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Freshly Restored Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax - All New Pads - Serial # 141090

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Product ID: 141090MarkVITenor

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Outstanding 1966 vintage Selmer Paris Mark VI tenor sax, serial number 141090. This tenor was just restored in the Saxquest repair shop by our most senior tech, George Bunk. It has all new pads and material, with optimized action, and is a tremendous player. If you are seeking a Mark VI tenor but not looking to spend $10k+, you will fall in love in this horn.

 

For starters, the tenor looks fantastic. The original lacquer was stripped long ago and it is currently bare brass, but the brass has tarnished with time and has a striking antiqued kind of look to it. The engraving (American style) is still very good, so the horn was not buffed too hard during the process. As a '66, it also has “Mark VI” stamped up the side of the body tube, just down from the octave key thumbrest, as seen in the photos. The neck is original to the horn, and it has never been pulled down or damage. The sax itself has just 2 small resolder joints that I can spot, one each on feet of the low Eb and low B/Bb keyguards. They are nearly impossible to see, and I see no other signs of past dent work or repair. The horn is as straight as they come, with a perfect bottom bow and bell flare.

 

George did a full overhaul on this tenor in our shop, replacing pads, corks, felts, and springs. It has been fitted with premium firm leather pads and original style brown nylon resonators, with blued needle springs and premium tech cork where appropriate. It feels like a new horn, as all spring tensions and key heights have been adjusted back to factory specs.

 

This is a full sounding and dynamic playing Mark VI. It takes all of your air easily and responds lightning fast. Very powerful voice and outstanding projection that cuts to the back to the room. While it has a definitive warm color to its tone, it isn't overly dark or stuffy and remains a vibrant and free blowing tenor. Quite simply a great player at a price that competes with the best horns out there. Ships in a 90s era Selmer wood Vanguard case with leather case cover.