1930 Selmer Paris New Large Bore Alto Saxophone. Acquired from a Selmer Sax Collection in London, England.Late manufacture NLB Eb Selmer Paris Alto Sax, Serial No. #14, XXX with rare Model 28 Key work: Eb Trill Key, G# Trill Key, and High D# Trill Key. Optional Trill Keys were offered on the Selmer Paris Model 28 under license from Buffet, and optioned on some late New Large Bore Selmer Saxes, allowing the instrument to be used for both Jazz and Classical Music Venues. Very rare on any Selmer Paris Sax and quite a conversation piece for any serious Selmer Paris Sax Collector. This horn has minimal wear, no dents, original lacquer from what I may tell, and mother of pearl key touches in very good condition. The horn sits with Gordon Beeson Pads from the 1930's. I speculate the horn was probably serviced by Mr. Beeson in his London Shop. Horn is a pleasure to play and sounds incredible: good intonation, bight "French Sound" that only these early Selmer's can produce. For collection and display purposes, the horn is probably fine as is. But, the Gordon Beeson Pads have become dry and hard, and a new Pad Job is advisable if the horn is to be played routinely.
FYI: Gordon Beeson was one of England's premier Woodwind Technicians in the 1930's, and many Big Band Musicians with Selmer Paris Saxes preferred his Hand-Made Pads with Custom Metal Resonators. Horn sits in correct 1930's Selmer Vanguard Case, with Selmer Paris Tenon Plug. Neck is immaculate, original with no pull downs or repairs that I may observe. Bell brace on horn is in excellent condition with no signs of any damage or re-solders. This horn was apparently stuck in a closet or shelf for some 50 years or more and hardly ever used.I have never seen an early Selmer Paris Alto sax in this original factory condition. I have compared it to several other period Selmer Paris Alto Saxes, and the lack of key wear is remarkable. I will consider partial trades for a 1957 to 1965 Buffet Super Dynaction Tenor Sax.
Don't miss out on the opportunity to acquire such a desirable and rare Selmer Paris NLB Alto Sax. The item "1930 Selmer Paris New Large Bore Alto Saxophone" is in sale since Wednesday, February 3, 2021.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "davonb_74" and is located in Burlington, Vermont.
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