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CBC
User ID: 0826264
Jun 27th 6:28 PM
SML Tenor for sale - original gold Plate/rolled tone holes/all 22 features a perfect player and excellent example. Contact:

AC4080@wayne.edu

Thanks
Leon Mack
User ID: 0986624
Jun 28th 4:24 PM
Wayne - I have been looking for one. Is this the Gold Medal model, with the rolled tone holes? How much are you asking for it? You may reply by e-mail or call me 904 788 4096. Ask for Lee.
Leon Mack
User ID: 0986624
Jul 6th 5:42 PM
I bought this SMl and am waiting for it to arrive by mail. I owned one years ago and had to sell it, and have missed it. This one, like the other, is a Rev D, gold plated, rolled tone holes ect, pre-Gold Medal. The one I owned before had been previously owned by Sam Rivers and was pretty shell shocked; had been played hard. Lotta dents, swedged many many times, etc. This one, by description, had no dents at all, about hadlf the gold plating left to leave the other half silver (Sam's was all silver) and had an overhaul done by Steve Goodson with the famous goatskin pads, etc. I'm quite excited about receiving it. My question is, why didn't more people inquire here? The other posts had numerous replys and this one, only mine. I paid a little over what Steve Goodson lists as the going rate but the horn is rare, in perfect playing condition with a new overhaul by a reputable reapirman, and has a new case to boot. Aren't you happy for me, SML bro's?
Leon Mack
Steve Goodson
User ID: 7601343
Jul 7th 6:10 AM
That horn that you bought from Chris is a good one! It was originally owned by a psychiatrist from Canada, then by me, then by Will Terry from the Buckwheat Zydeco band, then by me again, then to Chris.It's straight and tight. The SML market is not huge. Many buyers, unfortunately, aren't familiar with these great instruments. You've got to get sombody to try them to make the sale. I think they're undervalued, and are among my favorite horns. You'll enjoy this one!
CBC
User ID: 0826264
Jul 7th 8:25 AM
Steve is absolutly correct. This horn is a good one and is a great representative of this vintage of SML. I have played several over the past year and consitantly the "Rev. Ds" "...thank you saxpics for giving these names..." have been my preference. Darker than the later horns - more than just "loud" horns - truly rich in character (and the added benni' of gold plate). ...and Steve G. has this horn playing great.

Like others, I grew up on Selmer. I have begun experimenting with non-Selmer vintage horns (buying , trying, and selling) in an attempt to understand the beauty of each insturment. To do this properly, it is imperative that one have good examples (mechanical, minimal dent damage, minimal key play etc..) of various vintages in order to truly experience what each horn has to offer ( and ,of course, even at that you may or may not have "a good one" if it was assembled poorly etc..). It was difficult to find a SML that had survived the years and fit the bill. Steve G. came through ( It was very cool that Steve knew the ownership lineage of this horn).

I was tempted to keep this one - but it is time to move on.

By the way I agree - these horns are great financial investments (as vintage saxs go).
Steve Goodson
User ID: 7601343
Jul 8th 4:07 PM
While we're on the subject of the linage of that SML, I must go on record as saying that while Chris and I were getting our deal together (I did an overhaul as part of the sale), he sent down some of his CD's, and CHRIS COLLINS IS A VERY VERY SERIOUS PLAYER and well worth a listen to.