Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone 1964 Serial #M117894

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Vintage 1964 Mark VI alto saxophone, 75-80% of its lacquered finish remaining with that rich iconic sound. Crisp engraved bell and original raw brass finish “H. Selmer Paris” neck in excellent condition.

Description

This Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone is in excellent condition with around 75-80% of its lacquered finish remaining. There is an extremely minor ding just to the left of the neck strap hook and to the left of the left-hand palm keys. Please see the photos for more details. The serial number is “M117894” making this a 1964 vintage alto saxophone. Above the serial number is engraved “Made in France Brev. SGDG. 920653 US. PAT. 2940640 US. PAT. 2710558 US. PAT. 2846917”. The engraving on the bell is still pretty crisp.  “Henri Selmer Paris” is engraved in laurel leaves and after that “Selmer New-York. Elkhart London Made in France” with the R trademark sign with swirling leaves around it and down the bell to the bow.  This alto saxophone comes with the original “H. Selmer Paris” neck which is in excellent condition and has a raw brass finish. The octave key has the Selmer “S” on it.  This saxophone comes in a new Selmer case.  No mouthpiece is included. A good used plastic Selmer neck plug is included.

Selmer’s Balanced Actions, Super Balanced Actions and Mark VI’s are the Stradivarius of saxophones. At the end of the day deciding which to buy is a little like picking between a Lamborghini or a Ferrari. It is really a matter of preference. For this particular horn, we can tell you that it has that rich, dark, iconic Selmer sound. These are not Yamahas that are cranked out; each saxophone has its own character and presence that is almost impossible to describe on paper. It has to be heard; it has to be felt.

Additional Information:
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in very good to excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 75-80% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: No dents in the bottom bow or bow guard.
Pad Condition: The pads are in very good used condition.
Resonator Type: Plastic resonators.
The Neck: The neck has a raw brass finish with very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included. A good used plastic Selmer neck plug is included.
The Case: Good used condition (General wear with some edge wear and visible surface scratches).
Engraving: Made in France Brev. SGDG. 920653 US. PAT. 2940640 US. PAT. 2710558 US. PAT. 2846917 (above the serial number) Henri Selmer Paris Selmer New York. Elkhart London Made in France (on the bell) H. Selmer Paris (on the neck) S (on the octave key).
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Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 29 × 17 × 11 in