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LOW PRICE American Engraved Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax in Original Lacquer - Serial # 105368

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Our Price: $ 6,950.00

Product ID: 105368MarkVITenor

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As-Is Price, Needs Work

Here's a great deal on an original lacquer, 1963 vintage Selmer Mark VI tenor sax with American style engraving, serial number 105368. This tenor currently needs some work, and we are offering it “as is” at a greatly reduced price, with the option to add a full restoration through our repair shop.

 

This is a true 2-owner horn. The previous owner purchased it used in 1969, and his bill of sale is still in with the tenor (he paid just $425, not a bad deal!). It kept it and loved it all these years, but it is time to let it go.

 

As you can see in the photos, this horn is a stunner. The original lacquer is about 80% intact, and shows excellent coverage on the front of the horn. There is more lacquear wear on the back, where the sax may rest against the player during use. There's a smattering of tiny dings in the bottom bow, but no signs of serious past dent work or trauma. The alt F# keyguard has been resoldered, as has one foot of the low Eb guard, but there are no other previous repairs that I can spot. The curve of the bottom bow cap is perfect. The last owner did etch some identifying numbers on the tube just below the serial number, as seen in the photos. The neck is unfortunately not original to the horn. It is a good early vintage Mark VI neck with low octave key saddle, but does not have any serial number stamped in it. The neck had a mic pickup installed at some time in the past and is still in place.

 

This tenor arrived to us on aging pads, with a mismatch of resonators. It could really stand to be completely overhauled to be in tip-top playing condition. With our repair shop backed up for months, we've made the decision to offer this gem as-is at a low starting price. If you'd like us to properly restore it, we are offering that option as well. The overhaul would include full disassembly and cleaning, dent work in the bottom bow, all new pads and resonators (buyer's choice of metal or brown plastic), and we'd remove the pickup in the neck and seal it with a flush plug. Please allow 6-8 weeks to get that work done, and by selecting the work, the horn would be non-returnable.

 

This is a great opportunity to pick up a '63 vintage Mark VI for a fantastic price. Whether you opt to have us do the work, or if you have your own tech that you like, you'll still be into a classic original lacquer Mark VI for a great price. If you take the horn as-is, you may be able to get it tweaked out on the older pads and get it playing pretty well too. Great deal for this vintage of VI, it'll be gone quickly.