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Very Nice! Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Alto Saxophone in Raw Brass, Serial #53389

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Product ID: 53389SelmerSBAAlt


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Freshly Overhauled – Great Pro Player
This is a very striking Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action alto saxophone, serial number 53389. The raw brass body of the alto features beautiful American style floral engraving along the bell and extending down onto the lower bow. It was just mechanically overhauled in our shop and is now in perfect playing condition. The alto is now with a brand new set of premium Valentino pads with metal domed resonators as well as all new cork and felts. 
If you are looking for a highly colorful instrument this SBA is going to be an easy item to fall in love with. It takes the air in smooth and demonstrates a balanced response across its entire range. The core sound of this sax is notably more focused then the first series of Mark VI's made in the late 1950's. It should also be considered to be on the brighter side of the color spectrum. 
The physical body of the sax is in incredible condition for its vintage. Its body tube, bow, bell and bell flare are all in nice shape and show no signs of major past trauma. The bow cap has one small pushed in area but is in great shape as it currently sits. All of the key work, guards and guard feet are in good shape. Looking over the sax very closely I can identify one re-solder to the key guard foot of the low C key. The work was done professionally and is easy to miss if you are not looking very carefully. This saxophone is also with the original neck with matching serial number stamp. The neck is in great shape and has never been pulled down. At this time the un-lacquered brass body shows off a very clean look from the recent cleaning and overhaul in our shop and does not yet show much patina. As it is a un-lacqured sax you can expect it to patina and take on its own unique look over the years. 
This sax is ideal if you are looking for a horn with a beautiful organic response and brilliant sonic color. Please check out the video of Ben play testing this beauty. If you have questions please send us in a product question. The SBA alto ships in perfect playing condition with a Protec Max case.