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Original Black Nickel Dave Guardala Alto Sax - Excellent Shape! - Serial # 012458

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Our Price: $ 2,895.00

Product ID: 012458GuardalaAlto

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This is a fantastic condition, all original Dave Guardala New York series alto sax, serial number 012458. This alto looks incredible, with 99% original black nickel plating intact, and no major wear to speak of. It will get a fresh adjustment from the Saxquest repair shop before shipping, and come to you in perfect regulation, backed by our full year mechanical warranty.

You don't see many of this model pop up for sale, and when they do, they are often pretty worn, but this example looks tremendous. There is only minor cosmetic surface scratching, and no major plating wear of note. The horn features black nickel plating on the body and bell, with silver plated keywork. Beautiful hand engraving on the bell, as seen in the photos. The horn shows no previous damages or repairs; no dent work, no resolders, and the original neck has never been pulled down. Really plush condition.

This alto features all original pads with metal domed resonators. It currently has some minor leaks that have come with time, but we'll do a fresh adjustment before shipping. Our repair techs will replace any pads starting to age, as well as all key adjustment material, and regulate the stacks for optimal feel. We'll also shine up the silver keys where they are starting to tarnish, and clean the horn thoroughly inside and out.

If you are looking for a power horn, look no further! This sax plays a bit on the brighter side, with a tight edge that cuts well, and a whole lot of punch. It plays in the vein of a Keilwerth or similar German-made sax. A whole lot of player for the money.