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Vintage Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Alto Sax, Serial #43657

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Product ID: 43657SBAAlto


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Vintage 1950 Selmer SBA Alto

This is an nice original lacquer Vintage Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action alto sax, serial number 43657. The original lacquer finish on the alto has a beautiful dark color which is further complemented by the elaborate floral engraving. This sax has a very sweet sonic timbre. The Selmer altos from the early 1950's have a reputation for being very organic free blowing players, this one is no exception and is exceptionally responsive. This saxophone is currently in the Saxquest shop awaiting a professional set-up. It will soon be in perfect playing condition on its current set of leather pads and brown plastic resonators.


The saxophone is physically in outstanding condition showing the typical cosmetic character of a professional Selmer. Its body tube, bow, bow cap are all in outstanding condition. The bow cap and bell flare are both perfect and have never been pushed in or damaged in the past. There is one re-solder to the top key guard foot of the low Eb key guard. This saxophone is also with the original neck. The neck is in very good condition and has never been pulled down. It does also show case the matching serial number on the back of the neck. At some point in the past the original clothes guard was lost on this saxophone. See picture 11.


This saxophone is currently awaiting a clean up and set – up in the Saxquest shop. Once the work is complete we will put up a fresh set of photos and a play test video.