Prime Original “Sanborn” model Selmer MK VI alto

This is an exceptionally nice example of the sweet spot MK VI alto, #148xxx.  These are the medium bow altos that are preferred by Sanborn and Kenny Garrett among many others, for their superior intonation, powerful volume and thick upper register.  The hype is real about these and this one particularly is a complete phenomenon.

The condition of this horn is just museum quality original lacquer. original pads and original setup that has barely been played and feels and looks just brand new.  This plays as is on the original pads.

This is an extremely rare find and not an every day horn.  It plays every bit as good as it should and even among 140k altos this is probably the best and most balanced sound and feeling out of all I have played.

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Selmer MK VI Alto 78xxx 1957 Original

This is a beautiful vintage Mark VI Alto, 78xxx 1957.  The dark lacquer finish is all original with appropriate wear from professional use, although it was well cared for.  It is US assembled and engraved.  There is one low C key guard foot solder that was not due to damage. The original plastic thumbrest was replaced with a pearl like an SBA, but an original could be reinstalled if desired.

This is a medium bow alto that is highly desire for intonation and response.  Original case included in functional condition with a small 1957 woodwind service card with 1957 calendar on the back and the original Selmer registration card.

The pads in this horn, if they can still be called pads, are VERY old and dirty so the horn barely plays at all at the moment and will require a serious cleaning and full overhaul.  But it is in excellent physical condition and the few notes I could get out of it revealed a magical tone.

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Yamaha 82Z-2 Black mint!

Here we have a wonderful near new 82Z-2 black tenor. This thing plays so clean, precise and reliably, with an effortless response.  The air column is slightly wide yet it has power to spare with a defined buzzy edge and a lot of volume.  It is not a simple modern sound but a very nicely designed tribute to vintage horns.

This is the second (latest) model with the metal resonators, one piece bell and V1 neck. We also have an excellent C1 solid silver neck included for an extra $375 if desired.  That is what I used on it, with a slightly smaller bore it has a bit more focus and power.

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King Super 20 #375xxx Original Wonderful Tone

Here we have an excellent King Super 20, #375xxx in original condition and finish.  It has mostly original pads, quite old and will need revision. It currently does play on the original pads but not especially well, however one can hear and feel the beautiful rich tone and the promise of amazing vibes once it is overhauled.  I have taken out some tiny dings all over the horn.  It is in excellent condition.  There is one post foot that appears to be pulling up from the body at the top of the upper stack, a very easy fix during an overhaul.  This horn is a treasure of complex tone and response.

 

 

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King Silversonic #470xxx Very nice looking Big and loud

This is a King SIlversonic #470xxx Eastlake production.  It has original finish and very old pads that will need revision. The body and neck are in excellent physical condition.  One guard foot was resoldered by Ernie Sola many years ago but it will be hard to notice or find it, was done so well.  The horn at this point has only scratches and is otherwise very very nice.  The sterling silver bell has gold wash, the neck is also sterling.  I bought this horn many years ago based only on the shockingly great sound it produced.  It has been waiting for attention for a long time, please adopt and care for it.

 

 

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