Sunday, September 05, 2010

A bit of inspiration

I love old Selmer (American) style engraving that started to emerge in the early 30s.  Even a horn so massively produced as the Mark VI had gorgeous work on it.  For me the pinnacle of their engraving was between 1939 and 1950, and I find a lot of inspiration in it.

Here's a project I am working on that merges the classic Selmer style with my own.  It's a 1950s Olds Ambassador tenor, made by Martin.


my homage to Selmer, especially the flowers!

The bell in profile...

Even with crummy pads this tenor still plays incredibly well!

2 comments:

Patricia W. said...

Beautiful work.

Jon said...

Gosh Darn!!!!!