1969 Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor Sax
Original Lacquer – ProShop Overhauled with Black Kangaroo Pads
Serial 139712 with 1964 Vintage 117122 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 amongst 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.
A True “Player’s Horn”!
There are a lot of different type of buyers for Mark VI Tenor Saxes. Some are looking for the collector’s horn, some are looking for a horn with a certain serial number and others are sheerly looking for a horn that wails! This horn is what we refer to as a “Player’s Horn”. This means that even though it isn’t a collector’s model that other buyers might be looking for, this horn IS a horn that if you put your mouthpiece on, you will be blown away. There are a lot of reasons behind this (no high F#, original lacquer, never damaged, plus the great overhaul we did), but suffice it to say that this is one of the most impressive PLAYING Mark VI Tenor Saxes you will find. This horn wants to leap out of your hand with vibrance and response while providing the most smooth fluidic mechanism you will ever feel on a Mark VI. If you NEED a Mark VI that is reliable and simply PLAYS, you need to look at this horn!
Serial 139712 with 117122 Neck – Original Lacquer, No High F#, Overhauled
This particular Mark VI Tenor Sax is serial number 139712 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. Finding a later production Mark VI Tenor Sax without a high F# though is not as common as the majority of them in the later 10 years of production had the key. In comparison, the first 10 years of VI production did not have this key as commonly.
1964 Vintage #117122 Neck – Original Lacquer
This horn came to us without it’s original neck, but at least with a similar vintage of neck. The neck is serial 117,122 which places its production 5 years older than the body. The neck has its original lacquer but is a slightly different color than the body. It does look like whoever put this neck on the horn possible transferred the original octave key from the original neck as the lacquer on the octave key more similarly matches the body. We do not know this for sure, but are making an educated guess based on inspection.
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 an amazing Mark VI Tenor Sax at a price that was as rockin’ as the horn itself! 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 (Black Kangaroo with Black Resonators on this sax)
- 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.
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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