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    Default Selmer USA Clarinet - Serial Number List? Model?

    Well I have come across a nice, used Selmer USA clarinet. However, I have no idea what model it is, or how old it actually is. Is there any kind of Selmer USA serial number list? All I can find is a Selmer France list.

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    Default Re: Selmer USA Clarinet - Serial Number List? Model?

    Quote Originally Posted by Texican View Post
    Well I have come across a nice, used Selmer USA clarinet. However, I have no idea what model it is, or how old it actually is. Is there any kind of Selmer USA serial number list? All I can find is a Selmer France list.
    Tough call. Is it wood, or is it plastic? "Selmer USA" is quite about everything from '60s Bundy Clarinets up to Signet Clarinets...a picture might help.
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    This topic is of particular interest to me because I'm in a similar situation. I acquired a Selmer USA clarinet a few years ago and have been playing it ever since. I would love to no what the model is but other than a model number (1052), gold-plated keys and very nice grenadilla wood there is no way for me to determine the actual model name. I tried Selmer USA directly but they were of no help. As well I've tried to track it on other sites that carry Selmer model numbers but again, no success. My tech says the wood is better than the Selmer Signet Soloists that she works on but she can't identify the model either. It appears that it was purchased in the early 90's, given the dates on the literature that came with the instrument.
    Anyone have any suggestions?

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    Default Re: Selmer USA Clarinet - Serial Number List? Model?

    it must be an Omega model - those can with the optional gold keys if i recall correctly

    normally the original bell had an extra emblem on it which looked similar to an inverted horseshoe

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