This is a stunningly beautiful, very gently used Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II alto sax, serial number 486395. This horn looks incredible. Though the serial number dates it back to 1992, you'd think it no more than a year or two old to look at it.
This sax was obviously treated with kid gloves all of its life. The original lacquer is 99%+ intact, showing no major wear of note. There is some surface scratching on the back side of the bell and light lacquer wear on a couple touch points, that's it. Absolutely no history of dent or damage repair, and no resolders. The original neck is also perfect.
When we received this sax, it still had mostly original pads, so we are going to go through it completely and do it up right. We'll end up replacing a good number of pads just because of the age alone, and all of the cork and felt work. We'll also adjust out the spring tensions and optimize the key heights. It will ship playing like a new horn!
If you are looking for a pure, dark tone, this is the sax to get. It is the best sax around for classical or chamber work, with its focused, colorful sound and superb intonation. A world class alto. It ships in its original wood Vanguard case, with leather case cover.