Selmer MK VI Tenor 87xxx 1960 Original Package Find

Here is a 1960 Selmer MK VI tenor saxophone serial no. 87xxx with original case, mouthpiece (Brilhart was included at this time) and Boosey & Hawkes Edgeware Clarinet. This is the original package from 1960.

This is very few numbers from my own 87k tenor and this has been kept for a future overhaul but we are setting some horns free.  This is a near mint 87k tenor, the find of a lifetime and a player to match.  The lacquer is all original, US engraving, pads all original, nothing has been done to this one.  It currently plays on original pads very nice but of course a little bit stuffy.

The neck is in perfect condition, the horn has most of its lacquer as can be seen in the photos.  There are a few imperfections; there is a tiny ding on the bell flare, one resoldered guard-foot at low C, and a slightly dinged upper post at Eb/C.  That is all, otherwise it is gorgeous.

This horn particularly plays bright and warm and loud.  it has both the aggressive edgy quality and full richness we would expect from a late 80k tenor.  Among this serial number this is undoubtably one of the absolute best one can find, which is why it was kept for years (by myself).  This horn is for the most discerning player or vintage collector who knows exactly what these are and what they are looking for. This is not cheap, you have been warned.