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Vintage Original Lacquer Selmer Paris Mark Vi Tenor Saxophone, Serial #154474

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Mark VI Tenor – 1968

This is a vintage Selmer Paris Mark VI tenor saxophone in original lacquer, serial number 154474. The sax features a very pretty original lacquer finish with well defined American floral engraving. It looks like this particular saxophone received some play time in the past but has spent much of its life tucked away. The horn came into our shop playing nicely on a set-up of mostly original pads and brown nylon resonators.

 

The Mark VI is a smooth free blowing player with a warm sonic character. The key works feels fluid and smooth under the fingers. Its key pearls still feel crisp and have not become worn down over time. The body tube, bell, bell flare and bow are all in great shape. There was some light dent repair around the bow in the past but the bow cap is still in excellent condition. (picture 8 & 23 ) There has never been any solder repairs on this saxophone. The bell flare is excellent and has never been damaged. This saxophone is with the original neck. The neck has never been pulled down.

 

This particular tenor is currently playing up a storm on mostly original pads. A tech from another shop recently went through the horn and did a set-up while changing out 4 pads in the upper stack. At this time the horn is sealing up well and playing nicely. If you are planning on doing a lot of serious playing on the tenor it is going to need to have the rest of the pads replaced in the near future. Because it is currently playing in as is condition we are offering it at a reduced price.

 

If you have the time and would like us to overhaul the horn please make the selection when adding the item to your shopping cart. A Saxquest professional overhaul will include a complete dissemble, cleaning, precise key fitting and a fresh set up of all new pads, corks, felts and resonators. Please let us know if you have a resonator preference.

 

This saxophone ships out in a protec propac case which is also in excellent condition.