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Vintage Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Alto Saxophone, Serial # 36079

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Product ID: 36079SelmerSBAAlt0


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Vintage 1948 Super Balanced
This is a fantastic vintage original lacquer Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action alto saxophone, serial number 36079. The alto is in stellar physical condition and is sporting very crisp floral engraving around the bell as well as the original neck with matching serial number stamp. Its previous owner kept it up in nice playing condition and handled it with a lot of care. This alto plays with a quick response to air and has rich world class free blowing sound. Its key action feels nice and fluid under the fingers allowing for fast and easy movement. The SBA has a warm sound that leans on the darker end of the color spectrum. Its response is precise from end to end and the upper register is exceptional in the way it keeps a full fat sound with out becoming thin. In comparison to some of the later SBA's I have played this one seems to be a little more focused and most certainly has a rich sweetness in its sound. 
The body of the sax is in extremely good shape and is showcasing its original lacquer finish. Its body tube, bell, bell flare, bow and bow cap are all in great physical condition. There has just been one re-solder on the bottom key guard foot of the low Eb key. This sax does include the original neck with matching serial number stamp. The neck was very slightly pulled down in the past but has been brought back up to its true position. 
This alto was more recently re-padded in another shop with black roo pads and ResoTech seamless resonators. We are also going to go through the horn to make sure everything is sealing up perfectly and fine tune some of the key heights. If you are looking for a alto with a lot of color and flexibility you will not want to miss out on this SBA.