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Hi there,

A few weeks ago I bought an old Beuscher and found a metal Selmer mouthpiece in the case. It has the fluted things on the side. According to Theo Wanne's site, these were the first metal mouthpieces Selmer made. It says on his website:

"The metal version of this mouthpiece had deep fluted sides and a medium round chamber. These were the first metal mouthpiece Selmer made which started in the late 40's. They all had the facing stamped on the table."

It has the original lig and slide-on cap too and has "Stentor" engraved on the top too.

Does anyone know the value of these pieces?
I have pics, just don't know how to add them to this thread.

thanks!


Emiel
 

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Some pics:

http://forum.saxontheweb.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3499&stc=1&d=1194188087




http://forum.saxontheweb.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3500&stc=1&d=1194188142



http://forum.saxontheweb.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=3501&stc=1&d=1194188173
 

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good one to play with but not being perceived on the high end of the market....I guess have to be around 180US...I got a slightly later version (also quite a vintage Selmer model mpc) for around 120US..
 

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Looks like it could use a reface to thin the tip and rails.

I lost an auction for the Classic Metal with fluted sides in mint condish yesterday by $1 fricken dollar. It went for $76 and I bid $75 on ebay. I was prepared to go as high as $150.
 

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A lot of these have been showing up lately. I'd say anywhere from 120-170 because they aren't played a whole lot anymore, but there will be some collectors who will want one. You night try putting it on eBay (with an absurdly high reserve if you want to keep it) and seeing what happens.
 

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J.Max, what turns you into a Grassi man?
 

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I guess Selmer made the pieces and Stentor put their name on it. The Stentor engraving is not as detailed, precise and pretty as the Selmer-engravings. Looks like it was put there later.
 

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baritone said:
J.Max, what turns you into a Grassi man?
Heh. I'm doing research on the company, and it turns out that I really like the horns...they play like Mark VIs only a bit more free-blowing...
 

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J.Max said:
Heh. I'm doing research on the company, and it turns out that I really like the horns...they play like Mark VIs only a bit more free-blowing...
Of course they're more free-blowing. They cost less.:twisted:
 
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