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98%+ Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Series II Alto Sax - Serial # 427929

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Our Price: $ 3,650.00

Product ID: 427929SelmerSIIAlto

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Exquisite Condition Selmer SA80 II for a Great Price

Beautiful, all original Selmer Paris Super Action 80 “Serie II” alto saxophone, serial number 427929. This is an early vintage Series II dating to around 1989, but you'd never know it based on how pretty it is! This horn is gorgeous, with 98% original lacquer intact, and has obviously been meticulously well cared for.

 

The original lacquer still shows amazing coverage, with no real lacquer wear to speak of. There is some light scratching mostly on the back of the bell where it may rest against the player, but that's it. There are absolutely no dents or dings, no resolders or previous repairs. The original neck has never been pulled down, shows only a couple light scratches, and still has all of the factory blue paint around the “S” of the octave key. Even the pearls still feel crisp and new! This horn just hasn't been played on too hard in its life.

 

Not surprisingly, this alto still had all original pads when it came to us, the majority of which are still in like-new condition. The pads are still soft with plenty of life in them. We're going to perform a fresh cleaning and set up on this instrument, replacing all material and any pads that are starting to age, as well as adjusting key heights and spring tensions throughout. We'll ship the horn in perfect regulation, backed by our full year mechanical warranty.

 

I've always like the early Series II altos. To my ears, they still retain the warmth and color that Series II Selmers are known for, but they feel more open. While still an overall darker sound, this alto plays with excellent projection. It's offers a lot more versatility than just a concert band alto, and paired with the right mouthpiece, you can feel comfortable taking it to any gig.