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Vintage Selmer Mk VI Tenor Saxophone #85XXX


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Unless stated otherwise, all of our pre-owned, ex-demo and ex-display instruments are checked, set up or serviced in our workshop prior to sale.

Our Description

The Selmer Mark VI is a professional model saxophone that is considered the Selmer Company's best saxophone and is preferred by many jazz musicians. These have included Phil Woods, Paul Desmond, Bob Mintzer, Wayne Shorter, Stanley Turrentine, Michael Brecker, Bob Berg, Sonny Rollins, Dexter Gordon, Stan Getz, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, Branford Marsalis, Dick Oatts, Eric Marienthal, Peter King and numerous others.

General Condition

This 5-digit Mk VI has its original lacquer and is virtually dent-free - the keywork is tight, with a light but snappy action. In good playing order. A sweet altimissimo and a beefy bottom end as you would expect of a Mark VI of this era.

Condition Report

Condition can be highly subjective. This information is to be taken as a guide only. E&OE.

  • Lacquer (%): 75
  • Mechanism (1 to 10): 9
  • Padding (1 to 10): 7
This item is sold “as seen”. It has not been checked in our workshop prior to sale, and this is reflected in the selling price.


  • Fully handmade
  • Made in 1960
  • Original lacquer
  • Front F key (pearl style)
  • No high F#
  • French SBA-style engraving extending to the bow

What's Included

  • Period case (not original Selmer)

Item Details

Item number: C125113 (Please quote this Item Number if you contact us about this item)
Serial number: 856***
Manufacturer: Henri Selmer (Paris)
Category: Vintage Saxophones

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