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Brand new to this forum.. I am a little different in that I don't play, but my son does. He has been playing for several years and I am surprising him for his birthday with the Aristocrat I just bought...

It is serial number 387077... and is pre-selmer from best I can tell and from what I have been told.

here is a couple pics...

I am looking at getting him an mpc. Yes, I know he really need to try them.. so it could change. As a result I don't want to spend too much but getting him something that will allow him to play Jazz, concert and a little messing around he does with his friends.

I am looking at:

Zinner - Lomax Classic NY
Hard Rubber Meyer
Otto Link super tone master
Otto Link NY
Otto Link hard rubber
Frank Wells Chicago

any of these better suited for that horn? any other suggestions?

Probably close to a 5*, 6, 6* or medium facing..

Thanks in advance for your help and comments!

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Neck may not be original but identical to a 62, which clearly falls into the pre-Selmer...

Also, from what I have been told the way Beuscher is engraved on the sax, and the serial number (Selmer started with 400xxx)... then changed their numbering...and is pre-selmer... but it could have also been in the interim.. Selmer didn't change anything for a bit after they took over... so the first year or so.. they were identical....

either way... I do appreciate the input... as to the otto's


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Found that the 62' has the same neck so I do think it is original....

Vertical Beuscher... ... ... and it is identical to the 62.... :? if its not preselemr.. it appears to be identical...but my horn has been relaquered

still looking for ideas on mpc's any other ideas? thanks again!

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Thanks everyone for the suggestions!

big chamber... preferably metal... is what I should get...

Her is what i found in doing some more research... it seems like someone worked at Beuscher during this period could give us the truth... but...

A guy that has as similar looking one that was stamped with
a 106XXX number with a S40 underneath it was told that when
Selmer took over they restarted the numbering system at
100xxx with a (S) number below it. Then once they started
actually making the horns they got back in sequence at 400XXX.
The 62, number 379xxx that is exactly the
same as the mine is, Just not in as good of condition. I even read
one article from an expert on old horns that claims there were
no major changes in the saxophones until the 405XXX 's. :?

so.. more info to add to the but like you guys have said... its so close... it is in really nice shape.. and my son finally got to play it today with a crappy mpc.. and loves the horn.. he said even with the thing he was using.. it was so much better than his previous horn. he can't wait to get a new mpc.

Thanks again for your suggestions!!

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