However, many features of the Martin were usually carried over, including the beveled tone holes. I am using the mouthpiece and reeds that came with it. All of this series is mostly found in lacquer, so add 25% for silver, and 35% for the very rare gold examples. There are many different types of clarinets built by Selmer Paris , each with their own special features. Because many of the horns have beveled tone holes, they may be mistakenly attributed to Martin.
Again, it might be a fine horn, but false claims like this leave a bad taste in my mouth. In some cases, an erroneous claim is innocuous, such as claiming that a Buescher stencil is really a Conn stencil - both brands made nice stencil horns, so there's no attempt to inflate the value of the horn. Other Resources Rick Rajca, a Greenwich Village woodwind guru, put together a. The serial number is wrong; sorry, but that is it pure and simple. In most cases the reason is for the one stated above, but it is always worth checking when buying an instrument. The Zephyr Special had a solid silver neck and mother of pearl key touches.
Year: Model: Serial Number: 1922: Model 22. Clearly, there was room for improvement. One example of its build is the screws on the keyguards-they are the heavier round-head allen screws rather than the more common flat head screws used on the other horns. 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. There were a few other minor changes made, but they were not what contributed to the sudden spurt in sales we enjoyed. The limited edition models also featured black pearl key touches.
In subsequent years the short bow was reintroduced. According to Ralph Morgan these are wonderful saxophones. By taking a closer look, right down to individual instruments, the starting and ending points of the range were modified as needed. He has passed away now but he was a pretty knowledgable repairman and craftsmen……. Very dark tone, great workmanship. Toward the high end of the serial number range you begin to see some examples that look like 400 bells on Aristocrat bodies.
Nickel or silver-plated keys with a lacquer-finish body were offered among the French-assembled horns. These are really nice players, much sought after. These horns can be a real bargain when you find a good one! As far as my other accessories. At about 1918, George Bundy retained the rights to American distribution. The more unusual types of saxophones, such as the Sopranino or Bass, were often sold months or even years later than one might expect. Fortunately, the primary shipping data could now be used to rebuild the serial number chart from scratch. The later examples have snap in pads and Norton springs.
There are lots of variations on the Martin theme, and below are the ones that I think you should consider. It was my starter horn and still is, I play it daily. They are much better than the rental choices out there and a huge savings from the typical student sax. 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. School of The Rock Stencil Saxophone List by Paul D. The tenor was limited edition only, with the honey gold lacquer. Out of stock or special order mouthpieces can take between 6 and 10 weeks for manufacturing.
Legend: There were only 200 low A altos made. I will talk to my repairman about it! Many saxophonists use it as the authority for determining when an instrument was made. The more funny way: Trying to learn what different features that Selmer saxes came with in that time. Not sure if that is even possible but it would be cool to know that my sax was from 1951 and 600 tenor saxophone were made that year for example………. A total of 5 series were produced over 7 years, each with unique engraving. The saxophone is a conical bore instrument.
If a seller does hide part of the number you may wonder if they are trying to hide the fact that it is stolen. I have new inspiration to play and teach because of you. They are perfect for any kid, durable and built like a tank. They have quite a cult following today, and with good reason. It speaks very well through the range with the Graftonite. Balances the more guitaristic material found on the majority of guitar based programs. Some of these are beautifully engraved add 10%.