Henri Selmer Paris Mark VI Tenor Saxophone


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Here we have a tenor Mark VI from 1965. Serial number 1221XX, the instrument pictured is the exact instrument you will receive should you choose to purchase.

Within the saxophone community, there are few brands that are held with such reverence as Selmer Paris. Originally focusing on clarinets, Henri Selmer entered the saxophone market in 1922, and has been the preeminent name in professional saxophones since 1935. Nearly all modern saxophones can find its DNA in the designs of the saxophones manufactured by Selmer in the mid 20th century.

The Mark VI saxophone, whose production ceased for alto and tenor in 1974, and entirely for all other pitches by the 1980’s, is still to this day the benchmark that other designs are held against. Its comfortable ergonomics have seen its way into nearly every saxophone produced by all major manufacturers, and it’s flexibility in tone has secured its place among many players as being the finest saxophone ever produced.

We are proud to offer for sale a beautiful original lacquer American assembled Mark VI tenor saxophone, serial number 1221XX, dating to early 1965. American assembled saxophones distinguish themselves from their American assembled brothers by their unique engraving style, and serial number stamped on the neck; this was done all for horns destined for American assembly, so that all of the original parts of the instrument could be assembled in the US factory.

The entire range of this horn speaks effortlessly with a bright, slightly spread sound that screams when you push it. The horn is in excellent shape and is outfitted with plastic domed resonators and the pads have plenty of life. The horn has had a pickup installed on the neck for the Selmer Varitone, which was an amplification system that became very popular for sax players in the mid to late 1960s; often horns came fitted with the pickup from the factory. When installed correctly, the pickup has minimal to no effect on the performance of the horn, and this saxophone does not seem to suffer from it.  The lacquer on the horn is original and mostly intact, with some spots of wear throughout the horn. It has taken on a rich golden hue whose beauty compliments the sound of the horn itself.

This horn comes with the original orange-brown chesterfield case, and may very well be the last tenor you will need to own, so don’t delay in picking up this beauty.

Get your Selmer Mark VI Tenor Saxophone from Sam Ash Music today. With more than 90 years of experience in the music retail business, Sam Ash is dedicated to helping every player and collector find the distinctive instrument they have been longing for. And remember, your purchase is protected by the security of our 45/60 day return/price protection policy.

Things You Will Get:

  • Selmer Mark Vi Tenor Saxophone
  • Original Chesterfield Case


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