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Coleman Hawkins Models
Rev A: s/n 325x to 45xx
Rev B: s/n 45xx to 67xx


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A special model of the SML was designed for their best spokesman, Coleman Hawkins.

There are at least two versions of this horn:

- A horn patterned after the Rev. A horns and has left-hand-side bell keys (and slightly different keyguards) -- and seems to be the model Hawkins actually used.
- A horn patterned after the Rev. B horns and has right-hand-side bell keys.

In both instances, these horns feature quite elaborate, but different, engraving. Both feature rolled tone holes and seem to have bigger bells than their Rev. A or B brethren.

Coleman Hawkins only used SML horns in Europe, according to some documentation I've seen, because he was under contract to support a different brand in the US.

These are particularly rare horns and will command a premium over other Rev. A and B models.

Oh. I tend to doubt that there were any horns other than alto and tenor available -- and available only in silver plate.



* Original Coleman Hawkins Ad (Contributed by John Tarabocchia/Fred Cicetti)

* NPR 100 Feature: Coleman Hawkins, "Body and Soul" (Real Player Required; 12 min, 53 sec)

* Coleman Hawkins Model Otto Link Mouthpiece

Picture Galleries (clicking on a link will take you to a gallery with more pics)

Rev. A
> Alto
> Tenor

Rev. B
> Alto
> Tenor



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