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Vintage Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Alto Sax Original Silver Plate, Serial #38374

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Product ID: 38374SBAsilvAlt


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Players Special – Vintage SBA Alto
This is a very sweet Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Alto Sax in original silver plate, serial number  38374. The previous owner of the sax recently put a re-pad into it which included all new leather pads with oversized flat metal resonators. We are also going to go through the horn top to bottom and make sure everything is perfectly sealing before we send it out. Our set-up will include a through dissemble, cleaning and regulation of the entire instrument.
As you can see from the pictures the sax does show the history of being a very well played instrument. The original silver finish shows some standard cosmetic finish wear in the usual places. Its body tube, bow and bow cap are all in great shape and have no history of major repair in the past. There has been a few smaller re-solders to some of the key guard feet on the lower end of the instrument (see pics ) The neck was very slightly pulled down in the past but is being corrected in the Saxquest shop as part of the pro set-up. 
This alto plays with a warm and very rich free blowing sound. Projection and control are both exceptional on the alto. The key work on these old balanced actions is fluid and very comfortable. In comparison to the key work on the later model Selmers the Super Balanced Actions are just a little bit more compact. If you are looking for a nice vintage Selmer sound and do not mind some preexisting cosmetic character this SBA is a great way to go.
Once the work is complete on the alto we will put up a video and some fresh pictures.