1963 Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor Sax
Original Lacquer – ProShop Overhauled
Matched Serial Number Neck
The Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax is revered by many as the best saxophone ever made. While much of this is a personal opinion, one cannot argue that the Mark VI is surely among the all time best with virtually every major professional player throughout sax history performing on the Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax. Made continuously from 1954 through 1974 (with altos and tenors being made through 1976’ish & the baritone, soprano & sopranino made in to the early 1980’s), many players will group the earlier production among the best made and the highest performing of the Mark VI history.
Serial 109,638 – Original Lacquer, No High F#, Overhauled
This particular Mark VI Tenor Sax is serial number 109638 and has almost all of its original lacquer in tact. It is a model without a high F#, which we feel is a beneficial thing for a Mark VI Tenor Sax. We find that, regardless of vintage, that Mark VI Tenor Sax models without the high F# have a more resonant, thicker tone. The neck is the original, matched serial number neck and has never had any damage to it’s tube. We have completely overhauled the horn, but this is no standard overhaul…
This horn came to us in need of an overhaul… but being an Official Selmer Paris ProShop, we had to treat it better than a standard overhaul. Instead, this horn received our premier “ProShop Overhaul” service (a $1,200.00+ job) so that we could offer someone a horn that BEATS their wildest expectations! In the end, at this price, you are not buying just the horn but the legendary performance associated with it. This overhaul brings the horn to the highest level of mechanical stability and performance. In this overhaul, we seek to maintain the purity of the Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax performance and combine it with the solidity and response of the finest manufactured saxophones of today. In brief, this job includes:
- Complete Mechanical Refit
- Diamond Tone Hole Leveling
- Top Tier Pad Choice (Pisoni Pro on this sax, original resonators transferred to new pads)
- 1 Year Shop Warranty
Full details of this job can be found on our SaxophoneRepairs.com website by clicking here. This job takes over 20 hours to complete and runs $1,200+ to perform on to a Mark VI. This service has already been performed on this Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax.
Kessler & Sons Music
Official Selmer Paris Pro Shop
Kessler & Sons Music is one of a small number of Official Selmer Paris ProShops in the world. ProShops shops are hand selected based on the technical ability of the shop. We are certified to bring the most out of an Selmer Paris instrument.
Specific Cosmetic Issues
No horn from the 1960’s is likely to have survived this long unscathed! This horn has had no Serious damage to it. We consider damaged to the tube’s acoustic design to be “serious” (i.e. bent neck, neck pickup installation, bent body tube, damaged tone holes from a drop, etc…). This horn has also had no re-soldering to it ever. However, there are a few specific areas of cosmetic blemish that we want to point out below.
The worst is at one point, it looks like the rim of the bell got slightly bent and repaired. This is evident in a crinkle to the lacquer in that area. There is also a dent that was removed in the throat of the bell that was pushed out too far. There are a few small dings in the bow that we left in the horn since they were very small and you risk damaging the lacquer around it. There is a small spot of worn lacquer on the back of the bell and the typical scratches on the body tube near the strap hook ring.
Trial & Return Policy
We know how personal buying a musical instrument can be. Players have an obvious concern with shipping a saxophone from out of state that you haven’t even had a chance to try. Combine that with the large ticket price of this horn and it’s obvious that many customers can become hesitant about pulling the trigger only to lose out to another buyer because they waited too long. Don’t let that be you!
With this amazing Selmer Mark VI Tenor Sax, we know how to pack it safely so that it arrives to you without issue. Once you receive it, you then have 3 days to evaluate the saxophone in the comfort of your own home to make sure that it is the perfect sax for you. To be blunt, if you get this horn, you are not going to send it back. Due to it’s condition and the ProShop Overhaul that we performed, we can guarantee that this is the BEST Mark VI Tenor Sax that you will have ever touched! However, if you are not 100% satisfied with it, you simply let us know within the 3 days and then send it back for a full refund under the terms of our policy (click here for the full policy).
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