Re: Mark VI Alto Sax High F# Key - SN 227, xxx
Hi, Josh. I have a Mk. VI w/ high F# s.n. 200xxx (had it since new) and the date is 1972, so that puts yours fairly late in the run. Some will say later horns aren't as good, but my experience with mine was all good- a great horn for jazz and legit- sweet tone and action and not fussy at all. Still, I'm selling it because I play almost all tenor and don't need that "much" alto. Value on these is $3500-4000 depending on condition according to my reconnaisance. Some will also say the mk.VI is over-rated, but look at what the top players have used for years. A dynamite horn. (still, for my taste and circumstances, a Conn 6M suits me better- also a dynamite horn) Try Saxgourmet.com for some more info, serial numbers, etc. His valuations are a bit high IMO, but there's lots of good stuff there.