Selmer MK VI alto #75xxx Original Euro Lacquer/engraving

This MK VI alto from 1958 is truly excellent.  It is loud, complex, and allows the player to play against the proper resistance for a kind of reliably backed feeling to the sound.  The lacquer is original with European engraving down to the bow, very nice.  The old finish has ‘crazing’ especially associated with French lacquer.

Someone imported this to the US many decades ago and as was done occasionally, they attempted to obscure the Selmer badges to avoid import tariffs.  I was able to clean up and reveal the bell badge to a significant degree, there is still some solder there and one foot of the bell key guard had to be reattached.  The badge on the neck is not visible at this point.  These are of course just cosmetic blemishes and this is one excellent MK VI, such that it is my preferred alto at this point.  It does need some pad attention.

I am not in a rush to sell this one as it is my preference to play for alto, but I am putting it out there for anyone looking for a really great MK VI alto of this period.  I would not have a problem selling it to someone who would play it more than myself since I mainly play tenor.

Here is a video demo I did with a NY Meyer alto piece with this horn:

YouTube Preview Image

image
_and a NY USA 7 Alto piece:

YouTube Preview Image

image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image image imageimage image image image image image