Saxophone/selmer tenor sax

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would like to know how much its worth today. bought in 1972 and played it to january 1980. it was made in france.   no. on bell 43797  eng.pat no. 11.824  other marking brev.sg.dg.no.383.098. interested in selling will appreciate any information you can give me.

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Dale - Thanks for being patient - I just returned form the long memorial weekend.

I would really like (and need) to see a picture of this horn.  Was it new in 1972? I somehow think not.  If you can't send a picture the next best way to get an appraisal is by someone who can give your horn a hands on LOOK (and maybe play).

As you probably know, Selmer horns (Mark VI in particular) are top of the heap depending on playing condition, all original parts, and the quality of the lacquer/finish. Without seeing the horn I couldn't even guess it's value - not even a ballpark.

I hope you'll send along a picture!  But please don't 'give' the horn away until you know exactly what you have!  

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Eugene Cantera

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I have been a music educator for over 25 years and have taught on many levels from young children and school agers on through to college level, professional players and senior citizens. My main areas of expertise are saxophone(s) though I have taught many instruments including, guitar, bass, piano, oboe and drums to name a few. I have also done research on horns both vintage and new.

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I have been in music education for 25 years and I have written and published in the subject of professional music education.

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The Dallas Morning News, Dallas Business Journal, Marketing and Higher Education Newsletter.

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Bachelor of Music Education, Hartt School of Music - The University of Hartford.

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