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Very Nice Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VII Tenor Sax - Serial # 268625

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Our Price: $ 3,500.00

Product ID: 268625Mark7Tenor

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Nice original lacquer vintage Selmer Paris Mark VII tenor sax, serial number 268625. This tenor dates to 1977 and remains in overall great condition, with just a couple tiny dings and dimples to show for its age. It has spent much of its life languishing in its case unfortunately, and is ready for a new lease on life.

 

When we received this tenor, it still had most of the original pads, so we are going to do it up right. We'll take it apart, clean it, replace all pads and material (using original style brown plastic resonators), and give it a fresh pro adjustment. Any tiny dings we find will be removed, including on the neck where the octave key saddle has been slightly pushed in. There is currently a slight bend near the top of the body tube with one bent rod, but we'll straighten those out seamlessly too. We'll leave the sax playing better than the day it left the factory.

 

This sax is a real looker. It has about 85% original lacquer intact, mostly just surface scratching on the back side of the tube and bell. No serious past dents or repairs. The bottom bow has never taken a hit and the bell flare is perfect. There is one resoldered joint on one foot of the low Eb keyguard. The original neck has the one dent mentioned above which will be fixed in our shop, and it has never been pulled down.

 

Even on the old pads, you can still get an idea for this tenor's soul. It plays with a lively, fast response and is maybe a hair brighter than I expected. It really cuts well and projection is great. Altissimo just pops. A great lead tenor, at a price that is hard to argue with for a vintage Selmer Paris. The sax is currently in a vintage Selmer Saxpak case, but we'll probably swap that for a more protective case unless the buyer wants it.