28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video

28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video

Regular price $ 9,600

1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, s/n 28578. A couple years after Selmer began making the Balanced Action model, a limited run of saxophones was produced with the body tube of a Balanced Action and the bell and bow of a Radio Improved model. The most noticeable difference is that the bell keys are on the opposite side. This is considered a Series II version, which has stamped metal key guards.

Although the origin of these saxophones is somewhat murky, they are known as the Jimmy Dorsey model. Jimmy Dorsey requested saxophones for his band with the bell keys on the left. This model has been coveted by professional saxophonists since its inception for having extraordinary playing characteristics. The sound is absolutely gorgeous and centered, with more heft and presence than the earlier Radio Improved model. The response is focused and even from top to bottom. 

This particular saxophone came from the estate of a longtime collector. The sax had been recently overhauled by the previous owner, and the pads are in new condition. My tech just regulated the horn, so it's playing very well from top to bottom. Most of the lacquer is gone, but what is left appears to be old and non-original. 

 

 

28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video
28,xxx 1939 Selmer Jimmy Dorsey Series II Alto Saxophone, Video