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American Engraved Selmer Super Balanced Action Alto Sax - 99% Original Lacquer! - Serial # 48613

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Our Price: $ 9,000.00

Product ID: 48613SBAAlto

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Selmer SBA Alto

This is a gorgeous vintage Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action alto sax, serial number 48613. This alto is about as nice as we've ever seen for an SBA, and will be a treasure to any sax player's collection.

 

This horn is in serious top-notch condition. The original lacquer is 99% intact, and has only surface wear on a couple touch points like the thumb rest, palm keys, octave key, etc. There is really no other wear of note. No dents, no dings, no resoldered joints. The neck is original and has the matching serial number, and it too is in perfect physical condition. We performed a complete, pro overhaul on this alto a couple years ago, and it it has not been played much since. All the pads and material are still in new condition, and pads are matched with the original flat metal Selmer screwback resonators.

 

This alto has a very warm sound, slightly darker but still very full. It also has a free-er response, a little more spread than what you typically find on a Mark VI. This is a true collector's piece, you just don't see vintage SBA's in this kind of condition.