What is a balanced action saxophone?
Balanced action refers to new models of saxophones and trumpets introduced by Henri Selmer & Cie during the 1930s, and has different meanings depending on whether one is referring to the trumpet or saxophone model.
Is a Selmer Mark VI worth it?
Undoubtedly the Mark VI is a very good horn and was significant when it first came out. And, today for many players the Mark VI is the only choice if you are a ‘serious’ sax player.
Where are Selmer alto saxophones made?
The Seles Axos saxophone is made in the Henri Selmer Paris factory located in Mantes-la-Ville, France, in the same factory as all other models since 1922. Like all top-of-the-range Henri Selmer Paris instruments, this model continues the tradition of craftsmanship manufacturing integrating new industrial techniques.
How much is a Selmer Mark VI alto worth?
At only $649, you really can’t get a better instrument at this price point. My vision for this saxophone is to change the way we think of an entry level instrument.
Does Selmer still make saxophones?
Today, Selmer Paris is a leading manufacturer and the choice instrument of clarinet and saxophone professionals around the world. The instruments continue to be hand-crafted in Paris with the fourth generation of Selmer family members leading the company.
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What is a Selmer SBA saxophone?
Originally called the Super Action model, it is now known as the Super Balanced Action (SBA) to differentiate it from the newer Super Action 80 model that came much later. This was the first Selmer saxophone to feature offset tone holes in the upper and lower stacks.
What is a Selmer Super Balanced Action?
Originally called the Super Action model, it is now known as the Super Balanced Action (SBA) to differentiate it from the newer Super Action 80 model that came much later. This was the first Selmer saxophone to feature offset tone holes in the upper and lower stacks. On previous models, the tone holes were all in line along the front of the sax.
What is the serial number of this Selmer alto saxophone?
This is an absolutely gorgeous Selmer Super Balanced Action alto saxophone, serial number 41724. This horn was made in the early 50’s and still has over 99% of the original dark gold Selmer lacquer still intact. This is as mint as we have ever seen, a true closet horn.
When did the Selmer Super Action tubes come out?
The Super (Balanced) Action was introduced in 1946, with the last Balanced Actions coming off the line around 1948. Selmer for a short time made some saxes with Balanced Action tubes, retrofit with Radio Improved keywork.