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This is a beautiful original lacquer Buffet Super Dynaction tenor saxophone. The SDA is one of the best vintage tenors made, in my experience, with a big, complex, dark tone with a French core; excellent intonation; and much more modern ergonomics and feel than most other vintage horns (if the latter is important to you). This SDA is both early (1962) and very very clean. There is a lacquer wear spot on the side of the bell, and some other spots where the lacquer has gotten shadowy, but it still present, on the back of the body tube. There’s a little lacquer wear on the neck, but not much. There are no dents, no dings, no past repairs, nothing resoldered etc. The neck is in great shape and has not been pulled down. This horn has been played so little that there isn’t even lacquer wear on the palm keys. The color is a dark honey and the engraving is very nice as well.
This horn currently plays quite well on its original pads, which are sealing well. Compared to a vintage Selmer (everyone always asks this) the tone is fairly similar, but it has a bigger sound, a slightly different but still French core (impossible to describe) and similar ergonomics (but the RH is a bit more spread than a VI, for instance). Intonation is very good on these, as a rule. If you like modern ergonomics, you’re interested in a more vintage tone, but you don’t want to have something that’s totally different from modern, (and you don’t want to spend a ton) then the Buffet SDA is what you want to get! It comes with the original red leather Buffet case, which is also in good condition.