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Selmer Balanced Action Alto Saxophone 21532 1935 Beautiful!

$ 3,650

Beautiful example of a very early Selmer Balanced Action alto. The engraving is especially nice on this alto, as is the dark lacquer color. This has the rare individual adjuster screws on the lower stack keys, which you only see on the earliest BA’s. The Balanced Action is beloved for its warm, spread tone that has a sweet lyrical core. And for its modern keywork (all modern horns copy the Balanced Action design).

It does not have any significant past repairs. I really don’t see any. No dents, no dings, no resolders. Neck is in great shape. Bell flare is undamaged. It’s quite nice. The engraving is very sharp and looks great. I don’t know for sure whether the lacquer is original, but with the engraving so sharp and the lacquer nice and dark like this, it probably is. Pricing it on the low side so someone gets a deal!

This alto has old pads. Get it restored and singing again, and you will have a really satisfying alto to play and to own. There’s no better looking or sounding Selmer in my opinion.

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Weight 17 lbs
Dimensions 26 × 13 × 8 in


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