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Vintage Selmer Paris Super 'Cigar Cutter' Alto Sax in Gold Lacquer, Serial #14987

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Selmer Paris – Cigar Cutter Alto
This is a vintage Selmer Paris Super “Cigar Cutter” alto saxophone from 1931, serial number 14987. The alto is in very nice physical condition from top to bottom showing a healthy amount of past play time. The body tube, bow, bow cap and bell are all in nice original condition as is the bell flare. This saxophone does include the original neck in excellent condition. It does not show any history of having been pulled down in the past. Like the vast majority of the older Selmers this saxophone is most likely a factory re-lacquer. It shows off the proper dark honey tint on its current lacquer finish. Looking over the sax very carefully there some history of past repair but nothing too terribly serious. The neck strap ring has been re-soldered as well the top guard foot on the key guard to low Bb. All of the original key work, guards and posts are intact on this saxophone. 
The Cigar Cutter Super plays comparatively darker sound in comparison to the earlier New Large Bore models. This one came in playing through leaks down to low Bb on a set of very old pads. It is a very free blowing alto and is quite colorful. If you are planning on putting a lot of play time on this alto it would need to be overhauled first. In order to keep the final price down we are currently offering it in as is condition. If you have a favorite local tech or are looking for your own project horn a Cigar cutter would be a great choice. If you would like Saxquest to do an overhaul on this instrument you can select the add on option. The Saxquest overhaul would include all new pads, resonators, corks, felts and a precise key regulation. 
Instrument ships out in wood box hard case.