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    I've been looking at a tenor which I am interested in s/n T 37xxx L. It has a front top F which I thought came in later in the twenties. Can anybody tell me when the front top F was introduced, and the likely model?






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    I am not sure if that is a New Wonder or a Wonder model. As far as I can tell, the front F was around in the 30,000 range.

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    Thanks for that Bruce.
    As an aside I was reading a post of yours very recently on the Selmer forum here, and your post count was 13079 which was exactly the s/n of my SSS or maybe NLB tenor.
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    That is a New Wonder I model, not an earlier Wonder.
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    Beezer - Being that my post count and your serial number are the same AND my family left Scotland over 350 years ago AND I haven't been there since 1963, you MUST send me that horn for free and declare it as a gift. We don't want another incident like that 1776 thing between the UK and US. Just doing my part......

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    Ah yes Bruce, however I too have Scottish roots AND play the Great Highland Bagpipe! What does that get me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SAXISMYAXE View Post
    Ah yes Bruce, however I too have Scottish roots AND play the Great Highland Bagpipe! What does that get me?
    Free haggis for Thanksgiving?

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    Quote Originally Posted by warp x View Post
    Free haggis for Thanksgiving?
    not unless the USA Haggis Ban has been lifted or he goes to Canada to eat it
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12259126
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8480795.stm

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    Bruce, my reply about the post count wasn't quite accurate as I sold the horn about 10 years ago. One of my greatest regrets. It's the the only horn that I have sold over the years that I can remember the s/n! So, sorry, but much as I would love to send you the horn, it can't be done! Nice to hear that there are a few 'expats' over there. And Bruce, I'm can't be as old as you as I can't remember 1776!
    Asking price for the horn, which is well buffed, is in dollars about $500
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    Quote Originally Posted by milandro View Post
    not unless the USA Haggis Ban has been lifted or he goes to Canada to eat it
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-12259126
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/8480795.stm
    Hmm didn't know that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by warp x View Post
    Hmm didn't know that.
    Oh well, there is a flourishing smuggling between Canada and the USA ...........come Burns night many honest citizens will become " criminals"
    http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/1302400

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    I have one identical to yours serial number 33XXX and it sounds like this:
    Its my main horn sounds like hell....

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    That old Conn sounds great. Nice work.

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    thanks!!!!

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    Not a problem for me. I'm usually serving as piper at Burns suppers, which means I don't have to worry about procurement of the Haggis.

    I usually imbibe in the Scotch, and forget about the sacred sausage anyway.

    Quote Originally Posted by milandro View Post
    Oh well, there is a flourishing smuggling between Canada and the USA ...........come Burns night many honest citizens will become " criminals"
    http://news.sky.com/home/world-news/article/1302400
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    Quote Originally Posted by beezer View Post
    I've been looking at a tenor which I am interested in s/n T 37xxx L. It has a front top F which I thought came in later in the twenties. Can anybody tell me when the front top F was introduced, and the likely model?






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    I bought that tenor Beezer. Did a rebuild on it. Posts, springs Roo pads etc. Was well worth the 245 quid!
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    Fernando... Muy dulce, muy fuente! Tu corazon es muy simpatico hombre... Excellente!
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