This 98xxx tenor is everything is should be. It is all original and on original pads as well. Nothing has every been done to this horn and it still plays great. There are no dents of consequence, nor any solders or repairs that I found. it has some normal lacquer speckling from age but not even much play wear. The pearls are sharp, the original neck is perfect condition.
It currently plays very well, but would be amazing with a fresh set of pads. The sound is HUGE, very organic and complex sounding with a lot of power and edge as well, exactly as it should be. This is very easily one of the best MK VI’s I have ever played.
Full restoration pics at bottom