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Check out our good friend and P. Mauriat saxophone artist, James Carter, shredding on both a 1957 Selmer Mark VI c-melody saxophone (one of only 5 known to have been made) and a WWII era Selmer Balanced Action c-melody saxophone (one of only 4 known to have been made). James's performance highlights the sheer beauty and the raw intensity of both of these instruments. Its very interesting to hear them played back to back. We only wish Selmer would have made more of these marvelous instruments (but grateful that they tooled up and made what they did).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zc9Y9aMgmKQ

We welcome you to stop by Saxquest in St. Louis anytime to see these saxophones up close and personal. There's lots more to see and hear in the museum and tons of interesting instruments and history to take in...........as always, thank you for your support and hope to see you soon!!!

Cheers,
Mark Overton
www.saxquest.com
 

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Very nice to see those two horns in action. And they sound good, but guess that has a lot to do with having James Carter on the end.

What an incredible amount of work for Selmer to have designed and made a C-melody that never made it into production. I guess that some of the keywork is adapted from tenor and/or alto keywork they already had, but they still had to design and make new body tubes, with toneholes drawn in position and to the right size and a special neck and bell and ....

Would love to have one of them.

Rhys
 

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JC is using a *tenor* lawton mouthpiece ??

<edit> p.s. tunes are "Out of Nowhere" and "That's all" , I think ..
 

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Wow. I had no idea that Selmer made C-Melodies past the 20's. Kinda sad that the idea didn't stick.
 
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