This is an extremely rare, excellent condition vintage Selmer Balanced Action alto sax, serial number 26149. What makes this horn rare is it is amazingly still in its original lacquer! These old Balanced Actions are always found relacquered, but this one is original and in fantastic shape.
This horn shows no dents or dings anywhere, and no signs of any previous repairs. This include no previous resolders. The original neck has never been pulled down and is in outstanding physical condition. The sax and neck show moderate lacquer wear for its age, mostly of the specklish variety so commonly seen on old vintage horns, but for a sax that is 75 years old, it looks incredible!
As you can see in the photos, this alto could use a good cleaning, and is in current need of an overhaul. Pads are old and to the point of needing to be replaced. We are currently offering this horn as-is at a low price, but if you’d like us to overhaul it, just select from the option above. This would include a thorough cleaning with mild chemicals, it would get the sax clean but would not hurt the existing original finish. All the white dust you see in the photos would be wiped off and the horn will look great! All new pads, corks, and felts would come next, and our custom setup.
You simply do not find old Selmer BA altos in original lacquer, not to mention as nice as this one. Get it before its gone!