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Vintage Selmer Paris Balanced Action Alto Saxophone, Serial #26281

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Our Price: $ 3,995.00

Product ID: 26281SelmerBAAlto

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Selmer Balanced Action
This is a vintage Selmer Balanced Action alto saxophone, serial number 26281. It has a great look about it with a dark finish and decorative engraving. It plays with a very sweet and slightly brighter character of sound. The key action feels nice and compact under the fingers. All of the key work and guards are original on this alto. The body tube, bow, bell and bow cap are in excellent condition. This saxophone does show a past solder repair to one of the guard feet on the low Eb key guard as well as a repair to the mount for the side Bb post mount. (picture ) The original neck for the saxophone is in excellent condition. It has never been pulled down. 
 
Like the majority of Balanced Actions out there this one has been re-lacquered. Due to the proper air bake lacquer tint and the crispness of the engraving it was most likely a factory job. The beautiful engraving does feature a sailboat scene on the front of the bell.  
 
This alto came into the shop playing on an older pad job from a different shop with leather pads and brown nylon resonators. The owner had it done with extremely low key heights. As it sits the sax is playing decently through some leaks down to low Bb. If you are planning on doing serious playing on this alto it will ultimately need to be set-up before it can be considered in perfect playing condition. We are selling this saxophone in as is condition. 
 
This saxophone ships with a non original wood box hard case.