1929 Selmer Model 26 Alto
- Year: 1929
- Make: Selmer
- Model: Model 26
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Bare Brass
- Serial Number: 10,69x
(On Consignment - Plays great!)
An undervalued 1920s sax that plays awesome. This sax had work done here at WWS in 9/2017 where we did a Full Disassembly and new oils everywhere, as well as gave it a necessary tuneup. It has a modified Bb1 pinky lever from the previous owner -- to help with classical studies.
FINISH: Bare Brass. I do suspect that the sax was relacquered (or at least a light buffing) prior to its current finish.
ERGOS: Although from the early selmer era, the ergos are not as bad on alto as they feel on tenor. Only potential complaint may be the pearl G#. Otherwise, the previous owner used it for classical studies through school!
CASE: A Selmer Vanguard tri-pack case in excellent condition! Protected by the leather wrap, the wear and tear on on the handles and the wrap. the case is very well preserved.
PADS: Sax has good pads, tons of life left with plastic resos.
TONE: a "crisp" vintage tone. This is not as smooth as the later Selmer that most people may know. More power than a Buescher, and a little less depth/spread/richness than a Conn 6M.
***note: I may have a cheaper option, which would include downgrading the case to a used Protec.
I think you'll be pleasantly surprised with this sax if you can put it up against another sax side by side.
Sounds Files to enjoy:
Track 1: Actual Selmer Sax on a Guardala Studio mouthpiece (Previous owner playing)