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First Series Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Alto Saxophone - Serial # 318797

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Our Price: $ 3,450.00

Product ID: 318797SelmerSA80Alto

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This is an original lacquer Selmer Paris Super Action 80 alto sax, serial number 318797. This alto is priced to move quickly and is a great opportunity to pick up a true pro model Selmer Paris at a lower price.

 

This alto has been played, but never abused, and looks great for a horn that came out of the factory in 1981. There's normal lacquer wear on the backside of the bell and tube, as seen in the photos. There's some minor past dent work in the bottom bow area, and one side of the bell flare was previously bent, but the repair work all looks solid. No resolders anywhere that I can see. The neck is original, and it has never been pulled down or damaged. It even shows all of the original factory blue paint around the “S” of the octave key.

 

This alto was last padded using firm leather pads and metal Noyek waffle style resonators, and the pads are still in excellent shape. There are some adjustment issues though, so the horn is going to go through our repair shop for a complete regulation, and will ship in perfect playing shape. We'll replace all of the key adjustment corks and any pads not up to our standards.

 

This Selmer horn plays with a clear, concise attack, with a warm core and solid response from low Bb up into the palm keys, and altissimo pops easily as a natural extension of the horn. Definitely has a centered, focused tone, but in addition to being a solid concert band instrument, I still find it well suited for jazz with the right mouthpiece. Ships in its original Selmer Vanguard case with leather case cover.