Henri SELMER Paris offers you a new web series on the history of the House, in collaboration with saxophonist and collector collector Douglas Pipher. A true living encyclopedia, he will provide you with a wealth of precious and often little-known information on the historic SELMER saxophones.

In this first episode, let's discover the history of the first SELMER saxophone !

History Notes : the concept

Douglas Pipher is a Canadian saxophonist, arranger, composer and collector. Passionate about music and jazz, in particular, his interest in the history of Henri SELMER Paris began in the early 2000s, following the purchase of a mythical saxophone: the Radio Improved. He then began a tremendous amount of research work in order to list all the instruments produced by Maison SELMER, spending years photographing and archiving thousands of instruments. On several occasions, we have exceptionally opened the doors of our private archives to give him access to historical documents and allow him to carry out his research.

For Henri SELMER Paris and all the enthusiasts, Douglas Pipher has accepted to share the fruit of his investigations in a new web-series: History Notes. He retraces the history of the House through its legendary saxophones, from the Model 22 to the Super Action through the Super Sax and the Mark VI... You will also know the difference between serial number and body number, and learn more about production & marketing throughout the world.

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