Saxophone/SELMER PARIS SAX

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MY FATHER IN LAW RECENTLY PASSED AWAY LEAVING A SELMER PARIS SAX
SERIAL NUMBER 135XXX.  WHAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DETERMINE ITS VALUE.  THE SERIAL NUMBER INDICATES IT WAS MANUFACTURED 1967 OR SO.  WHAT MIGHT BE A RANGE OF VALUE.

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More than with any other model, condition is everything. Silver plate commands a 20% premium; gold a 30% premium. Itís important that the serial numbers on the neck match the body.

Sopranino $3000
Soprano $3000
Alto $ 6100
Alto Low A  $ 5000
Tenor $ 7000
Baritone Bb $7000
Baritone low A $7200

keep in mind that these are averages.

Jeff "Doc" Frazier
owner - J and J Woodwinds
www.JandJWoodwinds.com

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Any questions related to the repair, refinishing and restoration of band instruments (woodwinds and brass).

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I am co-owner J and J Woodwinds LLC, a full service repair and restoration facility locatd in Shreveport, Louisiana. We have been in business since 1985 providing customers worldwide with the repairs and restorations that many will not do!

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Apprenticed under one of the finest repairmen in the business at Williams music in the late 1970's/early 1980's. His brother is listed as one of the top band instrument repair techs in the nation!

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Featured on KTBS 3 (Shreveport, La) in October 2009

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US Army Band, US Navy Band, US Air Force Band, beginner and pro players across the globe

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