This alto is slated to go into the shop, but is being offered here, until work begins, for anyone who may be interested. In it in its current condition.
It has been in disuse, and though the current pads can be made to play, a thorough re-padding may be the best option. It is not playing well in its current condition. Though there is no indication of the maker, this horn appears to be of very good quality. Best guess is that it was made by Rampone or by Orsi. It is stamped "Made in Italy".
The bell engraving reads Elkhorn/ Dist. The original finish is more than 95% intact however there is pitting throughout - see photos. Body is in excellent con. Dition, with only one or two minor.Neck is in very good condition, no issues, no pull down bend, however the lacquer is has numerous light scratches. Wooden end plug is in excellent condition (visible in photos). No case there is a case in the background of one of the photos, but this is not the case for this horn! Please write with any questions.
The item "Vintage Elkhorn Stencil Alto Sax Made in Italy by Rampone or Orsi" is in sale since Wednesday, January 8, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "john8p4m" and is located in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. This item can be shipped worldwide.