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Vintage Selmer Paris New Large Bore Alto Saxophone Serial #11298

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Product ID: 11298SelmNLBAlt


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Selmer New Large Bore Alto Sax
This is a vintage Selmer Paris “New Large Bore” alto saxophone from 1929, serial number 11298. The Large Bore has many of the same key features as the earlier Modele 28 and predates the later vintage Selmer “Super”. The key guards, articulated G#, front F, octave mechanism and key work across the stacks are all based on the design from the Modele 28. Its main stand out difference at the time it was manufactured was the larger bore size allowing for more air and a bigger sound. 
This particular alto has seen quite a bit of activity in its life. At some point it was re-lacquered. Its current lacquer shows a healthy amount of cosmetic character and past repair. As it sits it is in solid condition overall. The alto has all of the original key work as well as the neck and original key guards. This alto came into our shop on a old set of pads past their prime. To our surprise the sax does still play down to a low Bb through all of its leaks. It has a rather bright sound which is also fairly punchy If you are looking to do any amount of serious playing on this saxophone it will need to be completely overhauled first. As our shop is very backed up these days we are offering this one in as is condition at a premium sales price.  
This sax ships in a wood box hard case.