This is an exceptionally clean SBA, and was my practice horn before I retired it to my closet. I played it sparingly for special concerts and aside from that has had very little use. The exterior lacquer is nearly flawless, and is without any repairs, no dents, no welding, soldering or any work at all.
It was overhauled by Selmer factory, sometime during the 60's. By all measure this is a very clean horn. It was born in 1939, just before the German army was bombing Paris.From a jazz musician, Leonard Payne, in Detroit. He had just got it back from the Selmer factory.
The pads are like new and all the action is smooth and precise. The neck is scratch free and as you can see from the photos flawless. Their are a few minor scratches but none to detract from the beauty of the engraving.Note the sailboat on the side of the bell. If you're into serial numbers to validate your decision; it is also provided to confirm its manufactured history.
A zippered Chesterfield tri pack case which is need of minor repair, will carry this horn to its next destination. In this day and age I can say that there is no finer horn built. The silky upper registers, and the rich lower range are typical of the SBA.
This horn will play perfectly right out of the box. The item "Selmer balanced action alto saxophone born on date 1939" is in sale since Friday, June 28, 2019.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "dziew-us2013" and is located in Boca Raton, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.