If the dust is white it’s not rubber and therefore a copy. If it’s brown it’s rubber and real.Does that mean it's not a real Selmer, only a copy?
It might, as Pete suggests, be the long-shank “Soloist Style” model
A "Soloist Style" mouthpiece is a genuine Selmer. It's the model after the long-shank Soloist. Very similar, but probably not quite as valuable as a vintage Soloist.Does that mean it's not a real Selmer, only a copy?
And there's the irony. In the old days a mint vintage item had added value. Now it doesn't because it looks counterfeit - and there is no foolproof way to know until you buy it.but I suppose the question is not so much whether this is a soloist style but if it is a real selmer or not, it looks awfully new
Yes, but to make completely sure, douse it well with gasoline and apply a naked flame.Thanks a lot y'all for the help, I did the simplest test with rubbing it to heat a few seconds (GREAT trick Milandro) and the sulfur smell was quite strong.