Sell Us a Saxophone Like This!
This saxophone is sold! But click HERE to see our current selection of alto saxophones.
This is one very nice vintage Buffet Super Dynaction, which was their top pro model alto saxophone from the 50’s through the 70’s. A picky description of the condition includes the following (very minor) remarks: One tiny ding on the side of the neck that was removed, and a resoldered low C key cage leg (these frequently just pop loose on vintage horns). I would rate the horn at excellent condition – it has hardly been played at all and still retains some of the factory final coat of lacquer even on the pearl keytouches, and only the most unplayed SDA’s show this. There’s virtually no wear even on the usual touch points, and before it was overhauled, it came with all original pads still playing great. Part of what makes this horn stand out is the quality of the overhaul. Steve Collins of Collins Hornworks overhauled this with nice, firm MusicMedic precision pads and my favorite-for-the-SDA: seamless flat metal resos, and it just feels great. I am *extremely* picky about this kind of thing, so that you get a quality of setup and playing condition that makes horns like this stand apart from the rest of the options out there. Many people who get horns like this from me tell me that they have never played a saxophone that was as well setup and that responded so effortlessly, and that had a tone that was so full and saturated with rich tone colors. “I can play the low notes so quietly and effortlessly” is something people often say, for instance. So if buying a vintage horn is intimidating because you are worried about whether the horn will hold up well, or whether it will need work, look no further. This horn is in better and more stable playing condition than any new horn on the market, and it plays and sounds better than most, to my ear. It plays nicely with a big, warm French core to the tone. It is Selmer-like, but with a bigger sound overall and a warm, projecting voice. It is medium bright and open with a nice complex core and quite a bit of power. This horn will literally do it all. The beautiful, original Lifton case comes with it, also in excellent condition. Talk to me about adding an awesome new BAM case for safe, protective shipping and for gigging with style and ease.
If you are in the market for a GREAT-sounding alto, and you are looking for something in the sub $3k range, you really could not do better than to buy an alto like this that has been totally restored to top playing condition. Pair it with a great mouthpiece, and you are free to craft your own style and sound without the equipment holding you back in any way. This is a turn-key purchase for a beautiful, hand-made vintage saxophone.