Bach trombone serial number dating chart
The log book shows the serial numbers jumping around quite a bit for the Selmer/Adolphe Sax saxophones.
Even so, its possible from this record to assemble a basic serial number chart for these instruments.
It's barely noticeable when looking at the instrument in person.
It appears to have been some sort of lacquer finishing issue.
Using serial numbers to identify the exact production dates of Reynolds instruments is inherently inaccurate given the lack of published records to corroborate with.
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Despite purchasing all of the assets of the Adolphe Sax Company in 1928, Selmer did not start selling saxophones bearing the Adolphe Sax name until 1931.
The last Adolphe Sax saxophone recorded in the Selmer Paris archives was sold in 1944.
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