Product ID: 332488SelmS80IAlt
This is a pristine original Selmer Paris Super Action 80 alto sax, serial number 332488. The first series Super Action 80 horns improved on the huge success of the Mark VI with improved, even more modern keywork. This horn is in exquisite condition too.
Taking a look at this sax, it is obvious it has not been played much in its life. It even had most of the original factory pads in it when we received it! The original lacquer is in the 97-98% range, with most of the wear coming as scratches on the neck. The neck has never been pulled down or damaged in any way. The sax shows a couple very small pencil-point pings from regular use, but no serious past dents or damage, and no previous repairs like resoldered joints.
Since the sax came to us on old pads, it is now in our repair shop in line for our full processional regulation and set up. We'll replace all the aging pads and material, and adjust the spring tensions and key heights for optimal intonation and response. Once completed, this sax will ship in perfect playing shape and backed by our full year mechanical warranty.
I've always liked the early first series SA80's. This alto plays with the presence of a Mark VI but feels more modern. The high F# key opens up a lot of options for altissimo fingerings as well. Sonically, it plays with a warm sound but not too dark, and feels open and responsive. A good all-around player for someone looking for a modern Selmer on a budget. Ships in its original wood Selmer Vanguard case with leather case cover.