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Selmer Super Balanced Action Alto Saxophone 44xxx

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    Here is a beautiful, original silver SBA alto from the prime serial range of 44xxx. This horn has virtually all its silver plate intact, and the only repairs are a resoldered low C keyguard (very well done), and some small dings removed from the back of the bow at some point – I’m being very picky here. This horn has just received a full overhaul from Matt Stohrer, who is one of the best saxophone specialists in the business. I have to say, even if you are looking for a Mark VI, this horn is a strong contender for what you should get instead.

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      Here is a beautiful, original silver SBA alto from the prime serial range of 44xxx. This horn has virtually all its silver plate intact, and the only repairs are a resoldered low C keyguard (very well done), and some small dings removed from the back of the bow at some point – I’m being very picky here. The neck is original and not pulled down. Bell flare looks great, body tube looks great. This is a gorgeous SBA alto.

      The matte silver Euro SBA/VI look from the British market is my all-time favorite Selmer finish. These horns are just beautiful, and they do not come up for sale very often.

      This horn has just received a full overhaul from Matt Stohrer, who is one of the best saxophone specialists in the business. I have to say, even if you are looking for a Mark VI, this horn is a strong contender for what you should get instead. It feels super slick under the fingers. The pad work is really hard to beat, and will stand up to whatever demands you make of it. Any horn that Matt has overhauled will easily go 5-10 years without needing much of anything done to it, even if you gig with it every night. That kind of reliability is hard to quantify, but it’s worth a lot. The tone of this horn is a lot like a 54xxx-65xxx (roughly) Mark VI alto – medium dark, focused, lyrical, interesting to listen-to. This is a nice, free blowing alto that is fun to play – not resistant, not stuffy. Just a really good, French Selmer tone. And at this price, for what it is – the total package of playability, beauty, rarity and a long-lasting premium overhaul, it’s a deal. Jerome Selmer got to take a look at this horn at the recent Saxophone Smackdown and he was impressed. How’s that for a recommendation?

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