When was your Selmer Paris Saxophone made? Different distributors had different specifications, which affected delivery times. These later examples play very well, but you should deduct 50%. But it would actually also be a little tricky, for a number of reasons. The baritones are extremely rare and fabulous! You know that you'd have to pry it out of that owner's hands too! The improved serial number chart is by no means flawless. It is well known that Selmer Paris possesses some archival records but they are not available to the public. Use of any of the files in this site without prior permission of copyright holder is strictly prohibited. Under exceptional circumstances weather, strikes, customs delays it can take longer.
I have had problems with the shipping calculator on this website. The pads acoustically reflect out more than standard pads giving better volume and projection and because they are so dense, they hold their adjustments longer meaning that you don't get performance-sapping leaks as easy. She has 267xxx serial number 1977 , and only one M7 stamp on the neck. Most of the examples you will find will be in a satin silver finish. The mouthpiece is easy to play and very versatile. The archive records contain four key elements: — Instrument type Alto, Tenor etc — Finish and custom features — Shipping date — Destination In most cases, there was no mention of what model was being produced. Deduct 10% for lacquer, add 30% for gold.
Once installed, these pads hold adjustments longer, give a more solid feel to the horn and flat out make the horn come alive like it never has before! A search of the actual shipping dates for this serial number range revealed the following: Only 1537 saxophones within this range were shipped in 1927. Out of stock or special order mouthpieces can take between 6 and 10 weeks for manufacturing. The others were still basically True Tones. The later examples have better intonation in the upper end than the earlier examples. In big band and pit work this particular Medusa is just too big and raunchy in tone. You can buy two wonderful old Conns for what some people are asking for Selmers of the same era. We make the horn mechanically as sound as the best handmade Japenese saxophones - but help it keep the vintage Selmer sound! With a background in statistical analysis and an established record in the study of Selmer history, Douglas was able to secure access to these archives.
This can lead to what we call transitional models, which have some new and some old features. Toward the high end of the serial number range you begin to see some examples that look like 400 bells on Aristocrat bodies. But many saxophones from 7300 to 7800 were sold in 1927. Better feel and intonation than the Balanced. With the tone holes perfect and the mechanism perfect, we can fit the instrument with a higher end pad.
If you are wanting to sell your Selmer saxophone, we are always buying vintage saxophones. Fat sound and great intonation. Some of these are beautifully engraved add 10%. The range from 7300 to 7800 also showed less than half of the sales in 1927, with most of the remainder being sold in 1928. It seems unlikely that every new model was introduced exactly at the beginning of a new year. The original creator of these works maintains any copyright.
Download links are valid only for a certain number of days and have a limit on number of downloads - please contact us with your order number and date of purchase to reset it. Your bank, credit card company or Paypal take care of the actual conversion, so you can pay with your normal account in your own currency. This process was repeated for each year up to 1975. I did not consider auction sales such as E-Bay ; private sales between individuals who are not regular dealers; pawn shop or other irregular sources, or any anecdotal stories. Brown rollers always, as well as snap in pads and Norton springs. Engraving is uncommon above 275000. If you are seeing this page, that means that we might not have a new page equivalent yet on our new site.
The differences in the variations are pretty minor, mostly in mechanism. There are a few silver add 20% plated ones, and a very few add 30% gold ones. Some were neat and detailed and others were nearly illegible and of course, it is all written in French. Please email us at Selmer Serial Numbers — a Fresh Approach Douglas Pipher, June 20, 2017 The existing Selmer Serial Number Chart has been available on the internet for years. You likely have a 1256 which has a range to low Bb, or a 156 with a range to low A. The keywork changes change at different times — the altos always change first, then tenors, and finally soprano, baritone and other voices if ever 3.
I would encourage those critics to do their own research and publish their own findings. The data started at serial 5000 and continued for over 75 years. This is the most accurate Selmer Serial Number Chart on the internet! From the Committee on, they are almost always lacquer. There are a few examples with gold inlay on the silver bell add 15% , a few rare silver plated horns I own one, add 20% ; and a very few gold plated ones add 25%. It has been serviced and plays great! Rotated Body tube for offset reach comfort ,.