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    Any US member give me a ball park valuation of my one owner VI soprano. It's a very late 3...... series in excellent, undamaged/ repaired condition , engraved, no F sharp. original case. pads are pretty new and good set up. Thanks

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    I sold a 177xxx Silver plated, engraved Mark VI for $3500 years ago and replaced with a 303xxx lacquered soprano that I like much better. The guy just liked the silver plate and nice engraving.
    I still believe Selmer silver plated what they felt were lesser horns.
    I paid $2000 for the later horn, but that was a good deal 8 years ago.
    I'd check eBay prices but I've seen quite a few priced too high and not sell.

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    OK thanks .. I was thinking 3K.. which here in the UK would be very cheap but here we seem to value VI' s more than in the US. I paid £500 for it about 25 years ago. I've had a few VI sops and they were all very different. I had a 1963 horn that was good but the best was my first I bought new in 78 I think.... man that horn was incredible and played very in tune with no effort. I had 2 S80 pieces an E and a D and I used a 31/2 Rico... It played great on both. I seriously regret letting it go when I was scuffling.. I never found another close

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    Default Re: Selmer soprano valuation

    $3000 i think would be the roundabout price...
    good luck....
    cheers,philip

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    Thankyou Sir

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    Default Re: Selmer soprano valuation

    The VI used to be very popular with classical saxophone students in the UK... maybe it still is. I used to meet them all the time at Howarth. They weren't keen on modern Selmers When I spoke to them it was the influence of John Harle who played maybe still plays a VI.

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    Default Re: Selmer soprano valuation

    S-80s are still one of the best soprano mouthpieces, even better than the scroll shanks I've had. Super Sessions are duds.
    I would think $3000 to $3500 is a good price to sell it.
    We were seeing a Mark VI soprano on here for some ridiculous price around $14,000!
    It was really hard for us to bite our tongues on that sales thread.

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