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by paul54
(1 post)
5 years ago

Selmer 'Cigar cutter' Alto 1932

Hi I have a H. Selmer Alto sax (made in Paris) number 16036. It was shipped to the UK as it was sold by Hawkes of Piccadilly London. It is a lovely instrument and i have owned it from my early years  and played it often but I never bothered to find out its history until reading a little bit about it on here.
I wouldnt want to sell it as it has a great deal of sentimental value to me but wondered if it has any real value in money terms, it has a great tone and i still get a great thrill when playing it. Solid and rather heavy for its size, it has a deep almost copper brass color, and a deep tonal quality  ..a beautiful instrument.I have attached a photo or two for those interested.

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  1. by Thiuhie
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    4 years ago

    Re: Selmer 'Cigar cutter' Alto 1932

    I have a a Selmer Cigar Cutter Alto Sax 1933 No 18703, it was made to the end of Selmers run of this model. Mine has the SSS mark just under the Address on the Bell, check if you have this?

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