This Selmer Mark VI Baritone Saxophone 1955 Serial #59099 is in great condition with 80% of the original lacquer and light wear over the horn. It has just come back from the shop where it was cleaned and adjusted, so it plays like a dream. The serial number appears alongside the patent numbers at the bottom of the body near the bow. It reads “Made in France BPEV. SGDG No383098 Engl. Pat No11.824 U.S. Patent 2090011” and then the serial number “59099”. This is 1955 vintage horn with cut tone holes. Selmer made the Mark VI from 1954 to 1974, so this is one of the earliest Mark VI’s. The pads are a mixture of old and new, all are in very good shape. There are a few small to medium size dents in the bow and a little dent in the flare of the bell however, it’s almost impossible to see. The engraving on the bell is beautiful with scrolling leaves and flowers down the bell and half way around it. The words “Brevete France & Etranger” are engraved near the top of the bell followed by “Henri Selmer Paris” engraved between laurel leaves and then the words “Fabrique en France par H. Selmer & Cie Place Dancourt. Paris” followed by ” Selmer New York. Elkhart. London Made in France.” The neck is a balanced action 1980’s neck. This baritone saxophone comes in a replacement case in great shape. No mouthpiece is included. This saxophone has got the classic Mark VI vibrant sound with fantastic overtones and great intonation.
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