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Gorgeous! Original Silver Plated Selmer Balanced Action Alto Sax, Serial #32004

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Product ID: 32004BASilverAlt


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Silver Plated Balanced Action – 1945
This is a lovely Selmer Paris Balanced Action alto saxophone in original silver plate, serial number 32004. An original silver plated Balanced Acton is fairly rare item so it is a special treat to have one in such beautiful condition. This Balanced Action was manufactured late in the war years during a small window of time where Selmer was using black bakelite key touches. The black touches are intact with pearl touches on the bisc and front F key. 
The alto is in beautiful condition and is a fabulous example of a war era Selmer alto from the Paris factory.  This sax shows off its original silver finish which is nicely complemented by the crisp engraving across the bell and lower bow. The body of the saxophone is in excellent shape with no history of major past repair. Its body tube, bow, bow cap, bell and bell flare are all in very nice original condition. This saxophone also includes the original neck with no past damage. The neck has never been pulled down. There has never been any re-solders repairs on this sax. All of the original key work and key guards are intact. 
This alto is an impressive free blowing player with a much more open spread to it then the later vintage and modern Selmers. The key work feels very fluid and compact under the fingers allowing for easy and fast action. This alto came into our shop playing nicely on a set of leather pads and metal domed resonators. It will also get a fresh set-up in our shop which will include replacement of a few needed pads as well as corks and felts. This alto ships out in perfect playing condition with very nice vintage wood hard case.