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STUNNING 99% Original American Engraved Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax w/ High F# - Serial # 68426

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Our Price: $ 10,900.00

Product ID: 68426MarkVIAlto

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Here's the cream of the crop. This is a stunning original lacquer, American engraved Selmer Mark VI alto sax with high F#, serial number 68426. This horn dates to 1956, those very first couple years of the Mark VI, and is a “short bow” model. This alto is absolutely incredible to see in person, with 99% original lacquer intact. It is a real gem in a condition that you are unlikely to see again.

 

The photos tell the tale on this beauty. The original lacquer is in outstanding shape, with only minor scratching on the back of the bell, tube, and bottom bow. No major lacquer wear to speak of. There are 2 minor previous repairs: one foot resoldered on each of the low C and low Eb keyguards. The work left some burnt lacquer around the spot, but otherwise is clean. There are no dents and no signs of past dent work. The original neck, with matching serial number, has never been pulled down, and still sports all of the factory blue paint around the “S” on the octave key. The neck is flawless physically, with a couple faint scratches near the cork.

 

This sax was repadded a few years ago, and thankfully the tech retained all of the factory screwback metal resonators. Pads are in excellent shape with lots of life left in them. To make sure the new owner receives the sax in perfect playing shape, the horn will get a fresh pro set up from our repair shop before shipping. We'll make sure key heights and spring tensions are set to factory specs and that the sax is sealing up like a drum.

 

If you've ever wanted to own a near perfect, early “5 digit” Mark VI alto, look no further. Finding American engraved models with high F# is rare enough; finding them in this kind of condition is unheard of. The sax ships in an early Selmer Paris Euro style case as seen in the pictures.