From the Selmer Paris Catalogue 1938
The Selmer trumpet will give you a new high in range, a new conception of flexibility. Your playing will take on shadings and colorings you've never known before.
Tone - unique in its vitality and freshness - can be yours when you're equipped with a Selmer. Bell and tubing are costly French brass, giving added resonance.
After you've become thoroughly familiar with the Selmer trumpet's possibilities, you'll find that long, grueling sessions which formerly left you completely fatigued are now much less tiring. One famous player said "With my Selmer, a seven hour sessions seems like less work than a four house session played on my former instrument."
As to intonation, the Selmer trumpet meets symphonic standards. Compare it to any other trumpet, especially for trueness of usually lifeless first-valve tones.
Perhaps the principal reason so many outstanding players have switched to French Selmers is that no other trumpet offers the same combination of traditional French tonal qualities and the fast valve action demanded by soloists and the better dance-hand players.
Get behind a Selmer' revel in the new experience of playing a trumpet that respondes eagerly to your lightest breath.
One-piece French brass bell
Lead pipe, inner valve and tuning slide nickel
Convenient, semi-automatic pitch compensator on first valve slide