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    Coffee Snobs Saxophone Thread

    Gene Cafe Coffee Roaster $850 - Free Beans Free Freight
    I prefer my coffee with a little soulful sax.

    Are there any other saxophone players here?

    These are my saxes.

    1939 Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor 5 digit
    1943 Selmer Mark VI Tenor ( Gold Plated) 5 digit
    1945 Selmer Mark VI Baritone Low A
    1970 King SilverSonic Tenor
    Yanagisawa Soppy

    Cheers.




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    Re: Coffee Snobs Saxophone Thread

    I used to play but havent since my sax went to a cousin who was taking it up. It was an alto and as I recall it was a Rene Dumont. I played all the various saxes at one time or another including one Ive never seen or heard of since. It was actually the one I learned on back in 6th grade. The band director called it a C Melody sax. It had a silver finish and was shaped like a tenor but smaller.


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    Re: Coffee Snobs Saxophone Thread

    My daughters just started learning Sax at school in private lessons, so Im just starting our journey! My grandfather was a very accomplished Sax player, as well as clarinet, oboe and just about every other brass/woodwind instrument around.

    I recently bought an alto sax from someone at work, who had bought it a while ago while working with the UN. He got it from a little music shop in Baghdad where the owner had had it stuck up in his attic in his roof and was trying to sell stuff off.

    I bought it from him for $250.00.

    On looking up the Serial No. and doing some research it turns out its a gold plated and engraved Henri Selmer (Paris) thats worth over 10 times what I paid for it! Although its a Series VII (circa 1979), the fact that its gold plated and engraved makes it quite valuable, apparently. Ive though about tucking it away so that Emily doesnt destroy it, but it deserves to be played, so she using it but has been instructed to take very good care of it! Shes a beauty - Ive seriously thought about taking lessons also just to pay her the attention she deserves.

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    Re: Coffee Snobs Saxophone Thread

    This is one of my pride and joys.

    A fully restored - Gold Plated Selmer Mark Vi 5 digit. Circa 1943.

    This sax is such a joy to blow.




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    Re: Coffee Snobs Saxophone Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by 705741534B380 link=1307102157/2#2 date=1307153309
    Although its a Series VII (circa 1979), the fact that its gold plated and engraved makes it quite valuable, apparently.
    Yes it does.

    Even though Mark VIIs have a bit of a bad reputation as being inconsistant, this would be a pretty rare combo with the gold. Hang onto it. You have scored a bargain!

    Lucky I am not and Alto Man!! 8-)



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