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Hi,
Just curious. A came across a Bundy Selmer
tenor sax with serial 93xxx. The owner claims it is from
1952. On the pics it looks similar to an early sixties Bundy I
to me. In fact it looks exactly like the one I owned once.
Gold lacquer and nickel plated keywork. Very limited engraving except
for Bundy in an oval shape and Selmer below it on the bell. It also
has Bundy on the G# key. However mine had a serial in the 3xxxxx range
and was from around 1963.
I never came across a low serial number for a Bundy Selmer like this before.
Let alone I was not aware the Selmer Bundy's were already produced
in 1952.

Or am I wrong here?
 

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The first number in the serial was probably not stamped well and doesn't show up. There is probably a 4, 5, or 6 that is not showing up.

Also, I believe there have been HA Bundy saxophones since the 1920's or 1930's in various forms. Buescher made most of the HA Bundy's from the 1950's foward for Selmer USA. Thery were made on an Aristocrat design and many were more similar to the Aristocrat than Buescher's own Elkhart secondary brand. And then in 1963, they were mostly badged "Selmer Bundy" or "Bundy by Selmer" after Selmer bought the Buescher factory.

Yours sound like it has the later stamped engraving. And that probably means it was made in the late 1960's to the late 1970's. That should make the first number in the serial a 5 or 6.
 

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Thanks Enviroguy,
You are probably right this is a series 1 from the 60's or early 70's. I already had the impression the serial number is not right.
 
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