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A superb and totally original SELMER BALANCED ACTION alto saxophone, made in France in 1947, serial #33,631

Acquired by us earlier this year, together with half a dozen vintage saxes from a collector.
Cigar-Cutter Selmer, a good pre-war Balanced Action Selmer tenor,  two M6 altos and a few other pieces.  All are now in the process of being brought back to life, slowly, a pad at a  time.

*** This BA was built for the French market, in original bright silver finish.  Please number stamped on the neck tenon.  Price includes original cheap French  case + a new ProTech.

*** Never dented or dinged, very clean original instrument.  ALL pads and corks were new in November..

In 1947, Selmer built  2100 instruments;  I'm guessing 2/3 were altos, one-third tenor.
This one's super clean, looks like it's never been played. Keywork still tight, NO wear to the original bright silver plate.   Please note the ebonite buttons for key-pearls.  Selmer couldn't get mother of pearl during the war years or just after. The buttons are original, never replaced, no wear showing the edges of the pearl-cups.

Original "Table C / Stentor"  Selmer-Paris mouthpiece.

Intonation is perfect.  The low notes are NOT sharp.
Superb intonation means low notes are NOT a quarter-step sharp.  Use a VanDoren 2 1/3 or 3 on a modern Selmer mouthpiece and you'll be amazed at the warm and liquid tone-color. 

We have no hesitation in recommending it to the most particular musician.

*** Better than a new one?  In OUR opinion, ABSOLUTELY!



1947 Selmer "Super Balanced Action" Alto Saxophone; New Pads/Corks, New Case

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