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A new student of mine who has been playing a couple of years has this horn.

After correcting some of his bad habits (biting on the high notes, dropping the jaw on the lows), he still was wildly sharp in the second octave, especially on G.
I tried his horn and it was very challenging to try to get in tune, octaves were way sharp.

Is this common on this saxophone?

It pains me to see this, a student horn should at least play in tune. That's why I always recommend a YAS-23.
 

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Thanks for the replies guys, I appreciate it.
I tried it again yesterday at his lesson just to be sure...When the first octave is in tune, the second is wildly sharp. How can they mess it up like that?
It p's me off that a dealer would even sell an instrument like this.

This may be a naive question but, does this instrument have any connection at all with the Selmer company in France ?
It makes no sens to me that they would allow their name to be associated with this piece of junk.

An interesting article I just came across say it all "http://messages.finance.yahoo.com/Stocks_%28A_to_Z%29/Stocks_S/threadview?m=tm&bn=10967&tid=2251&mid=2251&tof=2&frt=2"
altofreak, I couldn't get that link to work...
 
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