Picture of saxophone - 1953 SML "Rev D" Alto - GOLD PLATED!
This is a 1953 SML (Strasser-Marigaux-Lemaire) Rev D alto in gold plate. I'd estimate plating to be about 80-plus percent. There is some plating wear in spots on the back of the body tube. No dents, no apparent resolders. Rolled tone holes, articulated G#. Condition is excellent, and was very recently serviced and completely repadded with Mark VI-style domed nylon resonators. Plays with remarkable ease all the way down to low Bb. Palm key register is open and clear. Has a strong, rich, sweet ton... more
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