1966 Alto Saxophone SELMER Mark VI “Vertical Stamp”, lacquered with engraving, high F# – excellent condition – 141xxx
Here we have again a really nice SELMER Mark VI Alto Saxophone, produced in 1966 in lacquered version. It was equipped with high F# and the typical SELMER hand engraving on the bell and bow. This Mark VI Alto has the so-called “Vertical Stamp” which was stamped on the body in the area below the high D key. In the production years 1966/1967, starting approximately with serial no. 1401xx (+/-) up to approx. series no. 1436xx (+/-), the SELMER Saxophones were provided with this vertical “MARK VI” stamp. Surprisingly, however, not all Saxophones were stamped; there are some myths about it, e.g., that only the particularly good Mark VI received the “Vertical Stamp,” but our experience has yet to confirm this. The fact that “David Sanborn” plays a SELMER Mark VI Alto Saxophone of this serial number (144xxx) also contributes to the fact that the 140-thousand Mark VI Altos are very popular and sought after. These Mark VI Altos are also called the “Sanborn models.”
This 1966 Mark VI Alto is still in great condition: the bow is flawless, as well as the bell, body and neck still have their original shape. Obviously, it had never had to experience a fall all its life! Solder joints from the past are also absent. This is rare for a 56-year-old Saxophone. Now you might think that this SELMER Alto Saxophone was hardly played at all, but this is not the case, because traces of use such as small scratches are quite recognizable.
Technically, this Mark VI is flawless. We have had it overhauled and we just fine-tuned it in our SAXOPHONIC workshop. It starts really well, radiates wonderfully with Mark VI-typical homogeneity over the entire register and is suitable for many musical styles from Jazz, Funk, Pop to Classical playing. This wonderful little Horn likes to go with the flow.
Feel free to test whether it suits you. Come to us for a testing session and compare this and many other Mark VI Horns from our Legendary Saxophones Collection.
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