lol - you know that's my web site, don't you
'Course I do, hence the
I've offhandedly mentioned that I'm trying to find as many AE and AJ Sax saxophones to supplement the list at http://homepages.ed.ac.uk/am/gdsl.html
. I've not progressed very far, but I can say that I have not
found an AE Sax on that list that has a low Bb and the keyguards that you and I have mentioned. So you've got to consider:
* When were those low B AE Sax horns available? I know that some European saxophones had the reduced key-range as their "introductory" horns up until the 1930s, possibly 1940s.
* The first known AE Sax saxophone is from 1895.
* Were horns like the s/n 149 horn on your website and the more plain keywork models like this s/n 1509x
horn produced after Selmer bought the Sax company in 1928?
* Were horns like this s/n 687 horn
produced in the early 1900s-1928?
* The real Selmer-made A. Sax horns were ones like this s/n 693
horn. I've seen the 1928-1930 advertisement. I've seen 'em on the Selmer.fr website.
It's going to be interesting doing that research. I might do some more tomorrow.