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Great Price on a Selmer Paris Axos Series Alto Saxophone - Serial # A03682

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Our Price: $ 2,195.00

Product ID: A03682AxosAlto

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Axos Alto Lightly Used

Excellent condition Selmer Paris Axos series alto sax, serial number A03682. The Axos is Selmer Paris's “entry professional” model alto sax, introduced a few years as a lower priced model to give players a more affordable option to their Series II, III, and Reference models. This horn has been well cared for and is available for a great price.

 

The original lacquer is about 90% intact, with typical wear for a horn that has been played out in the real world. There's some minor cosmetic wear here and there, and a couple tiny chair pings and whatnot, but no signs of serious past dents or trauma. The original neck was slightly pulled down at some point but has been corrected. A couple heavy mass screws have been added for the neck and lyre screws, as seen in the photos. This alto was repadded recently and has all new pads with brown nylon resonators. To optimize the sax, it will go through our shop for our pro set up before shipping, where we'll make sure the action is perfect.

 

This sax was definitely designed around a Series II and has the same key layout under your fingers, so it feels very comfortable and modern. Sonically, it retains that classic Selmer French sound, with a darker warm core and lively response, with just a bit of positive resistance to give you something to push against. I don't think it plays quite as dark as your typical Series II, and overall it has a lot of versatility. Depending on what mouthpiece you pair it with, it can sit comfortably in any setting from concert band to jazz to rock to funk.