A superb and totally original SELMER BALANCED ACTION alto saxophone, made in France in 1948, serial #36,146
Acquired by us earlier last 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 SBA was built for the French market, in original bright silver finish. The case might be the original, can't say for certain. Please note....no number stamped on the neck tenon. Price includes original cheap case + a new ProTech.
*** Never dented or dinged, very clean original instrument.
Original metal "table C" mouthpiece is included, plus our twenty-four month service warranty IS included.
In 1948, Selmer built 2699 saxophones, two-thirds of them altos.
This one's absolutely pristine. Never dinged or dented, no worn spots to the silver, no re-solders or neck pull-down. In a word, it's PERFECT.
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.
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