Here is a beautiful, excellent condition vintage Selmer Paris Cigar Cutter alto sax in gold plate, serial number 14600. This horn looks fantastic and is a sweet player too.
The gold plating on this alto is in tremendous shape, with only mild finish wear in a few spots where you can see the silver underneath coming through. I see no major dents or previous repairs, and no evident resolders. The original neck has also never been damaged. The horn is in outstanding shape despite its age.
This Selmer was overhauled a couple years ago, using white roo pads. Before we ship it out, we'll go through it again and make sure everything is sealing well, and replace any pads or material that are starting to age. We'll also clean the existing pads to make sure it arrives to you in perfect playing shape.
These old Selmer “Super” series horns are nice little players. This Cigar Cutter model plays very lively without much resistance. The gold plating warms up your sound and adds color and depth. It remains a very resonant and responsive instrument throughout the range of the horn.