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eBay Ad Mocking!

pete

Brassica Oleracea
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Linky.

First, the concept of someone auctioning a Selmer Modele 26 alto for $3500 is mockable in and of itself. Then, let's look at the ad title:

SELMER PARIS MODEL 26 VINTAGE ALTO SAX - 4TH ONE EVER MADE!!!
In the ad's body you'll see that this "4th one ever" claim is verified by "a wide variety of [unlisted] sources." Not that it makes much difference, even if it was the fourth Modele 26 ever made. That's kinda like saying that you came in fourth in a four-person race. Or actually, you came in fourth in the qualifying trials for a four-person race.

But we're not finished mocking yet!

If you want to sound just like Dave Brubeck on 'Take Five,' then this is the horn for you.
So, I assume that this sax sounds like a piano, then. Or, of course, I could sound like Dave Brubeck playing the sax. I dunno. Brubeck might have actually been a good sax player ....
 
Paul Desmond might respond if he were still with us. One of the best Alto Sax players ever, IMHO.

A while back, Benny Goodman's clarinet was on eBay - I wonder which one it was?
 

tictactux

Distinguished Member
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best I ever read was "mint condition - condition menthe".

(Canadians might get the joke faster than their southern neighbours)
 
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