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Hey there everyone. So today i just saw this intersting sax on a pawn shop and i bought it. It is oviously a VI copy with f# but the serial number and the logo are actually well made...

It says Harlem Ex Super 88... Any one knows anything about these ones? Also, how do i know the neck is not fake? It seems to be lighter then my dolnet neck but well i think there are some elephants out there lighter then my dolnet... It dosen't have the selmer logo on it but i know lots of selmer necks don't have it.

Decent hard case included and guess what. It actually plays reaaaallly well... needs a overhaul though. Don't know yet if i will go for it

here you have some pics! Let me know what do you think...

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1PSwtxgkRBKvz-YF9MaGhmlAf43qxlax5
 

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Pretty sure it’s just an early ROC horn, but that side F# is messing with me. The neck looks fake to me. There’s no badge on the front.


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Ye that f# key was the reason i took it... About the neck i really dont agree with you... The older serie III necks didn't have any badge and i just compared this one with a 100% real one and it really looks the same... Same weight as well. This selmer logo it's not that easy to copy!

Check some pics here of Serie III tenor necks:

https://musique-et-art.com/images/produitsarticles/t3-novo-1416336605.jpg

https://zauberfloete-mannheim.de/images/IMG_4462.jpg

https://cdn.wallapop.com/images/10420/3k/jh/__/c10420p215900530/i487223155.jpg?pictureSize=W640
 

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the horn is most probably PROC ( China) and not ROC (Taiwan) made. It appears to be a brand name used by someone in Germany as most of these horns seem to be there.

Also from your pictures it looks like someone has done something really strange to this horn to get rid of the lacquer and give it an “ unlacquered” look.

https://www.ebay.de/itm/Tenorsaxophon-Harlem-EX-Super-88-/123333441740?oid=123186536508

As for the neck it might very well be an original Selmer, but in times past I have seen good imitations of the S Logo. I have also sold one (as NOT being a Selmer) to a member here.

Your best bet is to compare all dimensions and weight to a Series III neck. If it matches you may be satisfied that it is indeed one Selmer Series III neck.
 
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