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Hi SOTWers,

I came into this old Selmer mouthpiece and am trying to figure out exactly what model it is.
It seems like there are a number of similar mouthpieces from that era but they vary in whether they have a fancy engraving, and how many grooves on the side etc.
I'm thinking this might be a Selmer Soloist??

It's a size 'E' if that makes any difference.

Thanks for your feedback!

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Thanks mrpeebee,
The Theo Wanne site is very helpful.
It looks like Selmer has been making this model for almost 70 years - wow!
Interestingly, you don't see them around much e.g. at WWBW, Kessler ..
 

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yes, you see always a lot of these (also the Jazz model) for sale ( more often than not in the C* version which is really fitting the needs of very few) but in real life a small number of people are actually playing them on alto or tenor (quite a few more on soprano though).

The New versions are expensive but secondhand they are not so expensive, perhaps this one would be a bit more interesting being of a larger opening than most.
 

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It is a Selmer Classic Metal E for tenor saxophone.
In case anyone was still wondering.
These are beautiful mouthpieces for jazz and classical repetoire. Very centered, pure and rich tone.
 
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