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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The Value Of The Selmer Label

There is one thing for sure in the land of saxophones: Slap a Selmer label on anything, and the asking price—even if not the value—goes up exponentially. Case in point: this vintage box of Selmer Soloist alto saxophone reeds, which when new, contained 12, #3 reeds. Now however, there are…

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