Selmer Super Action 80 Series II Disassembly

Necked Tenor!

Necked Tenor!

A client came by this morning and left me his Selmer Super Action 80 tenor saxophone. He plays mostly down in Seabrook, on an outside deck right by the bay. Nothing spells bad news  for a saxophone quite like humidity, especially right by the ocean. I am going to take it apart and clean the it, then lubricate and assemble it. The palm key pads and low Eb pad have accumulated enough wear and gunk that they need to be replaced, some of the key corks have failed or gone missing, and most  of the open keys are leaking. He also wants the palm keys built up; they are too low for his hand.

various parts - neck, keyguards, and thumbrest.

various parts - neck, keyguards, and thumbrest.

Saxophone Tear-down Tools

Saxophone Tear-down Tools

Box of saxophone keys.  Dirty, dirty saxophone keys.

Box of saxophone keys. Dirty, dirty saxophone keys.

Assembly Board.  Keeps all the screws in order.

Assembly Board. Keeps all the screws in order.

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~ by inhorn on August 3, 2009.

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