Re: Info on Mark VI saxophones.
All Mark VI were made in Paris France.
Those that came to the US market were shipped to Eklhart for engraving.
Some were then sent out of NY after the engraving at Elkhart. A non engraved horn simply remains a mystery.
Those that stayed in Europe were engraved in Paris.
The engraving should tell you the story. The French engraving is different from the US engraving. The US engraving is much nicer and less "stencil" like.
Some of the master engravers from Conn did night work for Selmer, doing their engravings.
Other than that, any additional info I myself would consider unnecessary.
But, I have been told, the numbers under the engraving tell something about their travels to a final destination for sale. Whatever, I find this info worthless. Id rather concentrate on practicing.
(But, I work for a man that has millions of dollars worth of cars in a car collection that dont get driven, so I guess I just dont get the attraction to the info)
Enjoy the horns. They are simply tools to make music.