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then there was Dominic ( Cucinotti) Music with horns called Selmer Artist series or Selmer Artist Limited ( this was absolutely a con) offering Selmer mouthpieces on Chinese horns that he imported.
I fell for that one in the early 2000s when buying a tenor for college; it was a gorgeous silver tenor but man it sucked to play. I got super lucky selling it on ebay and recouped my costs, and was able to purchase a friend's YTS-52. Big improvement!
 

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the question is whether the one who bought it for you fell for it too... :twisted: :whistle:
 

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the question is whether the one who bought it for you fell for it too... :twisted: :whistle:
I felt bad for maybe... a minute. I was just happy that I got out of that without losing my shirt and was able to move forward. Of course that Yamaha soon led to a Martin Committee II and now a Couf Superba I... and I am VERY happy with the Couf! I have had it longer than any other tenor I've had, going on 6 years now I believe.
 

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by the way, for next time, there are (or rather were) many more Selmers that aren't Selmers at all.

Selmer London, Selmer Pennsylvania, Selmer ' Artiste" France, Zelmer, Selma, Selmer Bundy,

then there was Dominic ( Cucinotti) Music with horns called Selmer Artist series or Selmer Artist Limited ( this was absolutely a con) offering Selmer mouthpieces on Chinese horns that he imported.
It wasn't just Dominic that had those. I think they were originally made for Brook-Mays music. The Artist 42 (alto) and 44 (tenor). Bodies made in China and the necks and mouthpieces from Selmer Paris. I don't remember the deal with the Artist Ltd, but they were similar.

I have a TM44 on eBay right now. Exactly the same mouthpiece as an S80 with a different outside shape.

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by the way, for next time, there are (or rather were) many more Selmers that aren't Selmers at all.

Selmer London, Selmer Pennsylvania, Selmer ' Artiste" France, Zelmer, Selma, Selmer Bundy,

then there was Dominic ( Cucinotti) Music with horns called Selmer Artist series or Selmer Artist Limited ( this was absolutely a con) offering Selmer mouthpieces on Chinese horns that he imported.
What is the Selmer Pennsylvania like as a player? Scale of 1-10??
 

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If it is a Kohlert that we are talking about it plays nicely. They are very good instruments. I would put them in the same category of many mechanically less sophisticated horns than the very top of the category and give it a 7.
Mind you, each saxophone has to be assessed on its particular merits.
 
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