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American Engraved Selmer Paris Mark VII Alto Sax - Serial # 249664

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Our Price: $ 3,150.00

Product ID: 249664MarkVIAlto

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Here’s a great vintage Selmer Paris Mark VII alto sax, serial number 249664. This is one of the earlier models, featuring American style engraving all down the bell. It will ship with a fresh repad and be ready to provide years of enjoyment for its next owner.
 
Though this alto shows a fair amount of lacquer wear, as seen in the photos, it has never been abused. There are no major dents or signs of past trauma. This includes no big hits to the bottom bow, no resoldered joints, and the bell flare is perfect. The original neck too is in excellent shape. There are a couple tiny dings which we will remove during our repad, but that’s it. The horn has been played, but well cared for.
 
Like many players horns, pads have been replaced as needed over the years, but it was ready for a fresh start. As such, we are going to do a complete cleaning and repad on this alto before it ships. Included in the price, we will disassemble the horn, clean it inside and out, and replace all pads and material. We’ll use premium firm leather pads and original style brown nylon resonators, and adjust key heights and spring tensions to factory specs.
 
This alto plays with a warm, colorful core sound, but I wouldn’t classify it as an overly dark sounding horn. It plays with plenty of punch and it cuts well in a loud room. It is blowing through some leaks right now, but I expect its sound to get even bigger once our repad is complete. This is a fantastic sax for the player seeking a true Selmer Paris alto on a budget.