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SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key

SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key
SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key

SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key

I've had this since the mid-eighties. It's in very good shape, though last played and serviced in 2012. Been sitting in it's case since then.

Includes the mouthpiece, a "Maxline" custom-made wood touring case (which I had made for a 2012 tour), and the lighter-weight black/blue plastic case pictured. The sax has great mechanics and intonation, has a very classic Selmer Mark VI sound - it has a rare Low A key, like a baritone, note the extra thumb key below the black thumb rest and opposite the octave key. Interestingly, for me this was extremely practical because among the things I did with it was play it through an octave and double octave FX pedal to emulate baritone parts for the rock band Menomena (who arranged a lot of baritone). The extra low-a hole/pad and slightly extended bell actually give it a verrrrry subtley warmer tone, ie.

It seems to emphasize the classic warmth of a 60s mark vi. I put resonator pads on this horn, because I like the slightly brighter vibe of these on this horn. It has a lowish serial number 106518, attributed to approximately 1963.

It does appear to have been re-laquered, I presume in the early eighties, becasuse the lacquer looked quite new in the mid-eighties when I acquired it. The item "SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key" is in sale since Monday, March 22, 2021. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "deloise01" and is located in Portland, Oregon.

This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Custom Bundle: No
  • Body Finish: Brass Lacquer
  • Type: Alto
  • MPN: MARK VI FRANCE
  • Body Material: Brass
  • Brand: Selmer
  • Skill Level: Professional

SELMER MARK VI Alto Saxophone sn#106, xxx (YEAR 1963), rare Low A key