Home Forums Show Us Your Sax My 1965 Selmer Signet (Buescher Model) Tenor Sax

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    Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop
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    I couldn’t resist from getting picking up this Sax: 1965 Selmer Signet, specifically a Buescher-model 🙂 These model of Selmers are becoming VERY hard to find but were quite popular back in the day. I found a good deal on it and I jumped on it. I play tested it and the Bell is very broad, help projects a very deep/full sound. Subtones are beautiful, but the upper register is very full with lots of ‘bite’ to it. I have some folks who I’m paying to fully restore this Sax for me, will keep you guys posted on the progress…very excited about this one 🙂 I posted a great article that sax player Paul Race wrote about it a few years ago-I reached out to him before making the decision to buy it and he assured me I got a great deal. Sorry if the images didn’t turn out larger–have to use an imaging site like postimage to put pics here on the forum.
    https://schooloftherock.com/html/1968_signet_tenor_sax.html

    #57214
    Mel
    Mel
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    Nice buy Michael!!!

    #57245

    jak Swift
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    That’s a real nice alto Michael….nice one !!
    Do you have a mpc in mind ?

    #57246
    Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop
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    It’s not an Alto, it’s a Tenor. Just using my same set up–Ebonite MP with a Winslow ligature and 2.5 Alexander Superial Cane Reeds.

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    brother cavefish
    brother cavefish
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    more power too you, if your looking for an insane MP Johannes Gerber, ben Allen or ishimuri wood stone

    #57260
    Michael Bishop
    Michael Bishop
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    Update on my Selmer Signet: I took it to the shop today. There’s 5 pads that need replacing, the upper body of the sax was a little out of alignment & the key holder that the neck strap attaches to needed to be replaced, which he said is nothing out of the norm for a Sax from 1965 and overall it was in great shape. I bought it from the original owner–he hadn’t used it in about 6 years–and the sax repair man said the owner took very good care of it. It just needed a little bit of lovin’ and this ‘kitten’ of a Sax will be good to go 🙂

    #57267

    jak Swift
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    Ooooops !!😉

    #57268

    jak Swift
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    Been a tiring week, I only glanced briefly…
    ” kitten ” huh !!. Well, well….

    #57299

    jak Swift
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    Michael, hi. This is your post, but I have to admit I’m curious as to why you used the word ” kitten ” in your tale of buying this horn. I tried to warn you off of this seller a while back, the whole forum. I assume you used it to make the point you bought it off of e bay. Is that right ? Did you buy it off of kitten whisper, are you kitten whisper. You’ve dropped that word for a reason. Is it important..? To me….well yeah !!
    Look forward to your reply….thanks😐

    #57336

    jak Swift
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    Well, Michael has chosen not to answer. That’s fine. Five pads missing, upper stack out of whack ( its bent ). Hope you’ve got a GREAT TECH Michael !!
    I’m not going to mention this again , but avoid E bay seller ” kitten whisper ” at all costs.
    I got the same description on the Hammerschmidt; how the guy had owned and cared for it for many years; it arrived an absolute mess. Looked great on the shots; wouldn’t play a note.
    I’m actually trying to help a great bunch of people here Michael. Warn them off of sellers with no scruples.
    Safe & Happy day folks…..☺

    #57337

    jak Swift
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    I also believe I’m doing the right thing. There are quite a few people here now just beginning their journey. Man, I’d hate to see somebody get ripped off, because I couldn’t be bothered to mention it !!
    Good luck with the horn….

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