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WOW! Amazing Original Silver American Engraved Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax - Serial # 216966

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Product ID: 216966MarkVIAlto

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Since I've been in this business a long time, it is rare that I open a case and get that “wow” factor. This horn did it for me. This is a later vintage Selmer Mark VI alto sax, serial number 216966. This is an original silver plated Mark VI, and while the majority of silver Mark VI's were Euro horns, this is a true American engraved example, and it looks stunning. The silver pops in person and this alto shows very little finish wear despite its age.

 

As you can see in the photos, this horn stands out among all the rest. The original silver plating is 98% intact; the sax shows only minimal wear on a couple touch points, like side Bb key, tops of low Eb and C keys, octave key, etc. This sax has obviously been extremely well cared for over its entire life. The neck has never been damaged, the horn shows no signs of previous dent work, and it is as nice as they come. I spot just one resoldered joint, on one foot of the low Eb keyguard. Because the horn is silver, and work was done so well, it blends in and is nearly impossible to spot to even the trained eye.

 

Pads have been replaced as needed over the years, and all are in great shape, fitted with original style brown nylon resonators. This horn will get a fresh adjustment from our repair shop before shipping, where we'll replace any pads not up to snuff, all of the key adjustment corks and felts, and do a final polish. We'll set the spring tensions to medium and the key heights to medium-open, just as it was when it came from the factory.

 

To go along with its looks, this alto is a truly dynamic player. Its sound is full and encompasses the room effortlessly. The silver adds a vibrancy that you don't always find in these later vintage VI's, and projection is outstanding. It plays warm and full from low Bb up into the palm keys and altissimo. Tremendous player that won't disappoint. Ships in its original Selmer grey zippered case.