selmer la vie 240 tenor sax

by ken
(madrid spain)

Hi, i recently bought a la vie tenor new,at very good price(a bout a thousand euros)it sounds pretty new and needs to be played alot more. But my question is that why is it so hard to get info on them,and are they as good as they look? i know that selmer stopped making them for being too expensive to make but they don't state the other reasons. i just hope it lasts as long as my yamaha alto. Thanks. Ken

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Sep 30, 2012
Selmer La Vie
by: Jo Jonathan

Selmer commented the production stop of the La Vie series that production cost were getting too high. In fact they stopped it because the La Vie Instruments were too close or equal to the products of their Paris production. Especially the European dealers were not amused of the fact that although these instruments were officially not sold in Europe they appeared on European markets in remarkable numbers through American dealers who sold to shops not certified by Selmer.The La Vie series Saxes are extraordinary good and in some aspects outperform the "original" My 240 is as great as my Series III only a bit heavier but therefore due to the red brass darker in sound.

Oct 01, 2012
selmer sound
by: Anonymous

Thanks Jonathan,
The 240 is an excellent sax,the sound is getting better each time i play it,and with an otto link tone edge, you just have to breathe into it and out comes the note.
I'm happy that the pros at sax uk advised me to buy it.
Thanks again.

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