176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video

176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video

Regular price $ 5,400

176,xxx Selmer Mark VI alto saxophone with approximately 99%+ original lacquer. Here is a prime vintage Mark VI in impeccable original condition. My repairman took a couple minor dings out of the bow, but otherwise it's dent free and has never been resoldered. The original neck that came with the sax had a poor repair done to it, so after trying out several Mark VI necks I had sitting around, I paired this horn with an impeccable 1967 Mark VI replacement neck that I acquired from the original owner several years ago. For those in the know, 1967 is the coveted Sanborn vintage, which is widely considered the very best year of Mark VI alto production. 

The sax was just received a full mechanical overhaul by Eric Beach, who is one of the best in the business. He uses top of the line materials, including Pisoni Pro pads. His keywork is top notch, and the action of the sax makes it feel like a new horn. The sax was fitted with plastic resonators, which is what this horn would have originally come with. The sax is unengraved, which is how it came from the Paris factory. It's a cool look as-is, but you could use your imagination for what you'd like to engrave on this sax. There are several top notch sax engravers out there who could work their masterpiece onto this beauty.

I have found that 170-180 Mark VI altos can be special playing horns. This one has a gorgeous, resonant sound that is not overly bright. I can fill up the horn with a ton of air and the tone stays remarkably full and lush, without the spread that some VI's get. The horn is incredibly even in response from top to bottom. This would make an excellent crossover horn for someone looking to play all musical styles from jazz to classical. 

 

 

176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video
176,xxx Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone, 99% Original Lacquer, Fresh Overhaul, Video