Is it worth it or should we make it into wall art? These that were listed should represent a standard that other clarinets can be compared to. Selmer is on the top arch, Paris on the lower arch both in an oval. The Centered Tone bore changed through the years. I cleaned the body and treated it with bore oil. With the tapered bore it becomes more consistent and controlled.
By 1900 Selmer was also manufacturing Alto Clarinets, Bass Clarinets, Flutes, Oboes, and English Horns. I haven't had a chance to review one like it yet. Later 'Pedler' clarinets were made by Martin, and were cheap student models. The keywork is superb silver plate, and smooth as silk motion. This in no way means there is a problem with the clarinet in any regards but that it is more of a symphonic or chamber players clarinet. We suggest you contact your local music dealer if you have further questions about purchasing or selling an instrument. But it would actually also be a little tricky, for a number of reasons.
Unfortunately our serial numbering system and records were not set up for ease in locating this information. White 'King' models like 'American Standard', 'Cleveland' and 'Gladiator' are cheap student grade horns--With the exception of the late 'Cleveland' which has a fat looking bell. The range from 7300 to 7800 also showed less than half of the sales in 1927, with most of the remainder being sold in 1928. Each one of these lines has numerous models of instruments and unfortunately in some cases each model has its own series of serial numbers. Tonally the instrument has a very centered tone.
Here's some background information on the Selmer 10G compiled from a variety of sources: As Principal clarinetist of the Philadelphia Orchestra, the late Anthony Gigliotti was one of the country's most famous and influential clarinetists. Practically identical models made by Couesnon, and by Triebert who won awards in 1900, but not many were made. This ought to help with classifying some of the serial numbers and manufacture dates. And that's how it goes with Holton, Boston Wonder, and Penzel-Mueller too--There are a few good ones, but most are just junk. The Selmer Signatures are a specially designed clarinet. If anyone has any info or a possible web site that has this info. After the Q series the bore changed and continued on through the Series 9.
This process was repeated for each year up to 1975. Here's the serial number list of these clarinets, with the addition of a list of the various bores and barrel sizes. It is well known that Selmer Paris possesses some archival records but they are not available to the public. Have you learned what yours is worth? Clearly, there was room for improvement. Fortunately, the primary shipping data could now be used to rebuild the serial number chart from scratch. I won't be able to tell how well your instrument will play and what it worth without playing it.
With these questions in mind, the need for a fresh look became clear, to see if there was a way to measure the accuracy, or inaccuracy, of the existing chart. All I can find is a Selmer France list. These are as good as the Silver King 'N. So if you live in a cold climate and most of your venues are more on the cold side I recommend not using this instrument. A fantastic writeup on the beginning of Selmer Paris from Don Makrill The Bb Boehm system clarinet was first introduced in the Selmer catalogue in 1910 per the. For more information about serial numbers check the bottom of the page dedicated to the specific instruments. Then Conn came out with a very different and amazing thing in 1929.
Douglas Pipher decided to take on the challenge. Once there, the daunting nature of the task became apparent. An original design for an acoustic result of rare quality. The archive records contain four key elements: — Instrument type Alto, Tenor etc — Finish and custom features — Shipping date — Destination In most cases, there was no mention of what model was being produced. I checked all the normal Cat abd serial web sites but I have had no luck. Though to someone like myself that prefers excessive dynamics, ie being able to go from not only very soft pianissimmos but to loud but balanced fortissimmos, the Signature is a bit too reserved to my liking. Attempts to make a metal clarinet before Agostino Rampone invented the double-walled design in 1879 were apparently useless experiments.
The old emblem, pictured right was similar to the Buffet Logo in that H. The Silva-Bet did not have the intonation problems, or the the harsh sound of many of the earlier metal clarinets, and it featured a tunable barrel. I could not get this instrument within 20 cents of in tune throughout the entire range even with the shorter barrel. But in all other scenarios, such as small ensemble playing this instrument is fantastic. French stencil makers seem to have often used the same key manufacturers. I think that I am seeing a trend that the older Couesnon clarinets with chrome keys are not as good as the older ones with nickel keys. The first saxophone was made in America at the Conn factory by 'Gus' Buescher, and the first metal clarinet for mass production was patented around the same time in 1888.