Pads, corking, felts, and springs are in very good overall condition. There are no dents, a very small ding on the back of the upper stack of the sax, no outstanding scratches, a little scuffing, and some lacquer wear on the front inside area of the bell lip. This does appear to me to be the original lacquer with normal wear (see pictures). I did alot of research on this horn and found a similar Pierret on the "Rene' Dumont Bassic-sax info" website.
This is where I discovered that this is a rare Pierret sax. If you have more info on this horn, please contact me and I'll add it to the listing. The original case is also in very good condition and very sturdy for its age, with no musky odors, and only some scuffs and little wear on the exterior.
The springs on the latches function well and the hinges are strong. This beautiful French alto comes with the original case, a red microfiber polishing cloth, a NeoTech neckstrap, and a George Bundy 3 vintage mouthpiece w/vintage ligature & cap. SHIPS ONLY TO THE LOWER 48 STATES OF THE UNITED STATES.Special Note: Helen is the name of the wonderful lady from Bassic-sax that verified that this indeed was a Pierret. She wrote: Of course it's a Pierret.... You probably came across that as well. " And after viewing the photos: "...... Thank you again for these amazing photos........ These are very lovely horns. Someone is going to be very happy with it. By the way, I did add small pearl accents to the key guards. They are easily removed if you so choose.
The item "Rare Vintage Pierret NOBLE Alto Sax in Very Good Condition withOriginal Case" is in sale since Wednesday, January 13, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Vintage Musical Instruments\Vintage Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "p_a_m37" and is located in Columbia, South Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.