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ORIGINAL LACQUER Selmer Super Balanced Action Tenor Saxophone, Serial #35749

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Product ID: 35749SelmerSBATen


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This is a premier original lacquer Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action tenor sax, serial number 35749. This tenor came out of the Paris factory in 1947, but you'd never know it by how nice it looks! It has been well cared for over its life and still has about 85% original lacquer intact.


This is a tremendous horn for the serious Selmer fan. The American style engraving is beautifully detailed and extends all around the bell. Physically, its looks great. There hasn't been any significant dent work or repair to the horn in its life. There are currently a couple minor pings in the tube and bell flare which we will remove during our overhaul. The lacquer wear is mostly found on the “back” of the sax, where it may rest against your body while playing. The “front' of the sax shows minimal lacquer wear and looks fantastic. The only previous repair is one small resolder, on one foot of the low Eb keyguard. The original neck has the matching serial number, and it has never been pulled down.


This tenor came to us on old pads well past their life, so the sax is currently in our repair shop in line for a complete restoration. We'll take it apart and clean it, replace all pads and material, and fit it will original style seamless metal resonators. We'll adjust the key heights and spring tensions throughout, and have it feeling smooth and effortless again.


I played this one just a bit before putting it in the repair shop. While the old pads are leaking pretty bad, you can still get an idea about the presence this tenor has. It feels like wants to take your air and run with it. I expect it to be one of the better saxes in the shop when we are finished with it. If you've been on the hunt for a classic Selmer SBA, this one will not disappoint.