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

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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 ships with a fresh repad and is 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. The horn has been played, but well cared for.
 
Like many player's horns, pads had been replaced as needed over the years, but it was ready for a fresh start. As such, we did a complete cleaning and repad on this alto. All work was performed in our shop by Derick Tramel. We disassembled the horn, cleaned it inside and out, and replaced all pads and material. We used premium firm leather pads and original style brown nylon resonators, and adjusted 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 has a nice fat, big sound. This is a fantastic sax for the player seeking a true Selmer Paris alto on a budget.