From the 1934 Selmer Saxophone Section publication:
"You want your tenor to have, above all things, a Round, Rich, Mellow tone, with body enough to carry, without distortion, to the farthermost corners of the largest auditoriums in which you play. You also much have action that is lighting-fast - an accurate intonation - so you can concentrate upon tone quality, phrasing and execution without having to favor the out - of - tune tones found on many saxophones.
This Selmer tenor has all of these qualities and more, and is played by most of the best artists. IT is used on the majority of the finest network or coast-to-coast programs of the "air", in the leading movie sound studios, and by foremost state and dance bands. Its precision of intonation or tune has not been approached in a tenor.
It is designed for a lifetime of distinguished service. All long key rods are of extra strong nickel silver."
According to the Selmer Paris Saxophone historian, this saxophone is a US-Market tenor which shipped in May 1933 as a batch of 47 saxophones (36 Altos and 11 Tenors). It does features the SSS stamp as well as the geared octave system, as the vast majority of SSS tenors did not have the "Cigar Cutter" octave mechanism.
From the players perspective: This is arguably one of the most interesting tenors that has come into the store in some time. The large bore and comfortable key work is almost a best of both worlds scenario; big, warm, flexible and utterly limitless in terms of volume or air pressure. The lacquer is original and has seen better days, but it lends itself to the character and distinguished nature of this saxophone. If you have a love for large bore saxophones, vintage saxophones or horn that provide a whole new color spectrum to your playing, this is without a doubt the horn to try out. You'll have a hard time putting it down.
|Instrument Weight:||6 lbs|