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Selmer Paris Professional Model 50J Sopranino Saxophone

About the Model 50J

The Series II sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, base and baritone saxophones have been the professional choice for a generation and continue to be the most popular professional saxophones in the world. The reasons are clear: they all possess a flexible but centered tone that is natural in almost any playing situation. Yellow brass body tubes and keys resonate across the entire timbre spectrum: full-ribbed construction enhances their durability. The Series’ superior intonation characteristics make these saxophone a natural choice for any professional or those who aspire to be.
Selmer Paris Professional Model 50J Sopranino Saxophone

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Handmade in France by Selmer Paris. Range to high F#. Key of Eb. Focused Selmer Paris tone, fully ribbed construction. Includes light series BAM case and Selmer C* mouthpiece. Lacquered brass.

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In 1885 following graduation from the Paris Conservatory, Henri Selmer began making reeds, mouthpieces, and clarinets in Paris.  In 198, Henri’s brother, Alexandre left for the US and began selling clarinets as he toured with the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  These instruments would gain in popularity in Europe and America winning awards at the 1900 Paris Exhibition and in 1904 St Louis World’s Fair.  In 1905, Henri took over the Barbier Company, a flute maker in Paris. 

1908_HSelmerFactory.jpgIn 1922, Selmer introduced its first saxophones under the name “Series 22”.  The Selmer brand continued to grow strength in woodwinds.  In 1931, Selmer Paris acquired the brass manufacturer Millereau and began making trumpets.  Later Selmer Paris would even begin manufacturing guitars in partnership with Mario Maccaferri.  It wasn’t until the release of the Balanced Action saxophone in 1936 that Selmer Paris truly established their position as the leader in saxophone design.  The Balanced Action and Super Action saxophones would follow leading up to the introduction of the Mark VI in 1954.

Between 1954 and ’74, Selmer Paris would sell over a quarter million units of the Mark VI.  Even today, it is the chosen ‘vintage’ instrument by professionals around the world.  As times changed, so did Selmer Paris’ models and the Mark VI evolved to the Mark VII, the Super Action 80, the Series II, and Series III.  In 2003, Selmer Paris launched the Reference 54 saxophone which is based on the feel and response of the Mark VI with the intonation refinements of today. 

Today, Selmer Paris is a leading manufacturer and the choice instrument of clarinet and saxophone professionals around the world.  The instruments continue to be hand crafted in Paris with the fourth generation of Selmer family members leading the company. 

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