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Selmer Cigar Cutter c.1932 - Alto Sax (15994)

£3200.00
Availability 1 In Stock
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Code CSEL-15994
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Produced between 1931-1935 these models have taken on the 'Cigar Cutter' nomenclature because of the octave mechanism design which has a similar look to a Gentleman's cigar cutter of the age, however they were referred to as 'Super Sax' models by Selmer themselves.

This particular example is from 1932 and is in very nice overall condition. In our opinion this instrument is in 'original' condition, i.e we don't believe it has been re-lacquered. This opinion is based on various factors that we look at when considering this common question. The way the lacquer has worn, the colour of the lacquer, the un-touched quality of the engraving, the various smaller acid bleeds etc, would all lead us to believe it's original.

More importantly is how it plays and the general condition. Playing quality is of course subjective but this feels pretty gorgeous to us, in line with how a good quality Cigar/Super should play with all those vintage Selmer features. A clean, sweet sound with projection and a certain quality that is quite different to a modern horn.

There are some signs of general use and wear as you'd expect and we've tried to show the Sax from various angles on the pictures but do get in touch if you have a specific query that you can't determine from the images.

In summary this is a really excellent, authentic example of these classic Alto's. These models are still absolutely relevant for a modern player, usually more in the jazz genre than classical of course. The Super Series are very usable compared to the older Model 22 horns that now feel dated and hard work under the fingers, not so here.
  • 1932 Model - Original lacquer in our opinion
  • Fully checked and set-up in our workshop prior to sale
  • Try in store or at home on 14 day approval
  • 6 month warranty
  • Supplied in hard case (functional)

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