Selmer Series III Soprano Saxophone
Selmer Series III soprano saxophone. I believe that this is the best soprano sax model on the market today. It feels extremely comfortable to hold and play, and it has that unmistakable Selmer sound and resonance. I have played this model for over 15 years and despite trying just about everything else out there, I keep on coming back to it. This is the updated model, with the current Serie III logo, and upgraded necks which help with low note response. The engraving pattern is uncommon and quite striking.
This sax plays excellent and was just adjusted by my repairman in November 2016. The pads are still in like new condition, so the new owner won't have to do anything to this fine saxophone for years. Take a look at the contact points of this sax -- you can see that there is absolutely no wear, which means that this horn has been used very little. Even the neck strap ring is almost blemish free. This is the updated model that has rings around the base of the neck which help with low note response.
There is some tarnish on the body which looks like faint vertical lines, as well as around the top side of the bell. These marks are quite faint, and you have to look very closely at the pictures to see anything. These almost look like small scratches or tarnish. My guess is it's the result of a previous repairman doing body work to the horn. To my eye (as well as my repairman's best guess), the sax looks like it survived a fall. However, the work was done well and the body tube is perfectly straight and the saxophone doesn't seem to be at all affected by this in terms of how it plays.