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Vintage Selmer Paris LOW A Mark VI Alto Saxophone - Serial # 203156

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Our Price: $ 4,500.00

Product ID: 203156MarkVIAlto

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This is a beautiful condition Selmer Paris Mark VI alto sax with keywork to low A, serial number 203156. Serial number dates this horn to 1972. This is a must-have saxophone for collectors out there. The legendary “low A Mark VI” doesn't come around very often, and this example will come to you completely restored with all new pads and material.


As you can see in the photos, this sax looks great. It was relacquered at some point in its life (like nearly all low A Mark VI's have been; why is that?) but the work was done very well with no hard buffing. The original American style engraving on the bell is still crisp and defined with only a bit of that “smoothed over” look that you seen on relacquers. This alto was once owned by a military band and there are some identifying numbers etched on the bottom bow just below the Mark VI stamping. Amazingly, there are no major dents or signs of past damage anywhere on the horn, including the bottom bow and bell flare. The original neck is good, with one minor previous repair: the octave key saddle has been resoldered at some point.


Pads were not terrible when this horn arrived to us, but to really make it optimal, we decided to move forward with a full overhaul. The sax will get all new pads (original style brown nylon resonators) and key adjustment corks/felts, with a precise regulation to follow. We'll take the time to really make the mechanisms feel smooth and buttery under your fingers. All work to make the sax perfect is included in the price.


We get calls all the time from potential buyers looking for a low A Mark VI, and the example in our museum always draws eyes. Don't wait too long on this one, or it'll be gone! Ships in its original Selmer case, which is a good thing since finding a case to fit a low A would be challenging!