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    Selmer Mark VI Soprano Saxophone 93xxx

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      This is a clean, original lacquer Mark VI soprano assembled in Paris that has silver plated keywork. The early VI sopranos are very hard to find, because until Coltrane put soprano saxophone back on the map with his own 99xxx VI soprano, very few sopranos were sold by Selmer. This horn was made in 1961, and Coltrane’s soprano was from 1962. If you like the tone that Coltrane gets on “My Favorite Things” or on the soprano tracks of the Ellington and Coltrane album, then you will probably like this horn a lot. It has that reedy, exotic sound going on, and you can certainly play it smooth and warm like “My Favorite Things” with the right mouthpiece.

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      Selmer Mark VI Soprano Saxophone 93xxx

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        This is a clean, original lacquer Mark VI soprano assembled in Paris that has silver plated keywork. The early VI sopranos are very hard to find, because until Coltrane put soprano saxophone back on the map with his own 99xxx VI soprano, very few sopranos were sold by Selmer. This horn was made in 1961, and Coltrane’s soprano was from 1962. If you like the tone that Coltrane gets on “My Favorite Things” or on the soprano tracks of the Ellington and Coltrane album, then you will probably like this horn a lot. It has that reedy, exotic sound going on, and you can certainly play it smooth and warm like “My Favorite Things” with the right mouthpiece.

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        Selmer Mark VI Soprano Saxophone American Engraved 97xxx

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          This is an extremely rare and fantastic soprano saxophone. It is a Selmer Mark VI from the same serial range that John Coltrane played (including My Favorite Things, and In a Sentimental Mood etc.). It is original lacquer, and it has the rare American engraving, including a flower on the bell. This horn was pro-owned and has been played on numerous recordings. It has been my personal soprano for a while now, and it was most recently played by Ravi Coltrane when he came to town for a show and needed a good soprano.

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          Selmer Mark VI Tenor 105xxx Original Lacquer Fresh Overhaul!

          If you want a nice, early American-engraved Mark VI, and you want the most bang for your buck, this is the horn for you. This is one sweet original Mark VI tenor from 1963. It’s American-engraved and looks beautiful. It has a fresh, top-quality overhaul that is just what you would hope for in a really good overhaul. I am really picky about this. There are no differences between a 90k and an early 100k tenor, so this is the same as a 5-digit, just cheaper. It’s a bargain at this price for what you get.

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          Selmer Mark VI Tenor 112706 American Engraved Very Good Condition

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          Selmer Mark VI Tenor 116xxx Original Plays Well

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            This is a beautiful, original lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone SN# 116xxx. It has good pads and plays great with a medium dark, focused tone. The early 6-digit tenors like this are quite similar in tone to the 90k horns and are a very good value in a VI. They have that dark, compact, projecting core sound that is the tonal palette that you as a player can bend in so many directions to make a whole range of sounds. This horn is nice and lively – quite responsive, and just all-around fun to play.

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            Selmer Mark VI Tenor 125xxx from 1965 Overhauled!

            Best deal I have seen on an original lacquer overhauled 60’s Mark VI tenor.

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            Selmer Mark VI Tenor 139xxx Original Lacquer Fresh Overhaul! Big Player.

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              This is a beautiful, BIG playing, original lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor in excellent condition with a fresh full overhaul. These horns in the 130k range play really well, and have a dark, complex, focused tone similar to the early 80k VI tenors. Sonny Rollins plays a 139xxx made at the same time as this one. It has nearly all of its original lacquer intact, and it has beautiful, original silver plated keys. This horn is in excellent mechanical and cosmetic condition.

              If you have been looking for a very nice VI tenor that plays great but that is not too expensive, this is it. There’s only one available. Get it now!

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              Selmer Mark VI Tenor 140xxx From 1967 Original Lacquer Older Pads Great Deal

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              Selmer Mark VI Tenor 143865 Exceptional Player Original Lacquer Very Good Condition

              This Mark VI tenor from 1967 is a real screamer! It is moderately focused, medium bright in tone, and LOUD. It has effortless response, and the low register pops out easily. It just got a fresh overhaul done and plays great throughout! The pads feel nice and ‘dry’ and snappy under the fingers, and you can put as much air through the horn as you want without it breaking up, or sounding shrill. It’s a fantastic VI if you want one that has some of the warmth and complexity of the earlier VI’s (not as brash and in your face as the later ones), but has tons of power.

              Cosmetically, this horn is in very good condition with minimal past repairs and no dents or dings. It’s original lacquer and looks beautiful. When you see it, you think – ‘Man, that Mark VI looks almost new!’ Looking closer, there are a few signs that it was played and loved over the years: The Bb keyguard popped off at some point and got resoldered (happens a lot on vintage horns), and the neck shows a little lacquer wear on the side from flexing, but is the correct angle now, and was never pulled down in anything like a bad way. It’s about a 2 on a scale of 1-10 — just enough to make the lacquer fracture and fall off over time. The only other thing to note is some minor dings removed from the back of the body that are gone now. Normal stuff for a vintage horn, and nothing bad; nothing needs repaired etc. And you save around $2k versus the price if this horn had no repairs, which is significant savings! Not to mention it’s already overhauled and done very tidily and well.

              If you want a nice, powerful, beautiful Mark VI tenor for quite a bit less than a new Ref 54 that plays better, is built better, and is an exceptionally good player, that’s what this is.

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              Selmer Mark VI Tenor 146289 Bold and Punchy 1967 Refinished

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              Selmer Mark VI Tenor 148xxx Overhauled

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                Here is a clean, freshly overhauled Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone with original lacquer. This horn is “American-assembled” meaning it has the engraving pattern and type of lacquer and quality of assembly done in Elkhart, IN. The current pad job is good, and feels snappy under the fingers, and was done by Jared Bufe in Chicago. Everything is sealing very well, so that you can really be sure that the horn is doing its part to get out of the way so that you can play what you want to on it.

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 159k Original Lacquer High F# Very Good Condition

                Beautiful original lacquer Selmer Mark VI Tenor saxophone from 1968. It is in very good condition with no dents or dings. The neck is in great shape, as is the bell flare and bow. The only repair I see is a nearly invisble one to the octave lever arm at the top of the body tube. (Got a bit damaged from the way it lays in the case, but the fix is superb.) It’s uncommon to find such a beautiful example of a Selmer Mark VI tenor, and this one also comes with the rare high F# key option also included. This Mark VI is priced on the low side for quick sale. It still plays surprisingly well on the mostly original factory pads! If you’re going to play it a lot, you should plan on getting it repadded before too long, though I have known folks to stretch the original pad life a surprisingly long way!

                The tone is medium between bright and dark. Not too dark, not too bright. It has a focused, lyrical core and is nice and free blowing. The later VI’s like in the 200k serial range tend to be more bright and bold playing, where the 150-160k’s are more balanced and ‘just right’ tonally. If you’re looking for a gorgeous Mark VI that sounds great, looks great, and has all the bells and whistles, and that has no hidden problems or concerns, this would be a prime example to consider. For what you get, it’s priced quite low in comparison to other similar horns that I see around. And these are only going up in value.

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 160xxx from 1968 Original

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 195260 Original Lacquer American-Engraved Plays Well

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1961 Original Lacquer Beautiful

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1962 Relacquer Recent Overhaul 100xxx Great Deal

              • Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1963 Refinish Great Deal 105156

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1963 Worn Original Lacquer

                Low price for this worn original lacquer 1963 Mark VI Tenor. This horn is on consignment for a great local player who played it constantly for the past 35+ years. It was his main horn all that time, and hence, has been played a ton. It’s still sealing on the older pads, and it plays great, but it’s not freshly overhauled and does not have tight, new feeling keywork by any means. The neck is also not original, and lacks the matching serial number though it is a Mark VI neck, and it plays great with the horn. This sax will be a dependably great player if you get it overhauled and play it for the next 35 years. It has a medium dark, focused, moderately powerful tone, and nice free blowing feel. It’s rare to find an original early 60’s VI that plays great for this sort of price. If you don’t mind the older pads and the neck, then you’re in business. I like the look of it. It’s well used, because it’s fun to play.

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1964 Original Lacquer 118907 Frank Zappa Band

                Pending Sale. This is a sax with two descriptions! The first is the personal history of the horn, as written by its owner, Robert Martin. Robert is a great guy whose illustrious career as a sax player and multi-instrumentalist is also described a bit.

                Robert’s description of the horn can be found here. 

                The second description is mine as a saxophone dealer who pays attention to the details of condition, and compares saxophones to each other. From that perspective, what we have here is a very nice, one-owner example of a Selmer Mark VI tenor from 1964 with original lacquer, that has been played a lot and well cared-for over the years. It was assembled and engraved in the USA, so it sports what Selmer people call “American engraving”, and it has the dark honey colored nitrocellulose lacquer that is typical of this vintage of Mark VI. The tone is really beautiful on this tenor. I love the early 60’s VI’s, and this is one of the best ones I’ve played. It’s medium dark, medium focused, with lots of power. It’s a lot like a late 5 digit in that way, but has a little bit brighter tone. It’s nothing like a 140k or later VI, where they get quite bright and lose the darker, more focused core of a horn like this. It’s a superb player.

                Cosmetically, it’s obviously been played a fair amount, so it has some honest wear to the lacquer throughout. The neck has seen some minor flexing over the years, but only about a 1-2 on a scale of 1-10 of severity. It is still the correct angle also. The neck has the matching serial number to the body.

                A dent was removed from the upper body tube near high F, and the top post there also got pushed back into alignment. The back of the bow and bottom bow have seen dents removed, and the bottom bow guard is still a little flat. The low Eb, C and chromatic F# keyguards have been resoldered, though done quite well with little evidence left of the repairs. The bell flare also had a minor crease removed at some point. All in all, these are the typical sorts of repairs that you see on a good horn that has been played a lot. Everything is nice and tidy and fixed up now, so I wouldn’t be particularly concerned about the repairs.

                The overhaul on this horn feels great. It was done extremely well somewhere on the west coast, with medium firm leather pads sealed with red paint. Those sorts of pads last forever and keep their feel. I’ve played 25+ year old overhauls on similar pads that are still going strong. Resonators are slightly domed and correct for the vintage of horn. The pad work feels great – dry, snappy, and correctly balanced. You won’t be disappointed!

                If you’re looking for an original lacquer VI tenor with a beautiful tone, a great overhaul, and an interesting history, this would be the one to get.

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1967 Original Lacquer American Engraved 140531 Excellent Condition

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 1971 192399 Original Lacquer High F# Plays Great Priced Low!

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 205xxx from 1972 Original

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 210xxx Original Lacquer

                This is a very good deal on a Selmer Mark VI tenor. It is original lacquer, and it is in good physical condition. People often complain that players cannot afford a Mark VI. Well, here is one that costs less than a new Yamaha, much less than a new Selmer, and around the same as the higher-end Taiwanese saxophones. For an actual Selmer Mark VI. So stop complaining.

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 217512 Stripped Original Lacquer Good Condition

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 233xxx Original Lacquer

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                Selmer Mark VI Tenor 59xxx Original Lacquer

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                  This is a beautiful original lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor 59xxx for sale. These early VI tenors are great! This sold very quickly through our curated buying service to a very happy new owner. This is a great way to get a deal on a vintage saxophone, because I often can find you a good price on a horn you are looking for.

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                  Selmer Mark VI Tenor 60xxx from 1955 Original Lacquer Overhauled Beautiful!

                  Price just lowered March 1 on this extremely good playing Selmer Mark VI from 1955.

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                  Selmer Mark VI Tenor 64613 Mint Silver Plate

                  One of the punchiest, most powerful VI tenors I’ve played.

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                  Selmer Mark VI Tenor 67xxx

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                    Selmer Mark VI Tenor 77158 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition Great Deal! 1958

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                    It would be hard to find a better deal on a Mark VI tenor at the moment. This horn just got tuned up by Aaron Barnard in Cedar Rapids (great repairman), and it plays effortlessly with a big, powerful tone. The tone is medium dark, and focused with lots of power. It brightens up when pushed, but this is the sort of tone that people love in a good 80k Mark VI. It sounds a lot like my 81k. The only reason this isn’t priced about $3k higher is that it had a neck pickup removed, and has had a few minor past repairs. That doesn’t matter when Aaron does the pickup-ectomy, because he puts a ‘flush plug’ in that matches the curve of the brass inside and outside. It’s like the pickup was never there. Besides that, this was a one owner horn, and it was played a lot but well cared for. The only other past repairs I see are a few dings removed from the back of the body tube and bow (bow ones are basically invisible, and the back of the body ones look like a tiny cloudy spot, for example above the serial number). And the bell flare had a crease removed and is in the correct contour now and feels just fine. Neck is in great shape aside from the lacquer loss from when the pickup was installed in the first place. As repairs go, none of these is very serious, and the horn plays just how it should.

                    For an original lacquer 1958-59 VI, you’d typically have to pay a lot more than this. I’m pricing this one on the low side for what it is, so that someone can get a relative bargain on it. The market is a bit confusing to folks right now, with people on eBay and some private websites listing horns for 3-5x their actual value. I’m not going to do that. But I’ll tell you this horn would be priced much higher elsewhere, and it is an excellent value if you’re looking for tone, and not cosmetic perfection, but you want a horn in good shape, from a great vintage and serial number, and with original lacquer. That’s what this is. There’s only one available, so get it before it’s gone.

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                    Selmer Mark VI Tenor 78xxx Near Mint Original Gorgeous!

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                      Here’s a nearly pristine 5-Digit serial Selmer Mark VI tenor. It has only the tiniest amout of lacquer wear anywhere to be seen. Almost none. Structurally it is perfect with no dents, no dings, no past repairs of any kind. The neck, bow, bell flare etc are all perfect. It has original pads and original domed metal resonators intact. Original case is in excellent condition too.

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                      Selmer Mark VI Tenor 84xxx Original and Overhauled

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                        Selmer Mark VI Tenor 85xxx from 1960 Stohrer Overhaul

                        The ultimate tenor for many people – the 1960 Selmer Mark VI including Matt Stohrer’s excellent overhaul and a great BAM Cabine case. This is a horn that will continue to go up in value while you own and enjoy it.

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                        Selmer Mark VI Tenor 92xxx Near Mint

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                          Here’s a nearly pristine 5-Digit serial Selmer Mark VI tenor. It has only the tiniest amout of lacquer wear on the touch points. Structurally it is perfect with no dents, no dings, no past repairs of any kind. The neck, bow, bell flare etc are all perfect. It has original pads and original resonators intact. Original case is in excellent condition too.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor 94xxx 1961 Original Lacquer Great Price!

                          This is a crazy good deal on a beautiful, original lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor from 1961. It has mostly original pads still intact, and is in very good original condition. It is not often that you see a late 5-digit tenor in this sort of shape. There’s very little lacquer wear to the original lacquer. It has only been played a little bit since new. it has had some small dings removed in the bow area, and that’s about it.

                          These horns play with a beautiful tone that is the reason that people all over the world want an early Mark VI tenor. The tone is more complex, nuanced and beautiful than a modern horn, with a medium-focused “French”-sounding lyrical core. It’s medium between bright and dark – sort of a dark core but it gets brighter and punchier when pushed. This is the sort of horn that you think of with someone like Michael Brecker, who played a number of VI’s from this serial range and a little earlier. It really does it all, and the price is crazily low for what you get. It’s priced low to move quickly for a consignment seller. Someone should grab this right now.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Clean Relacquer Great Deal 228352

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor from 1955 American Engraved Saxophone 61265

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor from 1955 Original Lacquer American Engraved

                          Here’s a good deal on a 5-digit Selmer Mark VI tenor from 1955. This horn is American-engraved and assembled in Elkhart, IN. It has its original lacquer and looks good. This horn plays just like you would expect a 1955 Mark VI to play: medium dark, punchy, fairly focused and free blowing. It is a fun Mark VI to play, and it should make just about any fan of 5-digit Mark VI’s happy. The price is quite low because the neck is not serial numbered. This makes it a good chance to save thousands off the usual price of an early 5-digit Mark VI.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor from 1955 Original Lacquer Great Overhaul!

                          This horn sounds great! It’s one of my favorite VI tenors in a long time, with an instantly fat, Sonny Rollins sort of tone–  what to me is basically the sound of 50’s mainstream jazz tenor. Original lacquer, fresh Matt Stohrer overhaul. Matt’s work is just the best, and the horn is mechanically super nice. It has a set of $120 reusable domed brass resonators that give it just the right amount of punch and are similar to the original Selmer ones. No significant cosmetic or structural problems either. No past damage; no resolders except for the little guard by the chromatic F#. No dents or dings. It’s a horn I can recommend without any reservations. And for a Mark VI from 1955, with and expensive overhaul, the price is really good.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor From 1964 Original Intact Varitone American Engraved Saxophone 136062

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor from 1973 Saxophone Original Lacquer Overhauled Great!

                          Just overhauled. This horn plays REALLY well. Super nice under the fingers, great response. Plays, feels, and responds better than most 5 digit tenors out there. If you want the loud, powerful late VI tenor sound, this is hard to beat.

                          This is a mechanically very clean original lacquer Selmer Mark VI Tenor saxophone with American engraving. This horn has some speckling in the lacquer, as you can see, but if you look at what counts, this Mark VI tenor is in excellent condition. There’s no damage, no resolders, neck is in great condition. It JUST got a complete overhaul / restoration done, and it’s back to factory fresh mechanical and pad condition.  (An overhaul takes around 25 hours of skilled work, and represents a big added value to any saxophone.) That means all new pads, corks, felts, setup, mechanical work, neck fit – whatever it needs in order to play like a new horn.

                          The later VI tenors are excellent players. Better tone and feel for the dollar than almost any other saxophone that you can buy period. And this one is mechanically very nice, which is what you want. If you have been wanting a solid pro tenor that is easy to play and sounds excellent, but is in the mid-range of price for a pro tenor, that’s this. Plus, rather than depreciate like a new horn, this Mark VI tenor will go up in value, and will be easy to re-sell at any point later. Buy it and get playing!

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Near Mint All Original Amazing 223649

                          Beautiful time capsule type Mark VI tenor original lacquer, original pads, original case etc. It’s about as nice as you ever see a vintage saxophone of any kind! Believe it or not, this is almost exactly the same price you would have paid to buy this horn new in the early 70’s in today’s dollars adjusted for inflation (within $500 or so). Everybody always talks wistfully about how they wish they could go back to the 70’s and buy a VI for $975 or whatever the new price was then. Well, that’s about $7k in today’s money. So here you go. It’s your chance.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Near Mint Original Lacquer 179534

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Neck Original

                          Early 70’s Selmer Mark VI tenor neck in excellent condition! This was bought as a backup neck and was never used. Turns out to be a very good player that opens up the tone of an VI I put it on.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer American Engraved Gorgeous 163261

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Excellent Condition 160601

                          Beautiful Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone serial 160601. The original lacquer looks almost new on this one. It was owned by a clarinet player who collected a few beautiful saxophones and put them away before selling them to GetASax very recently. The pads are also original from Elkhart on this Mark VI. They’re still sealing, and it actually plays fairly well on them. But if you’re going to play this seriously, you’re going to want to get it repadded or thoroughly setup pretty soon. The neck, as you can see in the photos, has some minor lines of lacquer missing on the sides from flexing over time. This is as minor a ‘pull down’ as you could find, and shows no signs of being currently pulled down or of past repairs. It’s just the way the old nitrocellulose lacquer fractures when it is flexed over time. Virtually ever modern Selmer neck would look like this if they still used that type of lacquer. Only other thing worth mentioning is the rib under the top stack post is slightly separated from the tube on one edge. It’s about 90% still soldered down, but the edge is slightly up. I could get it epoxied down or try to solder it a bit, but it’s probably best to just leave it up to the buyer to decide what to do. I don’t recommend removing and resoldering, as it’s fine as is, so you could just leave or you could put a bit of epoxy under the raised edge. This was hard to photograph so I am attaching a macro photo of it below.

                          Tonally, this Mark VI is medium between bright and dark and pretty free blowing even with the somewhat leaky original pads. With a standard repad, it will play like new, and will be a fantastic tenor that also looks almost like a new horn. It obviously has hardly been played since it was bought and put away about 40 years ago. I’ll include a free BAM Classic tenor case which is molded to fit this horn perfectly, and is extremely safe for shipping a Selmer anywhere in the world.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Exceptional Player 56439

                          This Mark VI was selected by Zoot Sims for his best friend when they were tenor players together in NYC in the 50s. His friend’s widow sold it to a friend of mine. It was overhauled by Matt Stohrer about 8 years ago and just got a fresh COA by Matt Stohrer. It is in the top 3 VI tenors I’ve played (currently sitting at #2), which is saying a lot. This is legitimately a fantastic VI tenor that is dark, powerful, focused, and extremely responsive. The original neck is perfect. It has honest wear in the lacquer but has been very well cared-for its entire life. If you want a VI that is top top shelf, this is for you. I’m going to miss this one. If it suddenly disappears from the site, that’s because I decided I had to keep it.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Extremely Nice 101058

                        • Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Good Condition 227016

                          $ 5,350

                          Great deal on an original lacquer Selmer Mark VI Tenor for the price of a new Yamaha or Taiwanese horn. How can you beat that? The later serial Mark VI tenors have a ton of power and a fat, complex, punchy tone that cuts through a band with ease. You get the Selmer Paris build quality, the Mark VI tone, the beauty of American-engraving, and generally a satisfying, quality tenor for really not that much money. The pads on this one are older, and it plays on them, but would do better with a repad pretty soon. It’s priced to be within reach of a player going for his or her tenor that can be kept and played as long as you want to keep it. It will only go up in value.

                          I have almost the identical serial VI for sale now but in near mint condition and completely overhauled, if you’re interested in that one as well.

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Gorgeous!

                          This is one of the most powerful VI tenors you are going to find. It plays just like a late 5-digit, of course, since it is exactly the same version of VI as a 95xxx, for example. The sound is dark and focused, but with a bright edge when pushed. And this horn wants to be pushed. It’s setup for a player who wants to get a lot of power and volume out of the horn, but still have it be free blowing and instantly responsive. Matt Stohrer just finished overhauling it the very end of August 2019, and it feels like a brand new saxophone – better than new. The spring tension is nice and snappy, but not too heavy, and the Pisoni pads are medium firm and very nice under the fingers. It has the high-end TenorMadness domed metal resonators that make the horn look great, and that are re-usable and based on the metal resonators that Selmer used in the early 50’s. They’re great. You’re not going to find a better overhaul, because Matt does all of the little details that take these horns from good to great. The adjustment materials are clean and logical, the action is the same across every key, and there are lots of other small things that add up to a great result. For example, he pays special attention to the neck/body connection and spends a long time getting the neck ‘fit’ even all the way around the neck tenon inside the receiver so that it fits smoothly on every side. You may not be aware of it, but this one thing can really transform the response and eliminates resistance or stuffiness that can easily come from a non-optimal neck fit even on horns like this that are in such great original condition.

                          Condition wise, this horn is about a 9.5/10, with 10 being near mint. The only past repairs are a couple of small dents removed. One sort of near the Bb keyguard on the bell, but it’s very hard to see, one on the back of the bow, again very hard to tell at all now, and a little line in the upper body tube which is actually just a scratch from the inside of the tube where someone got a stuck sax swab out and scratched the inside while removing it. Not at all a big deal, but makes a little line on the lacquer outside. So when you see the horn, it looks nearly perfect, and it has about 98% of the original lacquer remaining. Bell flare and neck are perfect and undamaged. There are no resolders or past repairs. No posts pushed in, body tube is straight. Original case is beautiful. This is one of the nicest VI’s out there at present.

                          Since it also comes with a totally great overhaul, there’s really nothing to worry about buying it. It’s fantastic. Only one available!

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Original Lacquer Overhauled 1967

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Recent Overhaul Original Lacquer 95365

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                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 100xxx

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                            We are committed to a “no adjective inflation” policy here at GetASax.com in order to clear away the clutter of superlatives and tell it like it is. This is challenging, of course, since we only sell really good horns. Nevertheless, I hope you hear me when I say that this is an outstanding Mark VI tenor saxophone. It has all the power and dark core combination of a really good 90k horn, like Chris Potter is currently playing. It is one of those rare horns where you forget that you are playing it, and you just enjoy listening to the sound that is filling up the room. It’s the kind that you just want to play and play.

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                            Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 102xxx

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                              This is an excellent, American-engraved Mark VI tenor saxophone. Never mind that it has speckly lacquer. This horn has no dents, no dings, no past repairs, bell flare is perfect, neck is perfect and matches, bottom bow is perfect. It has just received a fresh overhaul by Matt Stohrer (9/24/12) with domed brass Reso-tech style resonators, and it plays GREAT! But please note that these pictures are BEFORE Matt got the horn, so it has been cleaned up now.

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                              Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 103xxx Near Mint American Engraved! Superb

                              Easily the nicest early 6-digit serial Selmer Mark VI tenor that I have seen in quite some time. This saxophone came from its original owner, who played it for a couple of years in the early 1960’s and then lovingly stored it in a California closet for the whole time since then. It has original pads, no dents, no dings, no resolders. The original (matching) neck is in beautiful, undamaged condition. The back of the body tube is particularly nice and shows only very minor play wear. The original pads are still sealing well enough that you can play this horn and enjoy it for a while before swapping them out, if you want to. The early 60’s Selmer Elkhart factory pad jobs really were top notch and feel great under the fingers. The original, honey-gold lacquer is beautiful and dark, and the engraving is finely cut and looks great. You don’t see that many really clean Mark VI tenors for sale these days. They are starting to get very hard to find in anything like this condition. The early 6-digits like this play just like a late 5-digit 90k. Same exact horn with no design changes. The tone is dark, focused, and very powerful. Not as spread as an earlier 5-digit. Much darker and more focused than a later 6-digit. It’s a sweet spot for tenor saxophone tone. So if what you want is an extraordinarily clean, undamaged, beautiful Selmer Mark VI that is about as close to new as you are likely to find, this is it! These horns are going up in value every year, so you can also play it and enjoy it without losing any of your purchase price if or when you want to sell it later. You can’t say that about most other retail purchases! You just put your money into Selmer Mark VI stock for a little while, and get it back out later. Not a bad deal.

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                              Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 120xxx

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                                Here is a beautiful Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone SN# 120xxx. It has beautiful original lacquer (Right around 120xxx, VI’s tend to have been engraved with a light touch, but this is normal for that serial range.) It also has a fresh, new full overhaul that was done well and feels good under the fingers. There are the resolder and bow scrapes as pictured. The horn plays great, so it would not seem that this stuff has made too much of a difference to the tone. The tone of this horn is medium dark with quite a bit of power. It feels somewhat spread – not laser beam focus like some VI tenors, and not too spread either. It is a good, solid original VI tenor for a good price that also happens to look really pretty.

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                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 129xxx Original Fresh Overhaul

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                                  This is a nice, clean, original lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor 129xxx with original, matching neck, American-assembled/engraved, original case etc. It has about 90-95% of the original lacquer intact with regular play wear and some stand scratches on the front of the bow. It is getting an overhaul by Eric Satterlee of Meridian Winds right now with the correct Selmer style pads and resos.

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                                  Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 136xxx

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                                    This is a near mint Selmer Mark VI tenor with about 99% of its original lacquer. This horn was babied its whole life, and it has virtually no wear at all. There are no dents, no dings, and no past repairs at all. The neck is perfect as well. Selmer stopped numbering necks before this serial number so there isn’t a number on the neck, but it’s definitely original to the horn. The pads on this horn are in good condition and should last for many years. It has american engraving and it looks gorgeous. This is pretty close to the serial number that Sonny Rollins plays, if you are interested in getting an idea for the tonal pallet available around this serial number.

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                                    Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 145xxx

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                                      Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 150493 Near Mint Original Lacquer

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                                      Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 169xxx

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                                        This is a very clean relacquered Mark VI tenor that was sent by the original owner to the Selmer factory 3o years ago. It is one of the cleanest relacquered horns that I have seen, and based on the sharpness of the engraving and the absence of any evidence of buffing, most people would think that it was actually original. The body is very clean, with one very small ding having been removed from the back of the body tube. I don’t see any evidence of past dent work, and the bell flare, bow and neck are all very clean. The neck is not pulled down, and does not look like it has ever been pulled down. It does have a pickup cleanly installed, and I can have that removed if you want, but it might also be useful to some, so I left it in for now. The tone holes on this horn have not been buffed, and look just as good as original tone holes. Just to re-emphasize, I have seen lots of relacquered horns and there are really good ones, and really bad ones. This one is one of the really good ones, and it should be a very good horn.

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                                        Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 172xxx Original and Overhauled

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                                          This is a 97% lacquer, beautiful VI tenor 172xxx with no past damage and a recent Paul Maslin overhaul. Black Roo pads and domed metal hand-machined resos, beautiful black treypak case too. No dents, no resolders, neck looks great, no evidence of past pull down, and the overhaul is very good and recent. This horn has a medium tone between bright and dark and is a nice, versatile player for a range of situations. This is a great all-around Mark VI tenor that should please anyone looking for a really beautiful, good condition vintage Selmer.

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                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 1956 66258 Factory Relacquer Excellent Condition

                                          This is the best-preserved factory relacquer 5-digit Selmer Mark VI tenor I have ever sold. It looks original down to the finest details, but it isn’t! It was probably refinished by Selmer only a few years after it was bought, because the lacquer looks like what they used around ’59 to me, AND it still has the metal resonators that Selmer only used up to about 82500 serial before switching to plastic. It was owned by a pro player in NYC who played it for a few years before going to medical school. It was really well cared-for, and there are NO resolders or past repairs at all! It’s super nice and clean. If not for the new ‘coat of paint’ that Selmer very carefully gave it, it would be priced double what you would pay for it here, so the price is incredibly fair. The pads even still seal from the late 50’s and it has a rich, focused, medium-dark tone with lots of projection. The intonation is great. Response is very good. Keywork is nice and tight – no significant buffing happens in a factory relacquer, as the old lacquer is chemically stripped, then the brass shined up gently (probably by hand) and then new lacquer sprayed carefully on. That’s why the engraving is so sharp and original-looking. The neck has matching serial numbers with the body, and the neck has never been damaged or pulled down. Body tube, bell, and bow are also undamaged.

                                          If you’re a player looking for the best possible Mark VI for the money, this is probably it right now. You could play it for a while on the current pads, or you could get it overhauled and it would be incredible. It’s a clean, beautiful, problem-free early 5-digit VI from the best serial range that is priced quite a bit less than an inferior Reference 54 or 36. That’s hard to beat!

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                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 1957 69533 Original Lacquer Excellent Condition!

                                          This is about as nice an example of an original lacquer early 5-digit Selmer Mark VI tenor as I have seen! It still has all its original factory pads. The original neck is in perfect condition and has not been pulled down or damaged in any way. It has the matching serial number to the body. The beautiful dark honey gold lacquer is almost all intact! This saxophone was babied and then treasured by someone as a keepsake until now. The only past repair it had was a resoldered strap hook. That was done well, with minimal lacquer loss. Sometimes stuff like that just pops off on old Selmers – key guard feet, strap hooks, and braces – not really from damage so much as just the original solder coming loose. Luckily you can just pop it back on there and it’s good to go for another 60+ years.

                                          It’s hard to overemphasize how clean this tenor is. When you look at it, you just can’t believe how beautifully preserved it is. The body tube is straight and undamaged. The bottom bow even looks brand new. The bell and engraving look factory fresh and untouched. The original pads are falling out, so while you could try to play it on them, it would be better to get it freshly overhauled if you want to play it seriously. I got this horn in one of those beautiful red leather ‘Chesterfield’ original cases, but the zipper was broken on it, so I put it in a new BAM case for safety. If you want to pair this horn with an original 50’s Chesterfield Selmer case, I can possibly sell you one from my small vintage case collection. And if you want to buy it and then get it overhauled to play, I can hook you up with a top notch saxophone repairman who can do the overhaul right! You’ll be able to reuse the original Selmer metal Tone-x resonators on the new pads, which will give the horn a correct, vintage look.

                                          Tonally, the mid 60k range is a real sweet spot for the Mark VI tenor. These horns have a darker, more focused core tone than the later VI tenors, with plenty of power. As you push it, it will brighten up a bit, but stay fat and complex sounding. It’s super free blowing, and not stuffy at all. Loud and dark and powerful with a good amount of focus. When people make modern tenor necks that are supposed to mimic the ‘Mark VI tenor sound’ they often copy a neck like this one that is medium-dark, complex, and focused with easy overtones. This is the sort of tenor that gave the Mark VI the reputation that it now has. If you want virtually the same horn, but for half price with a new ‘coat of paint’ from the factory, check out the excellent deal I have on this VI tenor, which is virtually identical, and also super clean physically and mechanically.

                                          But if you have been looking for a really fantastic, original early 5-digit VI tenor that is almost like going back in time to 1957 and buying a new Selmer, then that’s what you have here. It’s a rare opportunity, and getting rarer every year. Soon, these horns will no longer be seen on the market at ALL often, and people will lament for the days when they were priced so ‘low’! It’s crazy, but true, if you compare to literally any other instrument (guitar, violin, piano, flute, even bassoon) — the best examples of the best instruments of all of those cost 3-10x what you can get a super clean Mark VI like this for currently.

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                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 1958-9 79187 Original Lacquer Excellent Condition

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                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 1959 Great Player! Original Lacquer 79919

                                          This is one of the most desirable versions of the Selmer Mark VI Tenor ever made. Original lacquer, American-engraved from 1959. The original neck has the matching serial number, and the neck is EXTREMELY nice shape. Usually original necks don’t look quite this good. My personal (favorite of all time) VI tenor is 81k serial, and this is 79919, so they were made only a few months apart, and play virtually identically. The tone is dark, centered, and rich, and brightens up and gets a bit of an edge to it when pushed. Not as bright and projecting as an 87xxx for example, and the extra focus and complexity of the tone gives it a special beauty. It’s very free blowing and responsive. This tenor had a dent removed from the back of the body tube that was basically right behind the spatula keys, near the bell/body brace. You can still see some evidence of it having been removed, but it was removed so well (by Aaron Barnard) that it is almost not there anymore. Besides that, you have a few small dents removed here and there – a couple removed from the bow area (front and back), very small one or two on the bell flare, and one under the D palm key. Just normal stuff for a 60 year-old horn that has been played professionally.

                                          Repair wise, this tenor received a fresh overhaul a few years ago, done by David Saull (Denver, CO) who works on tons of pro horns in that area and has an excellent reputation. It feels great under the fingers with a nice, snappy, ‘dry’ pad feel and very even action. Tunes well, altissimo is easy, low notes are easy. Just what you’d hope for from an excellent VI.

                                          It comes in a brand new BAM case. It’s in a Softpack in the photos, which is one of my favorites for an all-around BAM tenor case, as it has some storage under the horn, and a separate place for the neck, but it is nice and small and light to pack around. Comes with backpack straps as well. You can swap this out towards another case if you want a different BAM or something else. Happy to make it work for you. 2% discount with a low-fee payment method (bank transfer, transferwise, check, venmo etc.).

                                          Priced to sell. You don’t normally see a 1959 in the 80k serial range selling for this kind of price. Could be much higher, but it’s on consignment, and the owner wants it to move quickly.

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                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 1963 111641 Original Lacquer Excellent Condition

                                          Ahh. The look and feel of a vintage Selmer Mark VI Tenor saxophone. It’s calming and delightful! This one stands out from the crowd with its beautiful dark lacquer. This is a gorgeous 1963 Selmer Mark VI Tenor saxophone 111k serial, which makes it the same version as the late 5-digit tenors like a 95k serial. The tone is medium dark and powerful, with a good amount of focus and projection. Nice and free blowing. This was a 1-owner horn that I got from an extremely friendly ‘greatest generation’ WWII vet (later band director/musician) who owned and played it the whole way through. He took uncommonly good care of it, along with the rest of the horns in his little collection. This sax still has most of its original pads, but it still feels almost brand new, and I’m tempted to say you might want to just seal the original pads with a leather treatment and keep playing this horn for a while. I rarely say that, but it feels like it was freshly overhauled last week. Selmer did SUCH a good job with the initial pad work on the Mark VI at this period. Man. The only past repair is a crease removed from the bell flare. Typical ‘bumped the bell on a stand’ type of thing. Looks good now. There’s also a tiny flat spot in the bow guard. Besides that, the horn is clean! Exceptionally good condition. It comes in the cool Pro-tec trey pak case in the photos, which has wheels and a pull out handle.

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                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 1964 Original Lacquer Plays Great 119141

                                          Deal alert! Price just reduced 12/17/20! This is a steal.

                                          Nice original lacquer Selmer Mark VI from a great vintage! This horn has an older overhaul and still plays on it, though the pads aren’t new. It’s on consignment, so it’s sold as is. The horn fell over at some point a long time ago, and has some dent work on the back of the body where it was repaired. The neck receiver also is resoldered. If you want a great deal on a player’s VI that is original lacquer, this would be a good one to consider. The tone is medium dark with quite a bit of power, and is actually kind of spread like a BA/SBA. The original neck has the matching serial, as you can see. Pads are older so plan on a setup of some kind for the full experience of its potential. Or get it overhauled if you want to go nuts on it.

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                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 1968 Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 151919

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                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 212xxx

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                                            This is a freshly overhauled Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone SN#212xxx. This horn was completely overhauled by Aaron Barnard, and it is in excellent playing condition. When I got it, it had about 25% of the original lacquer left, and it looked pretty ugly, so I had Aaron strip off the remaining original lacquer leaving the horn bare brass. It looks much better this way, and over time, it will develop a beautiful, uniform patina as you play it.

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                                            Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 219xxx

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                                              This is an original lacquer Selmer Mark VI SN# 219xxx with a medium bright tone and a recent repad done by Perry Ritter in NYC. It plays well and the pads feel good under the fingers. The tone is classic Mark VI, and the horn has a nice overall sound with an even scale. The lacquer is about 85%, and the neck has been pulled down and repaired. It’s a nice original lacquer VI for a good price. If you’ve been wanting to get a good playing, original lacquer VI, but you wanted to stay around $4k, this would be a very good option for you.

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                                              Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 236xxx

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                                                Here is a nice, clean Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone, SN# 236xxx. It has at least 95% of its original lacquer intact, with the most wear in one spot on the back of the body tube. There are a few small dings on the back of the in the pictures that will be removed pre-sale. This is nothing serious at all. Besides that, the horn is extremely clean with no dents, no resolders, and no past repairs.

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                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 61xxx

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                                                  Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer 61xxx Serial Number Original Neck Chesterfield Case This horn has all original lacquer, neck and even pads and resonators. The lacquer has speckles in it and wear from playing. This horn is in line to get an overhaul, but these pictures were taken of the horn as-is. The sale price includes the overhaul done by Matt Stohrer (google his name to see how good his work is).

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                                                  Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 61xxx

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                                                    Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer 61xxx Serial Number Original Neck Chesterfield Case This horn has all original lacquer, neck and even pads and resonators. The lacquer has speckles in it and wear from playing. This horn is in line to get an overhaul, but these pictures were taken of the horn as-is. The sale price includes the overhaul done by Matt Stohrer (google his name to see how good his work is). This horn has had one foot of the low C keyguard resoldered, and the neck has been pulled down and repaired well. I will update the description with sonic characteristics as soon as the horn is overhauled in a few weeks. It should be a really good one with a dark core and lots of warmth and laser-beam focus, based on other horns in this range. But we’ll see!

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                                                    Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 65xxx

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                                                      This is a beautiful Mark VI tenor SN# 65xxx with a fresh overhaul. The pad work is very well done and the horn feels very tight and snappy under the fingers. The pads are nice and firm and have a red treatment to make them last longer. This looks like a horn that was very carefully relacquered, very recently. I got it reengraved by Sherry Huntley, a former Selmer engraver, but the original engraving was extremely sharp already (I have pictures of that if you’re interested.).

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                                                      Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 66xxx

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                                                        Here is a gorgeous example of a 5-digit, original lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor. It is tenors like this one that won Selmer its reputation of producing the finest saxophones in the world. This horn has about 95+% of its original lacquer, with one spot of honest wear on the back of the body tube. This tenor really comes alive in your hands, the way that only the best tenors do. The sound is rich, dark, and complex, with a bit of a powerful edge to it. It’s pretty focused and can project nicely. It’s the kind of horn that makes you want to play and play, knowing that this is how the tenor saxophone was meant to be! Plus, the horn is just gorgeous and will continue to go up in value over the years while you enjoy owning and playing it!

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                                                        Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 70xxx Near Mint

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                                                          Here’s a nearly pristine 5-Digit serial Selmer Mark VI tenor. It’s about as close to new condition as you ever see on an early VI tenor. Structurally it is perfect with no dents, no dings, no past repairs of any kind. As you would expect, a super nice VI tenor like this also plays very well on its original factory setup. Tonally, it is dark, focused, and complex, with lots of power when pushed. The tone of the VI is so nice because it is flexible and great all-around. It’s the kind of horn you start to play and with immediate recognition, think – YES – THIS is what a good tenor saxophone should sound like.

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                                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 75XXX

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                                                            This is a very nice original lacquer Selmer Mark VI Tenor SN75xxx from 1957. This is in the best range for the Mark VI tenor, and it plays great! There are no dents, dings, or resolders on the horn. This horn has almost all its original lacquer and it looks beautiful with gorgeous American engraving. The pads have plastic resos and they are in very good condition. The neck is original with matching serial number; it has not been pulled down. This horn has a dark core tone with a complex focused sound to it. It has a huge sound that is hard to beat compared to any tenor I’ve played.

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                                                            Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 76xxx

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                                                              This is a really beautiful Mark VI tenor in original condition with no past damage. It has no dents or dings or resolders. The original neck has the matching serial number and it is not pulled down. This horn has about 98% of the original lacquer present with a little bit of wear on the back of the body tube. It still has the original pads and domed metal resonators intact, but I can have it overhauled by Matt Stohrer for you if you want it to play its best. Just send me an email and we can talk.

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                                                              Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 77xxx Mint

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                                                                This is one of those really rare finds. It is a mint, 99.9% lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor from 1958. It has all original pads and resonators intact, and the pads are still in really good shape. This horn will play for several years on these pads! It has an amazingly rich, resonant sound that only the best Mark VI tenors have. The only tiny spots of lacquer wear are as follows: on the octave key, on the low C key, and on the low Eb. All of these are very small. This is about as close to a perfect 5-digit tenor as you are going to find.

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                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 77xxx Mint

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                                                                  This is one of those really rare finds. It is a mint, 99.9% lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor from 1958. It has all original pads and resonators intact, and the pads are still in really good shape. This horn will play for several years on these pads! It has an amazingly rich, resonant sound that only the best Mark VI tenors have. The only tiny spots of lacquer wear are as follows: on the octave key, on the low C key, and on the low Eb. All of these are very small. This is about as close to a perfect 5-digit tenor as you are going to find.

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                                                                  Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 79xxx

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                                                                    This was a one-owner Selmer Mark VI tenor bought new in 1958. It was professionally owned and very well cared-for. There are no dents or dings or past repairs at all, and the original neck is perfectly round and has the matching serial number. The lacquer is gorgeous on the front of this horn – looks really beautiful. There is some honest play wear on the back of the body tube. This horn has great pads that will not need to be replaced for a long time. It is set up and ready to go as is.

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                                                                    Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 85xxx

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                                                                      This is a very nice, original lacquer Mark VI SN# 85xxx. It has the original neck with matching serial number. The neck has not been pulled down or damaged at all. The bell, bow, and body tube of the horn are also in extremely clean, undamaged shape. This horn is just how I like a Mark VI to be: beautiful but not so perfect that one scratch takes thousands of dollars off of its value.

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                                                                      Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 85xxx Original Stohrer Overhaul

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                                                                        This is one of my favorite VI tenors ever, and I have been holding onto it for months since it got overhauled trying to decide whether even to list it for sale. It is the kind of horn that will make your career if you are a full-time musician, and/or assure you that a better vintage Selmer cannot be found for love or money. This horn has just been overhauled by Matt Stohrer, who is one of the best saxophone repairmen around, and it is now playing its very best. It has reusable hand-machined, domed brass resonators that ideally complement the basic tone of the horn. The pads have a nice, firm feel, and the horn really could not be any better setup.

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                                                                        Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 86xxx Original

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                                                                          This Mark VI tenor comes from the most desirable 86xxx serial range. These horns are so desirable both because they have an unbeatable tone, and also because Brecker played them. Cosmetically, this horn has beautiful lacquer, with a little bit of wear on the back of the bell and the back of the body tube. It is a one-owner horn, and it has spent most of its life in the case. It has a few repairs: some small dents removed from the back of the bow area, a repair to the bell flare, and one keycage leg resoldered on low C. The original, matching neck is pristine and not pulled down, and the body is straight and true.

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                                                                          Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 86xxx Original Lacquer Overhaule

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                                                                            I have owned the same Mark VI 80k tenor for the last 6 years, and it helps me to resist the tendency to see every horn that comes in as a potential keeper. But every now and then, a horn comes along that makes me want to keep it anyway, and this is one of those. It is an extremely clean 86k tenor with Matt Stohrer’s overhaul just done. If you are a Selmer guy, this is a horn you keep for life and finish your endless quest for the perfect horn.

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                                                                            Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 87xxx

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                                                                              This is a freshly overhauled Selmer Mark VI Tenor SN# 87xxx. The work was done by Steve Collins and the horn feels very tight and snappy, the way it should feel. It has domed metal resonators. This horn has been relacquered at some point in the past, and the neck has been pulled down and expertly repaired. The neck angle is now exactly where it should be. Body and neck serial numbers match by the way. The sound on this horn is big and powerful. It’s a little bit difficult to describe the late 8x,xxx horns – you can tell that the dark, focused core is there, but they have a bright edge and more projection than the earlier horns, in general. This is a fun sax to play, and it should be great for a whole range of players out there. Plus it’s beautiful!

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                                                                              Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 93xxx Near Mint

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                                                                                It is highly uncommon that a Mark VI tenor this nice comes up for sale. Maybe we’ve been paying too much to snag them, but here is another one. It is in near mint condition with only a tiny amount of lacquer wear and no past repairs. This horn has it all: American engraving, no resolders, virtually all of the lacquer intact, original case, the works. Check out the pictures for the specifics of how nice it is. This horn has a big, dark, powerful tone. The 9x,xxx tenors are highly coveted for their uniquely powerful, focused, dark Selmer core. It’s the kind of horn that makes a career or that enables you to be a better player, both by removing obstacles that were there before for you, and by opening up new possibilities that would not have emerged otherwise.

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                                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone 99xxx Near Mint American Engraved! Unreal

                                                                                If you want near perfection in a 60 year old 5-digit Selmer Mark VI, then this would be it. This is one of the cleanest, most perfect-looking Selmer Mark VI tenors I’ve seen. It has virtually no lacquer wear. No dents or dings. Original neck has matching serial number to the body. Original pads, desirable ‘American’ engraving pattern, beautiful honey gold original lacquer. This is as nice as they come.

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                                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone from 1957 Relacquer Needs Overhaul Great Potential

                                                                                If you want a 1950’s Mark VI tenor tone that is dark, focused, and fat-sounding, this would be an excellent serial number range for that. This horn is on consignment, and it needs an overhaul. Basically, you’re getting it for half price of what nice original lacquer VI tenors of this vintage sell for. With a good overhaul, it should play nearly the same, based on past experience getting similar ones overhauled. The neck is in excellent condition, and there is no significant past damage. Just the ubiquitous resoldered low Eb key guard, and a few small dents removed from the back of the bow that are nearly invisible now. Very good player’s VI tenor. Just buy and get it restored, and you will never need to buy another tenor. Neck has the matching serial number. We can swap out the old case for a discounted BAM Classic or something, if you want a more usable modern case for it. If you want to make an offer, feel free. I can pass it along to the consignor. He wants to get this sold.

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                                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone from 1958 Original Lacquer 75263

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                                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone from 1970 American Engraved

                                                                                This is a beautiful example of a Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone from 1970. It is American engraved and assembled. The entire horn is original lacquer. Except for the neck, which has been relacquered, but still completely matches the horn in look and color. The neck evidently had a dent removed under the octave key, and the original owner wanted it to look as good as the horn, so had the dent removed and the neck resprayed. Anyway, it’s not a big deal playing wise, but I’m lowering the price of the horn by around $1500 to give someone a great deal on an original lacquer VI in excellent condition that is also cheaper than buying just a regular new Selmer tenor sax. Compared to a new Series II tenor, or a new Ref 54 or (gasp) Ref 36, you are saving hundreds to several thousands of dollars and getting a horn that is better made, plays better for almost any style but classical (nod to the Series II and III purists here) and will hold its value or go up in value rather than going down like a new Selmer would.

                                                                                To keep the price low, I’m selling it with all of its original pads still intact. It actually still plays quite well on the original pads, and seals up with little ‘note like’ pad pops all the way down to Bb. It’s a joy to feel the high quality pad work that Selmer Elkhart did on its original factory setups.

                                                                                All in all, this horn is in AMAZING physical condition. You very rarely find original lacquer horns that are 48 years old that look so great. It’s a great opportunity for someone to score a really eye-turning VI tenor for a discounted price.

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                                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone Near Mint Original Lacquer 130477

                                                                                Unbelievably nice, one owner near mint VI tenor. This is as nice as it gets for Selmer Mark VI beauty. The 130k’s like this have a dark, powerful, focused tone almost like an early 80k VI tenor. I think of them almost like 80k’s but for less money. This one is certainly like that. It’s a superb instrument, and not one that you’ll want to put down. And the condition is as close to new as you could find in a Selmer Mark VI.

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                                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer American Engraved Just Overhauled Plays Effortlessly 195xxx

                                                                                Full description coming soon! This is an effortless player! A nice, clean original lacquer American-engraved Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone that also just got a complete overhaul. If you’re looking for a nice tenor to play and keep and just enjoy, this would be hard to beat!

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                                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone Original Lacquer Very Good Condition 164xxx Fresh Overhaul!

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                                                                                Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone SN 160xxx

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                                                                                  Here’s a good deal on an original VI tenor that needs an overhaul. This horn is missing the alternate F# keyguard (but a Yamaha replacement part is actually almost identical, so you can pop one of those on if you like).  It has a couple of dents on the back of the body tube, and the low C keyguard needs to be resoldered. This is nothing major. The neck has been pulled down and repaired, and they did a good job on it. The horn also needs a repad. I think that pretty much covers it. I’m open to reasonable offers, but it’s a nice VI tenor, and it should be great after an overhaul.

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                                                                                  Selmer Mark VII Alto American Engraved Near Mint Beautiful 252443

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                                                                                  Selmer Mark VII Alto Beautiful Original Lacquer Fresh Overhaul!

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                                                                                  Nice, clean original lacquer Selmer Mark VII alto. Also freshly overhauled! What a deal.

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                                                                                  Selmer Mark VII Alto Excellent Condition Original Lacquer Original Pads 281771

                                                                                  The Selmer Mark VII alto is a lot like a late Mark VI, but with different keywork that is designed for slightly larger hands, and with a little bit more powerful and brassy tone. These are very good altos, and they are extremely well-built – better built than new Selmers are today by all accounts. This Selmer Mark VII alto is original lacquer, and it is on consignment from the original owner, who bought it new in Paris in the 1970’s. It still has its original pads intact, and we are leaving it that way for consignment, so that the new owner can buy the horn for a really good price, and get the pads replaced at that point. It will need a full repad, but that’s why the price is so unbelievably low for an original lacquer Selmer Paris alto like this.

                                                                                  It is in excellent condition, with just some speckling in the lacquer in places, and minimal wear from use. No dents or resolders at all. The original neck is in great shape as well.

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