Re: 1937 Selmer Balanced action alto, possible Jimmy Dorsey model!!!?
Thanks, great photos. Unfortunately, this is not a Dorsey model balanced action. Its in the right serial number range to have been a first series Dorsey, but this one is not. If it were a Dorsey, it would have retro-fit radio improved style keywork. This one has your standard balanced action keywork. It also appears to have been relacquered at some point in its past. Here's a link to read more about the Dorsey model saxes. You can compare photos of the first series horn to yours.