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Help me identify this Selmer C* Soloist

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I have a vintage Selmer C* soloist alto mouthpiece that I bought many, many years ago. Right now it is going unused and a friend has offered to buy it from me, so I am trying to figure out what its value is.

There seem to be a number of variants of the C* Soloist out there with wildly different values. I have found some images on the Web but none that definitely match my particular mouthpiece -- though I am probably missing something obvious.

Any hints on short vs. long shank, chamber size, etc.? I have a feeling that this is the "most generic" vintage C* Soloist (that typically sell for under $100) but please correct me if I'm wrong.

Thanks in advance!

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I don't think yours is the " most generic" long shank soloist because it has a soloist on the table which, I think, makes it a '60 soloist while they kept the scrolling and lost the soloist on the table in the '70. The 100-150 $ should be about right.
I think that Selmer realised pretty soon that the short shank is not for everyone (because it might cause intonation problems in some horns? or because a longer lay is easier to cotrol and play) and went on to produce (from rather early on) a long shank too.

I also think that the short shank has a very good reason to be used on horns with a microtuner.
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