Selmer Super / New Large Bore Alto Saxophone, Fresh Overhaul, Video
1930 13,xxx Selmer New Large Bore / Super Sax alto saxophone. This sax was introduced just prior to the Cigar Cutter saxophone, and actually falls within most Selmer serial number charts as being a Selmer Super Sax. These are wonderful vintage horns which share a lot in common with the later Radio Improved and Balanced Action saxophones. The sax has a rich, warm sound that is a bit warmer than more modern Selmers. It still possesses the unmistakable vintage Selmer sound.
This sax arrived having been unplayed for decades, so my repairman performed a full overhaul prior to sale. He gently washed the horn and put all new pads, felts and corks on the sax. As you can see, there is no lacquer at all on the sax, and there are no signs of any relacquering or any lacquer for that matter. As such, it is our opinion that this sax may have originally come from the factory just like this. This is a wonderful vintage sax that is quite rare in such good physical and mechanical condition.