Reliable serial number registration is an indispensable element in brand value!
Every SELMER Saxophone is identified with a consecutive number. This number is unique – no two Saxophones have the same number. The numbers are definitively allocated to the relevant year of manufacture.
Only the demarcation between the individual series is not so clear. By way of example, some Mark VI instruments were still built after the official introduction of the Mark VII. We believe that the materials that were still on hand continued to be used, also possibly as favors for certain interested parties. We suspect this also to be the case for the other transitions, like, e.g., Balanced Action to Super Balanced Action.
At any rate, the listed years of manufacture are reliable. When in doubt, the series in question is recognizable in labels and also in structural details.
How to read the SELMER serial number list: The serial number listed next to the relevant year represents the last serial number allocated to that specific year.