1952 Selmer 'Super Balanced Action' Tenor #53k
- Year: 1952
- Make: Selmer
- Model: Super Balanced Action (SBA)
- Status: SOLD
- Finish: Relacquer, well done
- Serial Number: 53,15x
There is no need to talk much about this sax's quality. It plays with a smoky tone as expected, with the warmth and clarity of an SBA. The finish is an 85% relacquer.
Superb Serial #53,xxx with Mark VI-style bell keyguard!!! (I love this! because I hate the earlier design; from my Technician's point of view.) It also comes with vintage Selmer "Centered Tone" wood Clarinet! ($$$) The clarinet does play all the way down also, however, I would recommend some major repadding on it too.
CASE: the vintage Selmer tri-pack case (flute and clarinet zones intact). The case is in pretty nice shape (one zipper pull lever is gone).
Sound files to enjoy:
- 3.TENORs-3x--Selmer SBA 53k, Selmer Mark VI 108k, Conn 10M 295k on a 1960s Dukoff D8 nickel-plated brass2:37