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Tremendous Condition Selmer Paris Series III Tenor Saxophone - Serial # 640023

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Our Price: $ 4,800.00

Product ID: 640023SelmerSIIITenor

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This is a beautiful condition Selmer Paris Series III tenor sax, serial number 640023. The serial number dates this horn to around 16 years old or so, but you'd never know it by looking at the horn! It is in tremendous shape and will ship with a fresh overhaul from the Saxquest repair shop.

 

As you can see in the photos, the original lacquer is 99.9% intact; in fact, I see only minor surface scratching here and there, and some minor lacquer wear on a couple rods. That's really it. No major dents, and no resolders. The original neck is in flawless shape and still has all of the factory blue paint around the “S” on the octave key.

 

Though the horn looks fantastic, the original factory pads had started to shrink back from the key cups, so do to this tenor right, it is currently in our repair shop in line for a complete overhaul. We'll clean the horn inside and out, replace all pads and material, optimize key heights and spring tensions throughout, and get it playing better than the day it left the factory. All work to make this sax perfect is included in the price.

 

This may be the best classical tenor ever produced. This Series III plays with a clear, precise sound and very fast attack, with excellent intonation up and down the range of the instrument. Despite its deserved reputation as a great classical horn, it can easily switch over to jazz with the right mouthpiece and set up. Ships in a hard shell SKB case.