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Bassic Sax

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Description: Bb Tenor
Manufacturer: Selmer
Model: Super Balanced Action
Serial #: 55017
Finish: Lacquer (refinished?)
Source: The Sax Group on

I'll let you decide for yourselves if you think the finish is original or not. Me, I have my doubts, but what the heck do I know? I didn't see the horn in person, and only have these pics to go by. This is how the seller described it:

"Finish: Original Finish, super dark and patina. We know there is going to be questions as to the originality of the finish of this saxophone; it will create a lot of controversy, and some will question our credibility, some of you may even send us death threats and/or run to SOTW and post that we have no idea what we are talking about and there is no way that this is original. Before you do that, please consult with an expert on Euro SBA finishes. We have had this sax verified by some of the 'leading experts' in the world on European Selmer Paris Saxophone finishes, and ALL of them have concluded that this was in fact original finish, and would themselves be confident in listing it as such. Some have seen it in person; some have seen it only with the photos that you have seen here. The consensus is that, although unique looking, strange looking, and rare looking, not all that uncommon for a European SBA of this era and condition to look like this. Coupled with the fact that this was a ONE OWNER saxophone, bought in Europe at the Selmer Paris factory, by a professional musician who not only took great care of his instruments, but he also knew the acoustical consequences of refinishing his prized tenor, he vowed to never have the finish touched by any tech. This was confirmed by the family who insisted it was an oath of his. He has since passed away and his immediate family has (reluctantly) decided to sell this sax, the funds from the sale going directly to his widow."
Keywords: French, Tenor, Selmer, Super-Balanced-Action, Vintage
Date: 20.03.2013 21:08
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Added by: Bassic Sax

Date created: 09.06.2011

Model: NIKON D40
Exposure time: 0.04 sec(s)
Aperture value: F/5.6
ISO speed: 800
Date created: 09.06.2011 14:35:35
Focal length: 55mm

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