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Incredible! Vintage Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Balanced Action Alto Sax, Serial #23654

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Beautiful Original Lacquer Balanced Action
This is a beautiful original lacquer Selmer Paris Balanced Action alto sax, serial number 23654. Nearly all of the BA vintage saxophones we see are re-lacquered. The fact that this particular alto is a showcase of such nice originality is very exciting. Its body has just a little bit of modest play wear around major touch points, side Bb and the palm key touches but that is about it. The body is in crisp original condition with no history of dent work and no solder work. All of the key guards and guard feet are in perfect condition. The bell flare, bow and bow cap are also pristine. This saxophone does also include the original neck which is in perfect condition. Perhaps the most impressive part of the alto is the ultra clear engraving. The high level of detail and beauty is quite stunning especially regarding the centerpiece scene. 
 
It is safe to say the Balanced Action was most likely a case horn until recently. The previous owner had another shop put in a set of white Roo pads and metal resonators. Our shop is also going to go through the sax top to bottom and put our professional grade set-up on it. It will soon be in perfect playing condition. 
 
In addition to being one of the finest looking vintage Balanced Actions we have seen in a very long time this alto is one seriously sweet player. It has a medium warm color and a very vibrant sonic character. The voice it produces has a lovely singing quality. Projection and versatility are top notch on this instrument. The timbre is also very consistent from top to bottom on this instrument, the low register is rich and the sound stays full and fat all the way into the palm keys. 
 
It is a real treat to have such a fine instrument in our shop. A great item if you are looking for something rare and very very special. Sax ships in perfect playing condition with original wood box hard case.