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it seems to me that London dealer Don Mackrill has updated his historic Selmer information pages.

http://www.donmack.com/SelmerSaxophones/TheWayTheyWere.htm

there's three hi-res scanned Selmer catalogues, including a readable 1955 Mk6 catalogue describing neck, bore and tone-hole changes. love those early neck engravings ;)

Also some interesting stuff about the serial of the very first mk6 - [take it or leave it...]

Plus - some info on the Adolph sax / Selmer horns - i was just bidding on one of these baritones at a local auction -
I didn't know they were Selmer stencils, i might have gone a little higher.

[ Same dealer outbid me on two old baris and a buescher new aristo alto :cry: ]

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Well, as usual, Don Mack is off some on his "authoritative guide the Selmer saxes", but some of the stuff is interesting.
On page 3 of the above referenced Mark VI catalog, there's a pic & text referring to the 'new top F# mechanism'. New?? Same F# that was available on the SBA horns.
Page 5 have the 'new low A' bari...same deal, was available with the SBA bari, starting around 1952 or so.
 

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http://cgi.ebay.com/alt-sax-Selmer-...7QQihZ019QQcategoryZ23298QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

As further evidence of Don's inaccuracies, check the above.


If the Super/Cigar cutter alto Don references on his website is 'the first Super Sax/Cigar cutter', then I guess this baby's number zero :)

Not tryin' to beat up on him too much, just wanted to point out that just cuz sumpin's posted on the web doesn't necessarily make it TRUE.

Oh, btw, forgot to mention, but Super Alto # 14,222 is the alto pictured in the Selmer catalogs of the time. Nothing special, just happened to be the 'demo' they had when making up the catalog.
 
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