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View Poll Results: Which Mark VI Do You Own?

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  • Sopranino

    12 1.57%
  • Soprano

    90 11.80%
  • Alto Low Bb

    314 41.15%
  • Alto Low A

    18 2.36%
  • Tenor

    512 67.10%
  • Bari Low Bb

    46 6.03%
  • Bari Low A

    38 4.98%
  • Bass

    4 0.52%
  • Other: I don't think I missed any. Did I?

    7 0.92%
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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    Mark VI Tenor 116xxx unlacquered
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    Was playing a 1946 The Martin prior to owning this, it had a great sound as Martin's do but the Mark VI is just something else. The Martin is not a bad back up horn though
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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    Mark VI Tenor 122K, great great horn! I was lucky enough to inherit it from my grandfather, and its the best horn I have ever played. I keep trying to find a suitable backup for the gigs where you don't want to take a mark VI too, but non stack up acceptably in my opinion! And as much as I love my horn, I love the overhaul I got done on it by far the best money I have ever spent It plays like a dream from altissimo to subtone Bb. I just picked up a Mark VII tenor that I have to sell for monetary reasons and it comes close but not quite my horn I would admit however with a good overhaul the 7 would be a contender!

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    Joined the club yesterday. Immediately disassembled it and soaked it to clean some of the crust off, hoping to lose some of the gross lacquer as well. LOL Small amounts of lacquer flaked off but it's still pretty crusty. All back together and playing brilliantly again!

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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    Mark VI Alto 2030XX.
    No engraving.
    Alto:Mark VI (203XXX) Mouthpiece: Berg Larsen 85/2 SMS

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    Mark VI Tenor 189xxx - Delaquered.
    Beautiful patina

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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    I am now back to the VI owners' club with a near-mint 1968, American-engraved Mark VI alto. She needs a repad to play with her full potential, but as of now, she does sing decently with her original pads.
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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    New member. 1968 Silver tenor with gold wash bell. Silver plate is 100%, has been sitting in the case for 30 years. It has a mic pickup in the neck unfortunately. It was badly tarnished and wouldn't play anything in the lower stack. Disassembled, cleaned, adjusted some pads and it's playing perfect other than low b and c. Has a couple minor leaks that I'm confident will resolve that issue.

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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    New to the club,
    1974ish Selmer Mark VI Tenor
    1968ish Selmer Mark VI Tenor

    Need to check the serials to confirm birth dates.
    My 70s VI is a cannon, great for Funk, Blues and Rock. Original Lacquer.
    The late 60's is a relacquer, great tone more suitable for non electric setups.

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    The bari player walked in to our big band rehearsal a few weeks ago with an alto he was looking to sell. I was sort of contemplating acquiring a back up horn, so I played it for the rehearsal and liked it better than my Reference 54...

    1974 Mark VI Alto

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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    Soprano- 174xxx original silver plating.

    Alto- 141xxx original lacquer. I also have a 157xxx (also original lacquer).

    Tenor- 82xxx original lacquer. I also have a 223xxx (also original lacquer).

    Bari- 189xxx original lacquer (low Bb).
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    Soprano: Yamaha YSS-82ZUL, JodyJazz HR* 6*, Francois Louis Ultimate, D'Addario Jazz Select 3S Unfiled
    Alto: Selmer Mark VI 141xxx, Lamberson Fmaj7 .080", Francois Louis Ultimate, D'Addario Jazz Select 3S Unfiled
    Tenor: Selmer Mark VI 82xxx, Florida Link 7*, Selmer 404, D'Addario Jazz Select 3S Unfiled

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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    176xxx original lacquer high F# silver plate keys.

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    Mine is a 60 thousand silver tenor.

    I found it in a Zimbabwean pawn shop in the 1990s and was happy to pay the price on the tag... $10! It was in a sorry state as it looked like someone had tried to modify the neck receiver with a pipe wrench (!) and the g# key was missing. But after sitting on it for many years, I gave it a full rebuild about five years ago and now this MK VI is the love of my life (I don't think my wife reads saxontheweb!).

    I wonder if that pawn shop is still there as I'd love a matching alto!

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    228xxx tenor purchased new in late 1973 from Emilio for $700, which included a Florida Link. Wish I had purchased two.
    Selmer Mark VI tenor, Yamaha 82zUL tenor, Yamaha YAS62 alto, Yamaha YSS475 soprano, Cannonball Vintage Reborn soprano, Yamaha WX5 wind synthesizer, various blues harps (Mississippi saxes), ocarina, didgeridoo

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    213XXX Mark VI Alto, 99% Lacquer with Selmer Paris Flight Serie Case

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    Default Re: Selmer Mark VI Owners Club

    I've owned by '68 Mark VI tenor for nine years. I bought it from Saxquest...it was a new relacq and the new lacquer was a hideous "1970's Bundy Yellow". I had Sherry Huntley re-engrave the horn and the new engraving looks so great that no notices the ugly lacquer.

    Besides the prestige, the laser like focus of the tone on my horn helps me play in-tune (with most mouthpieces) and makes it much easier for me to play by ear. Also, sax repair folks seem to enjoy working on this horn much more than my american horns.

    The thing I dislike most about the Mark VI tenor is how hard it is to play a low C compared to american saxes. Also. the middle D has less oomph than the Martins and Conns I've owned.
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    107XXX silver plated tenor in great condition. Although lately I've been thinking about selling it. If I do I will post it here.

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    160xxx Tenor

    96xxx Tenor Both original lacquer

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    107xxx tenor with high F# and the best Mark VI I've ever owned out of several (even though it needs an overhaul)...

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    I recently bought a dinged up MarkVI tenor 150xxx with a 114xxx neck. No idea how that happened since it was a school horn in West Virginia for years.
    Definitely edgier but than my 122xxx. it's nice to have another MarkVI to use for my bar and travel horn.
    Poorly relaquered and well used but unlike my other horn the pearls still have an edge on them. 50 yeas old and been through the wars but obviously wasn't reallly played a lot

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    Well today my dream horn showed up. I saw it last week and I had to jump. An original gold plated tenor. It's from '63. Most of the gold plate is gone, and about 30% of the horn is bare brass with a lot of the silver showing. As well worn as it looks, it's as tight as a drum. It's not as loud as my King 2416 but it has a great tone. I played it for 30 min today with great ease, then went back to the King for a second. Rocking Sax but felt really clunky after the VI.

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