Selmer MK VI alto here that is just exceptional in both condition as well as function. The lacquer finish is original and is a wonderful bright gold the same as they were made without much darkening. Physically the horn is in just great condition with no damage or repair that I could find. The original matching neck has never been pulled and is in very nice shape along with bell rim and bow cap. You may observe some lacquer wear on one side of the neck but that is just wear, the neck has been structurally unaltered. The lacquer does show some ‘water spots’ dark coloration here and there where we can see it’s age but these are not solders nor evidence of damage. One area of the bell does show some lacquer breakdown.
This horn is a concise and fast player with a fine balanced projection featuring both nimble aggressiveness as well as complexity of tonal character. It is a ‘vintage’ tone yet not weighed down by sluggish heaviness of the air stream. I personally prefer this alto among many but I don’t play enough alto to keep it to myself. I’ve listed it here mainly because people were asking and it deserves use, it’s very very good. Years past I struggled with intonation on long bow altos but for whatever reason this, for me, tunes up beautifully.