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Used Selmer AS-500S Alto Saxophone with original case. just serviced. Missing clothes Gard. does not affect sound or action. Eb key Gard missing screws but held together with wire. does not affect sound or action. Well used with several scratches

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Ad number:#332614076
Contact:DOMINIC
City:CUCINOTTI
Zip:01230
Price:$675

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  • Used Selmer AS-500S Alto Saxophone with original case.

     just serviced.

    Missing clothes Gard. does not affect sound or action.

    Eb key Gard missing screws but held together with wire.

    does not affect sound or action.

    Well used with several scratches

     and some small dings.

     

    Comes with clamps to hold keys together when not in use.

     

     

     

    The Selmer AS500S provides a great addition to the array of student through professional model saxophones available from Selmer. 

     

     Beginning musicians and their teachers will notice the many design features that ensure a comfortable playing position for young hands. 

     

    Features such as the adjustable right hand thumb rest 

    and the linear design of the left and right hand key sections

     will help students get off to a great start. 

     

    Young performers will value the high F# key 

    that extends the range of the saxophone to facilitate performance

     of advanced literature. 

    Parents will appreciate the durability 

    of the nickel-plated key mechanism and the addition 

    of a support guide to protect the vulnerable

     right-hand trill key hinge rods from damage. 

    The innovative change of lowering the octave key pin flush

     with the top of the neck receiver will protect it from damage, 

    especially when students forget to use the end plug. 

    These are just a few of the special design features

     that establish the 

    Selmer AS500 Eb Alto Saxophone 

    as a noteworthy 

    addition to the Selmer family of high quality instruments.

     Features

     

     

    Nickel-plated keys, a high F# key, left- and right-hand section-adjusting screws, an engraved bell, silver plate over brass, rocking table key mechanism with articulated C# adjusting screw, an adjustable right-hand thumb rest, 

    a  mouthpiece and a great case.

     

    Always committed to serving the needs of students, 

    music educators, amateurs, and professionals,

     

    Selmer has grown steadily over the years, 

    becoming the industry leader recognized for craftsmanship and quality. 

     

    Our story is both unique and fascinating. 

    The Selmer family traces its roots back to the 18th century

     rural Lorraine region of France with Johannes Jacobus Zelmer.

     

    Enlisting in the French army 

    provided a means of moving families

     from the country to the city.

     

    For three generations Zelmer men served in the same regiment, while the boys, too young to be soldiers, played in the band. Jean-Jacques Selmer (son of Johannes Jacobus), in addition to changing the spelling of the family name, ascended to the rank of drum major. 

    The military afforded great opportunities for education and travel.

     

    When Charles-Frederic Selmer (son of Jean-Jacques) died in 1878 

    he left sixteen children, five surviving to adulthood. 

    Of these, Henri and Alexandre graduated from the Paris conservatory as accomplished clarinetists. 

    Henri went on to perform

     in the famed Garde Republicaine band and the Opera Comique.

     

    By the early 1900s Henri had opened shop

     at Place Dancourt in Paris 

    to meet the demand for his handmade reeds and mouthpieces.

     Soon repair work and customizing led to the manufacturing of clarinets.

     

    From 1895 to 1910, Alexandre Selmer served as principal clarinetist with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. At the turn of the century, a small retail store was opened in New York City for selling the family wares. Selmer clarinets prospered after winning a gold medal at the Saint Louis exposition of the 1904 Worlds Fair. 

     

    In 1918 Alexandre returned to Paris to assist Henri in their growing family business, leaving an employee, George Bundy, the rights to distribute Selmer products in the United States.

     

     

    History

    Welcome to Conn-Selmer, the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments and accessories.

    The current company includes a portfolio of individual 

    companies or brands that represent innovation,

    entrepreneurship, and a focus on musical excellence. 

    The Selmer Company,

    which was comprised of brands such as Vincent Bach, Selmer,

    Emerson, Ludwig, Musser, and

    Glaesel was a leader in American craftsmanship with operations based out of Elkhart, Indiana.

     

    In 1995, Selmer took ownership in the Steinway Piano Company to create base of legendary brands

    focused on the highest quality and reputation for

    musical performance and artistry.

    In 1998, the Selmer Company and Steinway Musical became

    a publicly traded company

    on the New York Stock Exchange

     

    In 2002, the Selmer Company merged with United Musical Instruments

    to form Conn-Selmer. Like the Selmer Company, United

    Musical Instruments

    was built from brand legacies such as C.G. Conn, King,

    Benge, Armstrong, Artley,

    and Scherl and Roth. 

    In 2005, the Conn-Selmer Company acquired 

    the G.Leblanc Corporation.

    This brought another family of brand names such as Leblanc, 

    Vito, Holton, Martin, and Yanagisawa

    into the largest US full-line manufacturer of band 

    and orchestra instruments.

    In 2013,

    Conn-Selmer and Steinway changed from public companies to private ones when Paulson and Co became the new owner.

     

    As the industry has evolved, Conn-Selmer has been focused on two fundamental bases

    for each of these brands. 

    The focus on US manufacturing and the highest quality standards

    associated with this position can be seen in instruments

    produced in Elkhart, Indiana,

    Cleveland, Ohio, Eastlake, Ohio, Monroe North Carolina, 

    and LaGrange, Illinois.

    An unwavering support for music education and advocacy 

    for the arts can be seen

    through leadership by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser and the Conn-Selmer Division of Education.

     

    "it makes good sense to buy from people who service what they sell."

    We service everything that we sell.

    I have been playing sax, clarinet, and flute since 1951.

    I have been repairing instruments since 1978.

    My last major concert was for a host of pretty impressive guests,

     

    Including former

     

    President Bill Clinton, 

    when he was in

    Boston with

     

    Senator John Kerry

     for a fund-raising event for

     

    Senator Ted Kennedy.

     

    I Played in the 22-piece John Payne saxophone choir at the

    Park Plaza Castle. Security was so tight,

    The secret service did background checks On each musician

    And we had to leave our instruments at the door

    To be searched by white house staff. 

    IT CAN BE SEEN AT

    ANTIQUES CENTER

    AND ALL THAT JAZZ

    325 STOCKBRIDGE RD.

    RT 7

    GREAT BARRINGTON, MA 

    01230

    Hours 10AM - 5PM

     

    CLOSED TUESDAYS

     

    Print out this ad and bring it in for a 10% discount on any item

     

    508 932 3211 cell

    413 528 8880 store

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