Description: Saxophone - Selmer New York Silver Alto Saxophone 75xxx
This Selmer New York Silver Alto Saxophone, serial number 75xxx was built around 1922. It was recently overhauled and is in excellent playing condition. This horn is a Buescher stencil. During WWI and into the early 20s, Selmer was not building saxophones in France. To keep in business at this time, they contracted with American companies to make saxes with the Selmer label. The Selmer New York Company later became Selmer USA and has since built millions of horns.
The sax was restored by Shen-Valley Band Instrument of Harrisonburg VA. In my 40 + years of playing woodwinds, these are the finest technicians I have found. The horn was completely dismantled and cleaned in the ultrasonic cleaner. This method removes all tarnish without removing any of the silver or gold. [as polishing and buffing does] the horn was then repadded with Selmer style domed resonators. It also has new cork and felt.
There are no dings or dents and just a little plating wear around the thumbrest and a few keys. The horn is now in excellent playing condition. I have been playing the horn for a few months since the overhaul to break it in. The horn has been back to the shop for the post break-in adjustment. This service is provided by Shen-Valley Band as part of the restoration process. This insures that all the pads have seated properly and that the horn is in top playing condition.
It comes with the original case which is in poor condition. The bottom of the case is held together with packing tape. The purple lining has come loose in one place revealing an inner lining made of newspaper. It seems to be the financial page of what appears to be a Florida newspaper dated April 1922. I decided not to glue the purple lining back so that the page could be seen. Both the serial number of the horn, and the date on the financial page would indicate that the horn was made in 1922.
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