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1970 Vintage Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Sax in New Pads - Serial # 176319

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Our Price: $ 5,500.00

Product ID: 176319MarkVIAlto

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This is an original lacquer, 1970 vintage American engraved Selmer Mark VI alto sax, serial number 176319. This alto has been recently fully repadded in our shop and ships in tip-top shape.

 

We repadded this alto for the previous owner just a year or so ago, and the work is holding up perfectly. Using Valentino Pro pads and original style brown plastic resonators, it feels just like the day it left the factory. We will go through and do a fresh adjustment just to make sure it ships not needing anything.

 

The horn shows a fair amount of lacquer wear, but it is original, and while the sax has been played, it has obviously never been abused. In fact, I see just one resoldered joint, on one foot of the low C keyguard. There are no other previous repairs. The original neck doesn't have any lacquer left on it, but it is in fine shape. The sax does have an aftermarket oversize neck screw (pictured), but the rest of the sax is factory.

 

I found this alto to very middle-of-the-road as far as tone color goes, not too bright nor too dark. This obviously opens up a lot of options, because you can take it in any direction you like with the right mouthpiece. It takes your air well and seems to a very effortless player. Altissimo just screams on it. A fun horn.