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Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor Sax in Good Pads - Serial # 161777

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Our Price: $ 5,850.00

Product ID: 161777MarkVITenor

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This is a late 1960's era Selmer Paris Mark VI tenor saxophone in original lacquer, serial number 161777. This tenor is in beautiful original lacquer with only nominal wear from normal use. Currently in our repair shop in line for some work, it will come to its next owner in tip-top playing shape.


As you can see in the photos, this tenor looks fantastic. The “front” of the horn shows very little lacquer wear, just a couple spots on some keys and whatnot. There's a bit more wear on the back of the bell, bow, and tube, but mostly just scratching. The sax shows a couple minor dings (which will be removed in the course of our work), but no serious past damage or repairs. The bell flare was slightly bent on one spot in the past, and the side (alt) F# keyguard has been resoldered. Nhe neck has a very small past pull-down which was expertly repaired in our shop. We also removed a mic pickup and sealed it with a flush plug. As seen in the photos, the work is seamless and mostly just shows lacquer wear from the heat of the work.


Most of the pads in this tenor are still in great shape. Fitted with brown nylon resonators, they have lots of life left in them. To make it perfect, the sax is getting a fresh pro set up in our shop, where we will replace any pads that are starting to age, as well as all key corks and felts. Our pro regulation will have it feeling better than the day it left the factory in 1968.


If you've been searching for a solid Mark VI without paying $6000+, this tenor fits the bill. With prices continuing to climb on a good original lacquer Mark VI, these are becoming rare birds indeed. This example plays with a slightly brighter, edgier tone, offering excellent control and a nice buzz that cuts. Bold horn for jazz and rock.