2016: The Summer Of Oz

I have been rather absent, and have been getting rather behind this summer. Even comments on this weblog have piled up without getting answered. My apologies. I’m trying to figure out where the time has gone… Although I do kind of know… This has been the summer of Oz. I…

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The Mythical Selmer Mark VII Baritone Saxophone

Does a Selmer Mark VII baritone saxophone really exist? When Selmer introduced the Mark VII’s in 1974, only altos and tenors ever made it into production. There were no bari or soprano Mark VIIs. Or were there? The sighting of a Selmer Mark VII baritone is somewhat like a sighting…

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How To Avoid A Costly Saxophone Selling Mistake

One saxophone selling case where lots of mistakes were made I read something this morning on the SOTW Forum that made me rather ill: Someone had taken their late father’s Mark VI tenor and two Selmer mouthpieces into a music store to sell. The person was not a saxophone player…

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A Beaugnier-Made Vox Bass Saxophone

My sax buddy Pete Hales started a thread on the Woodwind Forum titled, What’s Wrong with this Bass?, in relation to a Beaugnier-made Vox bass saxophone that’s been on eBay for nearly a  month. Based on the pics and description, it’s hard to see anything much wrong with this beastie……

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