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Ivan

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...a late model (top F# key) Selmer MKVI Tenor that has lain under a bed for forty years, original pads, plays nicely and is finished in immaculate silver keywork and bell with a body enamelled in lurid pink?



I have
 

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I saw a mint condition BLACK enamelled SA80 from the factory with gold lacquered keywork - it looked like a tacky cheap Chinese knockoff and it was a real Selmer ...

I laughed and thought if Selmer did that now with the series 3 or Ref54 it could be classed as a copy of a Jollysun - same for the lurid pink
 

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I had a Mk6 alto in 'Gunmetal Blue' in 1978; I had it re-lacquered because it look terrible with the blue chipping off. Great horn though....

Laurie Connie (RIP) told me it was something Selmer did for a while to try to encourage bands to buy sets in the same colour (this was the 60s I guess!).
 

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Here is a picture of one that is in the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, AZ. It is not a closet horn, but it does already know how to play the "Pink Panther".

 

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These coloured Selmers are pretty rare and seem to command a premium from collectors.
 

Greg Strange

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Aussie sax man Joe Camilleri plays one...



and here with Iva Davies and Icehouse...


One of my favourite Aussies...along with James Morrison...

Enjoy!

Cheers,

Greg S.
 
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Greg Strange

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Yes same pink

That geezer makes it look cool

Must be the white suit...:rofl:

On a serious note...F# (?)...;)

There is a great documentary around about Joe and his over 45 years in the Aussie music industry called "Australia's Maltese Falcon" the title is a bit of a play on words as Joe had a band in the late 1970s and early 1980s called "Jo Jo Zep and the Falcons" and he was actually born in Malta - his family immigrated to Melbourne when Jo was about 2 years old...

Joe is one cool geezer...

Greg S.
 

Ivan

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Here is a picture of one that is in the Musical Instrument Museum (MIM) in Phoenix, AZ. It is not a closet horn, but it does already know how to play the "Pink Panther".

Finally got onto a computer that allows me to see this pic jbtsax.... yes that's exactly the one except the one I saw had a pick-up point installed on the crook just behind the cork
 

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A.C Reed was blowing a pink tenor as well with a pick-up mic on the neck. I think it's aSelmer. Useful neck. Hair dryer, pipe ..... . A.C Reed, J.T. Brown and Eddie Shaw are/were all playing in the Chicago blues style.

 

Ivan

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Different pink... therefore different tone



Honest
 

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