1974 Selmer Paris Mark VI Alto Sax
Original Lacquer – ProShop Overhauled
The Selmer Mark VI Alto 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 Alto 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 225,740 – Original Lacquer, No High F#, Overhauled
This particular Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax is serial number 225,740 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 Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax as it allows the air column to stay uninterupted by a tonehole chimney a little longer inside the horn. We find that, regardless of vintage, that Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax models without the high uninterruptedre resonant, thicker tone. It’s a Medium Bow model.
The sax came to us in a basic gig bag, which we could not recommend to any customer. So we are including with this Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax a new BAM Softpack Case! These are the same cases that Selmer Paris sources from BAM for the new Reference 54 saxes.
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 Selmer Mark VI Alto Sax that blew away expectations! 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 Alto 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 with Seamless Metal Domed Resonators)
- 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 Alto 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 Alto 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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