Selmer Super Balanced Action Alto Saxophone

Type: Saxophone-Alto
Brand: Selmer
Serial No.: 48572

This Selmer Super Balanced Action alto saxophone is a rare find, and highly prized by musicians and collectors alike. Selmer saxophones have been cherished by jazz artists since Selmer’s inception, and the Selmer Super Balanced Action is no different. This model has a warm, rich tone, buttery-smooth keywork, and a beautifully engraved exterior. Based on the serial number, this Selmer SBA sax was made in France in 1952. Selmer Saxophones have been favored by such world-class musicians as John Coltrane, Paul Desmond, Dexter Gordon, Ornette Coleman, Hank Mobley, and many other ground-breaking saxophonists.

In the words of Paul Desmond:

“I think I had it in the back of my mind that I wanted to sound like a dry martini.”

He achieved that vision with a Selmer. The Super Balanced Action has an unmistakable sound. The saxophone is responsive, resonant, and has unmatched tonal color. This particular year of Selmer Balanced Action saxophone is in high demand. Here’s a video of Adam’s Music instructor Lon Price playing Misty by Errol Garner to give you a good idea of its playability and tone.

Contact Adam’s Music for more information about this Selmer Super Balanced Action saxophone.