1955 Perma-Gold Plate SML, Revision D Tenor
- Year: 1955
- Make: SML
- Model: Revision D
- Status: SOLD!
- Finish: Original Perma-gold plate over silver
- Serial Number: 12,xxx
These are superb tenors, made in France and rare as well. This one is in original perma-gold plate that I will call 98%. The Rev D is very well respected and known for a uniquely special tone. This sax has a nice engraving and I love the shiny vs matte look SML created in this original setup. Serial # 12xxx = 1955, Gold Finish was SMLs top option and super rare, thus the price. SML saxophones have a big Conn 10m like sound, but the advantage of french mechanical design, so they are more ergonomic. The SMLs really do have a sound all their own--French focus crossed with American Beef--Superb! Did I mention that my personal alto is a Rev D?!?! The case is currently a none original vintage case is nice shape. This one has yet to be rebuilt but it completely deserves "The Sarge Special Rebuild"--Premium with larger resos (Resotech-gold ones!). Price includes the deluxe rebuild!
SOLD... This sax is one that I wish I would have kept.
Sound Files of SMLs:
- 1.TENORSx3-2xMPCS-MarkVi_30M_SMLrevD-- 13:57