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Selmer Balanced Action c.1937 - Alto Saxophone (23XXX)

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This is a beautiful 1937 Selmer Balanced Action Alto Sax in great condition. The instrument has been fully checked and set-up in our Woodwind workshop prior to sale by our experience technicians and comes with a 6 month warranty.

The Balanced Action model from Selmer ran from 1936-1948 when they moved onto the Super Action. The Balanced Action was something of an innovative design and it is really the first Selmer model to have what we would now regard as the 'modern layout' in terms of key design and it was this new ergonomic feel that helped propel Selmer to the heights they experienced in this golden period.

This particular model is has aged nicely with routine and attractive lacquer wear (as per pictures). There is no doubt that these Balanced Action models have a particular beauty of tone that is quite unique compared to how a modern Sax generally performs.

There is a beautiful ability to 'sing' with this Balanced Action which lends itself to crafting a melody, or sitting as first Alto in a swing band. It's hard to describe but it's a clarity and precision of tone that still has sweetness yet projection. Add to that the absolute feather light action that just feels so nimble and you've got a winning combination that offers a contrasting option to the modern saxes in production.

In summary, this is a nice mechanical condition example of this wonderful vintage model and it would suit an advancing player wanting a serious vintage bit of kit or an experienced adult who seeks that legitimate Selmer sound.
  • 1937 Selmer Balanced Action
  • Supplied with modern Selmer light series case
  • Beautiful light action and singing tone
  • Fully checked and set-up in our woodwind workshop
  • Supplied with 6 month warranty
  • Available on 14 day home trial

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