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!


Patricia W. said...

Beautiful work.

Jon said...

Gosh Darn!!!!!