Selmer Super Balanced Action (SBA) Alto Saxophone. Just serviced and regulated, recent pad-work still fresh.
With fluid and fast articulation. With well balanced temperament and intonation - has a highly intuitive feel in the hands; a more sophisticated experience than the MKVI. Fine specimen, in overall lovely condition throughout, with the odd minor scratch/dink here and there (see photos of actual item).
The previous owner informed me that saxes uk assured him the lacquer was original when he bought it, but I suspect this might to be an early relacquer, with vintage dark honey lacquer. Ive had several of these come through my hands over the years, and this is definitely one of the better ones - a players horn; perfect for that smooth Desmond sound, or fire it up and get that edgy Bluesy/jazz sound. YouTube has a video example of a near identical vintage SBA being put through its paces. Just enter the following title into YouTubes search field. Demo: 1947 Selmer Super Balanced Action SBA alto sax.Comes in a Hiscox case. Any trial welcome, for the serious player. Serial # 36xxx which I believe puts it around 1947. The item "Selmer Super Balanced Action SBA Alto Sax Saxophone" is in sale since Thursday, November 19, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "rhythmkillerz24" and is located in Soham. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.