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Collector's Quality 1928 Vintage Selmer Paris Soprano Sax in Original Silver - Serial # 8303

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Product ID: 8303SelmerSoprano

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This is an absolutely gorgeous 1928 vintage Selmer Paris Modele 26/New Large Bore series soprano sax in original silver plate, serial number 8303. You would never guess this horn is approaching 100 years old by looking at it. It looks incredible, and has recently been repadded. It is ready to go for the serious collectors out there looking for a premium example from Selmer's early years.

 

The original silver plate on this soprano is a solid 99%+ intact. As you can see in the photos, there is no major wear to speak of. There's no signs of previous repair work, no prior dents, no resolders. An Oleg custom neckstrap ring has been added, but due to Oleg's ingenuity of using the lyre slot to add it, this can easily be put on or removed for originality's sake. Pads are in new condition, and the horn is sealing well. The action isn't optimal, there's some lost motion here and there, but since the horn is playing so well, we are selling as-is on the current set up.

 

This soprano plays with a warm, clear sound, with a fast response and definitely more spread than you'd typically find on more modern Selmers. It takes your air well and responds quickly. Great collector's instrument at a much lower price than most such instruments.