Magnificent 5 Digit Selmer Mark6 alto saxophone in. I'd say 95% lacker remaining with minimal wear mainly on side keys, thumb rest, octave key and couple of other obvious spots, impressive and beautiful horn for sure , but not only the look, but the sound, it's some of the finest altos one would ever play. The serial number is 8688X which dating it at year 1960.
80xxx's serials are knows as Phil Woods range and the sax definitely has that full, vibrant, complex sound and fantastic response we would normally associate with Selmer's of the era. It certainly is an ultimate Mark6 and the condition is truly exceptional, hard to come by now days.
And as time goes it only gets harder to find one so well preserved. The sax is gig ready, pads sealing well and there's no issues. It has original Selmer metal dome resonator pads, I believe it's still factory set up and the sax hasn't been touched all 70 years since it's left Selmer Paris. It's supplied in a lovely original white leather case which only adds to the character.
White neck strap is also included and a light blue outer sleeve cover for the case is also available, I could send a photo of it separately if needed. The item "Vintage Immaculate Selmer Mark6 86xxx Alto Sax Saxophone" is in sale since Sunday, May 31, 2020. This item is in the category "Musical Instruments\Wind & Woodwind\Band & Orchestral\Saxophones". The seller is "soundscape_2020" and is located in London. This item can be shipped worldwide.