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Vintage Selmer Paris Radio Improved Alto Saxophone, Serial #19253 - Pro Players Horn

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Our Price: $ 3,895.00

Product ID: 19253SelmerRIAlto

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Selmer Paris SSS - Radio Improved
This is an exquisite pro player and a rather rare find. Vintage Selmer Paris Radio Improved alto saxophone in gold lacquer, serial number 19253. The Radio Improved model was only made for about 2 years in the mid 1930's. The design for the Radio Improved was essentially an updated Selmer “Super” with improved key work. The alto shows the triple S stamp (Selmer Super Sax) as well as the Radio Improved stamp above the Selmer crest. This sax is in solid shape showing plenty of healthy cosmetic character from an active life of performance. The previous owner of the saxophone played on it professionally and kept it regularly serviced in the Saxquest shop. 
The saxophone is in excellent physical condition from top to bottom. It does include the original neck as well. At some point in the past the saxophone was re-lacquered. While the current finish is not the prettiest it does not show any signs of ever receiving major past repair to the body. 
This alto plays with a quick free blowing response and a medium warm sound. It can be played with plenty of brilliance when desired all while showcasing impressive projection. The key work on it is light and very quick under the fingers. Like the Super model the RI showcases in line key work with a pearl G# key touch. This Radio Improved was professionally overhauled in the Saxquest shop in 2013 with a set of Valentino Premium Pro pads and TM Custom metal resonators. It has been regularly serviced by us since then and will be checked out in our shop before shipping to ensure it is still in perfect playing condition. 
Do not miss out on this sweet vintage Selmer alto. Ships in perfect playing condition with aftermarket case.