracked or damaged wood sections, we will repair at no charge to the customer or replace the damaged section and charge the customer only our wholesale cost (if any) for the replacement parts.  Cases and plating finishes are not covered by our service warranty but are sometimes covered by factory guarantees.”

Wichita Band Instrument Company maintains a repair department capable of restoration work of the highest quality.   Even though repairs are essentially “free” for the first two years, after that period has expired, we remain at your service to maintain and repair your musical equipment forever.   It’s our “service after the sale” promise and has been since 1953!

In the event that a customer requires service under factory guarantees or Wichita Band’s service warranty, the item must be returned to us and not directly to the manufacturer.

BASS CLARINETS-student and intermediate 

Vito model 7168, plastic body, wood-like finish, low Eb on body, w/peg. 
U.S. Retail - $2465.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $1729.00

Selmer 1430LP, plastic body, wood-like finish, low Eb on bell, w/peg. 
U.S. Retail - $2448.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $1869.00

LeBlanc/Noblet model L60, to low Eb, w/peg, grenadilla wood, five-section case. 
U.S. Retail - $8007.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $5629.00

SORRY, FOLKS, BUT WE JUST CAN'T PUT THEM IN A BOX AND SEND THEM TO YOU!   Wood clarinets always leak around the register and thumb spouts when we get them from the factory. Before we send you any wood clarinet, we take off all the keywork, polish the bores, tighten the metal tubes into the top joint, replace the Eb-Bb, the C#-F# and the register pads with waterproof cork and then lighten the spring action. When we send them out to you, they're completely different than when we get them! 

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We sell lots of brands of saxophones, but some of the manufacturers do not allow us show their prices in our advertising. Call or e-mail us and we'll send, e-mail or FAX you their price list! 

SOME NOTES ABOUT SELMER SAXOPHONES...

The Henri Selmer company dates from 1885.   Both Henri and Alexander Selmer were fine clarinet players.   Alexander played in the New York Philharmonic for a few years,  joined with his brother in 1904 to form "H. & A. Selmer" in Paris.   The factory moved to Mantes (west of Paris about 40 miles) in 1919.   One of Alexander's students in the States was George Bundy who became the founder of Selmer-USA.   Selmer-France and Selmer-USA are two completely separate companies, the former still owned by the Selmer family, the latter now owned by Steinway Properties, the Massina family of Boston being the majority shareholders. 

Selmer's first French saxes  were engraved "Modele 22",according to the "New Langwell", a few were made as early as 1920. 

The "Modele 26" appeared four years later, is considered by us to be virtually identical to the 22.  "Pea-shooters", we call them. Mechanically good, but very small voices. 

Selmer acquired the Adolphe Sax brass factory in 1928 and the production numbers increased. 

Until 1931, fewer than 15,000 Selmer saxes had been built.    The introduction of the "Cigar Cutter" in 1931 made Selmer famous as builders of superb instruments. 
Keywork was still similar to the old "Modele 26", but the sound of these saxes was superb:  bright and singing, lots of cutting power.   Within a decade, almost all the world's professional players considered Selmer the only serious choice.   A few jazzers held out for the "Lady Face" Conns and the silver-necked Kings, but most guys went to Selmer and stayed there. 
 
"Cigar Cutter", "Selmer Super Saxes" and "Radio Improved" models differ only in subtle ways.   True CG models have on the octave mechanism a unique one by two inch flat brass plate with a round hole that looks like the tool you'd clip off the end of a cigar with it.   For us, the "Super" is a fine sax, the tone quality a little more "locked in" than the CG, but with plenty of carrying power and quality.   There were several variations in the octave key mechanism of the SSS and RI models (none with the flat brass plate above the octave key touch)  and for us, there's not much difference in playing characteristics.   Intonation is better on both than on the CG's, though:  I've never played a Cigar Cutter that didn't have a fourth-line D that wasn't very sharp. 

Professional players who used CG, SSS or RI saxes throughout their entire careers included Joe Allard (Julliard Conservatory, NBC Orchestra, New York Philharmonic sax soloist) , Hymie Schertzer (Goodman's band), Al Klink (tenor player of the original Glen Miller band, later with Carson's tonight show orchestra), Woody Herrman, Dick Stabile (sax soloist in the pre WWII years), Arnold Brilhart, Chester Hazlett and hundreds of other guys.   Jimmy Dorsey used a variation of the SSS sax as well. 

Low B & Bb pad cups on the CG, SSS and RI models were always on the same side as the player.   Keywork was not always the same on these and it's possible to see all sorts of variations on the G#-C#-B-Bb key touches.  Some saxes have the one & three forked Eb mechanism, some do not.    Instruments made before 1932 were seldom lacquered, almost all were silver plated, sometimes gold plated. 

George Bundy operated a New York retail store for Selmer for several years.   "Selmer New York" saxes are fairly common, but have nothing to do with the French instruments.   All were bought from American manufacturers and stenciled with Selmer's name.  I've seen American Selmers made by Conn, by H.N. White Company ("King") and by Buescher, even a couple from Martin.    Selmer-USA moved to Elkhart before the second world war, purchased the Buescher saxophone factory in 1961. 

The Balanced Action saxes were introduced in early 1936.   The earliest I've played belonged to Wichita band leader Norman Lee.  I did lots of pad work on it back in the '60's and '70's.  Serial number was 22,300.   BA models had very light springing and lots of guys replaced the original needle springs with stronger piano wire.   The tone-quality of the early instruments is darker, the intonation superb.    Key-guards for the low pads are easily removed, the workmanship the very best.   The BA evolved slowly, by the late '40's had offset stack keys and brighter tone-color.   We call these "Super Balanced Action" saxes. 

Thousands of guys played, still play, the BA and SBA saxes.   I've got photos of Al Galladoro, Stan Getz, Paul Desmond, John Coltraine, Coleman Hawkins and dozens of other superb saxophonists, all using this model.   Man, how many could I name? 
My personal opinion is that the BA instruments made just before and just after the war are the best ever known to mankind. 

The Mark Six instruments came out in 1954, continued the trend toward brighter tone-color and sharper low notes.   Not all Mark Six saxes are so engraved, but they're easily identified by the unique neck octave key and the sideways octave touch.   Our experience is that some Sixes are very good, some less so.   They just weren't very consistent and lots of guys experimented with necks and key adjustment before they were happy with how they played.   But it's the Sixes that today command the high prices.    Not certain why, but there are lots of fellows who play far better than I who swear it's the best sax ever made. 

The "Super Action 80" saxes have gone through several variations since they started making them in 1980.   The "Series I" instruments are, in our opinion, quite good:  scale and tone-color leave nothing to be desired.  Some guys like the slightly brighter sound of the "Series II" and the "Series III" is even more so.   All should be considered as superb instruments, worthy of the finest musician. 

We don't pretend to be Selmer sax experts, but we've repaired, bought, sold and played thousands of them over the past fifty years.   Digital photos of any sax are available upon request and we're always happy to send "on approval" for five days.    Call us at (800) 835-3006 for info.  FAX or E-mail if you prefer. 

We do lots of sax business:  both vintage and new instruments.   We're careful about what we acquire and usually turn down saxes with keywork that's worn or key pearls that are dished out.    We sell no sax "as-is, needing more repairs", fully re-pad and re-cork everything before it goes out the door and put our two-year service warranty on anything we sell. 

YES, WE SELL SELMER SAXOPHONES, NEW, USED AND VINTAGE. 

Selmer (Paris) #62J- "Super Action 80, series III Jubilee", professional alto, the bell hand engraved. 
U.S. Retail - $9523.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $6479.00

Selmer (Paris) #62JBL- "Super Action 80, series III Jubilee", professional alto, black, gold lacquer keys, hand engraving to the bell. 
U.S. Retail - $10,233.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $6969.00

Selmer (Paris) #62JS- "Super Action 80, series III Jubilee", professional alto, bright silver plate to the body and keys, engraving to the bell. 
U.S. Retail - $10,571.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $7199.00

Selmer (Paris) #52JU - "Super Action 80, series II Jubilee", professional alto, the bell hand engraved 
U.S. Retail - $8463.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $5759.00

Selmer (Paris) #52JBL - "Super Action 80, series II Jubilee", professional alto, black, gold lacquer keys, hand engraving to the bell. 
U.S. Retail - $9163.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $6239.00

Selmer (Paris) #52JS - "Super Action 80, series II Jubilee", professional alto, bright silver plate to the body and keys, engraving to the bell. 
U.S. Retail - $9511.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $6469.00

SELMER PRELUDE ALTO SAXES. The best of the reasonably priced student altos. Model AS711. $799 WITH CASE.

Selmer (Paris) "Reference-36", tenor, modern copy of a vintage Selmer "Balanced Action" tenor. 
U.S. Retail - $11,925.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $8119.00

Selmer (Paris) "Reference-54", tenor, modern copy of a vintage Selmer "Mark VI" tenor.  Patinated lacquer finish only. 
U.S. Retail - $11,925.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $8119.00

Selmer (Paris) #64J - "Super Action 80, series III Jubilee", tenor with hand engraved bell. 
U.S. Retail - $11,461.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $7819.00

Selmer (Paris) #54JU - "Super Action 80, series II Jubilee", tenor with hand engraved bell. 
U.S. Retail - $9878.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $6719.00

SELMER PRELUDE TENOR SAXES. The best of the reasonably priced student tenors. Model TS711. $1129.00.

Selmer (Paris) #53J - "Super Action 80, series III Jubilee" soprano, two necks, keywork to high G, with hand engraved bell. 
U.S. Retail - $10,149.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $6909.00

Selmer (Paris) #51J - "Super Action 80, series II Jubilee" soprano, fixed neck, with hand engraved bell. 
U.S. Retail - $8294.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $5649.00

Selmer (Paris) #55AFJ - "Super Action 80, series II Jubilee" bari, hand engraved bell. 
U.S. Retail - $17,571.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $11,959.00

Selmer (Paris) #66AFJ - "Super Action 80, series III Jubilee" bari, hand engraved bell. 
U.S. Retail - $19,280.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $13,119.00

Selmer (Paris) #56 bass 
U.S. Retail - $31,184.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $22,289.00

Other finishes available.

All Selmer saxophones are supplied with original Selmer case and mouthpiece and come with factory guarantee in addition to our two-year service warranty.   We don’t sell “factory seconds” or “gray market” instruments.    “Rent return” student saxes are sometimes available for lower prices.   

Wichita Band Instrument Company’s warranty is the same as it’s been for more than three decades. 

“ALL new and all used instruments sold by Wichita Band Instrument Company come with our 24 month service warranty.   It in addition to any factory guarantees.   For two full years, we will repair or replace (whichever in our estimation is the more advisable), pads, corks, springs or other parts required, at no charge to the customer.   The customer is responsible for shipping and insurance charges.  Cases and plating finishes are not covered by our service warranty but are sometimes covered by factory guarantees.”

Wichita Band's service warranty does cover dents and dings to your sax.  If your instrument sustains damage to the body, end bow, neck or bell, we'll burnish out the dents and make it look "like new" again.  The cost to  you is absolutely nothing except for shipping and insurance charges.

Wichita Band Instrument Company maintains a repair department capable of restoration work of the highest quality.   Even though repairs are essentially “free” for the first two years, after that period has expired, we remain at your service to maintain and repair your musical equipment forever.   It’s our “service after the sale” promise and has been since 1953!

In the event that a customer requires service under factory guarantees or Wichita Band’s service warranty, the item must be returned to us and not directly to the manufacturer.

YANAGISAWA SAXOPHONES 
Yanagisawa is a small firm in Japan that produces ONLY high-quality saxophones.  We've sold them for over 30 years and recommend them above all other Japanese instruments! 

Yanagisawa "Standard" alto, model A901, with high F# keywork. These are good players for not much money. 
U.S. Retail - $4788.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $2879.00

Yanagisawa "Professional" alto, model A991, also with high F# keywork, deluxe case, full rib construction, deluxe key pearls. 
U.S. Retail - $5828.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $3859.00

Yanagisawa "Standard" tenor, model T901, also with high F#. 
U.S. Retail - $5150.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $3099.00

Yanagisawa "Professional" tenor, model T991, with the same features as the A991 alto. 
U.S. Retail - $6787.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $4249.00

Yanagisawa SS901 soprano, high F#, straight neck.. 
U.S. Retail - $5679.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $3139.00

Yanagisawa SC991 curved soprano, high F#. 
U.S. Retail - $6946.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $4059.00

Yanagisawa model SS991 "Professional" soprano, high G, interchangeable necks (straight and curved), deluxe case. 
U.S. Retail - $7161.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $4189.00

Yanagisawa B901 baritone, high F#, low A. 
U.S. Retail - $9846.00 
Minimum Advertised Price - $6469.00

CHATEAU SAXOPHONES 

CHATEAU SAXOPHONES Of all the lower priced imported saxes that we’ve seen, we’ve been most impressed with the looks and sound of the Chateau Saxophones made in Taiwan. These have some features unique to the Chateau saxes. Rolled tone-holes and real abalone pearl finger buttons on the alto and tenor (like on vintage Conn saxes), 85% red-brass body for a great sound and look, ribbed construction, and “Selmer” style hand engraving.

MODEL VCH-S820LY2, SOPRANO SAX, with two necks (one straight and one slightly curved), and keywork to high F#. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR PRICE.

MODEL TYL-AP00C85CHE ALTO SAX, double arms on low C & B key and keywork to high F#. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR PRICE.

MODEL TYL-T900C85CHE TENOR SAX, double arms on low C & B key and keywork to high F#. PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR PRICE.

MODEL VCH-1200L/A BARI SAX, keywork to low A, and high F#, no engraving, yellow brass body, PLEASE CALL OR EMAIL FOR PRICE.

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