1958 SELMER Paris Mark VI Alto Saxophone, high-F#, medium bow, 78xxx
After SELMER equipped the Mark VI Altos with a short bow in the first years of production, and the need for more homogeneity and more uniform intonation arose, SELMER developed the Mark VI Alto Saxophone with the medium-bow. In 1957 both versions were still produced (short-bow and medium-bow), until finally, around serial number 74xxx, production was completely converted to medium-bow manufacture. (More Information about “short bow/medium bow/long bow” can be found here…)
Produced in the first half of 1958, this beautiful Mark VI is a “medium-bow” Alto. This Mark VI was equipped with high F# key which was an optional extra at that time. The original silvering of this fine Horn is still largely on hand (about 95%); overall it is in really good condition and has obviously always been treated well. Although there are a few small, punctiform dents, they are only noticeable upon closer inspection and represent, at most, a small optical flaw. The bow is still undamaged in the area of the reinforcement plate; only on the bracket of the low-Eb flap guard is a minor damage visible.
Technically, this 78xxx Mark VI Alto Sax is flawless. For the general overhaul, SELMER or CHANU pads with plastic resonators were used, and they beautifully round off the already abundant overtones of this Alto and give it a beautiful, rather dark timbre.
Thanks to the high F# key, and also due to its beautiful tonal properties, this Mark VI Alto is quite suitable for classical music. Versatile like most Mark VI models, this SELMER can of course also tease-out Jazz, Pop or whatever else its next playing partner wants to tease out of it. I’m very sure this Horn will easily comply!
Might you be its next playing partner? Feel free to contact us for an appointment to get to know this and other beautiful Altos from our Legendary Saxophones Collection. We are looking forward to your visit!
You are also welcome to order it via our Online Shop and try it out in peace at your home. If you do not like it, you can send it back to us within 14 days and we will of course refund the purchase price.
Or order it from our Online Store and test it at home. If you don’t like it, you can send it back to us within 14 days and we will refund the purchase price for the Saxophone.
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