Talk:Selmer Cigar Cutter

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Hi, I wanted to say I have a Selmer Alto Cigar Cutter SSS 1933. The number is 18703. Most informative webb sites say the numbers ended at 18700 but there were a few more produced. It is not the Radio Improved model. I bought it in 1963 when I played Semi Pro. Then it got put away for 40 years in my Attic. I took up playing again when I retired and had new pads & springs fitted. It was only then that I realised what I had. Wonderfull instrument, plays like a dream.

It would be interesting to know how many of the CC sss are still arround?

Kind regards

John Lowe Durham UK

Might it be better.....?[edit] have an article on the Selmer Super series with a description of its variants back through the New Largebore (1929) and through the Radio Improved/Jimmy Dorsey models of 1934-1938? The Radio Improved is at least as important as the Cigar Cutter in terms of recorded music. Zoot Sims played one (not a Cigar Cutter as the article implies) and Coleman Hawkins used one for his 1939 recording of Body and Soul. The earliest Balanced Action horns were essentially the Radio Improved model with changes to the bell and LH table mechanism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 08:50, 24 June 2015 (UTC)