This is a gorgeous mint original Selmer Super Balanced Action soprano saxophone, serial number 37046. This SBA soprano is as nice as they come, and is just perfect.
There is almost no finish wear on the original silver plating, it is well over 99% intact. Even the common areas of wear, such as the thumb rest and octave key, are perfect. There are no dents, dings, or resolders; the sax has never been damaged.
This sax has a slightly darker tonal color with an amazingly warm and rich sound. It has a fullness to the core sound that is not found in many sopranos and stays quite even thorugh out the registers. Its extremely responsive and offers the player just a slight hint of resistance which may be in part responsible for its amazing sound. Intonation is extremely good. It is truly a fascinating instrument.