Product ID: 56664SelmerMVIAlto
This is a beautiful original condition Selmer Mark VI alto sax, serial number 56664. This is an extremely early vintage Mark VI, and is about as nice as you will ever find. The original lacquer is 95% intact and it looks incredible.
As you can see in the pictures below, this horn is in remarkable condition. The original lacquer is over 95% intact, with just light surface wear on a few touch points. There are no dents or dings anywhere, and I can find only one resoldered joint, on one foot of the low Eb keyguard. There are no other previous damages or repairs. Even the original neck doesn’t have a mark on it, never pulled down or damaged. It has the matching serial number stamped in it and even has most of the original blue paint around the “S” on the octave key.
We recently completed a full pro overhaul on this alto, replacing all pads (using the original Selmer metal resonators) and material. It is sealing perfectly now, and the work is backed by our full one year mechanical warranty. This alto has a very fast, very free response, with just a touch of focus that allows you to really push the instrument hard without it bottoming out on you. A warm sound overall, but not too dark, with a lot of edge to back it up. This is an incredible top-shelf Mark VI.