Just in, mind blowingly great 88xxx Selmer MK VI soprano, still playing it, just hard to put down. Original lacquer has normal aging spots. No solders or damage other than some smoothing on one side of the bell rim. Super rare with high F# which is a major bonus on soprano.
This is an incredible find, not sure it will be for sale. Five digit Selmer sopranos are extremely hard to find now, this is a special order High F# original lacquer in excellent condition. It is so strange, but it really seems to have the same quality as late 80k tenors do; spread, even scale, colorful, powerful and very flexible. It is actually quite different from many other five digit Selmer sopranos I have had and played. This may be the best Selmer soprano I have ever played. (In the photos below you will notice the lyre screw is missing, but I think I just removed it for weight).