May I respectfully request that you provide more information in your opening posts? The short one-sentence thread-opening-questions you continually pose are becoming annoying.
Yes, I realize I can NOT open them.
What are you seeking in the long-term?
What I see in the linked photo is a neck-tenon. I have never seen a serial number on a neck-tenon, but I suppose an owner could scratch or stamp one anywhere on anything he owns, including the tenon of his saxophone neck.
Saxophone serial numbers are usually stamped on the back of the instrument. Early Selmers (like my '32 Cigar Cutter alto) had them on the bell. DAVE
I thought all Bueschers,Kings,Martins ,Selmers,etc....had a serial number on the neck like this Martin Stencil that should match the one on the sax..If you're trying to ask if there's a serial on the neck of a Buescher, no there isn't-it's on the back below the thumbrest like Dave said. The only thing that should be on the neck is a number like 01 or 3 above the tenon on the back side of it, facing the player, and that's only on Altos from the late True-Tone era until (I think) the 140 came out. (aka the "Big B" Alto)
edit: actually no the neck was still marked on early 140s at least, I found a listing of one on Reverb that shows a picture of the neck with it.
Exactly. Some do, some don't. Mine does, so obviously it's superior to all the ones that don't have the serial # on the neck!Not even all Selmers have serial numbers on their necks.
My King Zephyr does, but it's not a Selmer.I haven't heard of any saxophones except Martins having a SN on the neck. Do some Selmers also have this? (Not that I really care.)
What are you seeking in the long-term?
There are many of us here that have Ph.D.s - and many more with a thirst for knowledge. Don’t think that you have an exclusive right to curiosity.I am a theoretical physicist , I want to know and understand the universe ...curiosity is what drives us scientists
Consider adopting some humility in your quest, lest you gain the unintended consequence of alienating those best able to help you.And now I am again a student , a student of the sax with the same desire to know and understand the ins and outs of the instrument which was invented in my country ..:bluewink:
Starting a little collection, learning to play , reading a lot ,research on the web, talking with pros..
The passion is so big that I would consider giving up my job to play, collect, repair and sell ....really I have no idea where this will end
Perhaps you should study the field of philosophy. :bluewink: But if that is indeed true, you should be seeking to learn how to evaluate horns, rather than "looking for the answers in the back of the book".The most important word in my life is “WHY”
Yes, it is beyond annoying. Don’t use your impatience as an excuse for bad manners. There are other members here too. Just because you have a Ph.D. with fresh ink on it doesn’t mean you have any rights to step to the front of the line. I hope you don’t act like this around other professionals in your field. If you do, you’ll find yourself isolated as you earn the reputation of being a jerk. I have worked with people with attitudes such as yours.Hope you guys now understand my obsessive behaviour with asking questions , I do use google all the time and saxontheweb shows up almost everytime in the top results, if I dont find the answer fast enough, I start a thread, too much threads for some, SORRY, I understand it can be annoying....
Then buy as many as you like. You are the textbook definition of a person with G.A.S.The older , the more ugly , the more I love a sax...:smilebox:
If this is the way you behave in life, your girlfriend may be dumping you first. I hear/read everything you have said in this post. I hope you take the time to read my response.My girlfriend is afraid that I will dump her in favour of the sax, I think each of you understands what I mean...:mrgreen:
You are the textbook definition of a person with G.A.S.
Enjoy the collecting.
Is there a single definition - either of GAS or "collecting"? If someone is gathering a pile of POS horns with no sense other than "I like POS horns", does that constitute "collecting"?I am curious about the GAS designation applied here...
Absolutely the gathering of, say, used bottle tops or torn ticket stubs (or split bell saxophones) would be collecting. The relative market value of the rocks, leaves, bugs, what to others would be trash (as well as Malernes), has nothing to do with the recognition of the grouping as a collection, or of the person gathering them as a collector.Is there a single definition - either of GAS or "collecting"? If someone is gathering a pile of POS horns with no sense other than "I like POS horns", does that constitute "collecting"?
Because of the word "syndrome" I would include some disfunctional or unhealthy feature.OK, I'll play along... What is your preferred label for compulsive gathering with indeterminant motive?
What is your definition of GAS?