Sell Us a Saxophone Like This!
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It is highly uncommon that a Mark VI alto 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 no noticeable lacquer wear and no past repairs except for a resoldered low Eb keycage leg that is almost invisible. I didn’t even see it until about the 5th time I looked at the horn, because the lacquer isn’t burned and it’s done so well. This horn has it all: American engraving, original pads, no no dents, virtually all of the lacquer intact, original case, the works. Check out the pictures for the specifics. This horn has a big, medium-dark sound. These altos between around 69xxx-85xxx show a lot of variety, since Selmer was experimenting with different bow lengths during this time. This horn has a standard “short” bow that you typically think of in an earlier 5-digit alto.
As for this horn in particular, the original pads are all present, and the original resos are intact and reusable. It actually plays very well on the original pads and has a really big and fun voice. You could leave it all original as a time capsule collectible, or play it till it needs an overhaul. It comes in an original red leather Chesterfield case with a good, working zipper intact. Whoever gets this horn is going to be a lucky owner of a superb and highly collectible alto.