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This is a beautiful example of a primo Mark VI alto SN# 151xxx with high F#. It is uncommon to see a high F# on a VI alto in this range, but many modern players cannot function without one, so that makes these horns very desirable. The VI altos that have the best all around intonation are those after around 1375xx, when Selmer changed its bow design and improved bell key intonation. There is little to no difference between the 140xxx altos championed by Dave Sanborn, and an early 15x,xxx like this. As far as I can tell, they are identical, except that my favorite players have been in the 148-152k range, thus far. It’s a great do-it-all alto for anybody.
This horn is in very good structural condition with no dents, no dings, no resolders, and no damage to the (original) neck. I got it from the original owner, who took good care of it and didn’t play it much. It is a really fun horn to play, with a rich, medium tone that is between bright and dark. The great thing about the tone on this horn is that it has a lot of complexity to it – it is not totally clear and round like a Series III, but instead has a dense, complex core that just sounds more interesting and lyrical. This horn is currently getting a fresh, full overhaul done by Steve Collins, who does absolutely top-quality pad work on Mark VI altos. It is getting an original set of Selmer brown plastic screw in resonators put in, which is what it deserves, being such a fine example of a Mark VI. The overhaul is included in the price, and the horn will be ready to ship as soon as the work is done.