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Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Saxophone - Serial # 169118

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Our Price: $ 6,200.00

Product ID: 169118MarkVIAlto

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This is a classic 1969 vintage Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone, serial number 169118. This alto is in very original lacquer, and features the more desirable American style engraving, all original. It has been professionally played, but well cared for over its life. It is ready for a new owner to enjoy!

 

This horn looks great, with good original lacquer coverage throughout. It shows just honest lacquer wear from normal use, but has obviously never been abused. There's some evidence of minor past dent work in the bottom bow area, under the low Eb/C post for example, but no resolders. There is currently one minor ding under the low Eb guard. We'll remove that ding in our shop, but if the foot happens to pop off in doing so, we'll carefully resolder it back in place. The original neck has never been damaged and is also in stellar physical condition.

 

This horn came to us on a mix of newer and older pads. To really make it right and make sure it lasts for the long haul for its next owner, it is currently in our repair shop in line for a complete rebuild. We'll take it apart, clean it inside and out, and replace all pads and material. We'll use premium Valentino Pro leather pads, fitted with oversized, slightly domed metal resonators. With our pro regulation and set up, we'll have this horn singing better than the day it left the factory in 1969.

 

With the mix of pads in it now, the sax is leaking pretty good, but you can still get an idea for its presence and power. I can't wait to play this horn once we've completed it! If you've been on the hunt for a top tier Mark VI that hasn't been banged around, this alto will not disappoint.