Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone #183,XXX

Product Description

This well-preserved 1970 Mark VI is a treat to play! Despite its later serial number, this tenor has a particularly dark tonal quality that is out of character for the later VI’s. From register to register, there is a Joe Lovano-like width to the sound; in the low and middle registers, it is aggressive and husky, and the high and altissimo ranges are fat and singing. Horns like this carry the distinctive tonal depth and complexity that makes the Mark VI famous, while giving the player the flexibility and response to go from 0 to 60 whenever warranted.

This horn has about 95% of its original lacquer remaining. The pads are in fair condition and feature Hollywood-style resonators. The bell, perhaps the best-preserved part of this horn, is in perfect round, and features the standard American-assembled engraving. The neck is in great condition as well. There is a dent on the bottom of the bow (see pictures). With a little TLC (and perhaps a fresh overhaul by Roberto) this could be a dream tenor!

$ 11,000.00