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by scrap
(5 posts)
2 years ago

French Selmer Soprano Sax

Repairable? Any value?
Thanks,
Sam

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  1. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (506 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

    You gotta be smilin by now!

    Wait till the final few minute push $$$$

    Have a nice Xmas.

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  2. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (506 posts)

    4 days ago

    Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

    I know you sold this on Ebay.

    What did you finally get for this one?

    It was an awesome project for whoever got it,

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  3. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (506 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

    Yes it has value,

    Selmer parts are somewhat available, but pricey.

    If it was complete, valued over 1000-2000 any day.

     

    As is, throw it on ebay.

    Do a little research here under the serial number tab to get an approx age.

    (Im too busy to do it for you today)

    There is a Tech out there checking ebay daily for such a carcass to turn into $$$$

    Start your auction in the 500 range and it will sell.

    Good Luck

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    1. by scrap
      (5 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

      Thanks for quick reply
      Sam

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  4. by historicsaxwhisperer
    (506 posts)

    2 years ago

    Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

    If you Ebay this relic, you should reply to this original feed, so us Historic sax guys can watch it and possibly bid.

    Your soprano is from a very very good serial sequence. The missing keys can be replaced with a number of selmer model keys with little alteration. Its the saxophone bore that makes the horn.

    I'm happy I had the time to look into it a bit further.

    Its value playing is more in the 4000 and up range.

    If its the jewel it appears to be.

    Good Luck

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    1. by scrap
      (5 posts)

      2 years ago

      Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

      Thanks again, I'll be sure to let the forum know when I post it.  by the way, when you indicated it's value at $4000.00, when you said playing, did you mean in playable condiiton?
      Sam

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      1. by historicsaxwhisperer
        (506 posts)

        2 years ago

        Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

        What I meant is after someone puts money into it to replace the missing keys, along with all other necessary work done, it would be worth around 4,000. If it simply was considered in original condition by who wanted to buy it.

        There are a number of us out there who can take Selmer parts, make a correct key with the correct specs and make it as original as possible. At that after work point, there would be players willing to play the instrument, decide it is a wonderful tool for making the music they want to make, and dish out 4000 to obtain it. So if you are an artist with a soldering torch and a jewelers saw, you got a niche to make some bucks. Dont fool yourself at thinking it is worth that now. Many hours of labor, at 50 bucks plus and hour, from the real good guys.

        Its like finding a rare car or biplane in a barn.

        We, at least I,  look forward to seeing where this one goes.

        Good Luck

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        1. by scrap
          (5 posts)

          2 years ago

          Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

          Just Listed on Ebay: "Selmer Soprano Saxaphone needs repair # 52040

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        2. by historicsaxwhisperer
          (506 posts)

          2 years ago

          Re: French Selmer Soprano Sax

          https://www.ferreestoolsinc.com/collections/selmer-paris-sax-keys-and-miscellaneous-parts?page=1

           

          I saw it last night. This would be an awesome project, so I'm watching it. I saw it last night probably right after you listed it. Here is a little fuel to entise others to consider it.

          Attached is a picture of what yours is mssing. Its an easy fixer for those that have the parts. Expect to be surprised at the final sale price. The two keys with the black rollers.

          Good Luck

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