|Dimensions||34 × 14 × 10 in|
On hold 4/11/22
This tenor gets my rare distinction of being an ‘exceptionally fine player’, and it also is an extremely rare and fantastic example of a very early Selmer Balanced Action tenor with an American-engraving pattern that was only used for a short period on a few tenors. I think it’s really great. This horn plays basically like a Balanced Action – warm, velvety, with a lyrical core that is obviously Selmer. But it’s a little more spread and a little darker than a Late Balanced Action, almost like it’s partly Radio Improved (my favorite vintage Selmer tone) and partly BA (my second favorite vintage Selmer tone). But it has the more comfortable BA keywork layout, so it really is a special ‘unicorn’ sort of vintage Selmer that you never see. I’ve seen one other one of these ever, and I don’t think that one was original lacquer. This tenor just got a complete overhaul done through GetASax with Italian leather Pisoni pads, and the nice made in USA reusable slightly domed brass resonators that I love on these horns. You won’t find a nicer BA, and certainly not for this price. Only one available!