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Vintage Selmer Paris Balanced Action Tenor Sax, Serial #28305

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Product ID: 28305SelmerBATen


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Powerful Player – Selmer Balanced Action
This is a vintage Selmer Paris Balanced Action tenor saxophone, serial number 28305. The tenor is a great match for any one looking for a rich spread sound. In comparison to the later vintage tenors made by Selmer the Balanced Actions show cases a wider more robust sonic character. This one in particular is extremely free blowing and takes the air in quick and easy. In terms of color the tenor exudes a medium warm sound which does lean towards the brighter side. The ultra free blowing response and colorful sound on this horn allow it to be played with an ample amount of power and projection. 
Physically this tenor is in tremendous physical condition for its vintage. The body tube, bow and bell are all in great shape. Its bow cap is smooth and has never been pushed in. This saxophone does include the original neck in very good condition. Like almost all the Balanced Action tenors we see this one was re-lacquered at some point. The work was done well and was most likely done a very long time ago. Its current finish shows a nice dark color. Since the re-finishing of the sax the bell to body brace has been repaired as well as the G# post. The previous owner of the instrument also added a small brass patch next to the right hand thumb rest. It adds more support in the right hand and has a comfortable feel. 
This tenor was previously overhauled in another shop and is playing fabulously. It was set-up with a set of leather pads and brown plastic resonators. In order to keep the cost at a premium we are not going to do any set-up work to this saxophone in our shop. Saxophone ships out with SKB contoured case.