Product ID: 11719SMLAlto
This is a beautiful, original silver plate SML “Rev D” model alto sax, serial number 11719. This alto is stunning with greater than 95% original silver plating intact. It is a fantastic horn for players and collectors alike, and we are offering it at a bargain price.
SML saxes have always been slightly unheralded, but I think people are finally catching on to how great they can be after all these years. The serial number of this alto dates it to around 1953. Despite its age, it is in tremendous shape. The original silver is 95%+ intact with only light finish wear on the usual touch points. The sax shows no dents or dings, no resolders or previous repairs. The original neck has also never been damaged or pulled down. The horn currently playing well on older pads, fitted with flat metal resonators.
The wait times on our repair shop have stretched to almost 3 months, so rather than let this beauty languish in our basement, we have decided to sell it as-is. The pads are older and the keywork is a bit clicky in spots, but the sax is still playing well, blowing through just minor leaks. This is a great find for players and collectors due to its extremely nice condition, and there is plenty of room in the price for you to get it repadded a little later down the line. Ships in a good hard case.