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Sweet '37 Vintage Selmer Paris Balanced Action Tenor Saxophone - Serial # 24758

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Product ID: 24758SelmerBATenor

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This is a sweet 1937 vintage Selmer Balanced Action tenor sax, serial number 24758. This tenor is slotted to get a complete overhaul from our repair shop before shipping, and will come to you in new pads and material, ready for its new life.

 

As most Balanced Actions have, this tenor was relacquered at some point in its life long ago. The job was done extremely well; the engraving (which is original, it has never been re-cut) looks fantastic with little signs of buffing. Physically, this tenor has a fair share of minor dings and dimples from a solid life of use, but no signs of serious past trauma. The bell flare has never been bent, the bell-to-body brace is round, and the bottom bow cap has never taken a big hit. During our overhaul, we'll remove the little dings that the sax currently has and make sure everything is straight. The original neck doesn't appear to have ever been pulled down, and two small dings on one side will also be removed during our work.

 

Pads were very old when we received the tenor, and as such it will get a fresh repad from our shop before we ship it out. We'll take it apart, clean it, and replace all pads and material, using traditional brown plastic resonators. We'll regulate the action and the horn will ship in perfect playing condition. All work is included in the price to make this tenor perfect for you.

 

The sax is playing through quite a few leaks at the moment, but you can still get a sense of the warmth and color of its tone. It is definitely on the darker/warmer side, with a very lush and sweet sound. I look forward to playing this tenor once our work is complete, to really see it at full potential!