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Vintage Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Tenor Sax, Serial #45592

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Vintage Selmer SBA Tenor – 1951
This is a vintage Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action tenor saxophone, serial number 45592. These early 1950's models are some of the sweetest and most responsive tenors out there. This one shows the history of having a very active life. It came into our shop on some older pads and has not been serviced in some time. As such it is currently awaiting a complete overhaul in our shop. The Saxquest professional overhaul will include a complete dissemble, cleaning and precise key fitting. It will then feature all new Valentino pro pads with metal resonators, new corks and new felts. Once the work is complete the horn will be in perfect playing condition.
The tenor was re-finished a very long time ago. Its re-lacquering was done very well with the proper type of lacquer. The floral engraving remains clear and well defined across the bell and down to the bow. There is some history of some standard solder repair to a few of the key guard feet on this saxophone. Its body tube, bow, bell and original neck are all in very good condition. The bow cap is also in great shape and was never pushed in. This sax does feature all of the original key work, posts, rails and even the original key pearls. Right now the sax is missing the felt nuts from the low Bb and C. Those will be re-placed during the overhaul.
This tenor is dripping with potential and we are very excited to get to put a fresh re-pad on it. Once we complete the work we will post a fresh set of photos and a play test video. Please stay tuned for more information.