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by PIP
(29 posts)
10 years ago

Selmer Mark VI in a pawn shop?

I was visiting some local pawn shops today just for fun and I happened to come across what apppears to be a selmer mark VI for $200. I know next to nothing about vintage horns but from what I know it looks pretty good. The downside is that it is in pretty bad shape. For instance the pads are all chewed up and there are dents everywhere. I went on saxgourmet.com and found that they could overhaul it for around $1500. I have been looking for a horn to step up to from my Cannonball 98 Knight series alto. Do you think I ought to buy it and get it redone?

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  1. by saxismyaxe
    (574 posts)

    10 years ago

    Re: Selmer Mark VI in a pawn shop?

    Get a few digital photos and the serial numbers and I might be able to help you.

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    1. by definition
      (963 posts)

      10 years ago

      Re: Selmer Mark VI in a pawn shop?

      sarge at worldwidesax.com should be able to overhaul it for considerablly less than that.

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      1. by connsaxman_jim
        (2336 posts)

        10 years ago

        Re: Selmer Mark VI in a pawn shop?

        I would think you could get a quality overhaul and have all the dents removed for less than $1100, but then again, I haven't seen the sax. Pretty hard to beat a Mark VI if that's what it is. Even if it's a balanced or a super action, it's well worth putting some money into.

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