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Vintage Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor Sax in Original Silver Plate w/ High F# Serial #126745

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Product ID: 126745MarkViSilvTen


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Silver Mark VI – High F#
This is a very sweet original silver plate Selmer Paris Mark VI tenor saxophone, serial number 126745. It is always a nice treat to get a silver VI in the shop. This one has seen plenty of performances in the past but is in solid condition and will soon be sporting a fresh overhaul from the Saxquest shop. 
The body of the tenor is in solid condition showing some history of past solder and dent repair. A previous tech re-soldered the alternate F# guard as well as doing a solder repair along the bow cap. ( picture 15&34) This saxophone does include the original Mark VI neck. Its neck is in good shape but does show it was slightly pulled down in the past. The neck was later corrected and is now at its true angle. 
It has been quite some time since this horn has seen some real TLC.  In order to make it perfect we currently have it in line for a complete mechanical overhaul in our shop. The Saxquest overhaul will include a dissemble, deep cleaning, precise key fitting and a new set corks, felts, of Valentino pro pads and metal dome resonators. While the horn is apart our tech will also clean up some of the old repair and give the sax a brand new set of springs.   
The silver Mark VI  plays with a beautiful sonic character which is most likely further enriched by the silver finish. To my ears the color of the sound does seen to be on the darker side of the color spectrum. The tenor features a factory F# key and a bell with no engraving. 
If you are looking for a horn with a rich and complex character this Mark VI is going to fit the bill nicely. While the horn is not the prettiest it has a great sound and is being sold at a price much more reasonable compared to the majority which all seem to be pushing over 8k. 
This tenor ships in perfect playing condition with a fresh Saxquest overhaul. Please let us know if you have any questions.