I bought this a few years ago when going through my'how close can I get to Desmond' phase. I enjoyed the challenge, and it worked really well for a couple of projects but the truth is it doesn't fit into my'real' life as a musician.It would have 20 years ago, but not for the past 14. So, it is an original horn as far as the neck, lacquer and mechanics go and was given a few tweaks by Stephen Howard when I bought it. This included a really nice thumb rest - much more comfortable than the original if you've ever played one! I think that Steve made it detachable - you can see from the photos. The photos can make you think that the bow is dented, but it's just shadow.
The pads have metal reflectors. One thing - the Lyre screw - not the neck tightener - is missing. I have no idea if I've lost it or it was missing in the first place.
No mouthpiece, no sling - though if you want a sling I have too many. The item "Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Alto Sax 1948" is in sale since Thursday, May 20, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "peteeffamy" and is located in Liss. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.