SML Gold Medal Alto Saxophone

$235.80 price drop
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Uwe's historical saxophone treasures
Berlin, Germany
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This is the rare SML "Gold Medal" Saxophone of which around 5000 Altos and tenors were hand built between 1955-1960 by the Strasser, Marigaux Lemaire company in Paris. As there is a lot to read on the web about these instruments I can only say that this one is a wonderful example. it has been played quite a bit and the (SML´s most expensive!) two-tone finish is worn. it features rolled tone-holes and the playful flowery engraving, many adjustment screws and a terrific low end response, almost tenor like, an instant "Big" sound on alto. Many have referred to these altos as a perfect blend of American and french saxophone design, and indeed, it feels for me like a Martin with a Selmer SBA core sound if I should describe it. It has had a recent high quality overhaul with black roo-pads and black resonators and comes gig-ready in an old but protective french case as pictured. Despite the lower price, this sax is a serious competitor to any Selmer from the same decades...

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This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

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Product Specs

Listed5 days ago
ConditionGood (Used)
Good condition items function properly but may exhibit some wear and tear.learn more
Made In
  • France

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