Selmer Paris Super Balanced Action Tenor Saxophone SN 49625 FRESH OVERHAUL

$ 8,999

1 piece in stock.

Brand~Selmer Paris,Instrument Type~Tenor Saxophones,Sale Eligible

The Super Balanced is the rarest of Selmers, with only some 18000 altos, tenors, and baritones inclusively being made. Some say the Super Balanced is the finest saxophone Selmer has ever produced, surpassing even the legendary Mark VI. If you're one of those people, you cannot miss this one! 

The Super Balanced is to some extent a transitional instrument, falling between the Balanced Action and Mark VI. When a number of modifications were made to the Selmer saxophones in early 1947, the American distributor decided that a new name was needed. They came up with the name Super Action. At the time, it was the Super Action, but we now often call it the Super Balanced Action to distinguish it from the later Super Action 80 that came out in 1980 and 81.

This model featured a number of improvements and adjustable GG sharp stack, but most importantly, it took the lower stack (the bottom half of the tone holes) and rotated them to the right. It makes a big difference in playing, especially the tenor, when you're going to play it in front of you. The old Balanced Action, with all the tone holes in a row, worked just fine when you're playing on the side in a sitting position, like in a big band. But as jazz took off and musicians were standing and performing and improvisation became a bigger issue, the rotated tone holes was a major advantage.

Non-original lacquer on this horn is 80-85% present. This horn has just had a complete overhaul including a full repad and rebuild of the action and is ready to take to the gig. It SCREAMS! Get this one today!

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We want you to be happy and satisfied with your purchase, and we offer an unconditional 30 day return policy. If you are unhappy with your item for any reason, just return it for a full refund or full credit towards an exchange. (Reeds and other consumables are non-returnable once opened.)

We warranty every item we sell to be free of mechanical defects. If you find an issue with your purchase, please contact us. We will either reimburse you to have any minor repairs completed by your local repair shop, or we will send you a label to cover all return postage charges so that we can either repair your instrument, exchange your instrument, or issue you a refund for your instrument. We stand behind our products, and we truly want you to be happy.

Please note that if you simply change your mind about the purchase of an item - if you find that it's just not the one for you - you are still entitled to a full refund. We never charge a restocking fee; however, you will be responsible for the expense involved in shipping the item back to us. Upon receipt of your return, our technicians will go over the instrument to ensure everything is in the same condition in which it was sold, and then your refund will be processed directly, no questions asked. 

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BRAND NEW ITEMS are covered by the full manufacturer’s warranty unless specifically noted otherwise. Please check individual makers for terms and conditions.

OPEN BOX ITEMS include a two-year warranty serviced through our in-house repair shop. We guarantee that every instrument we sell is free of mechanical defects.

PLEASE NOTE: Warranty does not cover the following:

  1. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from accident, negligence, misuse, abuse, operation or failure to follow instructions according to the Owner’s Manual for this product
  2. Any unit which has been altered or on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed
  3. Normal wear and any periodic maintenance
  4. Deterioration due to perspiration, corrosive atmosphere or other external causes such as extremes in temperature or humidity
  5. Lacquer or plating finish wear
  6. Springs, pads and felt parts  

USED/VINTAGE ITEMS include a one-year warranty with the same exclusions as above.


    Contact attaching photos of the affected item, so that we we may determine the best course of action:
    (For larger repairs) Receive a free mailing label to send the instrument back to us for repair. We will address any technical problems in our shop and send you back your horn free of charge.
    (For small repairs) Bring your instrument to a trusted local shop for a quote, and we will reimburse you their nominal shop fee to fix it at their location.