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Description: Eb Alto
Manufacturer: Selmer
Model: Selmer Super Series (SSS)
Nickname: Cigar Cutter
Serial #: 15243
Finish: Silver plated
Source: Wichita Band Instrument Company on

The term "Cigar Cutter" is not a name that Selmer used, but rather is a nickname that was given to the first of the series of Super Series horns because of the unique design of the octave mechanism. This design appears to be unique to the first 2000 or so alto Supers. After that, the shape was changed back to a more conventional shape. In the words of sax historian Pete Hales:

Remember: the one thing that separates a "Cigar Cutter" from a regular Super is the octave mechanism. If it doesn't look like a cigar cutter, it's not a "Cigar Cutter"!

Source: The Selmer Super Series, Saxpics
Keywords: French, Alto, Super-Series, Cigar-Cutter, Vintage, Selmer
Date: 18.03.2013 21:13
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Added by: Bassic Sax

Make: Canon
Model: Canon PowerShot SD600
Exposure time: 1/50 sec(s)
Aperture value: F/2.8
Date created: 21.04.2012 11:41:58
Focal length: 5.8mm

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