Selmer MK VI Tenor Saxophone 116xxx Player’s Gig-horn 1964

Tenor MK VI 1964, original US lacquer in ready-to-gig condition.  This is a horn that came in on trade with a current decent pad setup and is a blast to play. The neck is also 116xxx but about 200#’s different than the horn.  I cannot say why the number is so close but does not match but it is a very good neck and a perfect match for this horn particularly and this model/year as well.

This horn is very loud, quite a projector, with a very lush and strong sound.  It has plenty of edge to the sound but the core is dark making a nice balanced tone.  It is a very free blowing horn with a very flexible tone.  This horn has the optional high F# key, which I happen to like and the resonance of this horn disproves any myth about that difference.

I don’t know any Selmer fans who would not enjoy playing this one.  It’s ready gig as is, won’t need any urgent attention for a while I think.  It has some cosmetic blemishes, old ding/dent repairs but nothing serious for a player.  Excellent horn!

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