Selmer, Super Balanced Action, Alto Saxophone
The Selmer Super Balanced Action saxophone was manufactured by Selmer from 1946 through 1954. It superseded the Balanced Action which introduced a revolutionary new layout for the key table operating the G♯ and low C♯, B, and B♭ keys. The layout solved long-standing deficiencies in those mechanisms and all modern saxophones have left hand key tables derived from this arrangement.
This sax is a commission sale for Clarinets Direct and was previously owned by a German band leader, it is a professional instrument of the highest quality and he played it up until ca. 2010. The keywork is sound and the pads are in good condition. It has been recently serviced and all the corks, felts and springs are also in good condition. This instrument has original lacquer in good condition for its age, it is about 85%. The body is in excellent condition, no dents and only minor wear & tear scratches. The S/N is 46934, which dates to 1951. The case is not original to the instrument, but is in good used condition, with minor exterior scuffs and interior stains.