Selmer 1951 ‘Super Balanced Action’ Bb Tenor, #43,32x (Archived)

1951 Selmer 'Super Balanced Action' Tenor #43k

Price: SOLD
  • Year:  1951
  • Make:  Selmer
  • Model:  Super Balanced Action (SBA)
  • Status:  SOLD
  • Finish:  Relacquer
  • Serial Number: 43,32x

(Consignment Listing - Plays Good on used pads)

A One-Owner horn that was bought IN Paris while on military travels - selected and "a special order one", according to grandpa. This horn was played to the respectful level; aka: often & with love.

FINISH: It was loved enough to be preserved through a relacquer as well (antique value aside). The yellow hue is a "medium" yellow/golden. Not bright like a new sax, not golden-brown like the originals. I will say that is was done with love to preserve the engraving depth, however, you will see a few 'lacquer runs' around the sax.

There is no need to talk about this sax's sound quality. It plays with a smoky tone as expected, with the warmth and clarity of an SBA.  The finish is an 90% relacquer; most of the wear is on the neck. Serial #47,32x dates it to the beginning of the 1951 year.

PADS: They are a mix of three eras: alright, old, and older. You are welcome to discuss tune-up work with WWS or opting for a complete rebuild.

CASE: a square Protec case in good condition.

Sound files to enjoy:
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    TENORs-3x--Selmer SBA 53k, Selmer Mark VI 108k, Conn 10M 295k on a 1960s Dukoff D8 nickel-plated brass