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1950 Vintage Selmer Super Balanced Action Alto Sax # 43254 - New Pads

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Product ID: 43254SBAAlto

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Freshly Repadded & a FANTASTIC Player

This is an extremely nice 1950 vintage Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action alto sax, serial number 43254. This alto looks fantastic and plays even better! If you've been on the hunt for the openness of an SBA alto, this one will not disappoint.

 

This alto was recently restored in another pro shop, and gets the approval of our repair team. Though we did not do the work, it is a quality repad, featuring firm leather pads and seamless metal domed resonators. It is set up well with a medium-open key height, and the action is crisp and nimble under your fingers. Sonically, it plays like a dream, with a lush, warm sound and an effortless quality to its response. And projection is fantastic! It really takes your air quickly and you can take this thing to any venue and feel at home.

 

This sax was relacquered long ago, but was done very well. As you can see in the pictures, even the finest detail in the engraving remains crisp and sharp, so no heavy buffing on this one. The “newer” lacquer shows minor wear on the sax, and slightly more wear on the neck. The sax is an American engraved example, with the more detailed floral engraving, and the original neck has the matching serial number. The sax and neck show no signs of major past repair, and just a couple minor resolders on the bottom bow keyguards as is so common.

 

This is a tremendous alto for a great price, don't wait too long on this one!