Selmer Alto Saxophone 1967 Museum Masterpiece Mark VI 148-XXX

Many consider the Selmer Mark VI as the best saxophone ever made. Selmer experimented with different alto bow lengths, and ultimately settled on a medium bow, just before this saxophone was made. The 14x,xxx altos have established a reputation as being some of the finest altos that Selmer ever produced, and greats such as David Sanborn and Kenny Garrett play altos in this range.

In recording studio sessions and general playing, the sound and feel of the sax is paramount which is what this horn delivers. The conundrum arises when a professional player is not able to use their favorite instrument at live performances or video recordings due to lacquer wear. This saxophone solves that problem.

Purchased in 1967, then hidden away inside of a closet, the owner died and this sax was kept secret for almost 50 years.

What we have here is what one might consider one of the few brand new Selmer Mark VI saxophones in existence. Everything is original and intact as if you went to Paris circa 1967 and picked it up yourself.

Original pads and resonators are in perfect condition. There is some minor lacquer wear & a small ding as you would expect on an instrument of this vintage but overall it is in better than excellent condition.   The green felt is as pristine as the day it was made and this extremely special sax comes with the French blue paint still freshly splashed onto the inlay of the Selmer brand “S” on the neck.

This saxophone is the treasure of a lifetime this holiday season being her 50th anniversary (1967⭐2017). The professional player that gets her will not only be liberated to deliver magic in the studio but to be accompanied on stage with such a masterpiece will be glorious

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