I have been offered an alto sax which the owner says is a Selmer but the only name engraved on it is "St.Louis" - the brand name Selmer does not appear anywhere. Would a real Selmer sax necessarily have the name engraved on it?
It does have a Selmer mouthpiece but that may well have been bought separately, and it has a serial number which fits the Selmer pattern. These two things do not seem enough to prove its provenance to me. I have hunted about on various sax web sites and cannot find a Selmer St. Louis, or a brand of sax simply named St. Louis in its own right. Does anyone out there know enough about old saxophones to give me an opinion, please?