mardi 14 janvier 2014

How To Know Honest Vintage Saxophone Dealers

By Marissa Velazquez

There are many vintage saxophone dealers around. However, most people will attest that buying an antique item is not easy if one is not experienced at it. One can easily get duped by rogue merchants who stock both original and fake products. Telling the difference may not be easy at all, especially if they have mastered the art of making them look exactly similar. However, with the tips provided here, you will be able to make a good purchase.

It is good to be equipped with some basics about sax. Most students who are new to the instruments may not know much about the different parts and what to expect from an antique. As such, they may simply overly on the recommendations provided by their respective schools. However, it is common to find such information not adequate to the common consumer.

Know the material used. Although the saxophone is a woodwind instrument, it is made of brass. This can confuse a buyer who has never examined one with keen attention. Nowadays, the body is normally coated with clear-coat or a high-gloss brass lacquer. However, any antique should have silver, gold or nickel plating.

Always ask for the license of the dealership. Ensure that they are particularly licensed resell used items. Some shops even go further to join trade unions that review and accredit them periodically. If you can find such a seller, then better. If you cannot find the license number on their website, then simply ask.

Check out the models available. One thing most people do not understand is that most antiques were produced in very limited additions. Even large manufactures only made a few pieces every year. Therefore, check the makes stocked at the store and see if the manufacture has been producing horns long enough for them to have some vintages in the market.

Examine the place that the saxophone was manufactured. Most reliable, pricey horns usually are associated with European origin. As an example, you will discover that numerous retro Selmers in the market nowadays are associated with United States. Those from Czechoslovakia are also relatively common. However, then most expensive ones are the French models.

Check how long the shop has been selling antique sax. You can only be certain that you are getting something original if the seller is also knowledgeable. Ask the dealer to take you through what they have in stock and see how knowledgeable they are about the items.

Dealing with online sellers in a very tricky affair. You can easily fall for fraud. Therefore, ensure that you can verify things such as the business location, physical address and telephone contacts from independent sources. You can easily get this information from review sites and consumer forums.

Knowing what you are looking for is very important when dealing with vintage saxophone dealers. There are many dishonest sellers around and you can never know who you are dealing with. Therefore, you should have these tips at your fingertips.

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