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This is a nice vintage Buffet Super Dynaction, which was their top pro model alto saxophone from the 50’s through the 70’s. This is one of the harder-to-find early SDA’s with darker nitrocellulose lacquer. As you can see, this lacquer is fairly fragile and turns smoky and darker over time. This horn had one little foot of the low C keycage pop off at some point. I’m looking for a replacement, but it’s structurally fine with two screws holding that guard in the meantime. Besides that and the speckly lacquer wear, there’s not a whole lot to mention. You have mostly original pads intact and an original factory setup, so that you know that no one has messed this horn up before it is restored. I’m pricing it low so that you can easily afford to put in a repad and end up with a cool vintage pro alto that has enough of an authentic vintage look to give you some instant street cred.
It plays nicely with a big, warm French core to the tone. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and with lots of power. It is medium bright and open with a nice complex core and quite a bit of power. This horn will literally do it all. Original case comes with it, in good condition.