Selmer 1949 ‘Super Balanced Action’ Bb Tenor, #38,994 (Archived)

1949 Selmer 'Super Balanced Action' Tenor #38k

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1949
  • Make:  Selmer
  • Model:  Super Balanced Action (SBA)
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish:  Relacquer - nice engraving
  • Serial Number: 38,994

(Consignment Listing - Plays Good - Older pads, Noyak resos)

I don't talk much about these, because you already know what you're looking for.... A pretty SBA, with a clean, crisp tone. It has nice pearls and minimal wear and tear to mention. I only addressed one small dent on the lower front.

FINISH: Lots of people may jump on this thinking it's original due to the quality of the engraving. It was preserved through a nice relacquering job that did a fantastic job of note washing out the engraving. There are several lacquer runs, and you can see the wear under the finish on the thumbrest and neckstrap ring areas among others.

PADS: Currently in older tan pads with Noyak star resos from the late 70s/early 80s. The sax plays well enough to get a vibe of its tone and... yeah... it's good, but each sax is always unique.

CASE: Original Selmer tri-pack case in good condition to match (No clarinet insert - all too common). both zippers work.

It has the original selmer end plug also.

If you're interested in having the sax Rebuilt by WWS, there is a possible discount (consider it less Rebuild costs) in the package sale that the owner would have to agree to.

Sound files of SBA's to enjoy:

***Actual Sax on TRACK 1 below

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    TENORs: The Martin Tenor #166k, Selmer SBA #51k, Selmer Mark VI 3103k - Sound File 2019 with Jonny U
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    TENORs-3x--Selmer SBA 53k, Selmer Mark VI 108k, Conn 10M 295k on a 1960s Dukoff D8 nickel-plated brass