His son Maurice and two son in laws assisted in developing and opening the company to other instruments and markets. Also we all know how a horn is produced, there is a lot of manual work behind. The neck strap loop is distinctively thin compared to Paris. Some of which were sold as a competing model. I'll be posting some more later. I have found that most of the action in pre-Balanced Action horns is just talk. There are, of course, a very few Super 20 baritones, some with silver necks add 15% and I have seen one with a silver bell.
There were even some sopranino saxes in serial 548xx range that did not ship until 1960! Can one of the best saxophones ever made really be that inconsistent is what I am wondering. The most accurate serial number range for 1927 was finalized as 5300 — 7280. His design of clarinets quickly made Selmer clarinets a leading and wanted brand. Lucky for me it happened to be the make and model of the greatest ever made. While the low A alto isn't a new idea - some sources suggest that A.
Beginning with a list of all the actual 1927 sales, they were sorted by serial number. Whether or not this is a coincidence ,I do not know. The saxophone is a conical bore instrument. I have seen a lot of these horns -- and even played a couple -- and can conclude from this that there are many more than the 200 or so that is generally rumored. It's all the player's opinion.
I have to agree that the condition and set up ultimately determine how well it plays. The improved serial number chart is by no means flawless. This slug is on both top and bottom of the keywork. Most of the examples you will find will be in a satin silver finish. Other than that most features followed each other.
The biggest, most lasting change was to the bottom bow on the alto saxes. I played one for a couple of minutes that was from the first year of production. Clearly the first step was to collect as much primary data as possible. And do you know where we might be able to sell it? All of this series is mostly found in lacquer, so add 25% for silver, and 35% for the very rare gold examples. This is an argument that is entirely unwinnable. I hope Joe Sax had a steak dinner that night! Douglas Pipher is a Canadian saxophonist, collector and researcher who has spent the last several years studying Selmer instruments with the goal of improving our understanding of Selmer history through primary research. 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.
More than with any other model, condition is everything. The best of them have a certain something that is hard to put your finger on -- a little extra response, a little more complex tone, a feeing of being alive in your hands. By simple subtraction, 2249 saxophones were allegedly built in 1927. They are often beautifully engraved. Nickel or silver-plated keys with a lacquer-finish body were offered among the French-assembled horns.
I think it depends on the horn. Many saxophonists use it as the authority for determining when an instrument was made. Both horns had oversized concave pearls that are very comfortable. Clearly, there was room for improvement. The early ones may not of had neckstrap rings. He was quickly successful and started reaching the general public. The engraving was done after the lacquer which provided a stunning visual affect of being able to see the engraving from a distance.
The medium bow brought those 2 bands closer together again, though not straight across from each other as they were on the short bows. The more difficult way is to make an entirely new conical bell. Some models had black finger pearls due to the shortage of mother or pearl. I have not played as many as qwerty, maybe 20 or so and the ones from the early 60's always caught my attention. Apparently, the techs were more scrupulous and detail oriented in the assembly process.
The serial number is No 1143 which dates from the year 1922. The length of the bow was increased on altos during the 90K serial number range to address certain intonation issues. The length of the bow was increased on altos during the 85K serial number range to address certain intonation issues. I agree with your assessment of saxophones and their eras. Again, see the below discussion. There is lots of misinformation out there about this model, so lets clear some info up.
I started keeping a little journal on the horns I played. When was your Selmer Paris Saxophone made? There are many reasons for this. The models would later add a high F usually as a longer lever above the side F. . It was the seesaw type and he redesigned it to the side type. Now I was online looking to see when this was made and what the Value maybe. Later he was named a solo clarinetist in the Opera Conique Orchestra.