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Vintage Selmer Paris Balanced Action Alto Saxophone, Serial #23310

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Our Price: $ 4,100.00

Product ID: 23310SelmerBAAlt

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Selmer Balanced Action - 1937
This is a lovely Selmer Paris Balanced Action alto saxophone, serial number 23310. The alto is a knock out player and is in excellent condition despite being manufactured in 1937. 
 
The physical body of the alto is in great shape from top to bottom. It has been relacquered in the past but was done very well. Most of the engraving, even the very fine details, are crisp, proof of minimal buffing. This saxophone does feature a beautiful centerpiece of a cabin I the woods. The body of this saxophone is very clean and straight, no major dings or history of major body work. The bottom bow, bow cap and bell flare are all in excellent condition. The original neck has never been pulled down either. A tremendous package all around.
 
This alto was recently overhauled in the Saxquest shop In 2019 and is still in incredible playing condition. Its set-up show cases a premium set of leather pads and seamless metal resonators. The key action feels fluid and compact under the fingers allowing for smooth and comfortable movement across the entire sax. This particular sax plays with a tremendous free blowing quality and smooth response. It definitely has a warmer color to the way it plays as well. This alto is an ideal choice if you are looking for a exceptional example of a great playing Balanced Action. The sound on these early models is very thick and feature a more “fluffy” character then the later vintage Selmer saxophones. 
 
This alto is currently playing up a storm on our work from 2019. We will also have a tech look over it once more before we ship it out to ensure it is still in perfect playing condition. Ships with a later vintage Selmer wood hard case. If you have any questions about this saxophone please send us a product message or an email directly to zac@saxquest.com.