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Vintage Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor Saxophone, Serial #104952

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Product ID: 104952SelmerMarkVITen

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Mark VI Tenor Saxophone – 1963
This is a vintage original lacquer Selmer Paris Mark VI tenor saxophone, serial number 104952. The tenor was manufactured in Paris in 1963. Its previous owner put quite a bit of play time on it over the years. This tenor is currently in line in our shop where it will receive a mechanical restoration and cleaning. Once complete the saxophone will be in perfect playing condition. 
The pictures of this saxophone tell its story the best. At this point in the game a fair portion of the lacquer is off of the body. It is physically in excellent condition. The body tube, bow, bow cap and bell are all in nice shape. Looking over the saxophone carefully there is some history of light dent work done around the bow but nothing major. The bow cap itself is in excellent condition and has never had any major trauma. The bottom guard foot of the low Eb key guard has been re-soldered at some point in the past. All of the original key work and key pearls are with this saxophone. This saxophone is with a non original neck American vintage neck, serial number 104368. The neck came from the same year the tenor was manufactured. This was most likely swapped a very long time ago and even possibly at the time the saxophone was purchased. The neck was slightly pulled down in the past but will be brought back up to its true position while it is in our shop. Its tenon was also repaired in the past and there was once a electronic pick-up removed from the neck. If you look closely you can see a very faint circle flush plug where the pick-up used to be.  (picture 27 ) 
As a player this saxophone plays with a very precise core sound with a darker color. It is comparatively more focused and less defuse then the early five digit Mark VI tenors. This saxophone has a very direct response with crystal clear projection. A highly impressive versatile playing Mark VI tenor great for any musical setting. This tenor is currently in line in our shop for a professional overhaul. The Saxquest professional overhaul will include a dissemble and cleaning followed by precise key fitting and set-up. Once complete the saxophone will be in perfect playing condition with a new set of Valentino premium pro pads metal domed resonators. This overhaul will also include a brand new set of blue needle springs. 
This saxophone ships out in perfect playing condition with a non original contoured case.