Selmer 1940s ‘Padless’ Eb Alto, #27475 (Archived)

1940s Selmer PADLESS Alto

Price: $SOLD
  • Year:  1940s
  • Make:  Selmer
  • Model:  Padless Alto
  • Status:  Sold!
  • Finish: good relacquer
  • Serial Number: 27,475

#27,475, numbering only 1000-2000 ever made, COLLECTOR HORN. It will need a special restoration (custom rings to design and replace) to get it fully up to speed. Finish is, what I believe, a very good relacquer. Many of this model had 'less than quality' lacquer in the era. Who knows if it was due to the collaboration efforts in design--Notice that it looks much like H.A.Selmer models and, according to Mark O's research: "Buescher" too. "This project was a collaboration between H. & A. Selmer and the Buescher Musical Instrument Company. It was a similar to the arrangement that H. & A. Selmer had with Selmer Paris, except in this instance, H. & A. Selmer was responsible for the design. Accordingly, the research, design, and patent expenses, as well as full assembly and quality control were all Selmer. However, the actual manufacturing of parts (body tube, bow, bell, neck, rods, key work, etc…) was all done by Buescher. Selmer designed and installed the “Tonex” tone rings. Selmer was also responsible for all marketing and distribution."
Comes with original case (So Cool!) that does have an odor that will have to be treated also.

Item #: WWS7S.5S0.681.6-0