$1,449.00 - Ser # 244,xxx, a 1931 model. Another Great "Chu" with Art Deco engraving, nailfile G#, rolled tone holes, tuning neck, everything we love. It has been very nicely relacquered and looks nice and vintage (see pics). I repaded it, with a Conn-style, standard repad (aka, a vintage rebuild). Sarge decided to send it off to Sherry Huntley and have it re-engraved to make this Deco-style bell really pop out (also secretly adding Silver on the engraving for blend/pop). Classic vintage Conn hard case included.
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SOLD - #108k, player/collector's delight, ORIGINAL lacquer 85%! Will need a full rebuild to be fully enjoyable, however, I will tune it up so that you can play test it on the old pads. There are signs of past dent work in the bell and bow, one noticeable dent on the front bow guard, evidence of minor pull-down that was repaired well.
SOUND: This sax has a great resemblance in sound to the early 5-digit selmers. NOTE: rumor has it that the great craftsmen of the late 50s were still working on the Mark VIs through about #110xxx. This means that you can have that 5-digit tone in a sax like this and save $1000-4000 off that early-era pricing.
CASE: used protec case(blue) in nice shape.
$129.00 - Vintage hard rubber from 1930s. It has a large Chamber and I just had Bob Carpenter open it up to 0.071". It plays really easy. I would say it sounds typical of a stuffy, vintage tone but after Bob's work, it can cut through in the high register--still not as loud of a mpc as others. no ligature, sorry. Item:WWS00.2121.4-0GOMZ
SOLD - Serial number 276,xxx. 80+% Original Lacquer, original snap in pads (CURRENTLY PLAYS GOOD!), but the old old pads will likely need replaced for you to enjoy and also to help remove the smell during a bathing. All of this can be done during a rebuild.
SOLD - #21k, silver plate, Finish: Original Silver body & keys,with elements of the Rev D (1950s? key guards) and King Marigaux tone holes and high F#. It also has the SML gold springs. This sax will prove to be one that perks my interest in research and tone. It's a very heavy build, with good weight perhaps from the plating.
It will need a fully rebuild to enjoy. Judging by the sheer power/boldness in this model, I might recommend we discuss how to keep the resonators a 'medium' size -- pad upgrades encouraged.
$2,599.00 - #19k would put it at 1965-6 by SML charts, Finish: Original lacquer body & nickel keys, with elements of the Gold Medal design in engraving, and key guards. This sax will prove to be one that perks my interest in research and tone.
***Bias note: I play on an SML Rev D alto.
SOLD - player/collector's delight, ORIGINAL lacquer 93%! Will need a full rebuild to be fully enjoyable, however, I will tune it up so that you can play test it on the old pads. There are signs of pull-down (repaired here at WWS). Serial number on the neck matches the body "120,08x"
CASE: original Selmer wood case in nice shape; orange with latches, not zippers.
SOLD - (WWS Rebuild + Sound File) - #199k, Finish: silver plated keys, Original Lacquer body. In excellent condition. I bought this from the original owner. It was well loved as you can see. Originally marketed for the European market, these Mark VI's had a different engraving, and also the silver plated keys!
REBUILD: This one is getting an upgraded rebuild. Black Saxgourmet Roo pads ($100); Pisoni, nickel plated domed resos; and our WWS Premium Upgrade ($299) as we assemble this sax to be able to do more than just 'quiet jazz'. This setup will be towards a Lead Alto sound and great for solo work again rock/blues players.
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