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Vintage Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Sax Original Lacquer, Serial #87978

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Product ID: 87978MarkVIAlt


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Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Sax – 1960
This is a lovely original lacquer Mark VI alto saxophone by Selmer Paris, serial number 87978. It shows off dark honey tinted original lacquer and crisp American floral engraving. Saxquest got this alto from someone who played the sax for a shorter period time after purchasing it new. It then spent most of its life in the case. The body is in very nice physical condition showing some standard play wear around the finish. The body tube, bow, bell and original neck are all in great shape. They show no history of major repair. Its bow cap is perfect and has never been dinged or pushed in. All of the key guards, guard feet and posts are in fanatic original condition. There has never been a single re-solder on this saxophone. The ordinal neck with matching serial number stamp is with the sax and has never been pulled down. Right now there is a smallish ding on the bottom bow which we will remove in our shop. 
Talk about a great player! The sonic character of this Mark VI is on the dark side. It has a ultra lush warmth and organic quality to the way it responds and resonates. The key work is nice and smooth under the fingers allowing for a fluid easy play. All of the original key pearls are in great shape and still have a crisp feel. This alto came into our shop playing just a little bit on the original factory pads. Due to the older pads on the horn it is currently awaiting a complete overhaul in our shop. The Saxquest professional overhaul will include a complete disassemble and clean. New Valentino pads, brown plastic resonators, new corks, felts and a precise key regulation. This alto ships out from our store in perfect playing condition in the original Selmer wood hard case.