In 1965, H & A Selmer, Inc. began to develop one of the most radical concepts ever envisioned: an 'electric' saxophone. The company called on Electro-Voice (EV) to assist them in the electronic portions of the product. Initially, the saxophone was meant to have a built-in means of amplification so acoustic feedback was not such an issue. What developed was considerably more complex than a simple amplifier. Through conversations with players, and heavy development on the part of both companies, the resulting product was a radical shift in the tonal concept of the saxophone. With this unit installed, a musician had complete control over their output volume and tone quality, and even more amazing was the ability to add echo, tremolo and a concurrent sub-octave synthesized tone.
By Jason DuMars
For the full history, see the source on saxophone.org.
You might notice that I'm posting a few horns in here that are actively for sale.
I'm doing that for a few folks that have been long-time contributors here.
The standard disclaimer applies: they're not my horns, I don't claim they're good or they're in perfect shape, etc.
If you want to list your horn, e-mail me at thesaxinfo-at-gmail.com and we might be able to work something out.