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Wow! Rare Selmer Paris Balanced Action Dorsey Model Alto Sax, Serial #28599

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Product ID: 28599SelmerAlt


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1939 Vintage – Second Series
This is very cool and very rare Selmer Paris Balanced Action Dorsey model alto sax, serial number 28599. The Dorsey model was manufactured two years after the initial introduction of the balanced action line. This particular Dorsey is one of the “second series” models. The most obvious difference on these horns when comparing them to the standard Balanced Action is the left side bell keys. These are among the most rare Selmer saxophones out there and are highly desired as collector pieces. It is most probable that fewer then 100 Dorsey models were ever manufactured. 
The alto has seen a very active life of performances. It is not the prettiest but it definitely has it where it counts. The body tube, bow, and original neck are all in nice condition. It does show some history of some mild solder repairs. The finish was also re-done on the saxophone a very long time ago with the proper air bake lacquer. Its original engraving looks quite clean and well defined. The sailboat centerpiece is especially beautiful. 
Saxquest is currently preparing to do a complete restoration on this alto. It will soon be up in perfect playing condition with a fresh Saxquest overhaul. Saxquest's professional overhaul will include all new leather pads, metal seamless resonators, new corks, felts and a preciser key regulation. Once we have completed the work we will put up fresh pictures and a play test video. 
If you have any questions in the meantime please contact us directly at zac@saxquest.
For a limited time only, we are offering a FREE Saxquest mouthpiece with this purchase. You can select a mouthpiece from the options above, and it doesn't have to be for this sax (example, you can get a tenor mouthpiece with the purchase of an alto sax). Please designate facing in the message field when placing your order. Note that quantities are limited so we may contact you to change your option on mouthpiece and/or facing if we temporarily run out of a certain selection. Options include:
  • Tenor Sax : Saxquest Core, Saxquest Bridge, Saxquest Hoss
  • Alto Sax : Saxquest Lead
  • Soprano Sax : Saxquest Voice, Saxquest Hoss
  • Bari Sax : Saxquest Hoss

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