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Exc Condition Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II Alto Sax - Serial # 472999

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Product ID: 472999SelmerIIAlto


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Ships with Fresh Saxquest Overhaul

This is an excellent condition Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II alto sax in gold lacquer, serial number 472999. The serial dates this to an older Series II, around 1991, but you'd never know it based on its condition. This alto is in tremendous shape, and will ship with a fresh set of pads and adjustment from our repair shop.


The original lacquer is in fantastic shape, over 95% intact, with only minor wear typical of light use. There are no dents or dings, no signs of previous repair anywhere on the body of the horn. The bottom bow, bell-to-body brace, and bell flare are in stellar shape. Unfortunately the original neck was pulled down at some point, and while it has been corrected, there is some lacquer lacquer and minor “lumpy” feeling around the octave key saddle from the repair.


This horn came to us on older pads and ready for a fresh overhaul, so it is currently in our repair shop in line for that work. We'll replace all pads and material, using premium firm leather pads matched with brown nylon resonators, and optimize the key heights and spring tensions throughout. Once complete, the sax will be playing (and feeling!) like a new horn again.


Currently playing through some leaks, you can still get a feeling for the presence and color of this alto. Series II's are known for being very dark instruments, and while this example does play with a lot of warmth, I didn't find it stuffy or overly dark. If anything, maybe a bit more open than “newer” Jubilee II's. Very good response and color. The sax ships in an original hardshell Selmer Flight series case.