SELMER's PROFESSIONAL ALTO SAXOPHONE - DESIGNED & MADE IN THE USA in the Early 1980's. I took this 1980's USA Selmer (Pro Model) Alto to the shop and they performed a Professional Regulation and added a New Neck Cork. I played/tested this Alto when I got it home, and was Very Impress as to the Sound it produces and the High Level of Key Reponse, when moving up and down on the Keys. The Original Owner took Excellent Care of her Pride & Joy and I've taken many photos of this Alto outside today so you can confirm.
The Lip of the Bell took a hit some time ago, but the repair was professionally done, so as not to leave a very noticeable scar on the Bell from the lip being bent. There is some lacquer wear to on the Keys from use, and also lacquer wear on a couple of Rods (See Photos). There are no signs of repair (other than the repair that was done to the lip of the Bell some time ago) to this Alto and there are no resoldering signs on this Alto. Check out just how similar the Left Hand Pinkie Cluster Keys is on this Alto to the Left hand Pinkie Cluster of keys on a Selmer Mark VI Alto.It is almost identical to the Mark VI's Left Hand Pinkie setup. The pads are older and seal properly. Check out the two handle case (Handle on the side and front) and you will agree about the case being a Proline Case.
The case with this Selmer USA Alto is also in Exceptionally Nice condition. I've posted some insight and easy identification info about Selmer's Top of the line "American Made" Saxophones during a brief period in the 1980's.SELMER's MODEL 162 (aka The Omega) or Model AS100 ALTO SA XOPHONE (Selmer USA). Selmer started a new line of American Made Professional Saxophones in the early 1980's; thus the engraving on the Bell was: "SELMER USA". Selmer wanted to start producing a professional saxophone in America for the American market. This professional American line of saxophones, from what I've learned, was the Model 162 & was also known as The Omega; neither of which name is stamped on the saxophone. A few Selmer Model productions later, Selmer produced "The OMEGA" Model saxophone and this time the name "OMEGA" was engraved on the Bell. However, this model was only an upper lever Student saxophone, which is often confused with the Selmer USA, (because the Selmer USA was also know as the Omega).
To help clarify the difference, the Professional Selmer USA models have serial numbers starting around 800,000 up to 828,000. This Professional USA made Alto Saxophone is in EXCEPTIONALLY NICE ORIGINAL CONDITION. Any questions let me know, and thanks for taking a look. The item "SELMER USA Mdl 162 ALTO SAXOPHONE EXCEPTIONALLY NICE ORGL LACQUER CIRCA 1980's" is in sale since Sunday, April 18, 2021.This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "dgreeddgreedjr" and is located in Madison, Ohio. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Barbados, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Cayman islands, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Uruguay.