Selmer 1973 ‘Mark VI’ Bb Tenor, #216,2xx (Archived)

1973 Selmer 'Mark VI' Tenor, #216k

Price: GONE
  • Year:  1973
  • Make:  Selmer
  • Model:  Mark VI
  • Status:  GONE
  • Finish:  Original
  • Serial Number: 216,205

(Consignment Listing - Plays Great after minor WWS tuneup - Just Ask)

A true "player's horn" for a player - A beloved horn, owned by the late musician, Jim Coile, of the Seattle area who played with huge names like: Tom Petty, Sonando, Natalie Cole, Franky Valley, ...etc. If this caliber of player chose this sax, that's usually all I need. (More info about Jim is below, scroll down)

It has mild signs of damage - dings and pings included, and some of these I'll work on included in the price (small ding removal, re-round bell ring brace). There are a few resolders to its history and all of them look professional and intact.

This sax is one a of a few instruments the Jim played on through his career.

FINISH: Original - it was loved enough, yet earned some wear through the use. I'll let the photos tell the story. There is some of the brown cloudiness showing up. This does happen to saxes in this era. It is not something to worry about in regards to corrosion etc.

PADS: They are tan pads with metal, domed resonators with lots of life left.

CASE: a thick Reunion Blues gig bag.

See Track 1 below to hear these 4 saxes in a Sound File:

See Track 2 below to hear these 4 saxes in a Sound File:

Sound files of Mark VIs to enjoy:

TRACK 1 & 2 = Actual Sax!

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    TENORs 4x: 1973 Selmer #216k, 1964 LeBlanc Rationale #790, 1955 Conn 10M #566k, 1955 Buescher AristoIV-157 #356k on MPC: Noblet N2 0.090", Sound File 11-2019
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    TENORs-3x--Selmer SBA 53k, Selmer Mark VI 108k, Conn 10M 295k on a 1960s Dukoff D8 nickel-plated brass
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    Tenors file: Selmer Mark VI vs Couf Superba1 vs Conn 30M , Sound File 10-2011:
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    TENORSx3-2xMPCS-MarkVi_30M_SMLrevD-- 1
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    TENORs file: French Set: Selmer Mark VI vs. Buffet Super Dynaction (SDA) vs. SML Gold Medal - COMPARISON OF 3 FRENCH MADE TENORS
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For more information on Jim Coile, we offer the following info from his family, estate, and community. He made music for his entire life and WWS knows that this sax will continue on giving more music the world.

Here's a touching tribute from, our local Northwest Jazz public radio:

Here's Jim playing flute in a session with this sax nearby:


Here's a list of some of the song credits Jim played on (some of other saxophones):

From:, here's the list:


(1-54 of 54)
Year Album Artist
2018 An American Treasure Tom Petty Horn
2012 Double Exposure Frank D'Rone Saxophone
2011 The Classic Albums Collection 1974-1983 Kansas Sax (Tenor)
2009 Ballet of the Bouncing Beagles Phil Kelly Sax (Tenor)
2007 I Know Nothing Dean Schmidt Main Personnel, Sax (Tenor)
2006 Tres Sonando Member of Attributed Artist, Flute, Sax (Tenor)
2003 Convergence Zone Phil Kelly & the NW Prevailing Winds Woodwind, Saxophone, Soloist
2003 The Very Best of War War Saxophone
2002 Side Effect/What You Need Side Effect Saxophone
2001 Plays the Arrangements of Gaylord Jones Charlie May Sax (Tenor)
1999 Above & Beyond Kathi McDonald Horn
1999 Damn the Torpedoes/Southern Accents/Into the Great Wide Open Tom Petty / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Sax (Tenor), Sound Effects, Vocals (Background)
1999 Laisse-La Vivre Véronique Sanson Sax (Tenor)
1998 Red Kelley's Heroes Pete Christlieb Flute, Sax (Tenor)
1995 Feel Your Dream Roland Vazquez Sax (Tenor)
1995 Playback Tom Petty / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Horn
1994 The Best of the L.A. Jazz Ensemble Roland Vazquez Sax (Tenor)
1992 Plays the Music of Steely Dan Hoops McCann Band Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
1985 Porky's Revenge! Horn Section
1985 Southern Accents Tom Petty / Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers Sax (Tenor), Horn, Sound Effects, Vocals (Background)
1984 Playin' It Cool Timothy B. Schmit Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
1983 On My Own Two Feet Paul Barrére Horn
1982 Cardiac Party Jack Mack & The Heart Attack Flute, Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
1982 No Fun Aloud Glenn Frey Saxophone
1982 Right Here and Now Bill Medley Saxophone
1982 Vinyl Confessions Kansas Saxophone, Sax (Tenor)
1979 Bobo Willie Bobo Flute, Sax (Soprano), Sax (Tenor)
1979 Urban Ensemble Roland Vazquez Sax (Tenor)
1978 Dance a Little Light Richie Furay Saxophone
1978 Gale Force Gale Force Horn
1977 Live at Montreux Don Ellis Flute, Clarinet, Sax (Tenor)
1977 Music from Other Galaxies and Planets Don Ellis Saxophone, Wind
Something If Nothing Else Milt Kleeb / Milt Kleeb Dectet Sax (Tenor)

The above list may be cross-referenced with this other Credits account: