This is a very nice Grassi 2000 alto saxophone, serial number 53816. These horns are very comparable to the modern Selmer Super Action 80 series. They feature a rich sonic palate with a lot of warmth. Projection, articulation and general response is outstanding on the Grassi. The Grassi is keyed to high F#. This is a great horn to go for if you are trying to get a pro/step up on a budget.
The body of the Grassi is in very good condition showing some typical cosmetic wear for a well played instrument. Its bow, bow cap and bell flare are all in outstanding condition and show no history of repair. The neck has never been pulled down. There has also never been any re-solders on the horn. Saxquest is currently in the process of professionally setting the saxophone up (including replacing the missing pearl in the photos) and it will soon be in perfect playing condition. It ships out in perfect playing condition with the original wood Grassi case.