This is a very early 1955 vintage Selmer Mark VI alto, serial number 59546. This horn is completely original, over 98% original lacquer, with all the original pads. It is a real find!
Physically the horn looks very pretty. It has never been relacquerd, and the original lacquer has darkened with age to a rich brown patina. There is just minor speckle wear and is over 98% intact. It has been extremely well cared for, and has no dents, no dings, and no resoldered joints anywhere.
Amazingly, pads on this horn, shown in the photos, are original, with the original metal resonators.
This horn plays exactly like you want from an early five digit VI. It has a warm rich core sound, with a full and commanding presence. It offers the player little resistance, and plays easily in all registers, including up into the altissimo.
This alto is shown with the original neck, with matching serial number, which is in equally good condition.