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Vintage Selmer Paris Balanced Action Alto Sax, Serial #26792 - Free Blowing Alto!!

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Selmer Balanced Action – 1938
This is a pretty 1938 vintage Selmer Paris Balanced Action alto saxophone, serial number 26792. The alto features a lush dark and open core sound. It takes the air in very easy and is exceptionally free blowing. The sound is more robust and more spread in comparison to the sound character on the Selmer altos that were made later. Its inline key action feels nice and smooth under the fingers allowing for easy movement from end to end. The key pearls also feel nice and have not been overly worn down over the years. 
This alto was re-lacquered a very long time ago. The work was done extremely well and the proper air bake lacquer was used. Its current finish has a warm honey hue about it and is complemented by the crisp engraving. The alto features a beautiful centerpiece engraved in the middle of the bell. This saxophone is in very solid physical condition. It does show history of some re-solders to some of the key guard feet. The body tube, bell and bow area are all in fantastic original condition. Its bow cap is also perfect and has never been pushed in. The original neck for this alto is included and in very good condition. It has never been pulled down. 
The Balanced Action came into our shop on some very old pads past their prime. As such it is currently in the Saxquest shop awaiting a complete overhaul. Saxquest's professional overhaul will include all new Valentino pads, metal resonators, new corks, felts and a super precise regulation of all the keys. When the job is complete this alto will be in perfect playing condition. If you are looking to get into the classic Selmer sound of the Big Band Era you will not want to miss out on this very sweet Balanced Action.