Selmer Paris Seles Axos Alto Saxophone

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Henri SELMER Paris launches a new brand SeleS to complete its range of musical instruments, respecting the values held by the SELMER family since the creation of the company in 1885.

To respond to the ever-changing needs of musicians, Henri SELMER Paris now offers, with its SeleS brand, a range of instruments adapted to various budgets.

The Seles Axos is made in the Selmer factory located in Mantes-la-Ville, France, in the same factory as all other Selmer models since 1922. This model continues the tradition of craftsmanship manufacturing integrating new industrial techniques. Aiming to make quality instruments available to a greater number of musicians, the Axos provides playing comfort with its specially adapted keywork as well as great mechanical reliability.

The Axos brings with it the heritage of over a century of history and technical knowledge from Henri SELMER Paris, the world leader in saxophone design and production.

Staff Reviews:

"Having had a blow on the Seles Axos this afternoon, I have to say that I’m very impressed with it. For me, it has a medium resistance, typical of Selmer saxes in general – this sax will be heavily compared with YAS62 and AW01 as it’s in the same price bracket, and having played a few phrases on all three back to back you really notice that the two Japanese models have a lot more ‘pop’ and ‘ripeness’ to the sound, generally their sound is very immediate. The Axos has a little more resistance, and as a result that iconic ‘Selmer sound’ comes out – having compared it to both Series II and III you can hear the difference, although to me it’s much closer to a Series II, but perhaps without the same drive and absolute fullness, however, it’s very close. My immediate reaction was that I felt like I was playing on a Selmer Paris saxophone, but for only two thirds the price, which is really impressive! They have managed to retain that depth of tone and lushness that you associate with French Selmer." -

"It is interesting to see a brand as established as Selmer broadening out to the intermediate level. I do feel the Selmer Seles alto really does bring something new to the table which it principal competitors, the Yamaha YAS 62 and Yanagisawa AW01, do not have.

The Seles has all the good qualities of a Selmer sax for just £2,070; the key work, layout and the ‘Selmer sound’ ; these really have been crafted into this horn. Personally I found it darker than the Yani and also slightly smoother. The classical fraternity will be able to relate to it immediately and I can see it being a hit with the jazz community too (there’s a lot of the Super Action 80 here). A very enjoyable instrument to play and had a fantastic response to everything I threw at it, especially in the altissimo register.

Overall I feel Selmer have done more than enough to compete and create a sax at the same price bracket as the Yamaha 62 and the Yanagisawa AW01. It should really make people re-consider their options when upgrading their student instrument’.

Anyone looking for to move on from their student sax really owes it to themselves to trying out one of the Seles Axos- not only a great sax but one offering something distinctly different from the pack. A very classy addition to our range." -

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"Selmer SeleS Axos "
Lets face it, selmer is regarded for making world class instruments. They have top quality mechanics. Then they released the axos model to expand to the entry level pro sax. I tried this against a YAS-62, Awo1, and a Super Action 80 Series II. It was about equal to the 62 but the Awo1 crushed it in every way. The Awo1 is more solid and clean and is more of a full profesional sax. Everyone says it is simular to the SA 80 II but it is very different in my opinion in its sound and feel. It is a step down from the series II and Awo1 but it is a decent saxophone. It is easy to get around, but you have to keep in mind these instruments are hand built and are not very consistent. However this IS comparable to the YAS-62. I used a vandoren optimum mouthpiece, rovner dark, and vandoren V12 size 3 1/2 reeds for its best sound. It is worth the money. End of story
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"Selmer SeleS Axos "
I bought this sax from the London store in May after comparing it to every alternative there in its price range: a few P. Mauriats, Yamaha 62, Yani AW01 & the Trevor James Custom. The Axos had the sound Id been looking for for over a year but -- until then -- couldnt afford. Six months later, its still a joy to play. The guys at the store were friendly, patient and incredibly helpful. All in all: a great purchase from a great place to make it.
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"My Selmer Seles Axos Alto Sax"
My wife bought me a 2016 Selmer Seles Alto Sax in April of 2016. I bought a Vandoren V5 A35 mouthpiece and 2.5 Vandoren Green reeds. I?ve been back to playing sax for about 1 year after 30 years of not playing. I love how this Sax sounds and the ease of playing it. 10 years ago a buddies uncle loaned me a Selmer Paris made in 1980 and I loved it but it did not play as easy as my axos. The sound was a little richer but the Axos sounds very close. I can?t see me getting a more expensive sax cause the Axos is so good.
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