1932 Selmer Saxophone
I found an old Selmer serial # 18637 I think this dates it as either a 1932 Cigar Cutter OR Balanced Action series. Under the serial # it says " Sole Agents, US and CA. New York Elkhart " It has the Selmer logo with the leaf design around it, under that it has the engraved signature " H Selmer " ( I think it is an H ) Under the signature it says " 4 Place Dancourt, Paris "
It has the original finish on it, with some wear and spotting, especially on the back of the tube, but the bell tube has pretty good finish on it. It has the original neck. Now, on the bell, it looks like it might have gotten cracked, because there is a patch on the top of the bell rim, but it is the same metal ( seems to be ) and blends well, not that noticeable. It has all new pads and good felt and cork.
Problem: first, the case has a strong mold smell which is somewhat on the horn, too. Any way to get rid of it on the horn? I can always buy a new case. Second, it seems to play just a little flat, especially in the lower register.
Any comments or ideas on this horn?