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'67 Vintage Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Sax - American Engraved - Serial # 146185

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Our Price: $ 5,849.00

Product ID: 146185MKVIAlto

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Pro Players Special - Selmer Mark VI 1967
This is a very nice vintage Selmer Paris Mark VI alto saxophone from 1967, serial number 146185. The horn looks fantastic and will be shipping with a fresh restoration from the Saxquest repair shop. If you've been on the hunt for one of the fabled '67 vintage altos, this could be a perfect match for you.
 
This alto looks absolutely fantastic. When we first looked at the sax we thought it was original, but upon close inspection it has in fact been re-lacquered at some point. It does feature the proper dark tinted air bake lacquer which is nicely complemented by the American floral engraving. All of the original key work and guards are intact on the sax and in very good condition. As with any well seasoned pro horn there has been some history of repair on this sax. The bell flare was pulled down at some point but has been properly corrected.  A previous tech also did some work to the high F tone hole and filed it down. ( photo 24 &25 ) While the sax is in our shop being overhauled our tech will make sure the tone hole is properly addressed. This saxophone is with the original Mark VI neck in very nice physical condition (notice the stamping on the Selmer emblem in the photos). The neck has never been pulled down, but did previously have a mic pickup installed. This has been removed and sealed with a flush plug, and the neck does show lacquer loss from the heat applied during this work. One last point of note is the left over hand engraving above the serial number left by a past owner. (photo 30 ) 
 
This alto came into our shop on a set of very old pads. In order to make it perfect we are going to give it a fresh overhaul and all the preferential treatment it deserves. We will use a set of premium leather Valentino pads with metal domed resonators and all new key materials. The saxophone will be meticulously regulated and set-up to perfection with optimized key heights and spring tensions. 
 
There's a reason so many alto players flock to the 1967 horns. This alto plays with a fierce, powerful voice, lots of edge and color, while retaining a balance of tone and projection. It will play even better when our work is completed! If you are looking to get a top notch playing Mark VI with out getting into the ultra high Selmer price bracket you will not want to miss out on this alto. Ships in BAM softpack case. If you have any questions about this saxophone please send us a product question or a email directly to zac@saxquest.com