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ORIGINAL GOLD PLATED Selmer Paris Modele 22 Alto Saxophone - Serial # 4317

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Our Price: $ 2,500.00

Product ID: 4317SelmerM22Alto

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Here's a cool old horn from the early years of the Selmer Paris factory. This is an original gold plated Selmer Paris Modele 22 alto sax, serial number 4317. The Model 22 was the first model completely made by Selmer (an earlier model was designed by Selmer, but manufactured at the Adolphe Sax shop). And this example is in pristine shape. This is a true collector's horn.


The original gold plating is exquisite from top to bottom, and the horn shows no dents or previous repairs. It is as pretty of an example as we've ever seen. It features a gold matte finish on the body, with burnished (shiny) gold plated keys and inlay in the engraving on the bell, which really pops. It's so cool to see such an early example from a company that would go on to dominate the saxophone world in such a huge way, just a couple decades later.


This alto was most recently repadded with firm leather pads and brown nylon resonators. The action has been set up on the lighter side with fairly open key heights, similar to what this horn would have originally had from the factory. The action feels buttery smooth under your fingers, and we'll make a few little tweaks in our repair shop to make sure all is good before shipping it out.


Whether you are a serious collector or just love the history of this instrument, or the Selmer company as a whole, this horn will make a fine addition to your collection. It's a lovely horn, a sweet little player (classic dark, French sound), and in a condition that is unrivaled. Ships in a quality vintage hard case.