Super Action 80

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  • Selmer Series II Tenor Original Lacquer Beautiful Condition 451502

    $ 4,250
  • Selmer Series III Alto Great Playing Condition Great Deal 618021

    $ 3,000
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series 1 Alto Mint Condition + Freshly Overhauled 333879

    $ 3,950
    Selmer Paris Super Action 80 Series 1 gets my full endorsement. It’s the best built modern Selmer (before the cost-cutting measures of the late 80’s). It has the most beautiful, dark, complex, focused tone of all the Selmers, and with a classical mouthpiece sounds gorgeous. With a bright mouthpiece, people use these for everything from smooth jazz to big band. It doesn’t get as much credit these days because Selmer is always touting its latest model as the best saxophone ever, despite also constantly cheapening its build and cutting more corners.
    Anyway this one is basically mint, with a really cool original case, AND I just sank a full overhaul into it rather than sell it on the dried out, 40 year old, unplayed original pads. So it’s better than new and plays super great. You won’t find a nicer modern alto in better playing condition that checks all the boxes for less, I don’t think.
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series 1 Tenor Recent Overhaul 337710

    $ 3,950

    The Selmer Series 1 tenor has the best build quality of any modern Selmer. It has normal pivot screws and is easy to work on and adjust. It also has better pad geometry and lacks the cost-cutting measures that Selmer put into place starting with the Series II and getting more pronounced up to the present.

    It also has arguably the best tone for a lot of players of any modern Selmer. The tone is dark, powerful, and focused, and very ‘Selmer-y’ of course. Meaning, it’s not dark and fat and punchy like a Keilwerth, and it’s not dark and velvety and spread like a Conn, or dark and loud and raucous like a King Zephyr Special. It’s dark and centered and focused and under control, with good intonation and precise scale and definition between notes. It works fine with a range of mouthpieces, unlike a Series II or III which tend to be more mouthpiece-picky. You can play jazz, rock, and commercial music (even, gasp, smooth jazz) on a Series 1 and sound great. I know a lot of folks who pair them with a high baffle piece and use them for smooth jazz and rock and sound great. Crisp, projecting, but still fat in the upper register.

    This one is in nice shape and plays well on the recent overhaul, done for the owner (it’s on consignment) by Peter Lamb at Flying Squirrel Music in Raleigh NC.

    Only one available!

  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Black Lacquer Overhauled Better than New 533234

    $ 4,750
  • Sold Out

    Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Alto Excellent Condition 570324

    $ 3,450

    Gorgeous example of a Selmer Series II alto that plays really well on a fresh setup. The pads were and are in excellent condition, so they’re mostly original. It pops nicely, and plays easily throughout the full range. This would be an excellent classical alto, and the price is about half what you play for a new one. Plus this is better made than the current production anyway.

  • Sold Out

    Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Soprano Excellent Condition 485321

    $ 3,150
  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Tenor Like New Overhauled 2 Necks! 435k

    $ 5,750

    This is a mint, like new Selmer Series II tenor that just got a full high end overhaul through GetASax. It has the extra neck octave pip/’harmonic key’ for easier altissimo, and it WORKS! It also comes with a second, silver plated Series II neck if you want to compare and contrast. This horn came new in the plastic, but it’s a 435k serial, so that’s why I went ahead and completely overhauled it. The dry, thin original Selmer pads were going to give you a lackluster playing experience, and I felt like it really deserved the full treatment. If you’ve been wanting a Series II tenor with all the bells and whistles, that responds better than new, and that will hold up better than a new one, this is it! Plus the harmonic key really is a useful feature. I’m impressed!
    Only one available!

  • Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Tenor Mint Condition 382524

    $ 4,500