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Vintage Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Sax, Serial #164873

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Our Price: $ 6,749.00

Product ID: 164873MarkVIAlt

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Selmer Mark VI – 1969
This is a vintage Selmer Paris Mark VI alto in original lacquer finish, serial number 164873. If you are looking for a smokin VI alto the models from the late 1960's are a fantastic choice for their versatility as well as their price point. This one in particular sports a tremendous sound and despite the well seasoned appearance is in fantastic physical condition. It plays with a richly balanced quality from top to bottom while featuring a warm color and exceptional projection.
The body tube, bow and bell of the sax are in great physical condition. All of the tone holes, original key work and pearls are present and in good shape. The bow and bow cap are both in nice original condition with no history of major past repair. Its bell flare is also in nice shape and has never been damaged or repaired. The original neck is also with this sax, it has never been pulled down. Looking over the sax very carefully it does have a single re-solder on the bottom foot of the low Eb key guard. At this time the guard for the alt F# key is slightly pushed in. This will be corrected while the instrument is in our shop.
The last owner of this alto put a ton of play time on it over the years. As such it has been some time since it has seen any serious service work. At this time it is currently in line in our shop awaiting a professional overhaul. The pro overhaul will include a dissemble and cleaning followed by precise key fitting and a through set up with all new corks, felts, Valentino leather pads and nylon resonators. When complete the sax will be in perfect playing condition.
This alto is an ideal choice for the modern professional who needs a flexible horn to use in a multitude of musical settings. Ships in perfect playing condition with a Saxquest overhaul and the original Selmer zipper case.