Selmer Super Balanced Action Alto Saxophone #51,5XX

Product Description

One of the best altos in the room! This is a stunning original-lacquer Super Balanced Action alto from 1954. Everything about this horn is just right: the look, the sound, the feel, and the price. This horn sounds full and is incredibly vibrant; it has a tremendous character and presence. The low register is clear as day, super in-tune, and rich. The middle register is full of character. The highs are singing and wide. This horn sports domed metal resonators. The pads are not new, but it has no apparent effect; this alto is very player-friendly and nimble. Quite a find!

This horn has about 85% of its original lacquer remaining, and the exposed brass has taken on a reddish hue. The key-work feels new and crisp under your fingers; this horn has been played very little in its lifetime, and because of that it feels and plays like new. This is such a well-rounded alto: the sound, playability, overall condition, and cosmetics are all right where you would want them. You won’t see a Super Balanced Action play this well at this price anytime soon!

$ 7,000.00

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