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Early 5 Digit Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor Saxophone - Serial # 59675

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Our Price: $ 7,500.00

Product ID: 59675MarkVITenor

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Ships with Fresh Saxquest Overhaul

This is a classic 1955 vintage Selmer Mark VI tenor sax, serial number 59675. This 5 digit tenor is available for a great price, and will ship with a fresh Saxquest overhaul from our repair shop. It is a tremendous player and is ready for a new home.


This tenor was relacquered long ago, but done very well. The American style engraving remains crisp and detailed, with no signs of heavy buffing. This horn has been played a played often, and shows typical wear for a road horn that has been through the trenches. There's some old dings and dimples, some past dent work in the bottom bow area, and a couple resolders. The original neck has the matching serial number, and it has never been pulled down or severely damaged. Despite the past work, the sax is still straight, and with our fresh restoration, it will ship in perfect adjustment and ready for a new lease on life.


When we received this horn, it had newer pads, but I think it has a lot more potential. As such, we're going to do a complete restoration on it. We'll take it apart, clean it, do all the necessary dentwork to remove past dings, and replace all pads and material. We'll using premium firm leather pads, oversized seamless metal resonators, and the best synthetic material during the overhaul. Finally, we'll adjust key heights and spring tensions throughout, for a crisp, clean feel under your fingers.


A lot of 5 digit horns are dark playing instruments, sometimes overly so. This tenor does certainly have a warm tone, but I don't necessarily call it dark. It seems to be very open and responsive, with a lively and resonant core. It does have a focus that cuts well, and a strong foundation that stays fat from low Bb up into the altissimo. You don't see early 5 digit Mark VI's for under $8k very much anymore, grab this one before it's gone!