|Dimensions||34 × 14 × 9 in|
This is a beautiful, original lacquer Selmer Mark VI tenor saxophone from 1973. It is euro lacquered and engraved, and it has the optional high F# key. This Mark VI Tenor also got a fresh overhaul shortly before it was consigned with GetASax. The overhaul was done with black kangaroo leather pads and waffle shaped ‘noyek’ or ‘hollywood’ resonators. The overhaul is good, with all pads checked and seated and sealing well. The neck fit is good, and response is easy. The tone is medium bright and fairly complex, with effortless low register and easy altissimo. You won’t need to do anything to this horn when you get it. Just pop on a mouthpiece and play. And if you’re used to having a high F#, this is an easy transition from a modern Yamaha or something, since it also has it. The keywork on a Selmer Mark VI feels modern, and is, of course, the keywork layout that all modern horns are based on. So it’s easy to play, tunes well, responds well, and is original lacquer and freshly overhauled. What’s not to like? The price is also quite attractive, so you can get an original, overhauled Mark VI for around the same price as a (less exciting) new Yamaha 82z, and for way less than a new Selmer Ref 36 or something. Plus, the Mark VI will hold its value well or appreciate while you own it, where a new horn would lose a lot of value as soon as it becomes used.
The case with this Selmer is not so great, so we can discuss swapping you into a BAM case of some kind, for better protection in shipping. I’m happy to hook you up with one of your choice at an excellent price, or I can ship this safely with this case using my special double-boxing setup. Either way you’ll be good. We should have a video with hifi sound clip of this tenor within a few days, so check back if you want to see Tyler play it before you pull the trigger.
Only one available!