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Vintage Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Saxophone, Serial #184987

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Our Price: $ 4,695.00

Product ID: 184987MarkVIAlt

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Mark VI - 1971
.This is a vintage original lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VI alto saxophone, serial number 184987. The previous owner of this sax put quite a bit of play time on this sax in its day while taking very good care of it. It shows off the original lacquer finish with a dark color and ultra crisp floral engraving. The body tube, bow and bell are all in terrific original condition. Both the bow cap and the bell flare are also pristine and have never been damaged. The alto shows no history of major dent work and has received zero re-solders. This saxophone is with the original Selmer Paris Mark VI neck. The neck is in nice condition and has never been pulled down. 
This particular Mark VI alto is quite the player. It features a colorful blend of warmth and brilliance. In comparison to many of the later vintage VI's we have had in the shop this one is a little on the darker side. It takes the air in quick and responds with a beautiful balanced sonic character. The outstanding sound balance allows for ample control and versatility. This alto is perfect for anyone who spends time playing in different musical settings. 
The alto came into our shop playing up an absolute storm on its older pads and resonators. Ultimately if you are planning on doing a lot of playing on this instrument it will need an overhaul before it will be in perfect playing condition. We are selling it in as is condition in order to keep the price down. Instrument ships out in original Mark VI wood hard case. 
If you would like to add on a Saxquest overhaul please make the selection on the drop down menu. The Saxquest professional overhaul would include a complete disassemble and cleaning followed by precise key fitting, all new corks, felts, a premium set of leather pads and resonators as well as a top notch regulation of the key work. Right now our shop is very backed up so please feel free to send a message directly to zac@saxquest.com to inquire about turnaround time.