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Selmer Tenor Saxophone used by John Coltrane

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Data Source
National Museum of American History
Description (Brief)
Made by Selmer. Paris, France. 1965.
Mark VI model, Serial #125571. Accessioned with case and accessories. Previously owned and used by John Coltrane.
Location
Currently not on view
user
Coltrane, John
maker
Selmer, Henri
date made
1965
Credit Line
Gift of Jowcol Music LLC
Physical Description
brass, organic material, felt, leather; cork (overall material)
brass (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 34 in x 6 in x 6 in; 86.36 cm x 15.24 cm x 15.24 cm
saxophone: 29 3/4 in x 10 3/4 in x 6 in; 75.565 cm x 27.305 cm x 15.24 cm
neck: 8 1/4 in x 3 5/8 in x 1 5/8 in; 20.955 cm x 9.2075 cm x 4.1275 cm
mouthpiece: 4 1/8 in x 1 1/8 in; 10.4775 cm x 2.8575 cm
Object Name
saxophone
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
ID Number
2014.0048.01
accession number
2014.0048
catalog number
2014.0048.01
serial number
125571
patent number
2710558
2846917
place made
France: Île-de-France, Paris