Used Selmer AS-500S Alto Saxophone with original case.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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,
President Bill Clinton,
when he was in
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.
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