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Date: Sun, 24 Sep 2000 20:28:32 -0400
From: "Robert S. Howe"

Sarrusophones are still available new by special order from Orsi in
Milano.  I have a 1980s Orsi Bb soprano Sarrusophone in like-new
condition.  It uses a reed comparable to that of the oboe d'amore,
fingers like a Saxophone, and sounds like a very bright oboe.  With
practice and some reed making, I am sure I could make it sound
better.    New, they went for 5.2 million lira in 1993 (about 3700 US$)
with the prices incresing up to 20M lira for the Eb contrabass.  The
case was extra.  Anyone who would like it (I have two, the other is an
antique) may write me privately.

Robert Howe

Date: Mon, 25 Sep 2000 12:21:58 -0700
From: Grant Green
Subject: [CB] Contrabass Sax FS


Received the following message, regarding a nearly new Orsi
contrabass sax for sale.  The current LA Sax list price is US$39K
(according the their website), but $27K is still a pretty good
discount from the list price...

The website is worth checking out too.


>From: "Attilio Berni"
>Subject: contrabass saxophone for sale
>Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2000 19:14:51 +0200
>Hello Mr. Green,
>I'm italian, my english is terrible and disarticulate and I hope to
>understand good sending this e-mail.
>I'm a collector of vintage saxophones in Italy
>( and I'm looking to sell
>my contrabass saxophone. The following is the description:
>EB Orsi contrabass saxophone, made for me in December 1999, it's
>better than new, his range is until the high F and to low Bb, the
>conditions are excellent, absolutely no dents or damages, the
>lacquer is at 100%, no oxidation, perfect pads and profesisonal
>setup, engraved bell. Also the case is perfect.
>I know that the new price is around $47.000 and I'm looking for
>offers above $27.000.
>Thank You for your help and my best Regards,
>Attilio Berni

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