Re: selmer super action 80
Good horn. They have a good reputation amung people who play them, but there is just so much talk about VI's and the newer models that the Series 1's get looked off. A step up from VII's, but they still tend to have a little boomier of a bottom end than VI's.
My alto is a 1982 Super Action 80. Had to have it buffed and then gold plated due to pitting because salt air had attacked its surface a fair amount and that plating stopped the pitting process.
It would seem to be in "rough" shape to a prospective buyer, but I don't know if I would want to part ways with it. I love the sound that I get out of it and the action is fantastic.......... also it's got a lot of history for only being just shy of 30 years old (It was in the trunk during a car accident a long time ago and needed some straightening as well........).
I have a few alto pieces at my disposal, but the Meyers and Berg Larsen's sound terrible on my horn.... Otto link sounds FANTASTIC. I don't know if other series 1's are that finicky with mouthpieces......