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Early Series Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II Tenor Sax - Serial # 419866

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Our Price: $ 3,850.00

Product ID: 419866SelmerSIITenor

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This is an early series Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II tenor sax, serial number 419866. This tenor has been professionally played and maintained, and is ready for a new owner to enjoy.

 

The serial number dates this tenor to around 1988, just a couple years after the introduction of this model. Despite its age, it is very good physical condition. The original lacquer is approximately 85% intact, with nominal wear on the tube and usual touch points. The sax has a couple tiny pings in the bottom bow area from normal use, but no serious trauma, including no major dents and no resoldered joints. It has been repadded at least once before, and current pads are excellent shape with original S80 style metal resonators.

 

As you can see in the photos, the tenor is pretty dirty at the moment, but it will go through our repair shop and get a thorough cleaning and regulation. We'll take it apart, clean it inside and out, and replace all key adjustment corks and felts, as well as any pads that are up to our standards. All the work to get this tenor back to perfect playing shape is included in the price. If we get it done before the horn sells, we'll post new photos of it all cleaned up.

 

This Series II plays with a sweet sound, definitely darker overall, with a strong core and focus. It offers a good amount of positive resistance to give you something to push against, with solid intonation top to bottom and a particularly easy altissimo register. With the prices on new Selmers continuing to inch up, a used one like this in such good physical shape is a great find.