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Vintage Selmer Paris Large Bore Alto #11770 - Fully Overhualed Pro Set-up Ready To Play!

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Freshly Overhauled in the Saxquest Shop
This is an exceptional player, vintage Selmer Paris “New Large Bore” alto saxophone #11770.  This instrument was just mechanically restored in the saxquest shop by Chris Funck and is playing up a storm on a brand new set of Pisoni premium leather pads. The final set-up on the sax also includes all new corks, felts and metal resonators. This sax is now in perfect playing condition and will be playing great for many years to come. 
 
Physically, this horn is in great shape for a horn of its vintage and showcases no signs of any previous trauma or re-solders.  This horn was re-lacquered at some point in the past, most likely at the factory because of the proper air bake lacquer, and most of the current lacquer has worn off at this point in time. A lot of raw brass is now showing which is probably one reason the alto has such a resonant and open free blowing sound. 
 
Sonically, these very early Selmers are a blast to play.  They are very similar to a hybrid between a Selmer and an American instrument.  The overall sound is much bigger and more spread than say maybe a MK VI but the core sound still retains that Selmer darkness and focus. We will go through this horn again top to bottom to insure that by the time it arrives to you it will be in perfect playing condition.  Ships out vintage box hard case.