This is a vintage Noblet Paris tenor sax in original lacquer, serial #8744. If you are looking to get into a nice French tenor at a budget price the Noblet is a great way to go. The tenor is in nice physical condition with some standard cosmetic play wear. Its original lacquer finish has a nice and clean look. The crisp engraving across the entire bell region is quite lovely. All of the nickel key work is original and in good condition. Some of the original gold plated springs are also on the horn.
Its body tube, bell and bell flare are all in good condition. The bell flare has never been pushed in or pulled down. Its bow is also in good condition the bow cap does show some wear. There is one small ding along the side of the body that we are currently taking out in the shop. The original vintage Noblet neck is also in very good condition and has never been pulled down. At some point in the past the lacquer was removed from the neck, it is now showing a clean raw brass look.
Right now the sax is sitting on some very old pads. It will need a complete overhaul before it is ready for any serious playing. As it sits it is playing through leaks down to a low Bb. If you are looking to get into a vintage French tenor for under 2,000 this is a great way to do it.