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  1. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi there, I have an SML Rev D alto saxophone, with serial number 14XXX which I think makes it a 1955 model. It received an overhaul before I bought it, so all the pads, cork and so on are still in great condition. It plays great and has no damage apart from cosmetic damage, such as minor...
  2. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Anyone have any advice where could I find a Rev D for sale? I have been looking around but they are a bit rare... Im looking for around SN: 14xxx with the rocking thumbrest. Any advice is appreciated.
  3. General Discussion
    Never thought I'd ask this question but I picked a pair of SML and Marigaux pins (promotional/novelty items I guess for dealers, etc.). One has a pair of oboes and 'Marigaux' in big letters across the instruments The other has a straight soprano and tenor sax and 'Yanagisawa' in big letters...
  4. General Discussion
    Hello everyone. I recently bought this SML tenor and I was wondering if anyone of you had some useful or interesting infos on this nice horn. It has two 5-pointed stars and a "SUPER" engraving, but no number (e.g. 47, 48 or 49). The serial number is 73xx, so I assume it's a 1949 "Super". Is...
  5. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi, I have an alto SML Rev D saxophone and am wondering about the value. I used to play, but now this sax is just sitting in my closet. Part of me doesn't want to sell it, maybe I'll play again one day, or maybe I'll have a relative that wants to play. But another part of me thinks its a shame...
  6. General Discussion
    He plays a Coleman Hawkins Special tenor http://www.saxpics.com/?v=gal&a=6 V
  7. Valuation (How Much is it Worth?)
    Hi all, Hope you are all doing well. I'm looking in to selling my SML nickel plated soprano sax from 1961 (reg. nr 17.063). The Sax has been made for Ansingh in Zwolle, The Netherlands. Check out these pictures for more information, it is in good condition and plays very well. Thank for you...
  8. General Discussion
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/vintage-Silver-SML-Strasser-Marigaux-Rev-D-Alto-Saxophone-just-overhauled-/171129385613 I've contacted the seller music-oldtimer-com that this horn is not a 'Rev. D' but instead a Rev. B era (early 1940s) 'Standard' which uses 'Rev. A' tooling and lacks many features...
  9. General Discussion
    Okay, I'm a bit confused - because there's no photo of the serial - are they saying the serial # is 114 or are they saying 114-146 because that's a misreading of the brand's street address... hmm, either way it is old! Split bell keys, lots of old trill keys but otherwise wearing the usual...
  10. General Discussion
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Vintage-SML-stencil-Alto-Sax-parts-horn-near-mint-condition-look-/140970491852 - The LH pinky table has that yucky cloned Heimer/Parker poor facsimilie look to it also it has no switchable Articulated G# lever or any provision for one. - The bell keyguard is one-piece...
  11. General Discussion
    They closed shop over 30 years ago but there's a Facebook fan page up and running :mrgreen: https://www.facebook.com/SmlSaxophones
  12. Construction
    SML Rev B & D comparison Recently I acquired a second SML alto, a 'Revision B' as it's known. It's the older brother/sister to my beloved 'Revision D' and after extensive cleaning (it was black mostly and splattered with superglue) I thought I'd take some photos showing the pair side by side...
  13. General Discussion
    My French is tres rusty and Google Translator is *****. However, it seems like it's missing the low Eb guard and the some rods but includes key cups??? http://cgi.ebay.fr/SAXOPHONE-ALTO-SML-MARIGAUX-REVISION-D-1955-/290826847883?pt=FR_YO_InstrumentsMusique_Vent&hash=item43b6a1868b Man, it's a...
  14. General Discussion
    Came across this tonight on ebay. http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/160925785315?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2648#ht_500wt_1413 The serial number I believe puts this as a Rev A model. I was always of the understanding that all Rev A models had left side bell keys. Mine certainly does...
  15. General Discussion
    Going by what I can see of the LH pinky table and the bell brace it could be? The neck is all wrong so is the pearls and also the sling-ring is at a sensible position (not up near the side Bb) and the bell key guard is a Selmer-style one-piece rather than the usual SML two-piece. Not my photos...
  16. General Discussion
    Hello everybody I just got an SML Alto sn 11xxx, I am pretty happy with sound and intonation but when I I've tuned with my trio, I had the feeling that the pitch is a bit low, and I can't reach the perfect pitch even if I push the moutpiece (Vandoren Java A55) to the very end. What can I do...
  17. Advice on Buying or Selling a Saxophone
    Hi guys, A local seller has an SML Rev. D alto up for sale, and I'm just looking for a bit of perspective, what you guys think it's worth? It's a recent enought (last 10 years or so) relaquer, and it's neither the worst or the best one i've seen. There's a fair bit of buffing but no structural...
  18. Construction
    Not sure if this has been posted before but abadcliche has posted an excellent repairman's overview of an awesome SML Rev. D tenor on his Youtube page: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RFA5n8-DLSk Great stuff! :thumbrig:
  19. Valuation (How Much is it Worth?)
    I'm new to this so here goes. Just recently stumbled upon a 9,9xx serial number SML alto in gold plate and was wondering if anyone knew how many of the gold plated saxes did SML manufacture?
  20. FAQ
    Hi guys, I wanted to check with all of the SML folks here on SOTW because I'm looking at an SML stencil and I've been wanting to give it a try for a long time. I'm planning to go test play it next week (if it doesn't sell by then). I was wondering about mouthpiece setups you find work well...
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