This is the front F key for a Selmer Balanced Action. It just wasn’t there when I received the horn. I had to fabricate a new one to make this saxophone whole. The patina needed to match the horn, as did the new lacquer. The rocker arm had to line up perfectly. My goal was not to make it look good. Rather to make it look absolutely original.
My customer forgot that I had to fabricate a new key when he saw the finished product. I created a new F key that blended into the existing key work. Mission accomplished.