Buffet 1982 ‘S-1’ Eb Alto, w/ high F#, #33k (Archived)

1982 Buffet S-1 Alto Sax (w/ high F#)

Price: $SOLD
  • Year:  1982
  • Make:  Buffet
  • Model:  S-1
  • Status:  SOLD!
  • Finish:  Original Lacquer
  • Serial Number: 33,xxx

These are considered the pinnacle of Buffet's designs.  They are known mostly for they're genius (or wacky) rockers on the C#/Bb and Eb/C...."only sax in history to be able to comfortably go from low C# to Low Bb"(in Sarge's words). They have a French richness in tone and smooth action. Ergos have a High rating for comfort. Tone is brighter than the Super Dynaction era prior. I would say these are like a focused Buffet sound crossed with a King Super 20 cutting abilities; and it is a well designed heavy horn. it keeps its adjustment well and is overall reliable.  The serial number is 33,xx, which means it was made in 1982.   EXCELLENT Original Lacquer is about 97% although there are some scratches and wear on the keyguards(see pics). Typical S-1 style neck with the cut-out for the F#, adjustable thumbrest, several screw adjusters throughout (like selmers).  NO visible damage or dings!  Included is the original hard case which is in good shape. It was recently rebuilt by a notable U.S. sax shop with slightly domed metal resos w/ rivet (a "modern Selmer Rebuild"). It looks to have been rebuilt 1-2 yrs ago. Pads look good and have lots of life left.

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Item #: WWST20.0S0.12.2121.2-1-98