This here is a wonderful restored 1963 Selmer MK VI tenor, #108xxx in original lacquer finish, assembled and engraved in USA. The response is very loud and powerful, probably a step louder than my daily 87xxx tenor. The tone is balanced, neither extremely bright nor dark, but the edge on the tone is slightly darker while the core sound is slightly brighter. I know that seems confusing, but it is the best way I can think of to write about it. It is easy to blow and is has a great deal of presence and clarity.
It has received a complete overhaul with treated pads, all toneholes leveled, large brass resonators, all keys fitted etc. It is very tight and comfortable player. It has had some brass work done in the past, a number of very minor dings, the bell rim straightened. The neck had some some straightening and a few dents burnished out of the side. One corner of the upper G rib was tacked back down by a bit of solder. Everything is in the proper shape, roundness and angle now and it plays really excellently, just a lot of fun and really has a hard bop kind of power.