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This saxophone is sold! But click HERE to see our current selection of alto saxophones.
The S-1 was Buffet’s most innovative and deluxe design for a saxophone. This horn is SN# 29xxx. It has its original lacquer with very little wear. It has original pads and they are still sealing well. It is rare to see an S1 in this kind of shape. There is a tenor in the museum section of this site that is similarly nice, but this is the nicest S1 alto that I have seen. It has the rare high F# key as well. This horn is in collectible condition, and it includes the original Buffet mouthpiece (I can supply an original ligature and cap from my hoard of mouthpiece stuff) as well as the original neckstrap.
The workmanship on this sax is particularly notable. It has a unique design on the low Eb and low C keys so that you can pivot your finger and switch without rollers. The low Bb key also shows some innovative (and comfortable) improvements. Overall, the key work is great, and the horn is easy to play fast on. There are no dents and there is no evidence of past repairs. The neck is original and clean as well.
It ships in the original case, which is also in excellent condition.