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Most of the lacquer is worn off. Vintage 1930-40s In great playing shape. Perfect horn for jazz. First Selmer horn to put the bell keys together on right side of the bell
Selmer Paris released the Balanced Action officially in 1935. It was another leap forward for Selmer, and sort of a response to the great American-made saxes that were so popular in the 20's and 30's. It has a bigger bore throughout, giving you some added volume with less effort. It also was the first Selmer horn to put the bell keys together on right side of the bell, a style since copied by pretty much all modern horns. The ads in their day touted the Balanced Action's fast keywork, saying the player would play “25% faster.” A popular model, it was in production for quite awhile. The Super (Balanced) Action was introduced in 1946, with the last Balanced Actions coming off the line around 1948.