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'38 Vintage Selmer Paris Balanced Action Alto Sax in Silver Plate # 26564

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Product ID: 26564BAAlto

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Tight, Focused, and Warm Players Horn
Here we have a vintage Selmer Balanced Action alto saxophone in silver plate, serial number #26564 with an engraving done up in Europe. This saxophone is not in great playing condition as it is, so Saxquest is going to include a full overhaul with purchase of this horn. In the overhaul we will replace all corks, felts, pads, resonators, and any additional materials to ensure this horn is playing smoothly, and with ease. 
 
The Balanced Action series was manufactured from 1936 until 1948 and this one's serial dates it back to 1938. Many players have turned to the tight, focused sound of the BA alto and utilized it widely in the jazz idiom. The silver seems to give this alto a shimmer of brilliance to its sonic character.
 
Physically, this horn has seen a lot of resolders in its life as most ribbing and posts have had this done to them. There's no evidence of serious dent work or trauma to the body tube, bow, bell, or pull down on the neck. Regardless of the resolders and silver plating wear, the horn plays with a resilient tone through the leaks.
 
This sax ships with a full overhaul and a contoured case.