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This is a dark, smoky late 1940’s model Buffet Tenor that is a relatively unknown gem of the vintage saxophone world. It has super-rare original silver plate. People who have these horns swear by them. They play like a good Selmer BA/SBA. Of course, the comparison to Selmer is inevitable, but it goes the other way as well. I recently had a guy contact me whose friend wanted his SA-18 tenor so badly that he offered to trade him an SBA tenor for it! (And the Buffet owner refused, of course.)
These horns are also quite hard to find, with fewer than 4000 made of all sizes. This horn has almost all of its original silver plate intact, as well as its original pads. It needs repad and when that is done, it will emerge looking very shiny and brilliant silver. Cosmetically, there is a dent by the strap hook that will come out easily.
Tonally, think 40’s French. Rich, dark, smoky, spread, able to fill a room with ease, beautiful lows and subtones. Ergonomically these are nearly as good as a Selmer of the same period, and the intonation is typically just as good as a Selmer. So if you’re looking for something different and awesome, but not too different, this could be a great horn for you.