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Exquisite Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Saxophone , Serial #71048

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Our Price: $ 8,595.00

Product ID: 71048SelmMKVIAlt

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Mark VI - Original Lacquer 1957
This is a Selmer Paris Mark VI alto saxophone in original lacquer finish, serial number 71048. The saxophone is in exceptional condition and was well cared for by the previous owner. These five digit Mark VI altos play with a rich free blowing character. The sonic color is much darker in comparison to the Mark VI's from the later 1960's. It would make a great instrument for the serious straight ahead jazz professional. This sax comes with a grenadilla end plug and a vintage Selmer wood hard case with functional zipper. 
This alto is in exceptional physical and cosmetic condition showing off original finish with the proper honey tint. The dark finish is beautifully complemented by the original engraving across the bell and lower bow area. Its bow and bow cap are both in great shape and have never been pushed in. The outer bell flare is in excellent condition as well. Looking over the saxophone very closely there is signs of past repair around the upper body tube near the palm F tone hole. The top guard foot of the low Eb key guard has been re-soldered, this is the only solder repair. This saxophone includes the original lacquer Selmer Mark VI neck. The neck shows the same honest play wear but has never seen major repair. This neck has never been pulled down. There is one very small ping on one side of the neck which will be smoothed out while the saxophone is in our shop. 
This alto came into our shop on mostly older pads. As such it is currently in line for some well deserved professional servicing. The Saxquest professional overhaul will include a disassemble and cleaning followed followed by precise key fitting and a thorough set-up. Once complete the instrument will be in perfect playing condition with all new Valentino Premium pro pads, corks, felts and metal domed resonators.  
If you are looking for a dark playing VI with a clean original look this alto is going to be very hard to pass on. It ships out in perfect playing condition with Saxquest pro overhaul and original Mark VI case.