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I play a Selmer Series III tenor saxophone, and I've been thinking to myself.........I only know of one professional tenor player I've seen playing one of these. Johnny Griffin. I feel like I'm in a select group! So.....does anybody know of any pros that play a Series III tenor?
 

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No. But if you can play like Johnny Griffin, it's not because you play a Serie III that you're in a select group. ;-)
 

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I play a Selmer Series III tenor saxophone, and I've been thinking to myself.........I only know of one professional tenor player I've seen playing one of these. Johnny Griffin. I feel like I'm in a select group! So.....does anybody know of any pros that play a Series III tenor?
As far as I know Griff played a heavily gold plated SA80 II (>source<, search for Griffin) and not a Series III. His horn is now owned by a Dutch player, a friend of mine recently played it. It has "Griffin III" (from John Arnold Griffin III, his full name) engraved on the bell, maybe you mixed that up as being a series III?

See this picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/ea/Johnny_Griffinlo.jpg
 

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In this clip from 1998 it seems like the Griff is on a Series III tenor. Look at the bell at 1:45 and you can see the "III" on the bell it seems. Video quality is not great but its clear enough to rule out that there is not a Series II he is playing.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BgQ0_5if5dw
 
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