Selmer Series III Alto Saxophone, Near Mint
600,xxx Selmer Series III alto saxophone in near mint condition. This is one of the cleanest Series III saxes I've seen. I don't see any significant blemishes or dents anywhere on the horn. The sax comes in the original case, also in excellent condition. The action feels tight and new, and the pads are in great shape. My tech just regulated the horn, and it's playing perfectly from top to bottom.
Series III's are incredible horns, and I played on this model professionally for 10 years. I like these horns because they have great intonation, precise response and articulation, and excellent evenness from top to bottom. Selmer added a vent for middle C#, which brings up the pitch so that it's in tune. This is a chronically flat note on almost every other model. The bore is slightly smaller than a Series II, which brings it closer to a Mark VI in terms of responsiveness and feel. Overall, this feels like an incredible horn that could be ideal for anyone from the advanced student to the professional saxophonist.