SML Standard Tenor Saxophone 1957 Serial #15157

$2,750.00

Vintage tenor in excellent condition with a fantastic sound.

1 in stock

Description

This SML Standard tenor saxophone is in excellent condition with around 85% of the original lacquer. There is very light crazing to the lacquer around some of the tone holes throughout the body.  It has just come back from being cleaned adjusted and re-padded at the shop, so it plays very well.  There are a few small dents in the bow and the bow guard.  There are a couple of key guard feet that have been re-soldered. The lyre mount and the post for the octave mechanism have both been re-soldered and there is some light lacquer burn at those points. Please see the photos for more details. The serial number is “15157” making this a 1957 vintage tenor saxophone.  The engraving on the bell is crisp and reads “SML Standard Strasser Marigaux 144-146. Boul. de la Villette Paris France”. This tenor saxophone comes with the original neck which is in good condition. There is very light evidence of pull down repair on the neck.  It comes in a brand new SKB replacement case. No mouthpiece is included. A good used plastic neck plug is included and not pictured.

The makers of SML worked for Selmer and broke off in the early 1960’s to make their own horns. The SML saxophones are therefore extremely similar to Selmer’s 5 digit Mark VI’s. At this level of a professional saxophone deciding what saxophone you want to buy is a little like picking between a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. It is really a matter of preference. Check out the demo below to hear this saxophone.

Additional Information:
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good to excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: Light dent in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in very good used condition.
Resonator Type: Metal resonators.
The Neck: The neck has approximately 80-85% of the finish remaining with light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included. A good used plastic neck plug is included and not pictured.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: SML Standard Strasser Marigaux 144-146. Boul. de la Villette Paris France (on the bell)

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Additional information

Weight 30 lbs
Dimensions 37 × 17 × 11 in