Selmer Mark VI Silver Alto Saxophone 1961 Serial #M91727

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Beautiful vintage 1961 Mark VI with 95%+ silver finish and 90-95% key plating. Crisp bell engraving. Comes with the original “H. Selmer Paris” neck. Plays excellently and includes a new Selmer case. A true classic with the iconic Selmer sound.


This Selmer Mark VI silver alto saxophone is in very good condition with 95%+ of the silver finish remaining and 90-95% of the key plating. Some of the keys have signs of pitting as you can see in pictures.  There is a slight ding in the edge of the fin on the bow guard and a light dent towards the back of the bow guard.  There is evidence of dent removal near the post that is connected at the back of the bottom bow. There are a couple of extremely small dings that you can barely feel on the leg side of the bell. Please see the photos for more details. The serial number is “M91727″ making this a 1961 vintage alto saxophone. Above the serial number is engraved “Made in France Brev- SGDG- 920653 ENG. PAT. 632799 US. PAT. 2940640 US. PAT. 2710558″. The engraving on the bell is crisp. “Brevete France & Etranger” with “Henri Selmer Paris” is engraved in laurel leaves and after that “Fabrique en France par H. Selmer & Cie Place Dancourt. Paris Selmer New-York. Elkhart London Made in France” with the R trademark sign. “S” is engraved on the octave key.  This alto saxophone comes with the original “H. Selmer Paris” neck that is in very good condition with one or two extremely small dings in the side of the neck.  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 excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 90-95% of the original key plating remains.
The Finish: It has approximately 95%+ of the silver finish.
Player Wear: Light general wear (possible surface scratches and/or minor dents/dings).
The Bell: Almost no dents and no evidence of 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 approximately 90-95% of the finish remaining with very light general wear (minor if any surface imperfections).
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 ENG. PAT. 632799 US. PAT. 2940640 US. PAT. 2710558 (above the serial number) Fabrique en France par H. Selmer & Cie Place Dancourt. 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