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Estimated price for orientation: 8 500 $

Category: Saxophones

Condition: Used: An item that has been used previously. The item may have some signs of cosmetic wear, but is fully operational and functions as intended. This item may be a floor model or store return that has been used. See the seller’s listing for full details and description of any imperfections. See all condition definitions- opens in a new window or tab ... Read moreabout the condition Brand: SELMER
Key Finish: Unlacquered Type: Tenor
Skill Level: Professional Body Finish: Clear Lacquer
Country/Region of Manufacture: France Body Material: Brass

I am the original owner of this wonderful sax (M.70649). I purchased it in 1957 when I was still a student. My teacher was a man named Bill Shiner (who also taught Stan Getz). We spent a full Saturday reviewing 4 new Selmers looking for the best sound and though they were all good this one was the best.It has the original lacquer and pads. The instrument has never been dropped and there are no dents. There are slight scratches as you can see in the accurate photos. For 10 years I worked as a musician, and as life would have it, other business opportunities got in the way. I continued to play the sax periodically but in 2011 I suffered a pulmonary embolism after a long flight from Australia and never regained my full lung capacity and can not play any longer. The sax has beautiful tone - it is rich, sweet and can be gritty & sultry when called on. It has very smooth action. It is a vintage instrument that is just a pleasure to play. The neck is the original and has the same serial number. Included is the original case, a clarinet case that came with the sax, neck strap and mouthpiece.Shipping is to the lower 48 States only. Shipping fee will be $125.00 via UPS. Payment via PayPal and shipping will occur within 3 business days of payment clearing.