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Original Lacquer 1962 Vintage Selmer Mark VI Bari Sax with Low A - Serial # 101390

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Our Price: $ 8,800.00

Product ID: 101390MarkVIBari

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Ships with FULL Restoration & New Pads

This is an early 1960s vintage Selmer Mark VI bari sax in original lacquer, serial number 101390. This bari features keywork to low A, a cool find that you don't often see on such an early vintage VI. This horn is currently in our repair shop in line for a complete restoration, and will ship all cleaned up and freshly adjusted.

 

When looking at the photos, you have to use your imagination a bit, and look past the dirt, grime, and corrosion. We are going to chemically clean this horn top to bottom, and all of that will be gone. If you can see past it, you'll see that the horn is actually in excellent physical condition. The only real past dent work I can spot is a slight bend in the bell flare. There are no signs of past trauma, and the bell, bottom bow, and upper crook are all in tremendous shape. A previous owner had the right hand thumbrest moved slightly for comfort, but that's the only major resolder job I can spot. The sax has a couple tiny dings and dimples from normal use, but those will be removed during our restoration.

 

This sax does feature American style engraving wrapping around and down the bell, and the original lacquer still shows very good overall coverage. The sax does have its original neck, with matching serial number, and the neck has never been pulled down or damaged.

 

Obviously this bari has been sitting for awhile, and the pads are ready to get replaced. Included in the price is our complete restoration. We'll take the horn apart, clean it inside and out, and replace all pads and material, using only the best premium firm leather pads, oversized seamless metal resonators, and synthetic cork. Once complete, we'll have this bari playing better than the day it left the factory in 1962. I can't wait to give it a whirl and see what she's capable of!