Recently in the repair shop, we had a 1937 Selmer Balanced Action alto saxophone. The customer had estimates from a few shops around town, we were cheaper and faster than anyone else. It has been outfitted with a custom set of tan pads with seamless steel domed resonators, as well as ultra suede and hi-tech cork adjustment materials. As you can see in one of the pictures, it had a broken solder joint at the base of brace on the flange. It was holding but not tightly. Our technician was able to repair that brace with out causing any burnt lacquer, which is crucial to maintain the value and beauty of this instrument.
The Selmer Balanced Action was introduced in 1935. It was the first Selmer saxophone to have the bell keys on the right side of the bell, and has many other characteristics that have become commonplace amongst all current production models. It has a larger bore throughout the instrument making it easier to project and louder volume with less effort. It is called Balanced Action due to the weight and keywork of the instrument balanced throughout, as well as the lighter spring tension on the keys allowing the player to play faster with less effort.
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