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by lowblow
(1 post)
1 year ago

Need info on vintage Bari

I've had this bari since I was in middle school and recently it made its way back to me. Was hoping someone could possibly give me some information on it and possibly a value. I know its a Selmer but dont know what model. The serial # 161xxx. Has a few dings on the bell from being a kid, but none that seem major or any broken parts. Laquer seems mostly there except for around the top and neck.

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  1. by GFC
    (499 posts)

    1 year ago

    Re: Need info on vintage Bari

    That's a Mark VI from 1968.  The good news is that Mark VIes are highly coveted.  The bad news is that it's a heavily buffed relacquer.  Any relacquer that's been heavily buffed has potentially experienced damage to toneholes rims or posts,lowering its market value.  It would be worthwhile to get an estimate of its condition from a good technician.  Even if it turns out that it's in great shape, the value will take a hit over the mere fact that it's a relacquer.

    Be sure you understand the caveats, and keep in mind that those are dealer, not private sale, prices.

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