Here, yet another in a line of reliably great 140-something thousand altos. These 140k medium bow altos are probably the best, most versatile players they ever made for altos. The earlier 5 digit medium bow altos are also great but not quite as loud and cutting as these.
I have had a number of these from 139-149k and I have yet to play one that was not great. Selmer MK VI 1966'Sanborn' Medium Bow Original Alto Saxophone - YouTube. This 148xxx is a player's horn, not a museum piece. It has lived, had some dents, dings and scratches and lacquer wear. The pads are old and will need attention but it is a serious player with a thick, projecting sound.
It is very aggressive and bright enough, not not shrill. Wide enough but not overly spread. It is going to be amazing with some pad tweaking or a complete setup as you choose.
All original lacquer and US engraving. More photos can be seen at.
The item "Selmer MK VI 1967'Sanborn' 148xxx Alto Saxophone Medium Bow MK VI" is in sale since Thursday, November 7, 2019. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments & Gear\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "hornedtoadmusic" and is located in Waltham, Massachusetts.This item can be shipped worldwide.