This is a good 1981 vintage Selmer Paris Super Action 80 alto sax, serial number 323452. This alto is one of the very early Series I's and is still in tremendous shape years later. It has been played professionally and maintained well.
The lacquer on this alto is original, and shows nothing more than normal wear that comes to every sax with regular use. Overall the lacquer is in the 80-85% range, and there are no dents or past damages, including no resolders. The original neck has never been pulled down or damaged either. Pads have been replaced in the recent past, with original style metal domed resonators. We are going to go through this horn in our repair shop before it ships, cleaning it up and replacing any aging pads or material. It will come with our full complete pro set up and backed with our year warranty.
I've always found the Series I altos to be exceptionally good, versatile instruments, and this example doesn't disappoint. It has a free-er, more open sound than you find on newer Series II's and III's, but still has that warmth and strong core. It plays with just the right amount of positive resistance, giving you something to push against without feeling dead or stuffy. A great pro sax for any gig you want to take it to.