Sax on the Web Forum Archive / Selmer saxes / Black Mother Of Pearl Keys?

Saddam
User ID: 0554384
Oct 27th 11:07 AM
Hi!
I have a Balanced Action Silver Tenor sax no.32824 and it has black keys! If itīs not original, than it's a very good job because they fit perfect, and I think I saw one alto on Ebay also with black keys. Do you thing it's original, or maybe they put blacks because of WW2 they didn't had white ones.
Thanks
amasax
User ID: 0269124
Oct 27th 11:52 AM
Saddam, during WWII, they couldn't get the white pearls, so a few of those BA horns had black pearls...
GaryL
User ID: 9858163
Oct 27th 8:17 PM
Was that shortage created by the bombing of Pearl Harbor?
amasax
User ID: 8924643
Oct 27th 11:14 PM
no, Germans took over France, limited import/export stuff, plus severely limited manufacturing in the first place.
Randall
User ID: 8722703
Oct 27th 11:19 PM
Ama...I think Gary is having a bit of fun..."Pearl"
Harbor~black "pearls"?
;-)
amasax
User ID: 9223993
Oct 28th 10:44 AM
I Harbor NO grudges, here, boys :)

Just thought i'd pass on a few Pearls o' wisdom...
GaryL
User ID: 0046004
Oct 28th 12:47 PM
Cast not your pearls before swine.
Randall
User ID: 0178794
Oct 28th 2:48 PM
Can I have a rim shot? (on a Pearl snare)