Alto Saxofon Selmer Mark VI – N. 218 353 versilbert

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The silver-plated Selmer Mark VI, built in the early seventies, with its 218xxx number belongs to the type of perfect modern saxophone with a great balanced sound and perfect intonation and response. It has been completely overhauled in our workshop, equipped with Pisoni hard felt pads and brass resonators.

The prices for our vintage instruments depend on the condition and substance of the instrument, the age, the original varnish, the cost of the revision and the accessories.


Two decades of saxophone history: 1954 to 1974
The Mark VI was available as an alto, tenor, soprano, sopranino, baritone and bass saxophone. The instruments sold in the USA were also assembled, engraved and lacquered there, with Selmer producing the individual parts in France and shipping them to America.
For many musicians, the Mark VI is the best Selmer saxophone, if not the best ever. So it is no wonder that many great jazz musicians such as Paul Desmond, Lee Konitz, John Zorn or Maceo Parker played a Mark VI.
Since the 1970s, a number of companies have been more or less openly copying the Mark VI, adopting both the scale and the keyhole net as well as the key design.
With the Reference 54, Selmer itself has also returned to the concept of the Mark VI, thus approaching the typical slender, velvety sound of the originals.The Mark VI was introduced by Selmer Paris in 1954 and produced until 1974: serial numbers 55,200 to approx. 234,000. To speak of a uniform model seems to be an exaggeration, as Selmer has constantly made changes and improvements. The bore and the S-bow, for example, have changed again and again over the years.Early Mark VIs (up to about 90,000) tend to have a darker sound and are very sought after, but the models with the higher numbers are dynamic and modern saxophones with perfect intonation.


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