Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone 1966 Serial #M135187

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Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone in excellent condition with 80-85% of its lacquered finish. A 1966 vintage beauty, its captivating bell engraving and iconic “Henri Selmer Paris” emblem remain pristine. This saxophone comes with its original “H. Selmer Paris” neck, matching the serial number. Delivering the rich Selmer sound this horn is sure to wow players and listeners alike.


This Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone is in excellent condition with around 80-85% of the lacquered finish remaining. The bottom bow guard has dent right in the middle and has some evidence of dent repair where the key guard on the back is re-soldered. There is some dent removal evidence on the back of the body near the serial number. Please see the photos for more details. The serial number is “M135187” making this a 1966 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 with swirling leaves around it and down to the bow.  “Henri Selmer Paris” is engraved in laurel leaves and after that “Selmer 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 is in excellent condition with no evidence of pull down. The neck has the matching serial number to the saxophone making it the original neck.  This saxophone comes in a good used replacement Selmer case.  No mouthpiece is included. A good used metal 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 very good to excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Finish: It has approximately 80-85% of the lacquered finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: No dents or evidence of bell edge damage.
The Bow: Light dent 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 approximately 80-85% of the finish remaining with very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
The Mouthpiece: No mouthpiece, ligature, or accessories are included. A good used metal 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) Mark VI (on the bottom bell ring) H. Selmer Paris (on the neck) S (on the octave key) Henri Selmer Paris Selmer Made in France (on the bell).
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Additional information

Weight 25 lbs
Dimensions 29 × 17 × 11 in