I've been waiting years to say this, but this is a “new old stock” Selmer Super Balanced Action alto sax, serial number 47852. We found this instrument in a little music store outside of Paris, where the owner's family has been holding on to it since the early '50's. This instrument has never been sold!
Needless to say, this sax came to us completely original. It still has all the original pads and material, and in its original case. Even the original Selmer European style case is just about perfect. In the case compartment is still the original Selmer neckstrap and even a box of Selmer Paris Soloist reeds! We will do this alto right, replacing all of the pads and material before it ships. We'll polish it to a new shine and properly restore it to factory condition.
Physically, the horn is perfect. The silver plating shows no wear, there are no dents or past repairs. This sax has literally been sitting in a closet for over 60 years. This is an awesome find for die-hard collectors wanting a piece of Selmer history.