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thats identical to my SBA except for the pinky table connector and the flash engraving, :D

if you get it you are one very lucky man
 

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I'm not looking at the first one. I'm looking at the worn silver plate players horn :D
 

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hmmm, I do too......security issues
 

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For his site, I always get the security thing. I just click continue to website.
 

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Some rich middle school kid will be playing that in Band next week. :D

Just kidding - very pretty.;)
 

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i'd rather have the 52,xxx horn listed just below this one.

Interesting 'proto' horn, but other than the pinky keys and over the top engraving, i'd bet this is just another SBA.

Wonder why this baby didn't come with plating and a high F#? Plating would've held up 100% and looked nicer than old lacquer.

Interesting that the neck is stamped 'USA'.

Dunno how to value this, other than junkdude will probably price this higher than it's actually worth, as these mods are really only worthwhile to a Selmer/Elkhart historian.

Wonder when he's gonna have a price on it?????

I also see that he's picking it up from Ralph Morgan. Anyone know Ralph's state of health these days? He must be 90-ish by now.
 

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I also see that he's picking it up from Ralph Morgan. Anyone know Ralph's state of health these days? He must be 90-ish by now.

He passed away a few weeks ago.
 

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Some rich middle school kid will be playing that in Band next week. :D

Just kidding - very pretty.;)
Around here that's not that far off. One freshman I know didn't think his yas-23 was good enough so the next day he comes in with a new Z. He asked for it, parents bought it.
 

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Ralph Morgan's personal alto

This was Ralph's personal alto. He lovingly played it for years and years. I have played this horn on a number of occasions and absolutely love it, it's a killer player, and very unique. Ralph cherished this horn dearly, had a number of offers to buy it from him, but would never part with it. And not just from a historical perspective or his personal affinity for its lineage (Mr. Artley was his predecessor at Selmer), it's that good a player!
 

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He passed away a few weeks ago.
Sorry to hear that Ralph passed away...had talked to him a time or two a few years ago, seemed like a nice guy, with lots of know-how...

Old age, or something else ?
 

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Sorry to hear that Ralph passed away...had talked to him a time or two a few years ago, seemed like a nice guy, with lots of know-how...

Old age, or something else ?

There is a thread in the "In Memory Of..." section.
 

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The neck is not stamped USA, but look closely- it's "J.S.A", for Joseph S. Artley.
The SBA alto "player's horn" up there, recently belonged to mouthpiece guy Erik Greiffenhagen. Although a great player, he swapped it out with Junkdude for a good VI to better play-test your mouthpieces.
 
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