Vintage EBIC (ELKHART) Alto Sax in Very Good Playing Condition w/Case. This is a very nice 90 year old vintage alto sax. It has been adjusted, cleaned, and polished, and plays great on good to very good pads with a smooth, clear tone. Corking, felts, and pads were replaced where needed and the spring action is very good.
After playing it, I found the intonation to be very good. Cosmetically, the sax shows some finish wear, notably inside the gold wash bell (viewers left side and hard to see in the pictures). There are no dents, only a few mild dings and one key guard foot (left side bottom) that needed securing. Nothing to interfere with playing performance.
This Elkhart vintage beauty comes with the vintage case, a microfiber polishing cloth, a Neotech neckstrap, and a mouthpiece w/ligature, vintage cap, and new Rico Plasticover reed. SHIPS ONLY TO THE LOWER 48 STATES OF THE UNITED STATES. Note: According to Badenia51, this sax is a 1930, model 20A alto sax. The Elkhart BIC was a manufacturing subsidiary of Buescher. He also sent a brief history.
1928: EBIC moves to a new wing of Buescher Block. 1928: Elkhart BIC stock is converted to Buescher stock. Prior to this the holders of Buescher stock also held Elkhart stock. This is what is referred to in the literature, a Buescher taking over management of Elkhart. There was no "buyout" as many have reported.
1929: Conn attempts to merge Buescher into it. All other major stock holders support, but James A. Bell sues to block, indicating the other stock holders were undervaluing Buescher stock to simplify the Merger and eliminate him.
1929: Buescher reorganized with all the same stock holders, including JA Bell. Many Thanks to the Expert! The item "Vintage 1930's EBIC (ELKHART BAND INSTR.) Silver Alto Sax withVintage Case" is in sale since Sunday, May 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "p_a_m37" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.