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  • 1956 Tenor Saxophone SELMER Mark VI, silver-plated with engraving, high F# – beautiful and very special, 68xxx

    When this SELMER Mark VI Tenor Saxophone came to us and I opened the case for the first time, I was at a loss of words, because my jaw had dropped in amazement! Rarely have I had such a “WOW moment” when opening a Saxophone case. Had I not known that this Mark VI is over 60 years old, I would certainly have thought at the sight of this beautiful Saxophone that it was a new instrument: it sparkles as if it had left the SELMER factory halls in Mantes la Ville near Paris only yesterday.

    It was built and silver-plated in the 2nd half of 1956, and the SELMER engravers embellished it with a lovingly handmade gravure on the bell.

    It is already equipped with a high F# key and – as a very rare feature – a high D# trill key. The high F# triller is located above the high E lever and is operated with the side of the right hand. SELMER has occasionally equipped Mark VIs with additional trill keys. About 400 Mark VI Tenor Saxophones were produced as a so-called “Concert Model.” We’ve certainly sold 10-20 “Triller-Mark VI” models over the years, but these Mark VI exemplars have always been equipped with high D#, G# and low D# trills and an additional deep D# trill tone hole. So far, we have not come across a model like this Mark VI which only has the high D# trill as an additional feature.

    That this SELMER Mark VI Tenor Saxophone is very rare and very beautiful to look at is out of the question! But does its sound match its looks? The answer is a resounding YES! When playing, I immediately noticed the special charisma of this Mark VI, its tone has something noble, something sublime that I cannot seem to grasp or even describe. It just feels good when playing and touches something deep inside of me.

    But in the end, that’s just my own personal feeling. Whether this Saxophone is right for you personally, I cannot say, because only you yourself can make that judgement. Come and try this and other SELMER Saxophones from our Legendary Saxophones Collection to find your personal Saxophone.

    You are also welcome to order it via our Online Shop and test it at home. If it does not suit you, you can return it to us within 14 days and we will refund the purchase price.




    Tenor Saxophone




    Mark VI


    silver plated




    In stock