Selmer

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by reedy, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Phil986

    Phil986 Forte User

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    That is really sad news indeed. I wonder how it got there. Perhaps it's going to make those last batches of factory new ConceptTT cheaper...
     
  2. Conntribution

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    Oh, Gertie's green garterbelt! watch the prices shoot up on ebay:-(
     
  3. Big Daddy

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  4. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    If they are stopping, it is because hardly anyone is buying them. That is pretty much what I see in the trumpet playing world too - hardly any Selmer Trumpets. Heck, even Maurice André stopped playing them.................
     
  5. TrentAustin

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    I think it's because they stopped making horns like this... this is a Selmer Balanced from 1947 I just got back from restoration. It's one magnificent instrument with an amazing sound palette!

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  6. VetPsychWars

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    Hm, interesting. If you look at the Selmer Paris website, there's no mention of this and they even feature a new horn.

    Which doesn't preclude them not making brass any more, of course.

    Tom
     
  7. Conntribution

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    Oh, sweet mother 'O mercy, that's just gorgeous...Is the gold plating original to the horn?
     
  8. The Kraken

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    Well seems my 1948 Selmer just went up in value since they make them no more!! :thumbsup:
     
  9. hahkeystah

    hahkeystah Piano User

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    I'm not familiar enough with selmer brass instruments to speculate... but all the selmer clarinets i've played were pretty crappy. (never played one over the $2000 range though...)
     
  10. krmanning

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    Not so with their brass instruments. Selmer trumpets are (were?) wonderful. I have a Radial II from the 70's that remains the best horn I've ever touched.
     

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