Counterfeit Saxophones In Our Backyard

Yes, there are most definitely counterfeit saxophones in Vancouver, Canada A number of months ago I started writing a fully illustrated, updated piece on how to spot counterfeit Selmer Paris saxophones. That article got so complicated to research, that I put it aside while I was playing in a musical.…

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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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