This is an absolutely beautiful GOLD plated Selmer Super Balanced Action tenor sax (serial number 42200). This particular instrument was made in January of 1951.
The sax was triple silver plated and then gold plated, as per the original specifications. It was painstakingly prepared for plating by hand-rag cleaning and was never subjected to any buffing. All of the stamping is perfect and the engraving is 100%.
The instrument is physically perfect. There are no past dent repairs and no resolder joints. The original neck with matching serial number is in perfect condition with 100% of the grid pattern on the Selmer emblem still intact.
The sound is powerful with a slight spead characteristic. It has an extremely emotive character and a quick response. What a horn!