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Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Sax - New Pads - Serial # 536656

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Product ID: 536656SelmerSIIAlto

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This is an excellent condition, very well cared for Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series II alto sax, serial number 536656. The serial number dates this sax to around 1996, but you'd never know it based on how nice the horn is.

 

This sax shows no signs of any past dents or damage. The right hand thumb rest has been resoldered at some point, and there is some lost lacquer from that work, but that is the only repair that I can spot. The original neck has also never been pulled down or damaged. The sax's original lacquer is still in excellent shape, with greater than 95% coverage intact.

 

This alto was recently overhauled by Miles Ahead, using premium firm leather pads and original style metal domed resonators. The action has been set up well and feels crisp and fluid under your fingers. All of the keywork is tight, it feels just like a new horn.

 

This alto plays with the dark, focused sound you'd expect and desire from a Series II, but still have a nice open feel and is very responsive. It keeps a dark tone without feeling constricted or stuffy, and projection is solid. The altissimo in particular just pops out effortlessly. A great alto for the concert band setting, but also excels in other settings with the right mouthpiece.