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Selmer Short Shank Scroll Soloist C** Tenor Mouthpiece Circa 1956 (Ref 203) ****SOLD****

Selmer Short Shank Scroll Soloist C** Tenor Mouthpiece Circa 1956 (Ref 203)****SOLD****

Selling on behalf of the Estate of the late great jazz player and teacher, George Galway R.I.P., who carefully selected this mouthpiece for his personal collection many years ago. 

Here’s a great opportunity to take ownership of this vintage Selmer tenor sax mouthpiece.
Generally faded but in good useable condition. Tips and rails in good condition with no damage.
Tip Opening: (1/100mm = 200), 0.079″ or 79, Chamber = Horse shoe flat bottom.

These are the classic Selmer mouthpiece of the 1950s. The later horse-shoe shaped chamber mouthpieces are what is commonly referred to as the Selmer Short Shank mouthpieces.
These mouthpieces are enjoyed by the Jazz and Classical players alike.

Includes: mouthpiece, no ligature or cap.


This mouthpiece is part of the Estate of George Galway who passed away aged 79 in October 2020.

He began playing the saxophone professionally while still in his teens, as part of many dance showbands in late-1950s Belfast. 

He moved to Manchester in the 1970s and began a successful career as a music teacher, but still gigged constantly all around the country. 

George didn’t slow down in any way until about 2015, and having lived the world of jazz for nearly seven decades, he had built up an immense repertoire and wealth of knowledge about the saxophone instrument, with its many brands, series, metals, construction and playing techniques, mouthpieces and so on.
He carefully selected each piece over the years – both for their monetary investment value, as well as the personal joy he got from using them on one of his many saxes.

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