This Selmer Mark VI silver tenor saxophone is in mint condition. It has been completely re-silver plated and looks gorgeous. It has just come from the shop where it was cleaned, adjusted and re-padded so it plays beautifully. There are no dents on the horn or evidence of any major repairs. The serial number is “M.71245” making this a 1957 vintage tenor 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 beautiful and crisp. The words “Brevete France & Etranger” is engraved at the top of the bell followed by “Henri Selmer Paris” engraved in laurel leaves. Engraved after that is “Fabrique en France par H. Selmer & Cie Place Dancourt. Paris Selmer New-York. Elkhart London Made in France” with the R trademark sign. All around the words are swirling leaves down the bell. “Mark VI” is engraved on the back of the body just above the left hand thumb rest. The words “U.S. Patent Pending” and “U.S. PAT. No. 2.710.558” on the band where the bow meets the body. This tenor saxophone comes with the original “H. Selmer Paris” neck with the matching serial number. It is in great condition and has no evidence of a pull down. It comes in good used SKB replacement case. No mouthpiece is included. Finding a Mark VI in mint condition is getting harder and harder each day do not miss your chance to own one today.
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.
Instrument Condition: The overall physical condition of this used instrument is excellent.
Playing Condition: This instrument is currently in excellent playing condition.
The Key Plating: Approximately 99%+ of the original key plating remains with
The Finish: It has approximately 99%+ of the silver 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 approximately 99%+ 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) Brevete France & Etranger Henri Selmer Paris Fabrique en France par H. Selmer & Cie Place Dancourt. Paris Selmer New-York. Elkhart London Made in France (on the bell) Mark VI (on the top of the back of the body) U.S. Patent Pending U.S. PAT. No. 2.710.558 (on the band where the bow meets the body) H. Selmer Paris (on the neck).
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