Armstrong Sax Serial Numbers

Photos are normally essential to ascertain value, but in this case, probably not that helpful. Without photos I can tell you this: the 3008A you refer to is not the serial number. That is the model number.

This particular model has rolled tone holes and a high F#. Despite this, the horn is considered to be a student model, or maybe even intermediate since it has the rolled tone holes and high F#. I have sampled this model before, and despite the cheap appearance of the body, keywork, and lacquer, these horns seem to have quite a good sound. Even in near mint condition, they do not sell for much. The highest that one has sold for on eBay in recent weeks is a disappointing $225. If this one is in great playing condition and is cosmetically pleasing, it is a great buy at $160 for the person who plans on playing it, or to give it to someone for that reason.

If a person is thinking of buying it to resell and make a little money, it is not an exciting prospect. There are other Armstrong models that look much like this one, but don't have the special features and have a substandard build quality. As far as Armstrong saxes go, I'd consider this particular model long before most the others, if you can even find one that has all of its parts still attached. So, the short answer is that it probably is worth the $160 if it's in good playing condition. You might have to invest in a new case sooner or later though.

Buescher, Conn, Martin, King & Selmer Serial Numbers. There are quite a few saxophone serial number charts on the internet, these ones have mostly been adapted from existing manufacturers’ and saxophone enthusiasts’ charts. I have the same question. The one that we have is an Armstrong 3000 with the serial number 6186. However, all the serial numbers for Armstrong Alto Sax's seem to be 7 digit numbers. Zindagi dobara nahi milegi.

The molded styrofoam that lies beneath the fabric in the case has an ugly tendency to disintegrate with age, even without abuse. Then you're stuck with an unending supply of tiny styrofoam debris that will get into everything you own.