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 Centered Tone?
Author: rgoldem 
Date:   2018-04-11 18:13
Attachment:  Selmer_Depose.jpeg (294k)
Attachment:  Register.jpeg (39k)

I wrote to the list a few weeks ago regarding a Selmer depose, serial P4977. There is nothing marked to attest its model. By the serial it was suggested it is a Centered Tone.

However, I would like to be 100% sure before committing myself to acquire it. I am attaching a couple of photos so more experienced people like Chris P. or others may examine them and, if possible, give me the assurance I am looking for.

Thanks in advance.

Post Edited (2018-04-11 21:16)

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 Re: Centered Tone?
Author: jdbassplayer 
Date:   2018-04-11 18:28

I don't think it is. The serial number places it as being made in 1953, one year too early. However, this does not mean that it is a bad instrument. I imagine it shares many features (including the register vent) and possibly even a similar bore as the Centered Tone. If you can get it for cheap it would probably be a good buy.


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 Re: Centered Tone?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-04-11 21:36

It is definitely a Centered Tone - it has all the right features and is well within the serial number range as Centered Tones were made well before the supposed 1954 period.

I had an N series Centered Tone made before 1954 and also aware there are slightly older ones, still with an N prefix, but clearly marked 'Centered Tone' and having all the other features that set them apart from the earlier Balanced Tone.


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 Re: Centered Tone?
Author: Chris P 
Date:   2018-04-12 01:22
Attachment:  nseriesselmerct.jpg (240k)
Attachment:  selmerctlogos.jpg (65k)

Attached is a photo of my previous N series Centered Tone and also the difference between the early and later logos.


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