Product ID: 11935NobletTenor
Great vintage Noblet Paris tenor saxophone, serial number 11935. This tenor was recently overhauled in the Saxquest repair shop by Josh Creekmore, and is in top playing shape. It's an awesome deal on a fully restored tenor, and a great find for the player on a budget.
This tenor is solid, with original lacquer still showing excellent coverage, and no major previous repairs. There's been some minor dent work on the bottom bow, and the original neck once had a very slight pull in it, which we've fixed. The neck strap ring was relocated for better comfort during play, which minor lacquer loss from that work. This tenor was repadded using black leather pads and flat disc metal resonators, and is in perfect adjustment.
This tenor plays with a warm tone but isn't overly dark. It definitely has a bit of that “French sound” going on, but remains an open feeling tenor with good punch and projection. I'd classify it as a solid intermediate or “basic pro” model horn, and priced well below other horns in its class. With the professional overhaul already done, this is quite the bargain! Ships in a good hard case.