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Bundy Baritone
Saxophone Neck

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The Outside Diameter of the tenon is about 21.8 mm or about 0.86 inches. Tenon length is about 19.6 mm.
Looking at the first group of photos below you can estimate whether the linkage of the neck octave key would mate with the octave mechanism on the body of the sax.
By looking at the photos, you may be able to get some idea of where the linkage has to be, relative to the receiver.

The factory did not do an especially good job putting the cork on this neck.

I just happen to have a Conn 12M bari on my workbench.
By way of comparison this Bundy neck tenon is quite a bit too small for the Conn.
The Conn 12M (s/n C840xx) neck tenon has O.D. of about 24.7 mm, I.D. of 22.2 and a tenon length of 21.4

But the second group of photos show that this Bundy Bari neck would be a good replacement for a Selmer USA Bari Sax.
The Selmer Bari Sax is serial number 1206xxx.
The Selmer USA Bari has bell keys on the back of the bell and a Buescher-style lefthand pinkie cluster.
Neck tenon size is a good fit, both at around 21.8 or 21.9 mm O.D. and 19.6 mm length.
The octave key mates with the octave mechanism and the octave vent is in the same position.

June 2011 - This Bundy neck is also a good replacement for a Selmer Signet Low A Bari (875xxx) sax.

I am getting some feedback that this neck may work on a Buescher "400" bari. But I haven't corroborated with first hand experience.

Bundy Baritone Saxophone neck



Below: Similarity of Bundy Bari and Selmer USA Bari necks:


Below: Modern Bundy neck adapted to 1925 Buescher Stencil Bari Sax.

The owner (m.zaffino@yahoo.com) did the work himself. Initially he said:
"It is a Buescher stencil bari circa 1925. It plays out of tune sharp with most modern mouthpieces I have tried. I have one which seems to work acceptably if it is pulled out a bit as well as pulling out the neck to body joint. It is a Rousseau Classic 6R. Once my horn is set up this way the rest of the notes throughout the range are fairly well in tune. I have been told that these older horns often need a larger chamber than the current baris."

After he did the work he said:
"Your dimensions were right on. The tenon fit my Buescher perfectly. The overall length measurement was also spot on. It a bit long for me but will play in tune if the mouth piece is shoved on far enough.
The octave key post had a slight interference with the linkage post on the body but a little file work cleared that up. Its tight but it clears.
So I began working on adapting the octave key. I annealed the crescent shaped peace at the back of the original key and formed it back into a u shape. Then filed the resulting slot in the center of the U about .05 wide. Then I took a piece brass round stock I had and filed a flat rectangular tang on the end, pressed it into the slot and silver soldered it. Then it just a matter of filing grinding and shaping. I polished it up added some cork and a new pad. Man did I luck out. Shes good to go."

Below are photos.

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