Vintage Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VII Alto Sax, Serial #297214
Selmer Paris Mark VII Alto - High F#
This is a vintage Selmer Paris Mark VII alto sax in original lacquer, serial number 297214. If you are looking for a vintage Selmer with a clean look and a deep focused sound this VII is a serious contender. The body of the alto is in solid condition with some honest play wear. The bow, bow cap and bell flare are all in excellent condition. This saxophone also includes the original Selmer Paris Mark VII neck. The neck was slightly pulled down at some point in the past and is being brought back to its true position in the Saxquest shop.
This particular Mark VII plays with rich resonance and warm sonic quality. It is rather dark in color but is extremely clear and has lots of presence. In comparison to the later vintage Mark VI models this one has a heavier sound and is slightly more focused from its core. Like you would expect from a nice Selmer the key work does feel very nice. The table keys on the Mark VII's are larger in comparison to the earlier Selmer models and are especially nice for players with long fingers.
The Mark VII is currently in the Saxquest shop being professionally set-up. It ships out in perfect playing condition with the original Selmer wood hard case.