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Saxophones made by SML (Strasser, Marigaux, Lemaire) Paris

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    SML Baritone 10xxx SUPER Rare Original Lacquer Fresh Overhaul Gold Medal

    This rare SML baritone saxophone is in fine condition, sporting Rev D / Gold Medal era keywork. The horn is original lacquer and is in good condition. It had an expensive $1400 overhaul last year, followed by another very thorough ($500) setup by Matt Stohrer.

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    SML Coleman Hawkins Special Tenor Rare (Unique?) Late Example

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    SML Gold Medal 1 Tenor Saxophone

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    This is a rare SML Gold Medal 1 Tenor saxophone in good playing condition. A few of the rolled tone holes (Side Bb, C, and high Eb I believe) show signs of buffing and the middle F tonehole has been repaired and looks good now. It plays very well as is. It’s priced at a bargain price because of the past repairs. That’s a good deal for a playing SML tenor. If you want the biggest, darkest tone possible on a French saxophone this is just about it. It ships in a nice protec contoured hard case, and I can include a red leather soft case made by Gard, for a little extra.

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    SML Gold Medal 1 Tenor Saxophone 17xxx Gorgeous

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    This is one of the most beautiful SML tenors made, with my favorite engraving pattern (including inside the bell) and my favorite deep gold lacquer color. This horn has a wonderful overhaul on it. I wish I knew who had done this work because it roasts. If you want to have a dark, dense, powerful tone that is Selmer-like but has the big tone of a Conn, this is for you.

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    SML Gold Medal Alto ‘Lucerne’ New Old Stock!

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    For your enjoyment, here is a cool SML Gold Medal saxophone stenciled “Lucerne” and exported to the USA, where it has sat in a warehouse for the last 40+ years. This horn was never sold and is new old stock. It has a few small bumps and bruises from storage, but even so, it’s a joy to see the unique rose-gold lacquer that has aged evenly over time, without any wear or even fingerprints on it!

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    SML Gold Medal I Tenor Saxophone 16xxx

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    SML Saxophones are some of my all-time favorites, and not that many people know about them. This is probably because they are relatively rare, with only 25k or so made. (Compare that to ~700k Selmers, for instance.)

     The Gold Medal I SML is the peak of this company’s saxophone construction. It has a score or more of features that no other saxophones have, like a neck receiver tightening ring, springs that are all the same size etc. (See here for all the features: http://www.saxophone.org/sml.html ) 

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    SML Gold Medal II Tenor Gorgeous and Overhauled!

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    Super clean condition SML tenor with $1200 overhaul, $100 set of resonators, $200 new case. The last few nice SML’s I saw on eBay were selling with multiple bidders for over $1000 more than this, with OLD pads!

    This is a great deal.

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    SML Gold Medal II Tenor Original Lacquer Great Deal

    Super clean condition SML tenor with original pads! The last few nice SML’s I saw on eBay were selling with multiple bidders for way more than this.

    This is a great deal.

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    SML Gold Medal Tenor Lucerne 21xxx Overhauled!

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    This is a clean, store display model Lucerne stencil SML tenor saxophone. It is a Gold Medal model with straight tone holes rather than rolled (which is actually better for you because your repair guy will be much better at working on the horn down the road). It hung on the wall of a distributor’s display room for something like 30 years, apparently never having been played for any length of time. The lacquer had gotten mottled looking from sitting out, so I just had this horn fully overhauled, and it is now bare brass, no lacquer, and it looks gorgeous. The brass will of course get darker and patina as you play this horn.

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    SML Gold Medal Tenor Saxophone 20xxx Original Overhauled!

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    This is a beautiful SML tenor. This horn has a wonderful overhaul on it, done by Aaron Barnard, who is one of the best techs in the USA. It has pisoni premium pads and $100-a-set screw-in domed brass resonators (my personal favorite on an SML). If you want to have a dark, dense, powerful tone that is Selmer-like but has the big tone of a Conn, this is for you.

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    SML Gold Medal Tenor Saxophone Nice!

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    This is a beautiful rolled tone holes Gold Medal tenor that has fancy deluxe engraving including inside the bell. The original lacquer on the horn body is a beautiful rose gold color, and the neck either aged differently (you see this on Buffet’s sometimes) or was relacquered at some point to a honey gold color (though the neck is slightly darker, not lighter, than the horn, so go figure.). These horns have the biggest, darkest tone and really play great.

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    SML King Marigaux Gold Medal Alto Saxophone 20xxx

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    This is a pristine, collector-grade SML King Marigaux alto, virtually like new in the original case. This horn is gorgeous with no past repairs. It has all original pads, and it still plays well with a big, warm, projecting tone.

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    SML Rev D / Gold Medal 1 Orig. Permagold Plate Tenor Saxophone 11657

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    SML Rev D / Gold Medal Alto Saxophone 12xxx Near Mint

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    This is a new old stock, collector-grade SML Rev D / Gold Medal alto, virtually unplayed in the original case. The “Rev D” version is the SML that won the gold medal (and was then named accordingly) and is the same horn. This horn is gorgeous with no past repairs, neck is not pulled down, no resolders. The finishing coat of lacquer remains on all the pearl key touches, which shows that this horn has really almost never been played at all. With only a small number of SML’s produced, there are very few that are still in as near-pristine condition as this.
    Great horn!

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    SML Rev D / Gold Medal Tenor 11660 Original Perma-Gold Overhauled!

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    SML Rev D Alto Saxophone 11xxx Original Fresh Overhaul

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    SML is one of my favorite saxophone makers, and this is my favorite model of alto that they made. Don’t be fooled by the fact that there are more expensive horns on the site. The price does not always correspond to what you get. This is one of the best playing altos around. This horn has rolled tone holes and a big sound like a Conn, but it also has a French core and great ergonomics like a Selmer. On top of that SML has its own vibe and complexity, so when you put it all together, you have a seriously good alto sax.

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    SML Rev D Alto Saxophone 11xxx Original Fresh Overhaul

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    SML is one of my favorite saxophone makers, and this is my favorite model of alto that they made. Don’t be fooled by the fact that there are more expensive horns on the site. The price does not always correspond to what you get. This is one of the best playing altos around. This horn has rolled tone holes and a big sound like a Conn, but it also has a French core and great ergonomics like a Selmer. On top of that SML has its own vibe and complexity, so when you put it all together, you have a seriously good alto sax.

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    SML Rev D Alto Saxophone Near Mint 10xxx

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    This is a virtually new old stock, collector-grade SML Rev D / Gold Medal alto, nearly unplayed in the original case. The “Rev D” version is the SML that won the gold medal (and was then named accordingly) and is the same horn as the “Gold Medal”. This horn is gorgeous with no past repairs, neck is not pulled down, no resolders. With only a small number of SML’s produced, there are very few that are still in as near-pristine condition as this. This is certainly the nicest Perma-gold SML that I have seen.

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    SML Rev D Tenor 11xxx Near Mint Original Lacquer

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    This is a rare, near mint condition original lacquer SML Rev D tenor (same model as the Gold Medal 1, but before it won the “gold medal” and was renamed). This horn has almost all of its original lacquer intact. It’s pretty rare to see a Rev D tenor at all, with only around 3000-4000 made total (between roughly SN#8000-16000 incl SATB), and this one is the nicest example of a tenor that I’ve seen. This horn had a recent overhaul and has been played very little since then. It has just been setup again to make sure that things are sealing as they should.

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    SML Rev D Tenor Original Silver Plate Overhauled 9xxx

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    This is a beautiful SML tenor. It’s a super-rare, near mint condition original silver plated example of what we call the “Rev D,” which only existed for a few thousand serial numbers before it was named the Gold Medal. Of course, SML didn’t call it a Rev D. That name comes from saxophone geeks who noticed that this is the fourth and final major design change in SML saxophones. It was their top-of-the-line, pro saxophone in the 50’s, and when it won the gold medal at the musical instrument show at the Hague in 1954, they renamed it the “Gold Medal.” So this is the Gold Medal model before it won the gold medal and was renamed, if that makes sense.

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    SML Rev. D Alto Saxophone Mint

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    This is a pristine, collector-grade SML Rev D alto, virtually like new in the original case. This horn is gorgeous with no past repairs. It has almost all original pads, and it still plays well with a big, warm, projecting tone. The tone on this horn is dark, complex, lyrical and French, but with a strong 30’s Conn influence mixed in. Intonation is good, ergonomics are good. If you play a lot, it will need a repad in a year or so because the old pads will wear out. But if you want it to keep and play occasionally, it will be good for longer.

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    SML Rev. D Tenor Saxophone Silver Plated 9xxx

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    This is a rare, silver plated SML Rev D tenor (same model as the Gold Medal 1, but before it won the “gold medal” and was renamed). This horn has about 90+% of its original silver intact. It’s pretty rare to see a silver Rev D tenor, and this one is a beautiful example. The price listed includes an overhaul by Matt Stohrer, who is one of the best saxophone techs in the business. If you want to buy it as-is for less money, let me know, and we can talk.

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    SML Reynolds Contempora Gold Medal 1 Tenor 19xxx

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    This is a near mint SML Gold Medal with all original pads intact. This horn is super clean, with no past damage and original pads and setup. It is fully a Gold Medal including rolled tone holes and all the other features, so if you’ve been holding out for a nice clean SML, this is for you.

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    SML Super 46 Alto Silver Plate 4xxx

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    SML Tenor Saxophone Rev D Original

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    The SML tenor is a superb combination of a dark, lush tone like a vintage Conn, with a French core and complexity like a Selmer or Buffet. This horn has almost all of its original lacquer intact. I see no resolders except the neck brace, where it had a pull down expertly repaired. The rest of the horn is extremely clean. There were two small dents – one under the palm D and one on the lower thumb hook. Nothing serious at all. This sax has rolled tone holes and (I think) all of the 22 features that made these horns famous and award-winning (the Gold Medal I appears to be nearly identical to the Rev.D except for bore diameter). This should be an amazing horn for somebody out there. If I didn’t already have another one, I’d keep it. 

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