Selmer S80 Series II Alto Saxophone - 525XXX
The Series II Alto Saxophone comes from what many players consider to be the high time in Selmer alto manufacturing. Later models became clunky and riddled with mechanisms designed to improve intonation that tended to impede playability. This alto features modern, yet simple mechanisms, nice even intonation, that big sweet flexible Selmer sound, and now boasts tight, fast, and comfortable keywork.
We decided to make this alto into a serious player’s horn, and left the instrument in bare brass with a hand rubbed finish on the body and keys. It has all original engraving and the body has never been buffed or re-lacquered.
This alto feels seriously comfortable to hold and play, with action that is lightning fast! Starting with the top and bottom stack keys, we replaced the pearls with our blue anodized aircraft aluminum pearls, giving the correct angle for each finger tip. The palm keys have been modified to be adjustable, so they will not need risers and it is simple to set the perfect height and position for your hands. The left hand table was adjusted to be easy to roll around on without your pinky getting stuck and you can easily tilt or roll to Low Bb.
The custom left hand thumb button was modified to be larger and offer easy activation of the octave lever. We added our expandable Teflon Ball Octave Modification to take lost motion and noise out of the octave. Key contacts and side key contacts were added to give every key a solid point of contact with the body.
The Uberhaul was completed with black RooPads with gold domed resonators, gold plated needle springs, and all synthetic key materials for long lasting, solid, and quiet keywork.
Comes with a New and good fitting ProTech Max case.