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Pristine Condition Selmer Super Action 80 Alto Saxophone - Serial # 358189

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Our Price: $ 3,295.00

Product ID: 358189SelmAltSA80SI

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Pads in Great Shape, Comes w/ Saxquest Set up
Here we have a Selmer Super Action 80 alto saxophone with a serial number of #358189 dating it to 1984. This particular alto has had a Saxquest overhaul in the past and the pads seem to be holding up and sealing nicely. The SA80 Selmer alto was designed to reflect back two models earlier with more modern keywork than its predecessors, the Mark VI and VII. This horn in particular has some remnants of the VII, as its right pinky key is the same design as the Mark VII.
 
This horn was overhauled a while back and the work is holding up nicely still, but it will receive a fresh set up as needed before it goes out. All the pads are in great shape, the corks and felts aren't showing signs of compression, and there are no dents to speak of on this horn. Physically, the lacquer is doing phenomenally, as there's only slight signs of wear on the lacquer on the key guard and bell. There is a bit of acid bleed throughout the horn which is normal for this era of Selmer saxophones and is only topographical, playability is not affected by these spots.
 
Sonically, this saxophone plays with a fair amount of brightness for it being a series I, and without much resistance. The low register is strong and focused, and the upper register can project with ease while retaining intonation.
 
This is a perfect horn for a student, or anyone, looking to enter the world of professional horns. It ships with its original hardwood case.