Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone 1965 Serial #M124241

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Exquisite 1965 Mark VI alto with 75-80% of original lacquer with beautiful engraving, includes original “H. Selmer Paris” neck. Plays wonderfully with that rich iconic sound and crisp intonation.


This Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone is in good condition with around 75-80% of its lacquered finish remaining. There is some very light evidence of bell dent removal and bell lip pull down removal that has left the bottom bell edge with a very very minor wave to it.  There is a very light dent in the bottom bow guard.  Someone has etched in some letters and numbers next to the leg guard on the body. Please see the photos for more details. The serial number is “M124241” making this a 1965 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.  “Mark VI” is engraved where the bell meets the bow. This alto saxophone comes with the original “H. Selmer Paris” neck that has the matching serial number. The neck is in very good condition and has a mic pick up installed. Please see pictures for details. The octave key has the Selmer S on it.  This saxophone comes in a new Selmer case.  No mouthpiece 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 very good.
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: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents and very minor bell edge damage.
The Bow: Almost 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 almost none of the finish remaining with light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are 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) Mark VI (on the bottom bell ring) 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