Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

View Poll Results: Which Mark VI Do You Own?

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  • Sopranino

    12 1.60%
  • Soprano

    90 12.03%
  • Alto Low Bb

    305 40.78%
  • Alto Low A

    18 2.41%
  • Tenor

    502 67.11%
  • Bari Low Bb

    45 6.02%
  • Bari Low A

    38 5.08%
  • Bass

    4 0.53%
  • Other: I don't think I missed any. Did I?

    7 0.94%
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    Default Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    I did some searches, and I didn't come up with a thread like this, so I hope I'm not duplicating.

    OK boys and girls, so it's fess up time. Given all the Mark VI threads around, I thought it would be kind of fun to see how many of the 16,000+ SOTW members actually own one or more of the horns that people either a) love, or b) love to hate

    So, to all of you proud (or bashful) Mark VI owners, let's do a head count.

    Include the type (SATB or whatever else) and anything else that might be interesting like S/N range, unusual model (eg: varitone, low A alto), etc. etc.

    So here goes my list. In total there are 4 in my horn family:

    Soprano: 266XXX with a high F# key
    Alto: 240XXX
    Tenor: 198XXX
    Bari: 147XXX low Bb a relaquered horn
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    Two tenors: 67XXX and 147XXX. 67XXX was a varitone horn til i had the pickup removed. it's also bare brass.

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    127k Tenor

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    208xxx alto

    88xxx alto

    120xxx tenor

    333xxx soprano

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    100,xxx alto bought new for $184. I have owned a few VI Tenors, 3 Sopranos and a low A Bari. Haven't played the alto since 1999.

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    wouldn't it be nice to have included in the poll wether it was original lacquer
    or relacquered this would reflect what people think about relacquered horns

    My MKVI is a relacquered although it was not advertised wether it was or not on ebay and when asked the question he said he was unsure
    Still after getting it to my repair tech who gave it a repad and a really good service i can't complain and it has changed my opion on relacquered horns
    Soprano
    maxtone
    yanagisawa 4/Dukoff D7

    Alto
    vito beauiger special
    Yanagisawa A6
    ARB bellite #6

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    97,xxx Tenor
    256,xxx Soprano

    (Just sold 187,xxx Alto)

    Tenor - '61 Mark VI w/Tenny Slant Tone Edge 7
    Alto - '66 Mark VI/Meyer 6/Caravan
    Soprano - '93 Yani S-900 w/Tenney Tone Edge 7

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    A soprano and sopranino, both from '72 and both with original custom ordered factory black lacquer.

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    Alto - 59,xxx in near mint original laquer.

    Purchased it about 10 years ago for $3K. It was a closet horn...never touched or played. Not a bad investment...I had an offer for $13K for it once. That's crazy stuff.
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    Soprano - 238, xxx

    I've had it for nearly 18 years so I know how to deal with it's quirks.
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    Tenor 219,XXX

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    Sn,Sop,Alt,Tnr,Bar all Mark V1's
    Late Bb bari and sop
    62 alto
    67 tenor
    60 nino
    I have owned many examples of each. Would love a bass. The Mark V1 bass is superb. Check out UK's Tony Bevan for state of the art improvised bass sax on a V1.

    plus a 1927 king saxello
    Last edited by Michael Ward; 02-26-2009 at 02:39 PM. Reason: new horns

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    Tenor 85xxx

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    68xxx tenor relaq.

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    87xxx alto
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    79,xxx near mint alto

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    95,xxx tenor - Nickel/silver(?) keys, relaquered body

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    Tenor 107,XXX

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    88,xxx Relacquered Alto

    88,xxx Factory gold plate alto

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    See my sig.

    The tenor is a relaq.

    The alto I've had since it was new in 1972--about 65% lacquer remains. Defintely well loved.
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