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John Coltrane's saxophone being sold on eBay

John Coltrane's saxophone is being sold on eBay. The Yamaha alto saxophone is one played by Coltrane on his 1966 tour of Japan, gifted to him by Yamaha as a prototype. The sax is one of two that Coltrane's family have sold to fund the John Coltrane Foundation, and is pictured on the cover of the 4CD Live In Japan tour, and it's also heard on Second Night In Tokyo.

Not for the auction snipes this, it's a buy it now auction with a price tag of $115,000 (on the plus side, Record Mecca will ship it for free). More details, plus documentation and pictures over on eBay.

[Hat tip: @LondonJazz]