Buffet has been in the instrument making game for a long time. This SA 18 - 20 alto is a beautiful example of how solid and beautiful Buffet's craftsmanship is and has been. The SA 18 - 20 saxophones are from the 30's and early 40's, but with key quite akin to the early Selmers in feel. In terms of sound, if you are looking for an early Selmer sound or flexibility, the Buffet SA 18 - 20 allows for the player to have the ability to move around the instrument and play anything within the saxophone tradition. Just imagine having that beautiful vintage sound, while also having the option to really move as quickly as you could dream of through a tune. The silver plating is original and provides a beautiful response and resilience to the sound.