This Selmer Mark VI silver tenor saxophone is in excellent condition with 85-90% of the original silver plating and light player wear across the saxophone. It has just come from the shop where it was cleaned, adjusted and re-padded so it plays wonderfully. There are a few little minor dings in the bow that are almost impossible to see but you can feel them. There is also a small ding below the thumb hook. There is light plating wear across the saxophone, the most notable on the top front of the body and back of the bell. There are a few replacement screws on key guards. Please see the pictures for more details. The serial number is “M.76955” making this a 1958 vintage tenor saxophone. Above the serial number has the engraved words “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” engraved at the top of the bell followed by “Henri Selmer Paris” engraved in laurel leaves with “Fabrique en France par H. Selmer & Cie Place Dancourt, Paris Selmer New-York. Elkhart London Made in France” with the R trademark sign. This tenor saxophone comes with the original “H. Selmer Paris” neck in fantastic condition and there is no evidence of a pulldown. It comes with a good used condition 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. These are not Yamahas that are cranked out; each saxophone has its own character and presence that is almost impossible to describe on paper. Check out the video below to hear this saxophone.
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 85-90% of the original key plating remains with light player wear to the touch spots.
The Finish: It has approximately 85-90% 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%+ 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) H. Selmer Paris (on the neck) S (on the octave key).
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