1938 Selmer Balanced Action BA Alto Saxophone, Just Serviced
1938 Selmer Balanced Action alto saxophone, s/n 25661. This saxophone just received a full service from my repairman, who adjusted the pads, replaced 5 key corks and the neck cork. He also gently cleaned the horn and hand polished it. The sax has a very old coat of lacquer that has darkened over the years, and not much is left. We think that the remaining lacquer is most likely not original. The pads have been played a fair amount, but are still in good condition and have years left before they need to be replaced. This is a great playing BA, that has a very lyrical, sweet quality to the sound. It plays evenly and effortlessly from top to bottom.