1967 Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor Sax
All Original – Amazing Condition!
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 147,466 – All Original Lacquer, No High F#
This particular Mark VI Tenor Sax is serial number 147466 is a completely all original horn. The neck (Selmer stopped placing serial numbers on the necks around 140,000) is the original neck, and has never been damaged. The horn as seen no true “damage” in its life. There is one keyguard foot (D# keyguard, top flange) that was resoldered but was done very well. There are a few very minor dings and some areas of acid bleed, but otherwise the finish is in excellent condition.
Pad & Playing Condition
This horn came to us still with original pads installed. The horn actually plays and plays quite well with these pads. So we are offering it with the base price “as-is”. If purchased in this condition, it will play as it comes out of the box, but pads are not designed to last 50+ years. If you are purchasing this horn to PLAY it, then to get the most out of this horn, it should be overhauled, and overhauled WELL. Seeing that we are one of the exclusive “Official Selmer Paris ProShops”, we KNOW how to treat it better than a standard overhaul.
Optional ProShop Overhaul
To the purchaser, we are giving the option of buying the horn “as-is” or overhauled. Our overhaul is not just new pads, corks & cleaning. No, this horn would receive our premier “ProShop Overhaul” service so that when you get it, it would offer performance that will blow better than your expectations! Our ProShop 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 (we recommend Pisoni Pro & would transfer the original resos)
- 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 $1,500 to perform on to a this Mark VI. Currently, our overhaul waiting list extends over 5 months! However, if you purchase this horn and purchase it with the overhaul, we will prioritize this horn and it would be moved to the front of the line. The overhaul would be completed in about 3 weeks from the date of purchase.
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.
Case & Accessories
The horn comes with its original case. We do offer other cases if you wanted something different. No mouthpiece or other accessories will be included with the sax.
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