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First Series Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Alto Saxophone - Serial # 324587

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Our Price: $ 3,450.00

Product ID: 324587SelmerSIAlto

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This is a first series Selmer Paris Super Action 80 alto sax, serial number 324587. This alto came to us from its original owner who purchased it in 1981. It has been loved and played for 40 years, and is ready for a new owner to enjoy.

 

Physically, this Selmer Paris alto shows moderate lacquer wear, but honestly still has excellent lacquer coverage for its age. There is no major past dent work, and just one previous resolder, where one foot of the low C keyguard popped off and was later resoldered back on. The neck has never been pulled down, and there are no other previous repairs. The bottom bow, bell-to-body brace, and bell flare are all perfect.

 

When we received this horn, pads were starting to show their age. As such, it is was completely restored in the Saxquest repair shop. We replaced all pads and corks, using original S80 style metal resonators. The keywork is all in great shape, and it has a tight, crisp action. All work was done by Saxquest tech Hunter Murray.

 

I find these Series 1 altos to play a bit bigger and maybe a hair brighter than the Series II's and III's. It still has a strong foundational core, but does seem overall less focused than a Series II, which allows for more versatility. Depending on what kind of mouthpiece you pair it with, you can make this horn darker or brighter, edgier or more mellow. It's a great alto for today's versatile musician who might find himself in a variety of musical settings. Ships in its original Selmer Vanguard wood case with leather case cover. The leather cover shows a fair amount of wear from use, but is still serviceable.