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Vintage Selmer Paris Original Lacquer Mark VI Tenor Sax, Serial #99015

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Original Lacquer 5 Digit Mark VI
This is a beautiful original lacquer Mark VI tenor saxophone from 1962, serial number 99015. The lacquer finish on the horn is in exquisite condition. Its original finish displays a very dark honey tint which is perfectly complemented by the crisp American floral engraving. The lacquer condition is about as clean and pristine as you will ever see. While there is a few light scratches here and there the saxophone has no history of past repair or solder work. There is one very tiny tiny ding on the bow of the saxophone. I want to stress that it is a very small minimal cosmetic spot on the horn.  The body tube, bell, bell flare are all in great original condition. This saxophones neck is a non original neck from a 69 thousand Mark VI from 1957. The neck is in outstanding condition and has never been pulled down. This saxophones previous owner switched the neck out a very long time ago which was very common at the time. 
 
As a player the Mark VI is a truly exceptional instrument. It shows off a very big and robust sonic character. The sound is flexible and can be played sensitively or as bold as you can get. The quality of the sound is definitely on the warmer side of the color spectrum. As you would expect from a classic Selmer the key work feels great under the fingers and allows for ultra fluid motion from end to end. It takes the air in quick and has an incredibly easy response. The sonic spread of the sax stays very balanced from low Bb all the way into the extremes of the altissimo.
 
This tenor was recently professionally overhauled by Tenor Madness. The overhaul features all new premium leather pads with brown plastic resonators. All of the cork and felts are also brand new. The tenor is playing like a total monster and is the kind of instrument that is extremely hard to put down. If you are a player looking for a Mark VI with stunning good looks you are going to be hard pressed to find another like this under the 15,000 price point.
 
For a limited time only, we are offering a FREE Saxquest mouthpiece with this purchase. You can select a mouthpiece from the options above, and it doesn't have to be for this sax (example, you can get a tenor mouthpiece with the purchase of an alto sax). Please designate facing in the message field when placing your order. Note that quantities are limited so we may contact you to change your option on mouthpiece and/or facing if we temporarily run out of a certain selection. Options include:
  • Tenor Sax : Saxquest Core, Saxquest Bridge, Saxquest Hoss
  • Alto Sax : Saxquest Lead
  • Soprano Sax : Saxquest Voice, Saxquest Hoss
  • Bari Sax : Saxquest Hoss