Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone. Manufactured in 1970 Serial # 177xxx. This Sax was one of Artie Pincus's personal horns which he played up until his death.
Artie was the Owner of Art-Shell Music on 48th Street (Old Music Row in NYC). He was a famous Woodwind Instrument Technician and work as a Broadway Musician. There are a lot of myths and legends in the musical instrument industry.In the saxophone community, the biggest of both of these things is the Selmer Paris Mark VI. A saxophone that was only made in the popular alto and tenor pitches for twenty years between its introduction in 1954 and the final run in 1974, it has arguably come to be known as the? What makes something the best though? Is it the quality of the design? The work that goes into the creation of the instrument?
Is it the players that play it? Does the myth create the legend?
S key designs, even today, are based on those of the Mark VI; obviously the Mark VI is a legend for a reason. The Mark VI was the 6th official saxophone model released by Henri Selmer Paris, and no, there were no Mark I-Vs. Was the Mark VI called that because it was the 6th saxophone design? Well, it probably rolled off the tongue better than the Super Duper Action.
Selmer's top people worked on making the Mark VI the best horn it could possibly be. It is sometimes said Selmer relied solely on world famous classical sax great, Marcel Mule. It is certain Mule had a lot of input and influence on the final product, but he was not the sole designer.While we look back at the Mark VI today with 20/20 vision and may say that the Mark VI was the horn that changed the saxophone world, the truth is that Selmer had first started to create what is now considered the modern saxophone with the Balanced Action and the Super (Balanced) Action in 1935 and 1947, respectively. S take a trip with the way back machine and examine what makes the Mark VI the bees knees of reeds. The item "Selmer Mark VI Alto Saxophone Serial 177XXX, Manufactured in 1970" is in sale since Thursday, October 29, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "mpin2180" and is located in Sun City, Arizona. This item can be shipped to United States.