Conn-Selmer introduces two new saxophone models in collaboration with Henri Selmer Paris

Posted on September 28, 2012

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Conn-Selmer and Selmer Paris are proud to announce a collaboration project for two new saxophone models with planned arrival in time for the 2012 holiday season. Since the inception of the saxophone, the Selmer Paris brand has become the most recognized name in professional instruments. As the North American distributor and the owner of the Selmer name in the USA, Conn-Selmer has established an equally strong market position in student and intermediate instruments. This collaboration will draw the two companies’ brands together in performance and value for price packages that cannot be offered by any other manufacturer.
 
 
The model 32 combines the affordability of current Selmer intermediate saxophones with the performance of a Selmer Paris professional instrument through the inclusion of a Selmer Paris custom designed and built neck and mouthpiece. This saxophone will give students moving to their first “step-up” an instrument that sounds and performs like instruments at a much higher price. The model 32 alto saxophone will be released with an MSRP of $2,499.

The model 42 combines the great features of the model 32 with an upgraded engraving pattern drawing on the recognizable French fleur-de-lis, an upgraded Trek Bam Case, and the option of either lacquer or black lacquer finish. This saxophone also includes ribbed construction, blue steel springs and an enhanced acoustic design that gives the low register of the instrument a more balanced intonation. The model 42 alto saxophone will be released with an MSRP of $3,925 and MAP of $2,625.

“The model 32 and 42 saxophones are a great example of collaboration between two market leading companies,” says John Stoner, President of Conn-Selmer. “These saxophones will give Selmer Paris a sustained position as the leader in professional instruments as they gain exposure with the early student market that will eventually be customers for their products. For Conn-Selmer, the Selmer Paris brand position cannot be matched by any other competitor and gives these instruments a unique edge on the market.”

The new alto saxophones will be released to the market October 1st, 2012 with tenor models planned for release in early 2013. For more information on these instruments, visit www.conn-selmer.com.

About Conn-Selmer

Conn-Selmer, under a portfolio of brands, is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur, and professional use.  With a tradition of innovation, and superior musical performance, brands such as Vincent Bach, CG Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Scherl & Roth, Glaesel, and William Lewis have earned a legacy of respect unparalleled by any other builders.  Conn-Selmer is also the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds, the US distributor of Yanagisawa saxophones, and the global distributor of the Jiggs pBone (the world's only plastic trombone).  With a focus on quality craftsmanship, Conn-Selmer operates US production facilities in Elkhart, IN, Cleveland, OH, Eastlake, OH, Lagrange, IL, and Monroe, NC.  Through its educational outreach team, led by Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools specifically tailored to music education.  For more information on the complete line of instruments, services, and support available from Conn-Selmer, visit www.conn-selmer.com.

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