In 1885 Henri Selmer has created a shop of musical instruments in Paris, and has made also of beaks and reeds for clarinet and saxophone. The development of beaks continued throughout the 20th century in parallel with the instrument. The development of a beak being closely linked to that of the instrument, Selmer took advantage of his experience in these 2 activities to develop a comprehensive range of spouts that meets the expectations of all types of musicians.
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The beaks are reputed to be among the best in the world.
The beak S80 is extremely popular since 1974 and still today considered as the reference. The S80 has a warm sound, a sound that is wide and expansive. The S80 C* a room square, an opening of 1.70 mm and a table length of 22mm.
|The beak of alto saxophone Selmer S80 is made from ebonite, a rubber hardened by the addition of sulfur which makes this material extremely stable.
Drafted on a tower, torches are then polished, and then the chamber is pierced, a draft of the table is performed, and finally the light and the end are milled. The finishing is then done entirely by hand.
Technical data S80 C* :
- Bedroom square
- Opening 1.70 mm
- Table length 22mm
- Its very warm, the sound is full and wide
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